Yes it does make life a bit tougher for the Police and I do feel for them. BUT for to long the Police have had next to zero respect for the public. Wrong addresses on warrants, no warrants, shooting of pet animals, etc.
It’s about time that they started to take their jobs seriously and make sure that the information they are acting upon is accurate. And act like Peace Officers not para-military wanna-be’s.
And yes, before I go to far there ARE instances where SWAT is required. But does EVERY department have to have one? Why not have a State Police based one that all of the local offices can use?
Totally agree with you, I feel like most cops anymore are itching to put the hurt on citizens. They shoot dogs for the hell of it even when they are leashed, and they flat out enjoy beating the S%%t out of people just because they can. This law, at the least, will make them think twice before they go kicking in someone’s door for fun and games on a Saturday night. I’m sorry but I used to respect law enforcement but I have absolutely zero now. They don’t keep you safe, they always show up after the crime has been committed and then they treat you like the perp. We live in a society where you must protect yourself, because no one else is going too.
Police in Indiana now have the added burden of having to confirm their information before they tear up someone’s home and shoot its occupants.
I'll back you up but go a little further: anybody saying that their community, or county, needs paramilitary SWAT training and weapons needs to go back ten years and list the episodes that lead to that conclusion. That will put an end to that BS.
I think the reasoning behind having so many SWAT units per state is for immediate heavy-capability response, probably for things such as hostage situations and bomb threats. Though things like terrorist acts I feel would happen and be over before a good enough response can be mounted.
And that is just one reason why every state needs to be neutered as far as being able to limit our God-given right to self-defense.
Except for the urbanized areas, a county swat team should be more than sufficient for the times they really need it. Better to have it at that level anyway, since it would be controlled by the Sheriff, and if abused, he would be have to answer directly to the citizens he is abusing at the polling place.