This audio was recorded at 15:17:38 Pacific Standard Time on August 27, 2014.
This video contains audio capturing Internet criminals known on Twitter.com as @ScrewPain and @spiky discussing “swatting” popular YouTubers “The Creatures”. This audio captures the last eight minutes of what was a thirteen minute livestream put up by @spiky, who had intentions of “swatting” popular YouTuber DanzNewz and his family.
While on my trip to Boulder, CO I absolutely had to make an extra hour drive to finally see Columbine High school and its memorial. Another huge source of fascination to me and a very personal one. I used to be kept up nights just thinking about it. There were mass shootings before it, and there’ve been even more horrific ones since, but Columbine wasn’t just a horrible and egregious act, it was in affect the end of 1990s optimism and it, along with 9/11 particularly altered those of my generation (who were 8-13 around the time it occurred back in 1999). Our adolescence and high school years may have been a very different world had it not occurred. Seeing it in person, especially the memorial, made it all really hit home and I actually found myself pretty overwhelmed. I didn’t “have fun” obviously, but I needed to see it.