Sunday, June 26, 2011

We'd like to know the answer to that as well

The American peasant is constantly lectured that SWAT teams need to be routinely deployed these days for the most minor of search warrant services, even for aged or infirm suspects, ostensibly for reasons of "officer safety".

Radley Balko poses a very interesting question - if such extreme overkill is indeed a true necessity, then why was FBI Ten Most Wanted List member James "Whitey" Bulger, an extremely dangerous double-digit murder suspect who had upwards of thirty firearms in his apartment when he was arrested the other day, lured out and taken into custody without incident by using a simple and effective phone call ruse?

(h/t to Billy Beck)

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