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The United States of SWAT? By John Fund
« on: April 18, 2014, 08:30:41 AM »

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Re: The United States of SWAT? By John Fund
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 08:45:53 AM »
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Re: The United States of SWAT? By John Fund
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 08:59:44 AM »
Personally, I prefer they go in as jack booted thugs because the optics are much more suited to what is going on.  Thousands of land owners have given up their land to nice guys wearing suits, carrying concealed weapons and using warrants.  When tanks are in play, then people understand what is really going on.
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Re: The United States of SWAT? By John Fund
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 10:49:58 PM »
massadvj wrote above:
[[ Thousands of land owners have given up their land to nice guys wearing suits, carrying concealed weapons and using warrants.  When tanks are in play, then people understand what is really going on. ]]

Excellent observation.

Calls to mind a verse from "Pretty Boyd Floyd":
  As through this life I ramble
  I seen lots of funny men
  Some will rob you with six gun,
  And some with a fountain pen...
 
  But as through this life I ramble
  As through this life I roam
  I never seen militias
  That drive families from their homes

(apologies to Woody Guthrie for alterations on the second stanza!)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2014, 10:51:46 PM by Fishrrman »

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Re: The United States of SWAT? By John Fund
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 11:44:13 PM »
Personally, I prefer they go in as jack booted thugs because the optics are much more suited to what is going on.  Thousands of land owners have given up their land to nice guys wearing suits, carrying concealed weapons and using warrants.  When tanks are in play, then people understand what is really going on.

Good points, but I do have mixed feelings on this.  I think back to the hunt for the Boston marathon bombers, and the incredible number of very heavily armed police/paramilitary going house to house and finally cornering the bomber in someone's back yard. 

On one hand I am incredibly grateful there were plenty of rough men ready to do harm to those two assholes on behalf of everyone killed and injured in the bombings.  On the gripping hand, it frightens me how quickly the high tech hardware and military grade arms and ammo come out when the bad boys want to play. 

Locally, we have had some pretty rough boys decide to take on the cops, and we just had an officer shot and wounded in the line of duty and his police dog shot to death this week, by one miscreant who has been leading a gang of burglars that decided to run and shoot at the cops.  They were caught breaking in to a police supply store, and there is no telling what they had planned once they got their hands on whatever they were seeking.  As it was, there was one suspect who E&E'd through sleeping neighborhoods sporting an AR-15 he had just shot a cop and killed a police dog with.  They finally caught him alive, but he was little different than some jihadi with an AK in Afghanistan....and many of our local cops have spent lots of time in the sandbox.....

Again....mixed feelings on all of this.  At what point do we become the Ukraine??

« Last Edit: April 18, 2014, 11:45:56 PM by Chieftain »

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The United States of SWAT?
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Re: The United States of SWAT?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2014, 01:11:22 PM »
Is there any rational person on the face of the Earth who can explain why the Post Office needs guns, tanks, and ammunition? What the hell is going on!?
 
 U.S. Postal Service Announces Giant Ammo Purchase   
 
http://www.infowars.com/u-s-postal-service-announces-giant-ammo-purchase/
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Re: The United States of SWAT?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2014, 03:47:59 PM »
Is there any rational person on the face of the Earth who can explain why the Post Office needs guns, tanks, and ammunition? What the hell is going on!?
 
 U.S. Postal Service Announces Giant Ammo Purchase   
 
http://www.infowars.com/u-s-postal-service-announces-giant-ammo-purchase/

They added zombies to the "Neither snow nor rain" line?

Or they expect their employees to now go postal, and it's a perk?
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Re: The United States of SWAT? By John Fund
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2014, 07:00:10 PM »
Sorry Myst, I did search and got nothing.


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