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  • Universal Shield for Tactical Use

    11/17/2017 11:08:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/17/2017 | J Hines
    Point man on a tactical team in the military or Law Enforcement SWAT teams are usually assigned the “shield”. This lucky person has the extraordinary fun time to lug around a 20 pound Kevlar and peep through the small windows just to shoot one handed with their pistol. Though the shield has multiple purpose, it is a very clunky thing to use. But, not bad as a bullet sponger, again as the person carrying one its a bitch if you’re taking some rounds. Its a good thing that manufacturers are always thinking to innovate to help make things a little...
  • Employee testifies about seeing first shot in Twin Peaks melee

    10/24/2017 7:14:27 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 10/24/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A biker with a "big yellow helmet" who appeared to be in charge pulled out a "long, 'Dirty Harry'-type pistol" and fired the first shot in the May 2015 Twin Peaks biker brawl, a former Twin Peaks employee testified Tuesday. While testimony thus far has not revealed who was wearing the "big yellow helmet," previous video and photographic evidence presented by the state show Jacob Carrizal leading a band of Bandidos into Twin Peaks while riding a shiny blue motorcycle and wearing a yellow helmet. Also, a CNN special on the one-year anniversary of the shootout featured an interview with...
  • Heros and Zeros: Vegas

    10/12/2017 11:03:07 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 53 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | October 10, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Time to call out a few, given that Reuters is making excuses (big shock). I'll start with the heroes. Among them was the unarmed hotel security guy who attempted to interdict the shooter but could not get through the door because the shooter had driven screws into the frame. He took a round to the leg when the shooter blindly emptied a mag through the door of the suite but he'll be ok. Next up is the ex-service member who stole a truck and used it to transport injured people out of the kill zone. If they prosecute that guy,...
  • [Vanity]Elian Gonzalez as Trump DACA Victim mockup

    09/07/2017 12:10:32 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 13 replies
    Self Vanity ^ | 7 September 2017 | Self
    Enjoy and pass along to your moonbat friends.
  • WATCH: 'Ex-SWAT Deputy' Seen Protecting Local Houston Businesses from Looters

    08/31/2017 8:45:50 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    Twitter video ^ | 8-31-17
    Click on the link to see the video.
  • His parents said he just needed to sleep. A SWAT team came instead.

    07/16/2017 11:33:33 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 68 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 7/16/17 | Jenna Russell
    HINGHAM — As police cars rolled into his pristine suburban neighborhood last Saturday night, past the sprawling Colonials and manicured lawns, and as dozens of officers from across the region surrounded his home, Russell Reeves begged them again and again to back off. In a bedroom upstairs his son Austin, 26, was distraught over a breakup. He had told his family he needed time alone. With him was his dog and his 9 mm handgun. If you pressure him, if he feels cornered, Reeves said he told the police, this will end with Austin killing himself.snip “Please,” the frightened father...
  • Baltimore SWAT: “I Want You To Walk In There And Kill This Guy”

    03/29/2017 4:53:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 29 Mar, 2017 | Bob Owens
    A dramatic incident unfolded during a hostage standoff in Baltimore when a SWAT officer was told by his supervisor to walk into a room and execute a hostage taker. The sergeant’s instructions are unequivocal. “I want you to walk in there and kill this guy,” he tells the shooter, Zachary Wein, who is a 14-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, and an eight-year veteran of the SWAT team. “He’s high on drugs. He can kill the girl at any second,” the sergeant, who police officials declined to identify by name, continues. “I don’t see any need for less lethal.”...
  • Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas

    03/26/2017 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 150 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2017 | Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker
    President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions. The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be...
  • Murder or Self-Defense if Officer Is Killed in Raid?

    03/18/2017 5:10:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 54 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 18 March 2017 | Kevin Sack
    With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects’ homes. Five months and 85 miles apart, two cases took starkly divergent legal paths. Joshua Aaron Hall had been a resident of the Burleson County Jail for about a week when he requested a meeting with Gene Hermes, the sheriff’s investigator who had locked him up for violating probation. The stocky lawman arrived in the featureless interview room on the morning of Dec. 13, 2013, placed his soda cup on the table and apologized for not getting there sooner. He asked in...
  • SWAT Team Finds no Sign of Reported Gunman at Stanton Motel

    02/02/2017 1:15:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    After a several hours standoff, a motel room was empty when an Orange County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team entered early Thursday morning with a warrant, authorities said. Officers raced to the Riviera Motel at 11892 Beach Boulevard at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday when a man told dispatchers he thought he’d heard people arguing and at least one gunshot, Lt. Kevin La Pyrne said. “Deputies set up a containment around the motel room and attempted to make contact with the occupants of that room,” La Pyrne said. “but nobody answered.” Surrounding rooms were evacuated and a SWAT team took up positions while...
  • Two police officers shot in Canonsburg; search for shooter underway (S.W. Pennsylvania)

    11/10/2016 3:19:15 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 33 replies
    WPXI & Cox ^ | November 10
    CANONSBURG, Pa. - Two police officers were shot early Thursday during a SWAT situation in Canonsburg, Washington County. The officers were shot at about 4 a.m. and an active search for the shooter is ongoing.
  • Seattle's homeless crisis Episode 16: county protest ends with a riot and return to indoor shelters

    11/09/2016 2:07:19 PM PST · by mainestategop · 7 replies
      The protest of Share/wheel at the County Administration building has ended... The squeaky wheel gets the grease. A week ago, The Seattle city council and the King county Administration has caved in to the demands of the largest bum mafia in America. Of course we all know they were in on it the whole time! I mean they want any excuse they can get to raise taxes and increase the size of government!!! The government has agreed to give in to share's demands for funding and has awarded them $428,000 in funding. In addition they will be teaming...
  • Apology Issued After Officers Raid Wrong Home (SWAT in Clifton, Colorado)

    09/16/2016 11:31:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Denver CBS Local Channel 4 ^ | September 15, 2016 6:09 PM | CLIFTON, Colo. (CBS4)
    The incident happened on Tuesday at Coronado Court in the town of Clifton in Mesa County. Police said they thought they were targeting a methamphetamine operation and instead forcefully entered a couple’s condo with five children inside. Mesa County and Grand Junction SWAT members surrounded the condo and broke down the front door and destroyed windows as they breached the house.
  • SWAT teams shot suspect with 68 bullets (2006)

    08/13/2016 1:45:23 AM PDT · by packrat01 · 80 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 1, 2006 | Gary Taylor and Kelly Griffith
    The Polk County sheriff says they fired 110 times at the man who `executed' a deputy. October 1, 2006|By Gary Taylor and Kelly Griffith, Sentinel Staff Writers Face to face with an armed man suspected of killing a Polk County deputy sheriff, SWAT officers riddled his body with 68 bullets. Altogether, nine officers fired 110 times Friday at Angilo Freeland, who Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said "executed" one of his deputies. "That's all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more," Judd said after autopsy results were released Saturday. The slain deputy, Matt Williams, 39, was...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Armed man 'covered in blood' holed up in German restaurant

    08/07/2016 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | August 7, 2016 | Alix Culbertson
    A huge police presence is in the German city of Saarbrücken, next to the French border, and officers have sealed off the area. A police official said the man seemed to be in an "exceptional psychological situation" and there were no indications it was a terrorist-related incident. It remained unclear how he came by his injuries. Counter-terrorism officers have been scrambled to the scene and it is believed staff at the "Dubrovnik" restaurant on Kupfergasse Road managed to escape when the gunman entered the building at 9.15am on Sunday. He is thought to have ordered staff out of the building...
  • Threat to Dallas police headquarters triggers SWAT response (they're on lockdown right now)

    07/09/2016 3:42:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 9. 2016 | Claire Ballor
    A possible threat against Dallas police put their headquarters on high alert Saturday afternoon, days after officers came under fire in downtown Dallas. The doors to the complex on South Lamar Street were locked and officers could be seen inside taking a defensive stance at the doors. [Snip] WFAA-TV (Channel 8) was reporting the threat came from an armed group in Houston.
  • Sources: DPD headquarters on lockdown, SWAT deployed for 'serious threat' ( live broadcast )

    07/09/2016 2:46:34 PM PDT · by blueyon · 234 replies
    WFAA.com ^ | 7/09/16 | Staff
    Sources tell NEWS 8 that Dallas Police Headquarters is under a lockdown Saturday afternoon due to a threat that is being 'taken seriously' by police. The lockdown was put into place shortly after 4 p.m. DPD SWAT has been deployed to headquarters, sources say.
  • Officers waited for SWAT at Orlando Pulse Shooting

    06/27/2016 5:21:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Early response outside of Pulse from Cell Phone Video Details are emerging about the Orlando Pulse Massacre.  It is clear that some of the first impressions were false.First, there was not any initial exchange of fire inside of the club.  Officers did not fire at the murderer in the club, or he at them, until the last few minutes, three hours later, when SWAT officers broke into the bathrooms through a wall. There was an initial exchange of gunfire, but it was outside of the club.  The off duty police officer/security officer quickly disengaged as the murderer entered the...
  • Archaeologists discover layers of Indo-Greek city in Swat

    06/26/2016 6:51:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Dawn News ^ | Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Fazal Khaliq
    Archaeologists excavate Indo-Greek and Saka-Parthian structures at Bazira, Swat. -- Dawn photo Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Terracotta baroque female figurine, circa 3rd-2nd BC. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat
  • Vanity/Weird posting response message yesterday and today

    06/20/2016 11:25:37 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 24 replies
    Got this response trying to post last eve and again today. "Return to article" is a link back to the article??? "Thank you for your contribution. Your comment has been submitted for review. Return to article." Now it has stopped just as it did last eve. Any one ever see this B$. Sent Jim Rob an email asking no reply as yet?