Pubdate: Thu, 30 Jan 2014
Source: Reno News & Review (NV)
Copyright: 2014 Kirk Muse
Author: Kirk Muse


I've just finished reading Radley Balko's outstanding book, Rise of the
Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces, and I think
I have a solution to ending our drug war and SWAT raids. Require that
all SWAT raids be videotaped before, during and after, with sound. And
these tapes must be available to the news media immediately after the raids.

I believe that if all of the raids that involved the wrong address or
the killing of any people or pets or in front of children, the public
will be outraged and demand an end to them.

For those who have not read Balko's outstanding book, I suggest they
read the introduction and then skip to Chapter 8. If you can set the
book down after reading Chapter 8, then you are either a psychopath or
sociopath and further reading won't help you.

Kirk Muse

Mesa, Ariz. 
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