Has the U.S. become a police state?
Swat raids up by 10X in 20 years, most just to execute a search warrant
Heavy militarization of police forces
More people fatally shot by police per DAY than by British police in 3 YEARS
9 Federal gov't agencies have swat teams - Dept of Education, NASA, Consumer Product Safety Commission, etc.
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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.
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