Blown Away

There is a time and place for SWAT tactics. Increasingly, however, such tactics are being used where they are entirely unnecessary. In a number of cases, these tactics are being used where the person being sought does not even live at the address under scrutiny.  Herschel Smith details one such event and makes the following observations:

[H]ere is the impeccable and tightly woven logic of the evening.  The syllogism goes something like this.  The person whom we are after at one time lived in a specific location.  We have never met this person and don’t know him to be a threat of any kind.  Therefore, since people never move and always live at the same address their entire lives, and since people are known to go crazy if you talk calmly to them, we will send in an armed team in the middle of the night to point rifles at the people in this home, who must be our target because, after all, people never move.

Behavior like this from the legal authorities undergirds the growing understanding of the population that we do not have a government of, by and for the people.

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2 thoughts on “Blown Away

  1. But we spent all that money on weapons, helmets, ballistic shields, cool dark-blue jump suits, vans, comm gear, and training. We’ve got to use it on something.

    Reminds me of Alice’s Restaurant with Officer Obie and his 27 color glossy 8×10 photos with the circles and arrows and the paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was… (if you’re not sure of that reference, go check out the 1967 Arlo Guthrie tune by that name on You Tube – it’s a kind of dumb anti-war song, but the stuff about Sheriff Obie is still funny).

    1. Maybe we’re on to something here: we could put all that gear up for sale and make money which the government could use to pay down its debt. Nah, that’s too responsible.

      Funny you should mention Alice’s Restaurant. Ran across that from another direction about 6 months ago. Officer Obie was ahead of his time and didn’t even know it.

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