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SWAT in USA tries to take down Internet meanie; raids grandma instead.

Fariborz-Zak 2012/07/01 05:32:08
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RT.com:An Evansville, Indiana SWAT team recently attempted to execute a search warrant that was issued to make an example out of an anonymous Internet user who made malicious remarks on the Web. Instead, they destroyed the home of an innocent grandmother.

When members of the Midwest town’s SWAT team plotted their raid on the alleged home of the person behind some unpleasant remarks published on an Internet forum, they invited a local television crew to accompany them so that they could catch the whole thing on camera. Instead of arresting the author of the ill-tempered posts, however, the Evansville SWAT ravaged the home of an elderly woman and confiscated her 18-year-old granddaughter’s laptop.

The SWAT team did not have the name of who they were going after. They barely even had an identity. What they did have to work with, though, was the IP address of a person who logged onto the Topix.com Web forums and made discouraging remarks about local law enforcement.

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  • Red_Horse 2012/07/01 14:47:43
  • Radical Ed 2012/07/01 08:03:11
    funny
    Radical Ed
    +1
    hahahha nabs, should of checked if the grandma's computer was running as a bot first.
  • sglmom 2012/07/01 07:44:20 (edited)
    funny
    sglmom
    +1
    What the? I checked NOT Funny ..

    There we go ..
    take your publicity with you ..
    but .. instead ..
    (not checking first)

    NICE Going SWAT ..
    scare the Granny!
    (and become the laughing stock of a news cast!)
  • Red_Horse sglmom 2012/07/01 14:49:10
  • cynsity 2012/07/01 05:52:27
    funny
    cynsity
    +2
    Can you say FAIL? EPIC FAIL even? know what governemnt has no business interfering in the free speech of the people. If someone says something on line that someone else doesn't like that someone else is free to not return to the site.

    If parents dont want their children bullied online then parents shouldn't let their children get on line in forms that can not be controled.
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/07/01 05:40:19
    not funny
    themadhare ~IJM
    +1
    And here's a case where a cop on "duty" molested an underage teenage girl.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/20...
  • stevmackey 2012/07/01 05:34:13
    not funny
    stevmackey
    +1
    Mistakes do happen.

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