Former Republican Candidate TARGETED At GUNPOINT – Swat Team Surrounds Her
(ConservativeInsider.org) – Everyday Americans typically don’t often have run-ins with cops, but when they do, those moments are usually reserved for speeding tickets or waving at them during a parade. So, when former Republican gubernatorial candidate Kandiss Taylor saw a full SWAT team outside her house in the middle of the night with guns drawn, she was understandably terrified.
Early in the morning of Tuesday, July 12, a team of SWAT officers surrounded Taylor’s Georgia house. Just before 2:30 a.m., someone called 911 claiming a murder had occurred at the home. However, the call was actually a prank called “swatting,” an incredibly dangerous practice. Thankfully, the police stood down after they understood what was happening.
Former Georgia governor candidate Kandiss Taylor says her home was swatted https://t.co/Gts35wjIDx
— Russ Spencer (@russfox5) July 13, 2022
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Taylor called the prankster “evil” and assured listeners she “will do everything in my power to bring them to justice.” Now, she’s asking law enforcement to investigate the platform TextNow, a messaging service someone used to perform the prank.
Whoever made that call to get rifles pointed at my house should be charged with attempted murder.
— Kandiss Taylor (@KandissTaylor) July 12, 2022
Thankfully, no one was hurt during this round of swatting, unlike other times someone has tried this cruel joke which seems popular against politicians, Twitch live streamers, and social media influencers. In 2018, someone gave an incorrect address while “swatting” someone, which left Andrew Finch, 28, dead when he opened his door to a SWAT team pointing guns at him.
Experts have noted that law enforcement needs to screen calls somehow, such as geo tracing phone calls to ensure they’re coming from an area near the residence where they’re sending the police. Others want Congress to pass an anti-swatting bill, giving bigger punishments for those who pull these pranks.
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