NegaDeath wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 14:28:
SWAT teams are necessary.
SWAT teams, as a thing, are necessary, just like patents are necessary and mosquitoes are necessary and bottled water is necessary.
SWAT teams, individually, often have no reason to exist and there are way too many of them, just like patents, mosquitoes and bottled water.
The militarization of the police has been insane. Damn near every town now has a SWAT team armed well enough to make 1980s LA SWAT teams jealous, but without the training or the need.