L.A. sheriff probes rapper for allegedly setting off 'flashcalls'
August 13th, 2011
06:05 PM ET

L.A. sheriff probes rapper for allegedly setting off 'flashcalls'

Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives are considering misdemeanor charges against rapper The Game for allegedly tweeting the phone number of a sheriff's station and prompting hundreds of his followers to flood dispatchers and deputies with phone calls, a spokesman said.

The sheriff's station in Compton was so overwhelmed with apparent prank calls for two hours Friday evening that help was delayed in response to urgent calls about a missing person, a spousal assault, two robberies and a stolen car, Capt. Mike Parker, Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesman, said.

Jayceon Taylor, The Game's real name, tweeted late Friday, "Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!!"

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  1. Jazzzzzzzz

    Star Trek has been a global phenomenon for many years. Its first series back in the sixties

    August 14, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    ok i thought the word "sixties" was the reason the article wasn't posting, hold for the rest.

    August 14, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz

    may have been judged a failure by the network bosses, its low budgets, poor production values and bad acting may make it risible now,

    August 14, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    but its a-c-c-u-m-u-l-a-t-e-d

    August 14, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    ok, cant say that word above with out the (-) in between each letter, what ever...

    August 14, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzz

    Cont... linguistic influence has been substantial. So has its sequel The Next Generation, which greatly enlarged and extended the concept. The more recent extensions, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, have not had the same impact on the language.

    August 14, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzzz

    Its invented terminology — dilithium crystals, transporters, cloaking devices, replicators, warp drives, mind meld — has become familiar (even if the physics is more than a little wonky).

    August 14, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzzzzzzz

    The catchphrases from the original series — “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it”, “I’m a doctor, not a ...”, and “Beam me up, Scotty” — are familiar to many unborn when it was first transmitted (even if, in the case of the last of these, it was never actually said: compare Humphrey Bogart’s “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca).

    August 14, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzzzzzz

    D-A-M-N, I thought this article would be a great blogging discussion... I am such a failure... maybe if I try on the next tread down.

    August 14, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jazzzzzzzz

    It's a no go on the rest of this article ppl.. sorry but I really thought it would be a good Sunday chat for ya'all

    August 14, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    Jazzzy dear. You're trying too hard. That makes you soooooo boring.

    August 14, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ gung hoe... The tongue is infinite... Dear !

    August 14, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT (warp reactor tech)

    if i lived in star trek i would be a technition and program data with acupuncture and mma.. then i would have him take over the enterprise and we would rule the universe..

    August 14, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. RuffNutt

    Sorry folks,I didn't post the above. Good grief RuffNutt,will you please stop making a mockery out of this thread? You and Jazzzzzz must be fans of Sarah Palin and the rest of the right-wing tea party movement.

    August 14, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Supervisory Special Agent Philip Celestini

      @fakey dont you ever sleep?

      August 14, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  15. gung hoe

    Good post RuffNutt,thank you.

    August 14, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
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