At a time when police are becoming increasingly scrutinized for their militarization and excessive use of force, you think they’d be more careful.
Kootra, an employee at The Creature which live-streams video games on twitch.tv, found out this wasn’t the case.
Fortunately, he had his camera rolling.
Kootra became a victim of a cybercrime called “swatting”, which according to Urban Dictionary:
A goal achieved by hacking where the hacker tricks 911 systems into deploying SWAT to an unsuspecting victim’s home under false pretenses.
A new cybercrime called “swatting” is capable of putting people in danger from SWAT in there own homes by strangers thousands of miles away.
Usually hackers “swat” someone to disrupt their game, and are able to do so anonymously because they hide behind alternate IP addresses.
Kootra was privy to the fact that he might have been swatted, so he just sat and waited with his webcam recording while a SWAT team busted in on Creature headquarters.
As you can see, the SWAT team immediately break all protocol.
As one YouTuber pointed out:
By going through his cell phone the cop actually broke the law as it is illegal to search a suspect’s cell phone without a warrant. You can sue for breach of constitutional rights.
No word on what happened to Kootra after the SWAT team turned off his camera.