Last night, SWAT-ting came to Congress. Via Wood TV:

The heavy police presence seen outside of Congressman Mike Rogers’ Howell home on Saturday night was called there because of an “unfortunate prank,” the congressman said in a statement.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department told Lansing affiliate WILX that it was “a high-priority situation.” Police cleared the scene by 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, describes it as a “prank.”

Not really. We suggest Rep. Rogers read this letter from Sen. Saxby Chambliss to Attorney General Eric Holder.

He should also read this post by Patterico, an influential conservative blogger who was himself SWAT-ted two years ago:

You’re about to listen to one of the most bone-chilling pieces of audio you will ever hear. At least, it was to me when I first heard it.

It’s a phone call that could have gotten me killed.

In this post you will hear that audio clip. You will also read about a months-long campaign of harassment carried out by at least three individuals: Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser, and Brett Kimberlin — much of it directed at critics of Brett Kimberlin.

Kimberlin is a far-left felon whose organizations are funded by the Tides Foundation, Streisand Foundation, and Heinz Foundation. He has turned the lives of several conservative bloggers, including Patterico, into nightmares with his relentless, spine-chilling campaign to suppress their speech.

Other conservatives who have been SWAT-ted:  Erik RushAaron Walker, and Erick Erickson.

There are people out there who continue to see nothing wrong with SWAT-tings:

We believe Rep. Rogers is the first member of Congress to be SWAT-ted. Unfortunately, he won’t be the last.


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‘The SWAT-ting must stop’: Sarah Palin defends the freedom to blog at RightOnline

Politico: Hey, you know what’s hilarious? SWAT-ting; Update: Silence from Politico

Rep. Sandy Adams leads 85-member effort asking Department of Justice to investigate SWAT-ting

Bloggers work to debunk Brett Kimberlin’s new claim that he was a SWAT-ting victim

CNN finally covers SWAT-tings, just 12 days after its own contributor was SWAT-ted

Fox News covers Brett Kimberlin and Patterico SWATting story

Caller to talk show claims to be Patterico’s SWATter

Are political terrorist Brett Kimberlin and friends targeting upcoming blogger gathering?


Patterico finds “a curious coincidence involving Neal Rauhauser.”


Wolf Blizter was SWAT-ted on Saturday.

  • NotaLemming

    It’s all fun and games until the police state shoots an eye out.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I know this is serious, but…It’s all shits and Giggles, until somebody giggles..And shits… XD Jawamax 8<{D}

  • waltzingmtilda

    I cannot imagine the mind of a person who would do something like this. When I first read Patterico’s story, I was actually shocked. Sadly, I think we will see more and more of this type of thing. Glad the Congressman was not physically harmed and that no LEO’s have to live with the tragedy this could have caused.

    P.S. – if you’re not familiar with Patterico’s story, i really recommend clicking the link above.

    • Jorge Emilio Emrys Landivar

      You were surprised? Really?
      The state creates a system whereby anyone who calls a phone number can have a dozen bellicose men with rifles surround someone’s home and issue threats and you are *surprised* that evildoers use it for evil?

  • Cy

    Leftists are disgusting. I’d say disgusting humans, but that’s an insult to humanity.

    • Harlan Hikaru Fox

      Leftists are evil people, and really should just come out and admit that the true philosophy they live by is : “The Ends justify The Murders”. They love death and killing almost as much as Islam does.

      • Nope Nottachance

        You aren’t joking. I really think that they are blind to it. That mainstream media has convinced them that it is ok to do what they are doing. The only problem is that we on the right are the “strength” and at some point we will need to put them back in their place.

  • TocksNedlog

    But remember, the left has moral righteousness on their side.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Disgusting, but nice to know that the slime on the left are afraid. Sen. Rogers (R-MI) sounds better every day.

  • jimbo96

    A felony criminal act is not a “prank” and hopefully the law enforcement agency duped will be able to follow the electronic trail and prosecute the miscreant to the full extent of the law. But I doubt that anything will happen because of the political persuasion of the victim…wonder why not?

    • NRPax

      I don’t think it’s political persuasion as much as it is getting enough evidence. I’m willing to bet that if this could be traced, the person making the call would be hammered down hard.

  • KansasGirl

    It’s escalating.
    Eventually they will cross the line.

    • Jorge Emilio Emrys Landivar

      They crossed the line decades ago with bombings and such, but those guys are now professors in college and raised the next generation of leftists. (Hello Ayers)

  • Cruz2016!!!

    Like Andrew Breitbart said…….WAR!

  • johngs54

    I just hope now that they hit a Congressman that they go after and catch some of these idiots. Bury them in jail. This is a Federal Offence.

  • melanieann79

    Mike Rogers is my congressman, and the area where he lives is a fairly conservative small town. The Rogers family have been a respected part of the community for a long time, so I would imagine that getting to the bottom of this would be priority.


    Whoever is found guilty in doing a SWATting prank, should spend no less than 5 years in prison, and a $50,000 fine.

  • SemperRectus

    Hopefully, they picked the wrong target. Swatting someone this high up, they will be hunted down and caught.

    • Jorge Emilio Emrys Landivar

      More evidence that we don’t have rule of law. … people believe that evil won’t be stopped till it happens to someone well-connected.

  • plumberskid

    Keep up the good work, Mike Rogers! You must be doing something right to garner this kind of attention from those scum-suckers.

  • grais

    I can’t fathom what in the world creates freaks like this, unless it’s simply a matter of the parenting they received while not growing up.*

    *Think: Boston Bombers

  • OneThinDime

    I don’t like coincidences. Check out Meghan Kelly interview with Mike Rogers and the questions he is asking about the sudden appearance of the magistrate to Mirandize Terrorist #2