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SWAT Raids No One is safe!

Written by Subject: Police State


The graphic to the left is from the web site of the Lima, Ohio, SWAT team. In January 2008, the team stormed the home of Tarika Wilson and Anthony Terry during an ordinary drug investigation. A member of the SWAT team shot and killed Wilson -- an unarmed 26-year old -- also blowing a finger off the one-year old son she was holding. Another member of the SWAT team killed two family dogs on a different floor. The police department removed the graphic from the web site following the incident. Wilson's killer was charged with two misdemeanors, acquitted, and continues to work for the Lima police department, though not for the SWAT team.

Created for emergency or very high-intensity situations (snipers, hostages and the like), today SWAT teams deploy more than 50,000 times per year, mostly in low-level drug raids. This is dangerous and wrong, as the killing of Wilson, the maiming of her child, and the image the SWAT team chose to represent itself before things went bad all demonstrate. Please watch our online video, "SWAT Raids -- No One Is Safe," please forward it to your friends, and if possible please post it on your web site. When you're done, please sign the "Petition for Responsible SWAT Reform" to limit SWAT raids to when they're truly needed.

Please consider donating to this effort, and thank you for helping to stop the "war on drugs."


David Borden, Executive Director
Washington, DC










3 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ed Price
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Become a TOP U.S. citizen. Support big government, and the war on America from within.

Comment by Morpheus Titania
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Actually I got this today. I do remember the story. Its good to rerun stuff that people may have forgotten so we keep the brush fires lit in peoples minds

Comment by Powell Gammill
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So have you finally gotten around to reading your early 2008 emails?

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