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  • Baltimore SWAT: “I Want You To Walk In There And Kill This Guy”

    03/29/2017 4:53:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 29 Mar, 2017 | Bob Owens
    A dramatic incident unfolded during a hostage standoff in Baltimore when a SWAT officer was told by his supervisor to walk into a room and execute a hostage taker. The sergeant’s instructions are unequivocal. “I want you to walk in there and kill this guy,” he tells the shooter, Zachary Wein, who is a 14-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, and an eight-year veteran of the SWAT team. “He’s high on drugs. He can kill the girl at any second,” the sergeant, who police officials declined to identify by name, continues. “I don’t see any need for less lethal.”...
  • Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

    03/26/2017 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 150 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2017 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker
    President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be...
  • Murder or Self-Defense if Officer Is Killed in Raid?

    03/18/2017 5:10:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 March 2017 | Kevin Sack
    With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects’ homes. Five months and 85 miles apart, two cases took starkly divergent legal paths. Joshua Aaron Hall had been a resident of the Burleson County Jail for about a week when he requested a meeting with Gene Hermes, the sheriff’s investigator who had locked him up for violating probation. The stocky lawman arrived in the featureless interview room on the morning of Dec. 13, 2013, placed his soda cup on the table and apologized for not getting there sooner. He asked in...
  • SWAT Team Finds no Sign of Reported Gunman at Stanton Motel

    02/02/2017 1:15:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    After a several hours standoff, a motel room was empty when an Orange County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team entered early Thursday morning with a warrant, authorities said. Officers raced to the Riviera Motel at 11892 Beach Boulevard at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday when a man told dispatchers he thought he’d heard people arguing and at least one gunshot, Lt. Kevin La Pyrne said. “Deputies set up a containment around the motel room and attempted to make contact with the occupants of that room,” La Pyrne said. “but nobody answered.” Surrounding rooms were evacuated and a SWAT team took up positions while...
  • Two police officers shot in Canonsburg; search for shooter underway (S.W. Pennsylvania)

    11/10/2016 3:19:15 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 33 replies
    WPXI & Cox ^ | November 10
    CANONSBURG, Pa. - Two police officers were shot early Thursday during a SWAT situation in Canonsburg, Washington County. The officers were shot at about 4 a.m. and an active search for the shooter is ongoing.
  • Seattle's homeless crisis Episode 16: county protest ends with a riot and return to indoor shelters

    11/09/2016 2:07:19 PM PST · by mainestategop · 7 replies
      The protest of Share/wheel at the County Administration building has ended... The squeaky wheel gets the grease. A week ago, The Seattle city council and the King county Administration has caved in to the demands of the largest bum mafia in America. Of course we all know they were in on it the whole time! I mean they want any excuse they can get to raise taxes and increase the size of government!!! The government has agreed to give in to share's demands for funding and has awarded them $428,000 in funding. In addition they will be teaming...
  • Apology Issued After Officers Raid Wrong Home (SWAT in Clifton, Colorado)

    09/16/2016 11:31:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Denver CBS Local Channel 4 ^ | September 15, 2016 6:09 PM | CLIFTON, Colo. (CBS4)
    The incident happened on Tuesday at Coronado Court in the town of Clifton in Mesa County. Police said they thought they were targeting a methamphetamine operation and instead forcefully entered a couple’s condo with five children inside. Mesa County and Grand Junction SWAT members surrounded the condo and broke down the front door and destroyed windows as they breached the house.
  • SWAT teams shot suspect with 68 bullets (2006)

    08/13/2016 1:45:23 AM PDT · by packrat01 · 80 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 1, 2006 | Gary Taylor and Kelly Griffith
    The Polk County sheriff says they fired 110 times at the man who `executed' a deputy. October 1, 2006|By Gary Taylor and Kelly Griffith, Sentinel Staff Writers Face to face with an armed man suspected of killing a Polk County deputy sheriff, SWAT officers riddled his body with 68 bullets. Altogether, nine officers fired 110 times Friday at Angilo Freeland, who Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said "executed" one of his deputies. "That's all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more," Judd said after autopsy results were released Saturday. The slain deputy, Matt Williams, 39, was...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Armed man 'covered in blood' holed up in German restaurant

    08/07/2016 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | August 7, 2016 | Alix Culbertson
    A huge police presence is in the German city of Saarbrücken, next to the French border, and officers have sealed off the area. A police official said the man seemed to be in an "exceptional psychological situation" and there were no indications it was a terrorist-related incident. It remained unclear how he came by his injuries. Counter-terrorism officers have been scrambled to the scene and it is believed staff at the "Dubrovnik" restaurant on Kupfergasse Road managed to escape when the gunman entered the building at 9.15am on Sunday. He is thought to have ordered staff out of the building...
  • Threat to Dallas police headquarters triggers SWAT response (they're on lockdown right now)

    07/09/2016 3:42:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 9. 2016 | Claire Ballor
    A possible threat against Dallas police put their headquarters on high alert Saturday afternoon, days after officers came under fire in downtown Dallas. The doors to the complex on South Lamar Street were locked and officers could be seen inside taking a defensive stance at the doors. [Snip] WFAA-TV (Channel 8) was reporting the threat came from an armed group in Houston.
  • Sources: DPD headquarters on lockdown, SWAT deployed for 'serious threat' ( live broadcast )

    07/09/2016 2:46:34 PM PDT · by blueyon · 234 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 7/09/16 | Staff
    Sources tell NEWS 8 that Dallas Police Headquarters is under a lockdown Saturday afternoon due to a threat that is being 'taken seriously' by police. The lockdown was put into place shortly after 4 p.m. DPD SWAT has been deployed to headquarters, sources say.
  • Officers waited for SWAT at Orlando Pulse Shooting

    06/27/2016 5:21:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Early response outside of Pulse from Cell Phone Video Details are emerging about the Orlando Pulse Massacre.  It is clear that some of the first impressions were false.First, there was not any initial exchange of fire inside of the club.  Officers did not fire at the murderer in the club, or he at them, until the last few minutes, three hours later, when SWAT officers broke into the bathrooms through a wall. There was an initial exchange of gunfire, but it was outside of the club.  The off duty police officer/security officer quickly disengaged as the murderer entered the...
  • Archaeologists discover layers of Indo-Greek city in Swat

    06/26/2016 6:51:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Dawn News ^ | Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Fazal Khaliq
    Archaeologists excavate Indo-Greek and Saka-Parthian structures at Bazira, Swat. -- Dawn photo Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Terracotta baroque female figurine, circa 3rd-2nd BC. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat
  • Vanity/Weird posting response message yesterday and today

    06/20/2016 11:25:37 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 24 replies
    Got this response trying to post last eve and again today. "Return to article" is a link back to the article??? "Thank you for your contribution. Your comment has been submitted for review. Return to article." Now it has stopped just as it did last eve. Any one ever see this B$. Sent Jim Rob an email asking no reply as yet?
  • Officers may have shot Orlando club patrons

    06/17/2016 6:48:45 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 88 replies
    WFAA 8 ABC ^ | 14 June 2016 | Arek Sarkissian
    Omar Mateen, the killer who claimed allegiance to the Islamic State, hid in a bathroom at Pulse, a gay nightclub where he had slaughtered scores of people. A wall of cinder block separated him from a team of police officers outside. For three hours early Sunday morning, crisis negotiators tried to end the siege. Then Mateen — whom police said had acted “cool and calm” during discussions — talked about killing more people. Alarmed, police placed an explosive device against the wall and detonated it. The breach failed; the hole wasn’t large enough to allow for a successful rescue. A...
  • Minneapolis SWAT Team to Get New Uniforms to Change 'Militarized' Perception

    02/29/2016 7:38:08 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/29/16 | Jennie Lissarrague & Katherine Johnson
    The Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT team is getting new uniforms to minimize the perception of a "militarized" look. The police department said they will not eliminate any necessary equipment but will just change the color from military green to dark navy blue, which the department says is more consistent with traditional police uniform and equipment colors. Police department officials say they made the change after community members both locally and nationally voiced concerns about the militarized look of the SWAT team. They say the SWAT team is not a military unit and is not trained by the military, so they...
  • Frustrated Scammers Make 911 Calls, SWAT Team Surrounds Victim’s Home

    02/12/2016 8:20:52 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 10 Feb, 2016 | CBS Denver
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) - It's a new twist on the old IRS scam and it ended with a Colorado Springs woman being surrounded by the SWAT team. According to KKTV, police swarmed the home on Windy Oaks Road near Northgate and Highway 83 on the north side of Colorado Springs on Tuesday after receiving several 911 calls. One call said the homeowner, Jim Davis, was threatening to kill other people. In another call someone pretending to be Jim Davis said armed men were outside demanding money.
  • Golden Hammer: Feds Spending Millions to Arm Agencies that Don't Need Guns (EPA, FDA, VA, etc.)

    01/09/2016 4:01:44 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 7, 2016 | Kellan Howell
    <p>As the U.S. engages in a national debate over the militarization of the police, federal data shows that government agencies charged with largely administrative roles are spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase SWAT and military-style equipment.</p> <p>Since FY 2006, 44 traditionally administrative agencies have spent over $71 million on items like body armor, riot helmets and shields, cannon launchers and police firearms and ammunition, according to federal spending data from watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com.</p>
  • Federal judge: Drinking tea, shopping at a gardening store is probable cause

    12/29/2015 6:06:30 PM PST · by Twotone · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2015 | Radley Balko
    In April 2012, a Kansas SWAT team raided the home of Robert and Addie Harte, their 7-year-old daughter and their 13-year-old son. The couple, both former CIA analysts, awoke to pounding at the door. When Robert Harte answered, SWAT agents flooded the home. He was told to lie on the floor. When Addie Harte came out to see what was going on, she saw her husband on his stomach as SWAT cop stood over him with a gun.
  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,436 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility: