"For decades prior to the introduction of the militarized police units called SWAT teams forty years ago, street officers and detectives routinely tracked down and arrested dangerous murder suspects, and I'm sure that this is still done today, at least in some jurisdictions. But now that practically every community is occupied by a federally subsidized SWAT outfit, it has become common to use those teams for routine missions – not just arresting potentially violent suspects, but serving warrants and other non-crisis situations."
Abetting Police Aggression: The "COPS Effect by William Norman Grigg
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