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August 14th, 2011
11:05 PM ET

Twitter Trouble: "Flash Calls" from Rapper's Tweet Flood Sheriff's Line

Because of a rapper named "The Game," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says it's coined a new term and officials are not happy about it. The term? "Flash calls." And because of them, they say, public safety was compromised. A sheriff's spokesman says "The Game" tweeted out the public number of the station in Compton. And within minutes, dispatchers were overwhelmed with calls, delaying help for people who really needed it for two and a half hours. Now L.A.'s sheriff is thinking about filing charges. CNN's Don Lemon talked with Captain Mike Parker about what happened Friday night.

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  1. Matt

    Lay a huge fine on this lying punk. Make an example of him.

    August 17, 2011 at 3:11 pm |

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