Nazi Moron Arrested Over Multiple Swatting Calls

Last week the FBI arrested 19 year-old John William Kirby Kelley, who it’s alleged was part of a group responsible for a range of dangerous swatting incidents. Kelley was also, and I type this with my most surprised face, part of a number of openly racist Steam groups.

A release from the ADL, who assisted the FBI and LAPD with its investigation, says Kelley was part of a number of neo-nazi IRC groups who targeted “government officials, executives and journalists” along with “other targets [who] were chosen based on the perpetrators’ racist and anti-Semitic views.”

He was also a member of at least two Steam groups, as the ADL report:

In a Steam account believed to be associated with Kelley, he served as a moderator on the gaming board for the group “Carl’s Army of Northern Virginia.” The description reads: “Aryans get 15% tax deduction, no negroes, no industrialism.” He was also a member of a Steam group called “The Rhodesian Defence Forces”—a possible nod to Dylann Roof’s manifesto, as well as a widely held belief within white supremacist circles that whites are suffering at the hands of non-whites in South Africa, leading to a “white genocide.”

Another alleged target of Kelley and his accomplices was streamer Andrea “Cyberdemon531" Rovenski, who as VICE report was “tackled to the ground” by police during a swatting in 2018, while her mother was “manhandled”.

Kelley and his ties were uncovered in late 2018 when he called in both a shooting and a bomb threat to his own school to avoid having to go to class, then accidentally called them back only a few hours later, leaving a voice sample for authorities to compare.

He has been charged with “conspiracy to commit an offence against the United States, specifically interstate threats to injure”.


Comments

    Good. Fuck him and anyone else who pulls this swatting shit.

      new laws need to be written for these idiots. 12 months prison per offence, and 12 months good behaviour following release. no warnings or crap like that. Multiple people have been shot dead due to these fake swattings.

        That sounds reasonable to be honest. I'd be perfectly ok with that, mandatory 12 months per attempt due to the absolute seriousness of the situation. Good call.

          Problem is, these idiots usually just get a slap on the wrist. Its only when theres casualties that they treat the situation with any seriousness.

        Nah. Given people have already died from this shit, charge them with attempted murder.

          whilst I 100% agree, the reality is a law like that would never pass...

          Theorhetically however, if the court could prove that the pranks intent was to cause serious harm, the charge could be escalated to reflect.

          murder implies intent to kill, witch in theses cases would be a bit difficult to prove, witch is why they have not gone down that road.

          I think 12 months for each offence is too little, as parole will end up being 3-6 months in most cases. Better off being 24 moths, then the parol is more like 6-12 months.

        They should definitely treat it as a crime adjacent to attempted murder.

        But that said, part of the fault must lie with the police forces themselves. That they send in a SWAT team based on so little information is ripe for abuse. Surely that is also a problem, independent of what arseholes like this kid do.

    Absolutely. Is he off to the big house? Or will they blame 'disturbed upbringing' and give him community support like he would in the Australian justice system?

      Community Support? I think you mean Community Service. I don’t think you have the slightest idea what you are talking about? I’d happily take the Australian system over the American for one. Secondly, please point me to an example of what you are implying that is a comparable crime here where a person has received a community service order.

        Community Support? I think you mean Community Service.

        No, I meant 'Community Support' in the form of a non-custodial order like a referral to attend education or rehabilitation. Gaol would be too harsh for an Australian magistrate.

        I don’t think you have the slightest idea what you are talking about?

        I love it when people have the audacity to make comments like this to strangers. You know, like negging. Are you seeking an internet argument with me?

        Secondly, please point me to an example...

        Oh please don't make me do homework while I'm on holidays...

          Just google community support order... it literally shows community service orders... not what you say. Nowhere in Australia do I see it called a community support order.

          Well done.

    Over 100 attempts in a month, bloody hell.
    Hope they get the others too.

    The depressing part is he seemingly was only caught;

    called in both a shooting and a bomb threat to his own school to avoid having to go to class, then accidentally called them back only a few hours later, leaving a voice sample for authorities to compare.

    when he did himself in.

    Last edited 16/01/20 2:07 pm

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