how likely is it for you to die in a swatting

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With the recent COD swatting in the news I'm just wondering... if i were to get swatted am i going to get shot? i know this is a risque subject to put on the forum... but i am genuinely curious if i were gonna die if i get swatted... i mean it scares me that it can happen...
 

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did you know that some american boy and girl are playing video game where they attack terrorist base and such
but the truth is that they are controlling actual drone and attack real terrorist with real collateral damage and death
im not saying that the team is a bad thing im ust saying the act of a false swatting
 

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Is it likely to happen to you? It seems like one of those vanishingly rare things that is not worth worrying about -- you are more likely to be hit by a car and all that.

Anyway depends upon a lot of factors -- the training of the team in question (well funded and properly trained dense urban area vs "I'm normally on patrol, dreamed of being a cowboy, went on a weekend course and now using army hand me downs" in nowhere, middle of), the nature of the call against you (some places send their armed response team to serve high risk warrants, someone calls one of those in vs an active shooter or something) and the main one you can control being your house.

Not knowing the sort of training the swat team likely to be sent against you have I can't do specifics but basic tactical assessment is similar for most places, and fairly obvious. Start is don't have prominently displayed weapons (including ammo/ammo loading gear), even if they are decommissioned, reproduction, bb gun replicas... if you want to avoid "love ma country, hate my gubmint" signs and posters, and other things likely to inflame passions in such people, that would be better. Interior decoration tips beyond that I will spare today -- don't worry about arranging things to have better sight lines, movement... just have it so it works for you.
You might want to learn a submission pose. Classic is kneel down, cross your ankles (don't rest on them), interlock your fingers on your head. If you are on an upper floor then you may have more than enough time from realising your front door is kicked in to meeting them to adopt such a position. Some might go further and encourage pointing in a certain direction (weapon in waistband problem) but unless you are actually going to drill this constantly so you don't have to think about it just do the position. If you don't have time then go for fingers interlocked behind your head.
 

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Is it likely to happen to you? It seems like one of those vanishingly rare things that is not worth worrying about -- you are more likely to be hit by a car and all that.

Anyway depends upon a lot of factors -- the training of the team in question (well funded and properly trained dense urban area vs "I'm normally on patrol, dreamed of being a cowboy, went on a weekend course and now using army hand me downs" in nowhere, middle of), the nature of the call against you (some places send their armed response team to serve high risk warrants, someone calls one of those in vs an active shooter or something) and the main one you can control being your house.withrandyoutuber
Not knowing the sort of training the swat team likely to be sent against you have I can't do specifics but basic tactical assessment is similar for most places, and fairly obvious. Start is don't have prominently displayed weapons (including ammo/ammo loading gear), even if they are decommissioned, reproduction, bb gun replicas... if you want to avoid "love ma country, hate my gubmint" signs and posters, and other things likely to inflame passions in such people, that would be better. Interior decoration tips beyond that I will spare today -- don't worry about arranging things to have better sight lines, movement... just have it so it works for you.
You might want to learn a submission pose. Classic is kneel down, cross your ankles (don't rest on them), interlock your fingers on your head. If you are on an upper floor then you may have more than enough time from realising your front door is kicked in to meeting them to adopt such a position. Some might go further and encourage pointing in a certain direction (weapon in waistband problem) but unless you are actually going to drill this constantly so you don't have to think about it just do the position. If you don't have time then go for fingers interlocked behind your head.
im i it seems to happen all of the time with random YouTubers and celebs do the officers even have the right away to just shoot you?
 

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Celebrities and random youtubers are a tiny and insignificant fraction of the population, also potentially more prone to it. Learn stats and stop idolising such people if you are heading down that path.

Also no they are not supposed to just drop you, such things being rather bad for community relations. They are supposed to assess the situation and act accordingly. Discharging your weapon is not something they want to do. However part of what makes swatting so dangerous is if the initial call is set up such that an immediate violent act is happening/about to happen they have to respond like it is real, not do much/any observation and that makes split second decisions and threat assessments the order of the day so as best you can give them no reason to see a threat.
 

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Celebrities and random youtubers are a tiny and insignificant fraction of the population, also potentially more prone to it. Learn stats and stop idolising such people if you are heading down that path.

Also no they are not supposed to just drop you, such things being rather bad for community relations. They are supposed to assess the situation and act accordingly. Discharging your weapon is not something they want to do. However part of what makes swatting so dangerous is if the initial call is set up such that an immediate violent act is happening/about to happen they have to respond like it is real, not do much/any observation and that makes split second decisions and threat assessments the order of the day so as best you can give them no reason to see a threat.
i was just usng that as an example because you tend to hear more about it in the news
 

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The news is a TV program like any other and they then want ratings. Long ago they figured out that fear, violence and tits gives them good ratings so show that.

There are few things potentially more violent than a swat raid and as swatting is against normal people it then makes the news.
 

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The news is a TV program like any other and they then want ratings. Long ago they figured out that fear, violence and tits gives them good ratings so show that.

There are few things potentially more violent than a swat raid and as swatting is against normal people it then makes the news.
said best from a reporter
 

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