Teenagers 'swatted' 60-year-old Tennessee man for his Twitter handle, caused him to die of a heart attack

Beyond.Celsus

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Suspicious? I am willing to bet you that finding armed SAPS members swarming over your property would cause you a few palpitations. And if that doesn't cause you to die, one of them will probably obligingly shoot you.
Yeah

I bet the prank caller will be the one dropping dead from shock in this country.

Shocked that the SAPS even picked up the phone.


Go ahead an try swatting someone here.
They can tell you all about it a week later when they finally arrive
 

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You base that on what exactly?

Normal people die of heart attacks every day.
Suspicious? I am willing to bet you that finding armed SAPS members swarming over your property would cause you a few palpitations. And if that doesn't cause you to die, one of them will probably obligingly shoot you.


Cops searched my car the other day. I was chill, joking with the cop, because I had nothing to hide. I was nowhere close to having a heart attack. That, my friend, is called being innocent.
 

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Cops searched my car the other day. I was chill, joking with the cop, because I had nothing to hide. I was nowhere close to having a heart attack. That, my friend, is called being innocent.
Sure, I get you. But its a different matter when you look out the window and see cops in SWAT gear patrolling across your lawn towards the house, and then the stun grenades start........ We are not talking about a beat cop coming to the door, this was SWAT.
 

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No problem of Swatting someone in SA. The cops don’t arrive even if a group of thugs is looting your property for days on end.
 

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Cops searched my car the other day. I was chill, joking with the cop, because I had nothing to hide. I was nowhere close to having a heart attack. That, my friend, is called being innocent.
Slight difference between armed men ready to shoot attacking your property and maybe yourself as well during a raid vs a friendly normal interaction.
 

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Cops searched my car the other day. I was chill, joking with the cop, because I had nothing to hide. I was nowhere close to having a heart attack. That, my friend, is called being innocent.

People raiding your house with guns drawn is just a liiiittle bit different to being pulled over on the side of the road. Did the cops pull their guns on you for you to make that comparison?

And knowing that US cops have an itchy trigger finger and that there was probably 12 of them raises the stakes even higher.
 

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Cops searched my car the other day. I was chill, joking with the cop, because I had nothing to hide. I was nowhere close to having a heart attack. That, my friend, is called being innocent.
People react differently to situations. It must be especially scary in the US seeing how armed the police are.
 

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Austria perhaps? :)

Australia - English speaking place with Kangaroos and Koala Bears in the Southern Hemisphere. Birthplace of Steve Irwin.

Austria - German speaking place with classical music orchestras and ski lifts in the Northern Hemisphere. Birthplace of Adolf Hitler.
 

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If this caused the guy to have a heart attack, then he was knocking on death's door anyway and was one good shag away from the grave. But those delinquents definitely deserve the jail time.
 

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Australia - English speaking place with Kangaroos and Koala Bears in the Southern Hemisphere. Birthplace of Steve Irwin.

Austria - German speaking place with classical music orchestras and ski lifts in the Northern Hemisphere. Birthplace of Adolf Hitler.
Your point is?
 

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No problem of Swatting someone in SA. The cops don’t arrive even if a group of thugs is looting your property for days on end.

Hello, police? Finally.

Listen, about two hours ago when I called there was an Indian guy waving a weapon around here. Well, it was either a fishing rod tube or an RPG.

Yes. Phoenix.

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Geography lesson.
Or you have no idea why I mentioned Austria. I bet you didn't even open the link. Let me help you.

"This will never happen in Australia" - MyBB poster

Then I posted a link about a swatting incident in Australia. I then asked if he meant Austria as I couldn't find any such incident there.
 

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Or you have no idea why I mentioned Austria. I bet you didn't even open the link. Let me help you.

"This will never happen in Australia" - MyBB poster

Then I posted a link about a swatting incident in Australia. I then asked if he meant Austria as I couldn't find any such incident there.

Allow me to help you. The Austrian Einsatzkommando (EKO) Cobra is the Austrian Police Tactical Unit. Just because you have never heard of them or it happening, it doesn't mean it didn't:

EKO Cobra was involved in a hostage rescue in the Graz-Karlau Prison in 1996, and numerous other operations. Although it has never participated in the same type of hostage rescue operations that the HRT, GIGN, GIS, NSG, ERU, GSG 9, and the SAS have had, the EKO Cobra is the only Counter-Terrorism unit to end a hijacking while the aircraft was still in the air. On 17 October 1996, four Cobra officers were on board an Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 escorting deported prisoners to Lagos when a Nigerian man threatened the cockpit crew with a knife and demanded a diversion to Germany or South Africa. The team overpowered the man and handed him over to authorities after landing.

In the course of the 2006 Lebanon War EKO Cobra assisted in the evacuation of Austrians and other EU citizens from Lebanon.

135 EKO Cobra operatives together with units of the Austrian Armed Forces were involved in the search for Alois Huber in the Annaberg shooting, who killed three police officers and one Red Cross EMT on 17 September 2013, in Lower Austria.

In 2016, 42 officers supported the German Police in the Munich shooting.

In 2017, 20 EKO Cobra operatives were directly involved to end the severe riots in the Schanzenviertel area during the G20 Hamburg summit, three operatives were wounded.

EKO Cobra also is assisting in the manhunt of the remaining suspect who was involved in the
2020 Vienna attack

A bit more reading will show plenty of SWAT type action in Austria.

 

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Allow me to help you. The Austrian Einsatzkommando (EKO) Cobra is the Austrian Police Tactical Unit. Just because you have never heard of them or it happening, it doesn't mean it didn't:

EKO Cobra was involved in a hostage rescue in the Graz-Karlau Prison in 1996, and numerous other operations. Although it has never participated in the same type of hostage rescue operations that the HRT, GIGN, GIS, NSG, ERU, GSG 9, and the SAS have had, the EKO Cobra is the only Counter-Terrorism unit to end a hijacking while the aircraft was still in the air. On 17 October 1996, four Cobra officers were on board an Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 escorting deported prisoners to Lagos when a Nigerian man threatened the cockpit crew with a knife and demanded a diversion to Germany or South Africa. The team overpowered the man and handed him over to authorities after landing.

In the course of the 2006 Lebanon War EKO Cobra assisted in the evacuation of Austrians and other EU citizens from Lebanon.

135 EKO Cobra operatives together with units of the Austrian Armed Forces were involved in the search for Alois Huber in the Annaberg shooting, who killed three police officers and one Red Cross EMT on 17 September 2013, in Lower Austria.

In 2016, 42 officers supported the German Police in the Munich shooting.

In 2017, 20 EKO Cobra operatives were directly involved to end the severe riots in the Schanzenviertel area during the G20 Hamburg summit, three operatives were wounded.

EKO Cobra also is assisting in the manhunt of the remaining suspect who was involved in the
2020 Vienna attack

A bit more reading will show plenty of SWAT type action in Austria.

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