The United States of SWAT

The Democrats may be cutting the defense budget and downsizing the official military but the militarization of the rest of our big, growing and greedy federal government continues.

“Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? All of these have their own SWAT units and are part of a worrying trend towards the militarization of federal agencies — not to mention local police forces.”

Get in their way at your own risk. Officer Friendly is a child’s fable. They are not armed to the teeth to help you.

Via National Review Online.

One response to “The United States of SWAT

  1. And soon we may be witnessing battles between two (or more) rival departments of the government. Be educational 😉