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BREAKING: Nikki Haley Swatted


Ok, here’s the latest drama unfolding from Nikki Haley’s personal life. But is it politically motivated?

Imagine this, some random stranger picks up the phone, tells the police that he’s shot his girfriend.

And says the location is Haley’s home.

Now some have suggested this was a stunt from her camp to get more sympathy votes.

The timing of this info getting out is interesting indeed. Right before her home state of South Carolina holds its primary voting on Feb. 24.

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And right after the polls say she’s way behind Trump by 27%.

In any case, this is a scary and dangerous trend that is happening more than people realize.

Daily Mail reports:

Authorities descended on the the former UN ambassador’s South Carolina home last month, before realizing the emergency was fake.

The hoax against Haley, who is challenging frontrunner Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, occurred on December 30 in the town of Kiawah Island, an affluent, gated community of around 2,000 people.

An unknown person called 911 and ‘claimed to have shot his girlfriend and threatened to harm himself while at the residence of Nikki Haley,’ Craig Harris, Kiawah Island director of public safety, told town officials.

‘It was determined to be a hoax. Nikki Haley is not on the island and her son is with her.’

Haley’s campaign declined to comment. She and her husband bought the $2.4 million Kiawah Island residence in October 2019, local property records indicate.

The previously unreported ‘swatting’ incident is among a wave of violent threats, bomb scares and other acts of intimidation against government officials, members of the judiciary and election administrators since the 2020 election that have alarmed law enforcement ahead of this year´s U.S. presidential contest.

Swatting cases have surged over the past two months, targeting both allies and rivals of former President Donald Trump as he campaigns to return to the White House.

The targets include figures who have publicly opposed Trump, such as Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, a Democrat who barred him from her state´s primary ballot.

Judges and at least one prosecutor handling cases against Trump have been targeted. But Trump backers such as U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene have also faced swatting attempts.

Swatting is the filing of false reports to the police to set off a potentially dangerous response by officers.

At least 27 swatting incidents have been documented against politicians, prosecutors, election officials and judges since November 2023, ranging from Georgia Republican state officials to hoaxes this month against Democrat Joe Biden´s residence at the White House.

Reuters adds:

An unknown person called 911 and “claimed to have shot his girlfriend and threatened to harm himself while at the residence of Nikki Haley,” Craig Harris, Kiawah Island director of public safety, told town officials on Dec. 30, according to an email Reuters obtained in a records request for threats to Haley’s home. “It was determined to be a hoax … Nikki Haley is not on the island and her son is with her.”

Swatting is the filing of false reports to the police to set off a potentially dangerous response by officers. Law enforcement experts see it as a form of intimidation or harassment that is increasingly being used to target political figures and officials involved in the civil and criminal cases against Trump.

In the email, Harris said he was in contact with South Carolina’s state police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the head of Haley’s security team. “This incident is being investigated by all involved,” he wrote. The email did not mention a suspect or potential motive. In a separate email obtained by Reuters, an FBI official in South Carolina told Harris and other law enforcement officials that federal agents were tracking the hoax call and intended to open a “threat assessment” into the matter.

No matter how much we don’t like the other guys, this is definitely not the thing to do.

Here’s a breakdown on this swatting trend:

Sadly, swatting seems to be all the rage.

Even the kid from that Netflix show, ‘Stranger Things’ just got swatted.

Florida’s U.S. Senator Rick Scott has just submitted a bill to deal with this dangerous trend:

Will this bill be enough?

What can be done to stop these hoaxes?

Let me know down below what you think about this swatting trend.



 

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