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David Hogg SWATted
Parkland survivor terrorized by hoax police calls
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june 2018 by nelson
Family of Stoneman Douglas student advocate David Hogg 'swatted' at home • Local10
Jeff Tavss:
<p>Swatting is the action of making a prank emergency call to bring about a response of armed law enforcement officers.

Neighbors who spoke to Local 10 News reporter Alex Finnie said the incident put them on edge.

"Today, we're walking -- we're going for a walk, and we saw some helicopters here, so we're like, 'Oh my God. What's going on?'" Marcia Marques said. "We are still trying to overcome everything because everything is very difficult, but that episode made us feel more attentive." 

"Two police cars, two motorcycles. We should be doing better," Courtney Keisen, who lives in the neighborhood and attends Stoneman Douglas, said. "Something like this shouldn't happen a lot." 

Since the shootings at Stoneman Douglas, Hogg has been a prominent advocate for gun safety. However, Hogg has been a lightning rod for controversy as some do not approve of his methods, such as holding a "die-in" protest at a Coral Springs Publix last week.

Hogg said the incident is "evidence of the fact of how many people are trying to stop us from what we're trying to do, which is stop these kids from dying."</p>

Last December, <a href="https://mashable.com/2017/12/29/swatting-death-andrew-finch/">someone did die</a> as a result of a "swatting". The overreaction of US police and the incoherent malice of some people carries huge risks.
hogg  swatting 
june 2018 by charlesarthur

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