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by Peter Moskos

October 22, 2008

Another Isolated Incident

"It’s not that SWAT tactics are always wrong. It’s that they’re frighteningly too often the first resort with the police departments that have them." That's from The Agitator. It's worth reading.

1 comment:

dave h. said...

This is a very good point. Some agencies have simply forgotten the intended use of these teams (hostage/barricade situations and other CRITICAL incidents). There is a lot of good criminal justice-related stuff on The Agitator. I still visit some times, but I think the focus on SWAT/NARC stuff gives its readers a distorted view of policing.