The author hits it on the head. A lack of professionalism, ethics, and most of all common sense is creating a well-justified fear of our militarized police forces.
John Fund at National Review Online recently published an article titled “The United States of SWAT?” While not an exhaustive missive on the topic, it raises a number of interesting issues.
Regular readers know I’ve often written on the topic of the misuse of SWAT teams, such as “The Case For SWAT Teams,” “Seventy-One Rounds In Tucson: The SWAT Shooting of Jose Guerena,”and “SWAT and the Second Amendment,” all published at Pajamas Media. More recently, I wrote on SWAT thinking and organization in “Connecticut, The Coming Storm, Part 4: A SWAt Primer” here at SMM. That particular article has a link to an updated map of botched SWAT actions around the nation, as well as much information pertinent to the topic.
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