Tuesday, March 02, 2010

4.5 SWAT raids per day in ONE COUNTY in MD

Maryland's SWAT transparency bill produces its first disturbing results
ONE COUNTY in Maryland discovers the excessive use of SWAT on non-violent and consentual offenses.
That means more than 100 times last year Prince George's County brought state-sanctioned violence to confront people suspected of nonviolent crimes. And that's just one county in Maryland.

Hey, you gotta justify those big budgets for all that sweet kit, and top-of-the-line training right?

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Playing SEALs and robbers

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

There is no excuse for this. Dynamic Entry raids should be banned completely, except in hostage situations. And no, I don't give a damn if it means the goon squad is out of practice from not being able to shoot dogs 4 times a day.