A motion or gesture that swats; a swat.
Swatting is the tricking of any emergency service into dispatching an emergency response based on the false report of an on-going critical incident. Episodes range from large to small, from the deployment of bomb squads, SWAT units and other police units and the concurrent evacuations of schools and businesses to a single fabricated police report meant to discredit an individual as a prank or personal vendetta. While it is a misdemeanor or a felony in every state in and of itself to report any untruth to law enforcement, swatting can cause massive disruption to the civil order and the public peace by the hoaxed deployment of police and other civic resources such as ambulances and fire departments. The term derives from SWAT, a highly specialized type of police unit.
The numerical value of swatting in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of swatting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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This practice is exactly what they [ Coalition to Stop Gun Violence ] are doing, it’s one thing if someone is using a gun in an illegal or unlawful manner. No one is questioning that. But this clearly sounds like swatting.
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