The Article in the Washington Post. Herring's assassin has been sentenced.
"In the hours before, Herring, 60, and his family had been harassed by several people aiming to acquire and then resell lucrative social media handles through a range of intimidation — from phone calls and text messages to false reports of fires and unexpected, cash-only pizza deliveries at their homes.
But Herring’s refusal to give up his @Tennessee handle, federal prosecutors say, led to police surrounding his home with their weapons drawn, and caused the computer programmer to suffer a massive heart attack that killed him. His death in Bethpage, Tenn., was triggered by “swatting” — the illegal practice of calling in fake life-threatening emergencies to provoke a heavily-armed response from police."
Dreadful... And it's happened more than once. Police shot and killed a young man who was "swatted", another totally innocent man.
The Police really need to step up their game so that they don't end up being a death squad. This is a crying shame. For the dead and for the police. 20 years, and I hope, without possibility of parole.
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