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Another tragic death caused by overuse of SWAT
Another tragic death due to the excessive and unnecessary use of paramilitary force by police:
It was a question of tactics--about whether sending a SWAT team into the home of a guy who was at worst a small-stakes pot dealer was an appropriate use of force. As Eleanor Shockett, a retired Miami-Dade circuit judge, told Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo. "What in the hell were they doing with a SWAT team? To break into someone's home at six in the morning, possibly awaken someone from a deep sleep, someone who has a concealed weapons permit? What did they expect to happen?"
I highly recommend the Raid Of The Day series by Radley Balko, illustrating how much we have given up in our paranoia about crime and drugs.