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Another dumb S.W.A.T. raid?

Instapundit has an interesting post on the actions of sheriff’s deputies in Denver, enforcing a court order. He takes pains to post both sides, the complainants and the cops, but then he can’t resist ending it with a swiping bit of irrelevance more worthy of a snarling liberal than a dispassionate libertarian: "I doubt they’d have gone this route in a fancy neighborhood nearly as quickly as in a trailer park."

As an old cop reporter who has frequently been infuriated by police behavior, I must say they’d have to be terminally stupid not to treat a trailer park differently than a fancy neighborhood, considering they’re statistically a lot more likely to be gunned down in the former than the latter. That Prof. Reynolds–whose good stuff I read every day–doesn’t seem to realize this doesn’t speak too well of his understanding of law enforcement. Or is it just another example of the blogosphere’s tendency to go off half-cocked?