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Woman Faces Jail Time In ‘Swatting’ Of Mother-In-Law

A Santa Clarita woman faced possible jail time Tuesday for calling in a false police report following an apparent dispute with her mother-in-law, authorities said.

09/02/2014

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Officials Accuse 16-Year-Old Canadian Boy Of Series Of Swatting Pranks In LA, Elsewhere

A variety of celebrities were the victims of swatting pranks in the past few years including Justin Bieber, the Kardashians, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Tom Cruise and Ashton Kutcher, to just name a few.

05/09/2014

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LA City Council Approves Law For Rewards Reporting ‘Swatters’

An ordinance allowing the city to offer rewards in “swatting” pranks was approved Wednesday by the Los Angeles City Council.

11/06/2013

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City Council Votes To Crack Down On ‘Swatting’ Suspects

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday will meet to vote on a proposal that would crack down on individuals who make false 911 calls to high-profile residences.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/30/2013

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City Council Panel OKs Reward Offers, Stiffer Penalties In ‘Swatting’ Incidents

Individuals who make false 911 calls to high-profile residences in Los Angeles may soon have to shell out big bucks if they’re caught.

09/27/2013

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Bill Would Increase Penalties For ‘Swatting’ Calls

People who make fake 911 calls would be subject to paying the costs of mobilizing emergency responders under a bill that is close to passing the state Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2013

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Bill Passes That Requires ‘Swatting’ Perpetrators To Reimburse Police Response Costs

A bill that would require perpetrators of “swatting” — or false 911 emergencies typically reported at the homes of celebrities — to reimburse police for the cost of responding to the hoaxes has been approved by a state legislative committee.

06/11/2013

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State Assembly Approves Bill Fining Celebrity Swatters $2K Per Call

The state Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail for people who make false 911 calls targeting the homes of celebrities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2013

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Bill Would Crack Down On Celebrity ‘Swatting’ Pranksters

The state Assembly has unanimously approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $2,000 and a year in jail for people who make false 911 calls targeting the homes of celebrities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Move To Punish Hoax 911 ‘Swatting’ Callers

Legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday would force pranksters who make hoax 911 calls, like the ones used to target celebrities, pay for the cost of police responding to the fake emergencies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

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Anti-Swatting Politician Gets ‘Swatted’

TMZ reported Friday that the latest victim of celebrity “swatting” is California State Senator Ted Lieu.

04/19/2013

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LAPD Will No Longer Provide Info To Media On Celeb ‘Swatting’ Pranks

The Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday that they will no longer offer immediate information to the media on bogus 911 calls that target celebrity homes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/11/2013

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Ryan Seacrest’s Beverly Hills Home ‘Swatted’

Ryan Seacrest is the latest celebrity to fall victim to a “swatting” prank.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2013

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Pranksters Could Soon Pay The Price (Literally) For ‘Swatting’ Celeb Homes

Pranksters could soon pay the price—literally—for “swatting” celebrity homes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2013

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Russell Brand Becomes Latest Celebrity Swatting Victim

Comedian and actor Russell Brand is the latest celebrity to become a victim of “swatting”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2013

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