Video: Innocent man gets shot in swatting prank

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  1. Montoya

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    Agreed. Your video brings to light a serious issue that used to consist of edge cases, and now is starting to become common, and in this day and age doxxing and swatting (and other online intimidation) can rapidly mushroom into real tragedy. Well done, Montoya. And as for Sandi Gardiner pulling back from social media out of fear - what sort of world do we live in where someone can be made that afraid in an industry defined by the word 'gaming'? She needs an outpouring of support for her decision to go quiet, and she needs to know that we are behind her regardless of how long she stays away from social media. It's okay, Sandi. Good work, Montoya.
     
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    This was a disgusting and horrible event, and I can't believe that DS would try to use this as a weapon against the SC community. What a vile and repugnant action on his part.

    I believe your message is 100% correct. We need to stand together as a community and stand up to this bullying, doxxing, and toxic behavior.
     
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    Thank you for doing this @Montoya you can count on me I'm all in, this shit got to stop!
     
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    This is very sad. These kinds of pranks are not funny.
     
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    Well said.
     
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    This event is so sad... his response to it even more so. These are dark days for gamers.
     
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    This is trully awful , anything I can do to help to stamp this out just ask
     
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    Beautiful and heartfelt, handled with tact and sensitivity.

    Thank you Montoya.
     
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    It’s terrible that we even have to make videos like this. What happened to common sense?
     
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    This saddens me. I want a better world for my kids to grow up in.
     
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    Well said, Boss.
     
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    Boy oh boy, they're sure going after you on Twitter over this video eh? So much negativity.
     
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    Well I would let her know, but she's not on social media any more and she won't, I'm assuming, take emails from people she doesn't know. I don't blame her one bit either. I deleted my FB account a couple of years ago after a person who was a friended by a friend of a friend thingy asked me about a post that my son had made. This person wanted to friend me and I had no idea how they knew of me or who they were. The degrees of separation was just to far to count. That did it for me. And I'm not famous, thank (your favorite Deity).
     
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    To the best of my knowledge, the shots that TESTies enjoy the most are alcohol based which are taken in celebration of something fun with other like minded individuals. When all of the BS that DS spews is proven to be as such, I hope that he kills himself & is erased from history entirely. Just as trolls like him deserve.
     
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    Why won't you answer my facebook friend requests?
     
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    @Montoya , I have enjoyed my time in TEST these past 2 years (in a couple weeks), but this latest video truly made me proud to be a part of the community that YOU are building.

    The obvious and earnest emotion behind that video was refreshing in a world full of faux-manufactured outrage - thank you for being both the confident force we lovingly refer to as Glorious Leader of our crazy little corner of the Interwebz, as well an obviously compassionate, intelligent and well-spoken father, husband and all around decent human-being.

    Fake-docter Smart and his minions are not fit to schlep your jock-strap and I am hopeful the gamer-community takes up this push to end doxing and swatting as the vile bully tactics they are.

    It is unfortunate that this message needed to be said, but it could not have found a better messenger.

    Good on ya'.

    'Gimp
     
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    That was you wasn't it?

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    Anyone else having trouble with youtube? I can't play any video...

    Edit: fixed, it's upsetting to see this kind of escalation. Especially when these felons use the folks meant to protect us as a weapon against their victims.
     
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