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Is Lil Wayne Retiring After Swatter Attack? Is Swatting Domestic Terrorism, Bullying Or Just A Prank?

Is Lil Wayne retiring? He says yes, then later no, but the man is going through some really difficult times. Who would blame him if he just quit? Weezy has been suffering from seizures since 2012. He is also in the midst of an emotionally painful legal battle with former friend and business partner, Birdman according to NY Daily News.

Weezy is down, and going through a lot of really bad stuff. The Inquisitr has the full details, so now some malicious prankster just put him through even more stuff on purpose, and it isn’t the first time. Wayne was attacked by swatters again. Weezy has been the victim of swatting before, but it is still devastating.

Is swatting domestic terrorism? Swatting is when someone calls 911 and reports a mass shooting, bomb making, domestic violence or other dangerous activity at someone else’s home. Police come prepared to take down a terrorist army, with riot gear and a swat team. The surprised victim is left terrified in most cases.

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Police didn’t fall for the prank entirely. Thankfully, they were wise enough not to bust in guns blazing. They did their jobs responsibly, without putting anyone in danger. Wayne even thanked them.

Weezy is a nice Lil guy, but he’s fed up and was left feeling victimized, not by police but by swatters.

Is swatting domestic terrorism or just a prank? Swatters waste police time and thus tax dollars. Swatting takes needed and already overextended law enforcement officers away from other potential needs. Swatting is dangerous. Someone could get killed, either police officers or the family victimized by the so-called prank.

Lil Wayne didn’t think it was one bit funny. Weezy feels like he was kicked when he was down. Isn’t that how malicious pranking always feels?

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Lil Wayne [Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]
Is swatting domestic terrorism? About two years ago, a fake news site called the National Report, reported that a 15-year-old boy was sentenced to 25 years in prison for swatting. The report was untrue, just a joke, but the story was convincing and circulated the internet like an urban legend. It is hard to catch swatters, but sometimes they are arrested and prosecuted. When caught, swatters could now face up to five years, not 25. At least that is what 19-year-old Brandon Wilson discovered when police raided his Las Vegas home and seized his equipment, according to Game Spot.

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Lil Wayne with Birdman [Photo by Neilson Barnard.Getty Images]
Lil Wayne was the victim of a crime that has been all too common, and at least one victim thinks Swatting constitutes attempted murder. Joshua Peters’ family was targeted by Swatters because he gained attention with a broadcast game of Runescape. Peters made an angry appeal to swatters that appears on Game Spot.

“I had police point a gun at my little brothers because of you. They could have been shot, they could have died because you chose to SWAT my stream. I don’t give a sh** about what you have against me, or what I did to you. For that, I am at a loss for words. Your gripe is with me so let it be with me and do not involve my family in any way, shape or form with this. They don’t deserve that.”


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Is swatting domestic terrorism? Innocent people are put at risk by swatting. They can be physically harmed and by that definition, swatting could be considered terrorism. Joshua Peters might also have a point. It could be called attempted murder. At the same time, swatters think it is all just some kind of joke. This kind of prank is not funny, but hurtful and people could get killed. Does someone really have to die before this is taken seriously?

Illinois is ready to take action against swatting now. State Attorney James Glasgow, the man ultimately responsible for prosecuting Brandon Wilson wants to introduce new legislation that would identify Swatting as a specific felony in Illinois. Chicago PD and other Illinois officials tracked Brandon down and found him in Las Vegas. They extradited him to Illinois for trial, and they will do it again if swatting keeps occurring in their state.

Is Lil Wayne retiring? Probably not, but swatters probably should before swatting becomes a felony punishable like domestic terrorism.

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