Thursday December 24, 2015

Congresswoman Promotes New Anti-Swatting Bill

Swatting isn't funny and something needs to be done about it. Having said that, am I the only person that thinks the SHAt name is a tad bit comical? big grin

Clark’s new bill introduced earlier this month is called the Interstate Swatting Hoax Act, and would "close the loophole" that doesn’t cover "other emergency situations" under federal law. It is illegal to falsely report a bomb threat hoax or a terrorist attack. "Perpetrators of these hoaxes purposefully use our emergency responders to harm their victims," said Clark in a press release announcing her new bill. "These false reports are dangerous and costly, and have resulted in serious injury to victims and law enforcement. It is time to update our laws to appropriately address this crime."

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