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State Rep. Phillip Ensler's anti-swatting bill advances in House

Legislation by State Rep. Phillip Ensler (D-Montgomery) that would add criminal penalties for swatting in the state is heading for a vote in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Police prepare to shoot gas as demonstrators march, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Atlanta Alabama News
Tommy Tuberville joins U.S. Senate colleagues Rick Scott, Mike Rounds on anti-swatting bill

Earlier this week, U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced the so-called Preserving Safe Communities by Ending Swatting Act, which according to a release from Scott's office would expand the federal criminal hoax statute to "specifically prohibit "swatting" hoaxes through which false information about a crime is reported to law enforcement with the intent of eliciting an emergency response at a target address."

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Joey Clark: 'Swatting' deserves more than a slap on the wrist

“Swatting” should be a felony in Alabama. 

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Jewish State Rep. Ensler: Recent swatting incidents at synagogues across the nation 'disturbing and unnerving'

State Rep. Phillip Ensler (D-Montgomery) made an early appearance Tuesday on “Fox & Friends First” to talk about the nearly 200 swatting incidents that took place over the weekend at synagogues across the nation.