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*edit* 15 year old sentenced 25 to life in federal prison

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15 YEAR OLD WHO “SWATTED” GAMER CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM; 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN FEDERAL PRISON August 31, 2014

DeQuincy, LA — What many teenagers these days are considering a harmless prank, has landed one online gamer in more trouble than he could have ever imagined. In a Louisiana courtroom today, 15-year-old Paul Horner broke down in tears after a judge found the young man guilty on two counts of domestic terrorism and was sentenced to twenty-five years to life in federal prison.

Horner is the first person in history to be charged with what is known as ‘swatting‘, a growing trend in which a person anonymously files a false police report, such as a murder or bomb threat, in hopes of provoking the police to raid an individual’s home or business. Prosecutors in the case proved that Horner called in multiple false threats against rival online gamers, resulting in SWAT team raids of their residence.

“Swatting” is a new fad among gamers targeting those who “livestream“, broadcasting themselves and their game play live over the Internet to fans and in-game rivals alike. If a gamer is able to ascertain the personal information of a rival, by locating their IP and residential address, they will call in a dangerous threat to law enforcement and watch as the “livestreamer’s” house is forcibly entered by police.

The practice of “SWATTING” was recently brought to national attention by the YouTube video: The Creatures (Kootra) got SWAT Raided (SWATTED) #FreeKootra2014. Law Enforcement agencies say that the practice, which has been occurring with increasing frequency since 2013, wastes valuable resources and places innocent people in harm’s way. The 2014 incident, which resulted in the charges against Horner, are a prime example of this.

Defense lawyers told the courtroom that Horner, who goes by the gamertag BadAssDwg69, was upset after being repeatedly beaten by a fellow gamer at Battlefield 4. After obtaining the rival gamers information, prosecutors say Horner called police and reported a murder/hostage situation at the home. SWAT team then raided the house, shooting and critically injuring the “Livestreamer’s” father in the process. Following an investigation of the incident, Horner was charged as an adult, using provisions of the 2001 Patriot Act. Horner’s guilty charge stems from two counts of domestic terrorism, related to his manipulation of an enforcement response, and injuries to innocents resulting from those actions.


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I just wanted to point out that I know its a hoax now! It was actually published on a local news website then later deleted. That's what i get for believing the local news Smh.
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:10 PM
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greenlove2013
by Ruby Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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What a dumb kid but he shouldn't be in jail that long. Pedos and rapists aren't even in jail that long. How dumb is that?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:11 PM
Bump
Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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Holy. Shit.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:13 PM
7 moms liked this
I know. The picture breaks my heart for some reason too. I feel like they went really overboard on a teenager who made a stupid mistake and he will never be able to recover from that.

Quoting greenlove2013: What a dumb kid but he shouldn't be in jail that long. Pedos and rapists aren't even in jail that long. How dumb is that?
mlpcrusader
by Silver Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Good!
eadyT
by Crazy B*tch on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:13 PM
Wow, I am speechless. This poor mother must be beside herself.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

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15 YEAR OLD WHO “SWATTED” GAMER CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM; 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN FEDERAL PRISON August 31, 2014

DeQuincy, LA — What many teenagers these days are considering a harmless prank, has landed one online gamer in more trouble than he could have ever imagined. In a Louisiana courtroom today, 15-year-old Paul Horner broke down in tears after a judge found the young man guilty on two counts of domestic terrorism and was sentenced to twenty-five years to life in federal prison.

Horner is the first person in history to be charged with what is known as ‘swatting‘, a growing trend in which a person anonymously files a false police report, such as a murder or bomb threat, in hopes of provoking the police to raid an individual’s home or business. Prosecutors in the case proved that Horner called in multiple false threats against rival online gamers, resulting in SWAT team raids of their residence.

“Swatting” is a new fad among gamers targeting those who “livestream“, broadcasting themselves and their game play live over the Internet to fans and in-game rivals alike. If a gamer is able to ascertain the personal information of a rival, by locating their IP and residential address, they will call in a dangerous threat to law enforcement and watch as the “livestreamer’s” house is forcibly entered by police.

The practice of “SWATTING” was recently brought to national attention by the YouTube video: The Creatures (Kootra) got SWAT Raided (SWATTED) #FreeKootra2014. Law Enforcement agencies say that the practice, which has been occurring with increasing frequency since 2013, wastes valuable resources and places innocent people in harm’s way. The 2014 incident, which resulted in the charges against Horner, are a prime example of this.

Defense lawyers told the courtroom that Horner, who goes by the gamertag BadAssDwg69, was upset after being repeatedly beaten by a fellow gamer at Battlefield 4. After obtaining the rival gamers information, prosecutors say Horner called police and reported a murder/hostage situation at the home. SWAT team then raided the house, shooting and critically injuring the “Livestreamer’s” father in the process. Following an investigation of the incident, Horner was charged as an adult, using provisions of the 2001 Patriot Act. Horner’s guilty charge stems from two counts of domestic terrorism, related to his manipulation of an enforcement response, and injuries to innocents resulting from those actions.
Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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although I think what he did was dumb, one of the gamers now has to spend 3 years in prison for them finding weed on his person, he is 15 and does NOT deserve life in prison. This is why the US justice system is fucked. How about sentences that make sense.
Steph84FL
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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I agree that it's overkill...but id put him away atleast till he's 18.
SoInLove515
by Platinum Member on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM
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But Casey Anthony is just chilling somewhere.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 31, 2014 at 9:15 PM
Someone just did this the other day near me. All the schools were put on lockdown.
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