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Can We “SWAT” Congress Instead of Celebrities?

Kids and their pranks these days.

Kids and their pranks these days. It's so much easier to take things to the next level with the relative anonymity that comes with the internet or phones and has the added benefit of being able to enjoy your chaos from afar. 

Unfortunately, the latest prank, "swatting," is becoming more than just a nuisance or an online girlfriend. People call emergency services and describe a hellish scene, causing SWAT teams to descend upon the target. This has the potential to cause major harm if the SWAT team were actually needed but were busy chasing a prank, or encountering private security many celebrities hire. 

The incidents have become so frequent — Rihanna, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Timberlake and P. Diddy have all been hit — the LAPD recently said they would not longer inform the media of such events because they were attracting so much attention and possibly fueling the rise. 

It's a solid effort, but the run should probably end. You can't have too much of a good thing. Unless they started doing it to Paul Ryan. Then it can ride a little longer.