Now I dislike Chris Brown as much as the next person, but a hoax like SWATing isn’t cool no matter who is on the receiving end.
Police responded with potentially deadly force on Monday to a call purportedly coming from the address of Chris Brown’s home in Hollywood. The caller claimed a domestic dispute was taking place with the husband going for his gun.
When a call like that goes in the police have to respond and are doing so with the perception and expectation that they are going to be met with force.
The singer, known for beating Rihanna until her mouth filled with blood, was not home at the time of the SWATing hoax.
Brown is the latest victim of the dangerous hoax which is a felony in some states (and should be in all).