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Monday, September 9, 2013

Heroes of SWAT



So this Arkansas SWAT team kills a 107 year man in a shoot out.

I don't know the back story. I wasn't there on the ground. However, you can't tell me they couldn't find a less violent way to take down a 107 year old man? Hide his walker? Wait for nap time?

Were they afraid of getting into hand to hand combat?

The problem with SWAT teams is that their only tools are guns. They are supposed to be police, not combat soldiers. As our police forces adopt the guns, gear and tactics of the military, law enforcement suffers.

Maybe there is a time and place for SWAT teams, but they are a heck of a lot fewer than what they are used for. The problem with having a SWAT team is that it will get used, even if not called for. Are SWAT teams really the proper tool for enforcing water quality issues? Home schooling violations? Farms selling raw milk?

There was a SWAT response in my town some years back. A drunken redneck was holed up in his trailer with a shotgun and threatened to start shooting. Local and state cops were all over the place, armed to the teeth.

A trailer park neighbor worked shifts and was upset that he couldn't get any sleep. He walked to the neighbors and took his shotgun away. Then he went to bed. Problem solved. The drunk's neighbor knew he wasn't a real threat. If the police had done their homework, they'd know that too.

Remember Waco Texas? All those lives lost over what was a simple firearms violation. Couldn't the problem have been solved by one Sheriff's deputy serving a warrant? Just goes to show that the firearms violation was just an excuse to use extreme violence.

SWAT teams are no substitute for good police work. Police are no substitute for a civil society. Militarized police send the message that we aren't citizens of a free country. It says we are occupied by oppressors who's only claim to power is violence.

They really might want to rethink that message.

-Sixbears


19 comments:

  1. They call them Armed Response Units over here. Same difference. Dangerous and, mostly, unnecessary.
    And ordinay coppers are becoming just as dangerous. Not long ago, a elderly, blind man with a long white cane, walking slowly down the road, was shot in the back by a copper with a stun gun. The copper "thought" yes, thought, the old guy was carrying a samurai sword.

    The terrorists have long won "the war". Western governements have become so paranoid that they are doing the terrorist work for them. Governments have the scarecrow Al-Qaeda about and eveybody quivers in a constant state of anxiety. Yes the terrorists have won.

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    1. A sad state for Western Democracies to be in. We've kept the outward form but lost the spirit.
      The terrorists have won.

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  2. Turns out the old guy was deaf and legally blind, go swat... you heroes

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  3. sorry to continue the debate on what's wrong with biracial kids. You said there is nothing wrong replying to the other anony.
    Well I differ and to back up my difference I would suggest to google 7 diseases strike black most or the jewish people tay-sacus, canavan, fanconi anemia,neiman-pick, goucher. among New Mexico's Hispanics brain and spinal disorders.
    Instead of remaining and controlling these and other problems, the actions taken by this unruling kids are propagating the problem among other races.
    Google this diorders just to see I'm not lying.

    cheers

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    1. There are more benefits to a bigger gene pool that downsides. Mutts are healthier and live longer than pure breed dogs.

      Really not going to argue genetics here. Done.

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  4. Oh.BTW I'm tri-racial and have had my share of several diseases. One of them being a one on a million. ...It only cost me more than 68,000.00 after the insurance payment.

    cheers

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  5. been trying to comment but computer screen keeps disappearing. wonder what could cause that?
    not terrorists winning. Waco was done to see what we would stand for and what we would swallow of the lies. watched the film footage over and over again on the news of flame-throwing tanks lifting off the roof and shooting in fire. congress commission announced that the flames came from inside the building! lie, lie lie!
    film of 3 agents climbing roof and two went in window. third agent turned and fired into window. probably killed his own. never heard it spoken of, but saw it repeatedly on news.

    same with randy weaver. sharp-shooter murdered mrs. weaver. if you know anything about sharp-shooting it may be that the bastard was actually aiming for the baby. i wouldn't be surprised.

    they are desensitizing those chosen for swat teams by letting them murder the helpless. then they'll murder anyone, even babies, without batting an eye.
    saw some branch davidians on phil donohue. they were in the audience and would probably never have been allowed in if the show's producers had known. they stood up and commented that the reason they gave in was they were threatened that their children would be taken away forever if they didn't give in.
    they also said there had been no child abuse and that they had NOT set fires in their property. it came from outside.

    i have quit watching the news except to get the weather report. all sorts of crime here- shooting at all hours, drug-dealing behind our house, arson everywhere. call the police. they never come. if i were a 90-year-old blind man enjoying a pipe of tobacco on my porch they might rush in and beat me to death.
    we can see where this is going. it isn't pretty.
    the sad thing is, these swat teams are often people of our communities and they will all go to hell. but they will make hell for the rest of us here on earth before they go themselves.

    deb harvey

    pray hard and often. you know that God can and will deliver us if we turn wholly to Him.












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    1. Fewer and fewer people believe the lies, so there's some hope. People are slow to wake up, but it does happen.

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  6. Sixbear swat team tactics are used to instill fear in the general population.Break a rule we may kill you.dont question authority.Its the modern version of a public hanging or flogging.It is a statment of our place and value in the eyes of goverment.If your one of the elite it secures your supiriority over regular people.

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    1. It's what we used to expect from Communist Russia or China, not the US. For shame!

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  7. What worries me most is when the cops get the wrong address and bust down the door of an innocent home owner like me who would shoot at the intruders.

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    1. It has happened, with mixed results.

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  8. A hundred and seven. What a terrible way to end it all...

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  9. Yeah, SWAT teams are going 'viral'. One of our local SCHOOL districts has one (yeah - SCHOOL), I could not believe that this is required.

    Must be one of the 4Rs - Reading, Writing, 'Rithmitic and Reloading . . .

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    1. That's insane. Like a bad joke. How crazy can we get?

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