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How Swatting Turns Police Into Hitmen

Andrew Finch’s death shows how easily pranksters can sic the police on their adversaries like a pack of trained attack dogs

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On December 28, 2017, a man named Andrew Finch was killed by police in Wichita, Kansas. Earlier that day, a bet between two men over a Call of Duty game had gone sour, with one, Casey Viner…