• Opinion: Politically motivated swatting in Woodland Park shows how bad things are

    6 days ago - By Bésame

    Ever heard of “swatting?” It's a harassment technique mainly used by online gamers to bully opponents. Perpetrators place an anonymous call alleging a serious crime is taking place. The innocent victim finds himself surrounded by police officers with guns drawn. It wastes officers' time and resources and can put the victim, and the officers, in danger.
    When an irresponsible teen whose prefrontal cortex is still developing engages in this kind of delinquent behavior, some consideration should be made for his lack of maturity. When middle aged women do it to harass political opponents, no...
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