Jim Goad: Prank Calling the Police State

Jim Goad on the “swatting” phenomenon:

There is one thing scarier than the fact that pasty, doughy, vindictive, maladjusted gaming nerds can summon the full power of the police state onto your front lawn with a mere prank call, and that is the fact that such a police state—with its dogs and bomb squads and choppers and tear gas and robots and scanners and trained killers—exists in the first place, always ready to strike.