Radley Balko is the leading author on the militarization of our local police forces and wrote “Rise of the Warrior Cop”, which I haven’t read yet but need to. Mr. Balko moved his blog to the Huffington Post, but The Agitator was a great read while it lasted.
Recently, some apologists for military home invasions SWAT raids have sprung up and Mr. Balko is meeting their argument head on. Here’s the link if you are interested.
Remember kids, police officers are government, and the government never wants to give up power, even the power to break up poker games and kill innocent Americans in wrong-house raids. Police departments around the country have gsome shiny new SWAT toys and piles of cash from the federal government, and they want to keep them.