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    Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers


    A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated.

    “I am writing with concern regarding recent reports that several members of the community of online political commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions. Any potentially criminal action that incites fear, seeks to silence a dissenting opinion, and collaterally wastes the resources of law enforcement should be given close scrutiny at all levels,” Chambliss wrote.

    Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers - ABC News

    As well as other sites discussed in the article, Patterico and Red State have already been targeted, and these aren't "pizza pranks." In Patterico's case, a phone call was made from inside his home by a man claiming to have killed his wife, but nobody inside the house had phoned. Deputies arrived and helicopters hovered, and the blogger was handcuffed.

    I hope that AG Holder will take an interest in this. In the Red State case, Georgia is well aware of a person of interest. In general, though, if it's a cyber-attack, it could come from anywhere, so the DOJ's active involvement makes sense.

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    Re: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    Libs tend to be angry bitter and immature, this does not surprise me.

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    Re: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Libs tend to be...bitter
    So stop licking them.
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    Re: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    This is scary. You gotta ask what kind of thinking person(s) would go to this level to "get your opponents"? What's next?

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    Re: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    While I think the Senator's request is a good one, I don't think the DOJ will do much...Holder is too busy trying to keep his job till after the election.
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    Re: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    While I think the Senator's request is a good one, I don't think the DOJ will do much...Holder is too busy trying to keep his job till after the election.

    True. He's on deck to day with a subcommitte about Fast and Furious isn't he?

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    Re: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    This is scary. You gotta ask what kind of thinking person(s) would go to this level to "get your opponents"? What's next?
    What's next is death threats, Walker is getting alot of them.

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    Re: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Libs tend to be angry bitter and immature, this does not surprise me.
    Like those libs who made death threats towards the President when he was inaugurated, yeah?
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    While I think the Senator's request is a good one, I don't think the DOJ will do much...Holder is too busy trying to keep his job till after the election.
    I hope you're wrong. Argument can be made that this is an attempt to silence dissident opinion, a First Amendment issue.

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    Re: Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I hope you're wrong. Argument can be made that this is an attempt to silence dissident opinion, a First Amendment issue.
    I hope I'm wrong, as well...but so far, I haven't seen much out of the DOJ that makes me think they care about the Constitution.
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