Friday, February 6, 2009


Ever heard of "swatting"? Neither had I until a couple of days ago when I was made aware of such a thing. Remember the days when a young anonomous caller would call a liquor store and ask, "Do you have pop on ice"? Well, the young have adopted a new fad calling 911 and telling them there's someone with a gun or gun shots were heard. The Swat Team is immediately disbursed to the area of interest only to find it was a prank call. This is known as "swatting" and is placing undue stress on our emergency response teams. This needs to stop. Our Swat Team cannot afford such bogus calls as it it puts extreme pressure where it's not needed. Let's keep our teams for emergencies only or they won't be there when really necessary.

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