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GameGeex - Department of Homeland Security seizes video game streamer's gear Team Spooky, responsible for streaming fighting game tournaments all over the country and beyond, have had their gear taken by the Department of Homeland Security to search for "contrabands."

No, that’s not a joke headline, unfortunately. However, if you need any more proof of how paranoid the government is regarding terrorist threats, you’ll probably want to read on regardless, even if you're not into fighting games.

Streaming group Team Spooky, responsible for streaming numerous fighting game tournaments to the public over the internet, has had their gear yoinked by none other than the U.S. government. The Department of Homeland Security seized two cameras and the laptop that Spooky himself uses to broadcast matches, in order to search for “contrabands.” Essentially, things like bomb making kits, terrorist plans, totally the kind of stuff a young male gamer would have on his person after coming back from Canada, of all places.

He goes over all the details in a video posted on the Team Spooky youtube channel, which you can check out after the break. In the meantime, feel free to ponder over whether we even have the right to carry filming equipment across the country anymore. My advice to Spooky: get UltraDavid to help defend you. The guy is a lawyer after all.



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[Mandifesto] @ 8:45:05 AM Sep 27, 2011
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You know, with all this I'm not sure this homeland feels all that secure.  

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