SWAT mission creep

While police militarization and the expansion of police paramilitary units were controversial topics before Ferguson, they have gotten even more attention since. This article (with a trailer) describes the award-winning new documentary Do Not Resist. The filmmaker’s father was a SWAT commander in Michigan in the days before the use of such units in search warrant cases became more frequent.

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One Response to “SWAT mission creep”

  1. Ashley Says:

    The article raises several good points, particularity those relating to asset forfeiture and “policing for profit.”
    However, I’m not sure about a blanket assertion that “warrior culture…divides law enforcement from the public they’re sworn to serve.” While the warrior mode shouldn’t be the default, I agree with Chuck Ramsey’s contention that we need cops with the guardian’s mindset and the warrior’s heart.

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