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CNN Spotlights the ‘SWATting’ Phenomenon



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CNN did a good report yesterday on the phenomenon of SWATting, and interviewed network contributor Erick Erickson of RedState.com about his experience:

Erick discusses how the SWATting tends to follow those who write about a man named Brett Kimberlin — a fact that does not prove guilt or responsibility, but certainly does seem . . . curious.

The Ace of Spades, who had his site go dark yesterday in a form of protest against official inaction about these crimes, offers a lengthy assessment of how the free speech of bloggers is under attack by those who believe any methods are justified in an attempt to intimidate those who disagree.



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