Moral/Rational case against SWAT raids
An interesting post. The comments, many by military who served in Iraq, are likewise of interest. I don't doubt that there are situations where use of a SWAT team is wise, but it seems to be becoming the default tool for search warrant execution. One commenter notes such a team was used, with fatal results, to arrest a doctor for gambling on sports events. I noted earlier use of a team, flash-bangs, and an armored vehicle in Maricopa County, to raid a guy charged with cockfighting. I know a fellow in Tucson who experienced that sort of a raid on charges of forgery (not even faking a signature; in AZ forgery includes any use of a "false document").