The Broward County Sheriffs Office responded to a prank phone call on Tuesday morning, sending a SWAT team to the home of a prominent gun activist. According to CBS12 News, police received a call that a stabbing and barricaded-type situation was taking place at David Hogg‘s home in Parkland, Florida.
There is an abundance of questions stemming from the situation, ranging from why a “police state” practice of why using SWAT teams to force entry into someone’s home without a warrant is tolerable, to what Hogg’s face looked like when he saw officers in tactical gear storming into his home.
Police say they responded to the call at Hogg’s home shortly after 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday. After checking the perimeter and speaking with the family, officers determined the call was a prank and that the threat was not credible.
The prank comes after Hogg has become the new liberal mouthpiece for the anti-gun movement, and has been traveling across the country spewing illogical leftist narrative to convince Americans that eroding the Second Amendment is a good idea.
Hogg was a student at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former deranged student carried out a mass shooting in February that resulted in at least 17 people being killed and even more being injured.
Since the tragic shooting, Hogg has become a full-time activist and Hollywood favorite for his efforts to have guns banned in America. He also labels the NRA a terror group.
But more importantly, this prank call has raised questions about police departments having unfettered powers to forcibly enter people’s homes.
While many are reasonably sick and tired of Hogg’s antics and never-ending stunts to appease his liberal masters, some are questioning why police had the authority to bust into his home without a warrant.
On the other hand, some are arguing that police had no idea whether the call was legitimate or not, and that they were responding to a call.
In this case, the SWAT team was simply doing what they deemed necessary to save a life, which they initially believed to be in jeopardy. However, there have been a number of recent incidents where a call resulted in the unwarranted death of a US citizen.
But at what point can police go too far? Many would be very upset if they were sitting in their home, and police smashed through their front door with guns locked and loaded over a prank call. What if they logically begin to defend themselves from an attack? Usually, those people become victims.
Thankfully, it was a prank, Hogg was not being held hostage, and everyone is safe. But this situation has created a major conversation about ensuring police state tactics don’t overtake constitutionally protected rights afforded to all citizens.