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Old 04-07-2012, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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If that was in the US, they probably would have SWAT teamed her while dressed in battle gear with ski masks obscuring their faces.
you don't actually believe that do you? swat teams have had a little more to deal with than a woman with a record verified as clean forgetting to pay for gas.



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Old 04-07-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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swat teams have had a little more to deal with than a woman with a record verified as clean forgetting to pay for gas.
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What, you mean they're kept busy around the clock, three shifts a day, just swatting people holding hostages in schools and banks?

Even the LAPD, on most days, doesn't activate their Swat team at all. According to wikipedia,
The relative infrequency of SWAT call-outs means these expensively-trained and equipped officers cannot be left to sit around, waiting for an emergency. In many departments the officers are normally deployed to regular duties, but are available for SWAT calls.

By illustration, the LAPD's website shows that in 2003, their SWAT units were activated 255 times,[8] for 133 SWAT calls and 122 times to serve high-risk warrants.


And then, at Columbine, the public criticized the Jefferson County sheriff for not having a Swat team standing by, in full gear, waiting for the phone to ring. Your exciting YouTube videos, for all the bandwidth they waste in their off-topic sensationalism, do nothing to enlighten us about the day-to-day routine of small town and rural county Swat teams.

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Old 04-07-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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What, you mean they're kept busy around the clock, three shifts a day, just swatting people holding hostages in schools and banks?

Even the LAPD, on most days, doesn't activate their Swat team at all. According to wikipedia,
The relative infrequency of SWAT call-outs means these expensively-trained and equipped officers cannot be left to sit around, waiting for an emergency. In many departments the officers are normally deployed to regular duties, but are available for SWAT calls.

By illustration, the LAPD's website shows that in 2003, their SWAT units were activated 255 times,[8] for 133 SWAT calls and 122 times to serve high-risk warrants.

And then, at Columbine, the public criticized the Jefferson County sheriff for not having a Swat team standing by, in full gear, waiting for the phone to ring. Your exciting YouTube videos, for all the bandwidth they waste in their off-topic sensationalism, do nothing to enlighten us about the day-to-day routine of small town and rural county Swat teams.
that wasn't the point. the point is they're only activated to high risk incidents and the us isn't the police state it's being exaggerated like crazy to be. most likely, the same thing that happened with the woman forgetting to pay for gas would've happened here. i blew off a toll on 267 towards dulles once. on the phone a couple weeks later, all they did was ask me to pay it. no police showed up let alone a swat team in ski masks.
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