As police have become more militarized, the role of SWAT teams has morphed – from use in emergency situations to fighting the drug war.
SWAT: Mission Creep
SWAT teams were created in the 1960s to combat violent events. Since then, the specialized teams have morphed into a force increasingly used in routine policing, most often to serve drug warrants,sometimes with disastrous results. Which raises the question -- are we too militarized?
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