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Monday, June 26, 2006

Blumner: Supreme Court has unleashed an 'invading army'

Salt Lake Tribune
By Robyn Blumner
Tribune Media Services

And when police come charging through the wrong door, they aren't dressed in a trench-coat and Dockers. These raids are typically conducted by militarized SWAT teams, outfitted for war. They are dressed in black masks and carry military-issue automatic weapons and other paramilitary gear, obtained gratis from the Pentagon. People who experienced such a raid must have felt like they were being attacked by an invading army. It isn't any wonder that, as in war, there is significant ''collateral damage.''


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