Saturday, April 19, 2014

The United States of SWAT

Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens.


Anonymous said...

Even in Kiwiland where there has been a proud heritage of unarmed service from our Police Service there is a grave change to a Police 'Force' as the Police Union leader said recently:

"The laws are often made by those that live in the leafier suburbs who develop their law and order from dinner parties, rather than bottle-throwing parties," Mr O'Connor said.

"We are the coercive arm of the state that must be able to impose the will of the state on those who would thumb their noses at the laws, and we must have the power and ability to do that."

Police staff knew "putting police in the face of potential offenders" was the best way to reduce crime, he said.

From to Keep the Queen's Peace to intimidation and violence as tools to prempt transgressions?

Kiwi III

Unknown said...

The true problem is the lack of American Citizens who will not comply. They are and will continue to instill fear so that they can continue their agenda. Wish all could follow the example of the many Constitutional groups like Oath Keepers, the 9-12 Project, etc. Shall we be blamed for what we do by our children or children's children. I have seen this slowly move into a National Police Force type of force. God help us all. For OUR Republic

Paul X said...

Don't be overly concerned about this. It is part of the inevitable path toward Revolution and the end of empire.

"the British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, & what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. yet where does this anarchy exist? where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? and can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. they were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. god forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. the people cannot be all, & always, well informed. the past which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive; if they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. we have had 13. states independant 11. years. there has been one rebellion. that comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. what country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? let them take arms. the remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. what signify a few lives lost in a century or two? the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it's natural manure."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to William S. Smith

Anonymous said...

A so called 'police/soldier', who would willingly participate in a hard core raid over a defaulted school loan needs to have his head examined, and likely is far too dangerous of a personality to have a firearm in his or her hands at all.

My knowledge of the law and of myself, tells me that I am not a criminal deserving of such treatment. Nor is my wife and children.

If a 'swat team' forced their way into my home for any reason, I would endeavor to kill as many of them as I could, aiming for that little critical area below the helmet and above the chest/neck armor.

Any questions LEO's?

Anonymous said...

For John Fund to write that article is huge . He is a very well known and respected journalist.

Mark Matis said...

Groin is a better target, Anonymous at April 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM. Not as easy to gyrate out of your aim. And stops them just as surely.

Of course, the BEST bet is to get inside their OODA loop before they even get into your home. They blast the latching mechanism, and then kick the door open and throw in a flashbang. If you have a sturdy means of securing the door AWAY from the immediate vicinity of the latch, when they kick the door to open it, it won't move significantly. If they've already armed that flashbang, well...

And if by chance their ram or a foot comes THROUGH the door and you have a snare set up which captures it. Well, blow that foot off and let the stack deal with "stumpy". That also upsets their OODA loop...