It's just wonderful that the gaming community can't stop acting like children.
If you're not familiar, "swatting" involves someone sending a fake distress call to the police, directing them toward the home of someone they wish to prank. SWAT then shows up and puts innocent people in a dangerous situation.
Just ask Twitch streamer Joshua Peters, who recently aired an emotional message for the anonymous moron who called a SWAT team down on Peters' St. Cloud, Minnesota home. Peters, a member of the U.S. Air Force, breaks down in tears on camera after explaining how SWAT forced their way into his home while he was playing Runescape :
"I had police point a gun at my little brothers because of you. They could have been shot, they could have died because you chose to SWAT my stream.
I don't give a shit about what you have against me, or what I did to you. For that, I am at a loss for words. Your gripe is with me so let it be with me and do not involve my family in any way, shape or form with this. They don't deserve that."
Yeah, reason #8954 why I have zero interest in playing with others or letting others see me play online. My privacy is invaded plenty on a daily basis, thank you; I don't need the freaks and losers of the earth invading my leisure time, too.