I've been remiss in visiting Radley lately. He, as always, has a bunch of interesting posts. Don't miss the latest news on Anthony Diotaiuto, the 23 year old bartender that was killed in a botched SWAT team raid on his apartment over a couple of ounces of pot. All this time has passed and the family still has no answers to why this happened.
Radley also posts an interesting email from Norm Stamper in regards to SWAT teams. I agree with both of them. SWAT teams have their purpose and in instances of imminent public harm, they should be deployed, but to use them for the most ordinary of drug busts is to invite disaster, as Radley's new white paper details all too depressingly well.