We, as a society
Last year, about this time, we were talking about Radley Balko’s report of a SWAT raid in Missouri. It was a horrifying video with children being endangered, pets being shot, and a small amount of marijuana being found.
That was May 5th, 2010.
It is now May 30th, 2011.
Here is a post from Radley Balko in which we find out that this is still happening.
This is what tyranny looks and sounds like.
Edit: Apparently, this video is not from earlier this year but from 2008. That makes it somewhat less horrifying, I suppose.
Edit Part Two: Astute commenter Bob points out here that policy changes set last year have resulted in no SWAT team kinetic entrances so far this year (compared to 10 by May 11th last year). While I am far more prone to see this as a return to bare minimum standards from waaaay out there in what-the-heckopia… it remains a change in a very good direction. So we got that going for us, which is nice.