To Protect and Serve?

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I have my own army in the NYPD—the seventh largest army in the world.
–Michael Bloomberg

SWAT Raids in the US: In the 1970s, there were just a few hundred a year; by the early 1980s, there were some 3,000 a year; In 2005, there were approximately 50,000 raids.

The Department of Education’s SWAT team bungled a raid on a woman initially reported to be under investigation for not paying her student loans. Wait, what? The Department of EDUCATION has a SWAT team?

Looks like we’re right on pace for Judge Dredd and RoboCop, coming soon to a town near you. Original Article