Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Shocking Tales of 11 of the Most Over the Top US Police Paramilitary Raids and the Innocent People They Victimized

Via avordvet


 The proliferation of SWAT tactics has resulted in wildly disproportionate responses to suspected crimes.
Recently, AlterNet reported on the wrongful police raid of an organic farm suspected of growing marijuana in Arlington, Texas. The massive SWAT team raid lasted for more than 10 hours and resulted in the seizure of vegetables and flowers—but no marijuana was found on the premises. 

This is not the first time police have used paramilitary tactics to raid people’s properties to enforce regulatory laws in the absence of any justifiable threat of harm. Here’s a list of the most outlandish SWAT team raids across the county. 

1. Armed agents raid animal shelter in search of baby deer—and kill it.

More @ Alter Net

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