Police State Rising: SWAT Teams Occupy America

No good thing can come from the overuse of SWAT Teams. Since a major report about the overuse of flash bang grenades, and the damage they do, was published recently, it is interesting that the Week also published a feature on “The Troubling Rise of SWAT Teams.” In Tomkins County, New York, earlier this month, as many as 150 police officers from no less than 18 law enforcement agencies engaged in a three-day standoff at a family home. Their goal? To arrest one David M. Cady Jr., who had Read more […]

Government Considered Using Military to Defeat Cliven Bundy

If you thought it was illegal for the United States military to be used against American citizens, the current administration disagrees with you. According to the Washington Times, the White House considered calling out the military to deal with Cliven Bundy. Happily, they didn’t do so, but they could have. A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military Read more […]

SWAT Team Raids Texas Organic Farm, Holds Residents At Gunpoint

The latest example of the militarization of police comes out of the Lone Star State. A community of people had the audacity to live on a 3.5-acre self-sustaining organic farm in Arlington, Texas they called the Garden of Eden. That alone is enough of an offense these days that warrants drone surveillance and swift action from a SWAT team decked out in military gear, wielding automatic weapons. In their raid, SWAT team members mowed down grass that city code enforcers claimed was too high and ripped Read more […]

Two First-Graders Suspended For Playing Cops & Robbers

Just a couple weeks ago, a 6-year-old student was suspended for pretending to “shoot” another student with his hand and saying, “Pow!” He was playing of course, but the school officials were alarmed by the boy’s behavior and suspended him. In the assistant principal’s letter to the student’s parents, she wrote that their son “threatened to shoot another student.” After the parents secured a lawyer, they appealed the decision of the school, and the school overturned the student’s Read more […]

Will a SWAT Team Invade Your Business?

The following is from Jan Morgan’s website: “This documentary exposes the blatant trampling of the Constitutional rights of Americans during white collar crime investigations by the Department of Justice and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. “This documentary is not about the guilt or innocence of the citizens involved. It is about the increasing number of unconstitutional, para-military, gestapo style raid tactics involving two agencies of the federal government. “These Read more […]