be careful what you play when the cops come in your house

Wiley Gill of Northern California has been placed into a government database formed to combat terrorism or to at least investigate potential threats. In the SAR–suspicious activity report–Gill is described as a “Suspicious Male Subject in Possession of a Flight Simulator Game”. Supposedly, police entered Gill’s home without a warrant, saw him playing a flight simulator game, and then reported him as a potential terror suspect, but now the complaint Gill v. DOJ is moving forward despite a governmental bodies desire to dismiss the case. It may seem like sensationalist news, but an issue such as this carries weight as it may set a precedent for gamers in the future and the games they choose to play in the privacy of their homes. There is also some concern over this as it relates tangentially to the recent string of swatting incidents.

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