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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Michael Fanone, a former police officer who was nearly killed by a mob during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, spoke outside the courthouse during closing arguments in Donald Trump's hush money trial on Tuesday, calling Trump "an authoritarian" with "a violence fetish." Hours later, Fanone's mother was "swatted" at her home in Virginia.



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"How dangerous is it to send law enforcement to an address in which you essentially are describing an active shooter, in which the only person present is a 78-year-old ---- woman," Fanone told NBC News. "This is the reality of going up against or challenging Donald Trump. ... These swatting calls are incredibly ---- dangerous, especially when the target is somebody like my mom."

Fanone said that he understood that police had received more than two dozen calls in connection with the swatting incident. Fanone said his father was also targeted as his address, but that he was out of the country.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2024-05-29 01:27 PM | Reply

"The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence."
Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-05-29 02:02 PM | Reply

How dangerous is it to send law enforcement to an address...

Even a former cop knows not to call the cops. Why are we still paying these folks? Swatting wouldn't be a thing if cops weren't so eager to shoot first and ask later.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2024-05-30 12:30 AM | Reply

... Hours later, Fanone's mother was "swatted" at her home in Virginia. ...

Welcome to fmr Pres Trump's vision for America.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-30 12:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@#3 ... Why are we still paying these folks? ...

Which folks do you speak of?

Those calling in the "swatting" to the police, or the police appropriately responding to such calls?

In my view, the criminals here are those calling in these false swatting incidents.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-30 12:55 AM | Reply

Find the m-effer who did this and throw the book at them.

#6 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-05-30 01:27 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Which folks...
#5 | Posted by LampLighter

Cops. Of course the criminals are the ones who make the fake call, but swatting wouldn't be a thing if cops weren't so eager to run in guns ablazing.

#8 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2024-05-30 07:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

magats are vile scum.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-05-30 07:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What's worse then teenage incels doing this? Grown @-- incels doing it.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2024-05-30 02:00 PM | Reply


Throw the fat ----- that instigates this crap in prison, dumbass.

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-30 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is exactly why ------- has been and should be subjected to gag orders in some of his trials. This is the expected response. It is absolutely unacceptable for ------- to be promoting violence. Yet he does so with impunity. He should be called before each of the 4 judges of his trials and made to answer for this. And NO, "I had nothing to do with it" is NOT an acceptable answer. Plausible deniability does not apply. With the privilege of running for president comes the responsibility of your words and actions. EVERYONE knows that this is the intended result of his words. This is why a gag order should be strictly enforced. Next time we won't be so lucky.

#12 | Posted by truthhurts at 2024-05-30 04:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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