There is a war going on out there.
Action starts around 5 minutes.
This is occurring, under your name, for marijuana. 7 flash bangs, 2 dead dogs, castle line crossed....1 baggie of weed confiscated.
Balko says it better than I can. At least they bring fire extinguishers now in case the grenades set your castle on fire.
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Of note is the fact that this same department was discussed here last year for similar actions. They broke into a guys home and killed his dog all for a minuscule amount of pot, if that. This department has some serious problems and they likely will never be addressed until they, like the Tuscon police, murder someone in their home for a minor crime. SWAT teams were not intended to be used for minor drug busts, only for serious situations. Here is a prime example of a team that needs to be disbanded, along with hundreds of others across the nation.
This seems like a good spot for a repost of this...
So, the suspect asks, "You shot the little dog?" (or something to that effect)
One cop says back to him, "You know, that's what happens when you deal drugs out of your house." (or something to that effect)
Huh? That dog was about the size of my shoe, but they still had to shoot it?
In this case, the battlefield commander can be heard in the video laying out plans to kill the dogs before the personal carrier arrives to the front lines.
If you don't use it (SWAT), you lose it.
The War on Drugs is used to further the War on Drugs. There are no war ends. There is no plan but perpetual war.
Take your powder, take your gun, report to General Washington