swat raids

Another day, another black man killed by police. One newspaper lists the overall total so far this year as 532: people of color, people unarmed, people with mental disabilities. The number may even be higher.
Sheriff's deputies raided the home without identifying themselves, Shook said, contrary to their claims that they told Hooks
It is a bitter irony that thousands of kids have experienced needless violence or had their families ripped apart in the name of drug prohibition.
This seems consistent with other polling data showing that the public is finally turning on issues like marijuana legalization
HuffPost writer and investigative reporter Radley Balko is the author of the new book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization
"It's frustrating because I keep meeting these great people," he says of the victims. "And the more I learn about them, the
Matthew David Stewart played no part in the altercation, and he was asleep when it happened. But Gabriel told him about the
In the end, a 26-year-old man is dead, his wife is a widow and his children are fatherless. His family will be well-compensated
As Natasha Allen walked away from the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse Friday, 18 months after her oldest son was gunned
The fact is, more American police officers have died fighting crime in the United States over the past 12 years than American
The vast majority of SWAT deployments today are to serve search warrants for drug crimes. HuffPost Investigative Reporter Radley Balko writes that it is time to start drawing down and rolling back police militarization in the United States.
“It’s really about a lack of imagination and a lack of creativity,” says Norm Stamper, a retired cop who served as police
Groff's ruling highlighted another trend that would play out alongside the increase in paramilitary drug raids over the next
In November 2002, Lewis Cauthorne was in the basement with his mother, girlfriend, and three-year-old daughter when a police
Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming
In this case, the police did at least knock, and waited long enough for someone to come answer the door. They had a warrant
Ultimately, another innocent, unarmed person was shot dead by a cop in the course of a highly-volatile raid on a private
Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming
In the end, the police conducted a volatile, fully armed, nighttime SWAT raid, then shot a man in the chest over consensual
And so the raids went on. In 1995, the Rev. Accleyne Williams, a 75-year-old retired minister, died of a heart attack after