Swatting calls aren’t funny, so the penalties shouldn’t be laughable, Kansas police say
The Kansas City Star - 3d
The 911 call, if it had been true, laid out a most harrowing situation for Overland …

Kansas lawmakers working to toughen swatting penalties
KSN.com - 1d
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Missouri lawmaker introduces bill to combat swatting
KCTV5 News - 2d
A Missouri lawmaker is hoping to crack down on phony 911 calls throughout the state. The lawmaker has come up with a plan, after hearing about a deadly call in …

Man charged over fatal “Call of Duty” SWATting
Naked Security - 4d
Tyler Barriss, the 25-year-old Los Angeles man who was arrested last month for his involvement in a SWATting incident, has now been charged. He was charged …

Maryland man gets 2 years after swatting that injured victim
Washington Post - 3d
BALTIMORE — A Maryland man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a swatting incident that left the victim with significant injuries after police shot him with rubber bullets. Authorities announced 26-year-old Zachary Lee’s …

Maryland Man Sentenced To Prison For Swatting
Patch - 1d
BALTIMORE, MD — A Maryland man who created a false alarm in 2015 has been sentenced to two years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The sentence …

"Swatting" Death Prompts Bill in MO Legislature
OzarksFirst.com - 2d
JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri lawmaker says existing false-report laws aren't suited for police hoaxes resulting in injury or death. Rep. Bill Kidd, R …

Catonsville Man Sentenced In 'Swatting' Incident
Politix - 17m
That's the term for a practice where someone tells police about a hostage situation or other incident that exists at the target's address when no such danger exists. …

Missouri considers tougher penalties after 'swatting' death
Capital-Journal Online - 2d
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker is pushing for tougher penalties after a death in Kansas that resulted from a prank call to police. Republican Rep. …

City Hall has ‘blood on its hands’ in swatting death, attorney tells council
The Wichita Eagle Kansas - 4d
Wichita city government bears a large share of the blame for the death of an …