SWAT teams were once rare, but they now operate at every level of government, from small towns to federal agencies. Is it time to reconsider the militarization of American policing? By Radley Balko
This WSJ interviews Radley Balko who wrote about the militarization of American police departments and reports some horror stories that have resulted from SWAT team responses and no-knock warrant searches. Did you know that SWAT teams (1,600 across US) have their own lobby? They do and right now they are petitioning congress for continued funding.