Presented for your viewing pleasure is the shocking live feed footage of 10 incidences of streamers being raided by SWAT teams, being Swatted. 10 examples of people’s lives being invaded by the heavy hand of the law in response to fake 911 calls.
Swatting (or being swatted) is the practice of calling in a fake emergency call to police in order to provoke a reaction from the authorities, generally leading to a Swat team being dispatched upon your target. This disturbing practice has been given an even more sadistic twist in recent times, watching the swatting happen via your victims live feed.
People streaming video game footage with a webcam insert of themselves, a streamer, seem to be the favoured target of swatters at the moment. In one case the perpetrator of the swatting even rubs salt in the wound by displaying the message ‘F The Police’ on the targets screen while the police are there looking at it.