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Deadly Force: Arming America’s Police – Fault Lines

October 9, 2019

>>EVERY DAY ACROSS AMERICA, MILITARY-STYLE RAIDS ARE TAKING PLACE. LOCAL POLICE DRESSED LIKE SOLDIERS BREAK DOWN DOORS IN THE HUNT FOR DRUGS.>>This is not what we think of as police in a democratic society. This is way out of proportion.>>IN THE PAST, POLICE “SWAT TEAMS” WERE ONLY USED IN EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES. NOW, THEY’RE INCREASINGLY SENT ON ROUTINE TASKS.>>They changed my whole perspective. I’m telling you, when I seen that, it was just like they dropped a bomb. They don’t care what they’ve done, they really don’t.>>TONIGHT, FAULT LINES EXAMINES HOW A MASSIVE RISE THE USE OF “SWAT” IS REDEFINING AMERICA’S POLICE … AND WE ASK WHO IS REALLY PAYING THE PRICE? IN THE US TODAY, THERE ARE NOW TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MILITARY-STYLE POLICE RAIDS EVERY YEAR…BUT ONLY THE WORST CASES MAKE THE NEWS. WE’VE COME TO INVESTIGATE ONE THAT TOOK PLACE IN A RURAL TOWN JUST NORTH OF LOS ANGELES.>>Scared me so bad, they were so military and just huge guns and full gear, like huge puffed out like huge vest. It looked like they were going into a war.>>EARLY MORNING ON JUNE 27, ARMED POLICE FROM ACROSS LA COUNTY CONVERGED ON THE PROPERTY OF EUGENE MALLORY AND HIS WIFE, TONYA PATE. THEIR WARRANT SAID THE PROPERTY WAS BEING USED AS AN ILLEGAL METHAMPHETAMINE LAB.>>Well the entire basis of the search warrant, was that the investigating officers says downwind from the property in spots he was with certainty to smell chemicals.>>This is where I was. I was inside here…>>TONYA WAS INSIDE A TRAILER ON THE PROPERTY, AND HER SON ADRIAN WAS ASLEEP IN ANOTHER TRAILER, WHEN SHE HEARD THE POLICE.>>And it scared me, they scared me so bad that I said “Adrian, come out!” and that’s when that guy told her, “contain her!” so she shoved me into the car and then put the handcuffs on really, really tight and pushed me into the car, but I said, “but my son is in there.”>>A THOROUGH SEARCH OF THE PROPERTY TURNED UP NO SIGN OF METH. DESPITE HER PLEAS, THE POLICE WOULDN’T TELL TONYA WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.>>Every time I would ask she’d just say my detective will be here to talk to you. You just need to shut up, you know, I’m protecting my officers. I said, “from what? You got all the guns!” TONYA WAS TAKEN TO THE POLICE STATION BUT THEN RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE. IT WAS ONLY ON HER RETURN THAT SHE BEGAN TO REALIZE WHAT HAD HAPPENED. DURING THE RAID, THE ARMED OFFICERS ENTERED THE HOUSE WHERE TONYA’S 80-YEAR-OLD HUSBAND WAS SLEEPING… …GUNS DRAWN, SIX SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES MADE THEIR WAY TOWARDS HIS BEDROOM.>>I came back to the house and it was horrible, there was blood all over that bed. It was thick and it was running down the walkway, and there was a lot of it. And I was just like, oh my God.>>EUGENE HAD BEEN SHOT 6 TIMES – FIVE OF THOSE SHOTS WERE FATAL WOUNDS TO THE CHEST.>>The bedding was saturated. Pillows were full of blood. The blood ran all the way down that side. I guess he laid over there and bled to death and died.>>EUGENE KEPT TWO GUNS NEXT TO HIS BED IN LATCHED BOXES. THE INITIAL POLICE REPORT SAYS THE OFFICERS WERE “CONFRONTED” BY AN ARMED SUSPECT.>>So one of the guns was potentially in this?>>Yeah, but he didn’t have enough time…>>Because their story is that he was exiting, hold a gun with both hands, and leveled it at the officers and I think the report says that he was actually killed outside the bedroom…as he was coming out to confront them.>>Well, I got blood inside the room and like I said if he was walking this way or right there, there is no blood in this pathway nor on this rug.>>BOTH EUGENE’S BODY AND HIS GUN WERE MOVED BEFORE INVESTIGATORS REACHED THE SCENE>>where the body drops, where the gun is, why would you move any of these things? Okay, you say he shot at you, everything, he should be dropped where he’s at, his gun should be in his hand – why is everything moved? I don’t believe Gene’s gun was in his hand. That’s why it was moved. I don’t believe Gene was where you said – that’s why he was moved.>>DURING THE RAID, THE POLICE FOUND CANNABIS ON THE PROPERTY AND TONYA’S SON, ADRIAN – WHO HOLDS A MEDICAL MARIJUANA LICENSE – WAS ARRESTED. HE’S BEEN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO SUPPLY A CHARGE THE FAMILY DENIES. NOW TONYA IS FIGHTING TO CLEAR HER FAMILY’S NAME AND GET ANSWERS ABOUT EUGENE’S DEATH.>>That’s him – 80th birthday party.>>He doesn’t look like a dangerous man.>>Anybody with authority, he was very respectful to them, praise them for doing a good job. I mean he would give them thumbs up, fire dept, sheriff’s dept, pat them on the back. Tell em you know what a great job, what would we do with you guys, you know?>>That’s old man river>>Yes (laughs)>>His clothes and his shoes, they smell like him, still in the bedroom and I don’t want to move them. I know you keep taking things away and they’re gone and I don’t want him to be gone, Sebastian! I don’t want him to be gone!>>EUGENE’S BODY WAS BROUGHT HERE TO THE LA COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE FOR AN AUTOPSY SHORTLY AFTER, THE COUNTY HAD THE BODY CREMATED WITHOUT TONYA’S PERMISSION – AND BEFORE SHE COULD GET HER OWN AUTOPSY WE REQUESTED A COPY OF THE CORONER’S REPORT TO BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE RAID. TONYA IS NOW SUING THE COUNTY FOR WRONGFUL DEATH AND HER LAWYERS SAY THE POLICE STORY IS FULL OF HOLES.>>The decedent exited his bedroom with a .22 caliber handgun extended out and held with both hands. The deputy fired at the decedent 6 times, which dropped him to the bedroom floor. So any issues with that so far?>>Absolutely.>>The shots are all reflected downward through Eugene’s body. Gene’s 6’4. That would indicate that he was not standing when he was shot. He down, probably in his bed.>>At 6 foot 4, the shooter would have to be like 8 ft tall to shoot him and have that same downward trajectory.>>The weapon was moved by the officers before the coroner got there. Again, you’re not supposed to tamper with evidence.>>What incentive is there for an officer to move it?>>Maybe he thinks the guy could still be threat and needs to kick the gun away?>>Not with 6 fatal bullets in his body was this fellow gonna move.>>Ok, it says here they recovered the following, florescent lights, two grow lights, a ballast which was on other side of grow room, recovered a black gas mask, some scales, pill bottles that contained marijuana, pill bottle that contained marijuana seeds, empty plastic bags and digital scale.>>Let’s justify killing an 80-year old man for a little bit of marijuana, that’s what their argument is I guess.>>What does this say about the bigger picture here, about how these raids are carried out?>>It is not only in our department here. It is across the country. You’ve seen the increased militarization of police departments. They are like Seal Team 6 coming into a personal residence.>>There’s no legitimate reason for the way they carried this out.>>These people decided. today they will be arrested…>>I know that I’m being surveilled…>>People are not getting the care that they need>>This is acrime against humanity…>>Hands up!>>Don’t shoot!>>Hands up!>>Don’t shoot!>>What do we want?>>Justice!>>When do we want it?>>Now!>>…communicate,,,>>They’re running towards the base…>>…explosions going off… we’re not quite sure what…>>Get em’ how you need?>>To watch more episodes of the Emmy Award winning series Fault Lines, check your local listings or visit >>IN OAKLAND CALIFORNIA, GUNMEN HAVE TAKEN OVER A PASSENGER TRAIN. AN ELITE SWAT TEAM MOVES IN TO NEUTRALIZE THE THREAT – HIGHLY-TRAINED UNITS LIKE THIS ARE CRUCIAL IN SUCH SITUATIONS. THIS TIME IT’S JUST A DRILL – PART OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING EVENT CALLED “URBAN SHIELD”. IT’S THE KIND OF SCENARIO FOR WHICH SWAT TEAMS WERE FIRST FORMED IN THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE 1960S.>>And so SWAT had its genesis with that philosophy and the philosophy of protecting life.>>STEPHEN DOWNING WAS THERE AT THE TIME, AND SAYS THESE UNITS WERE ONLY MEANT FOR THE WORST-CASE SCENARIOS>>These are military type responses, military style tactics and military types of weaponry that are very dangerous in a civilian population.>>NOWADAYS WHILE SWAT TEAMS ARE STILL TRAINED – AND EQUIPPED – TO DEAL WITH THE VERY DEADLIEST THREATS, WHAT’S CHANGED IS HOW THEY’RE BEING USED.>>Are you in this kind of situation a lot?>>Few and far between, better to be prepared.>>Save as many lives as possible>>Are you guys full-time SWAT?>>Does that mean that you’re permanantly waiting for that kind of an event? Or are you deployed on other kinds of operations?>>No I mean, The SWAT guys on a daily basis they’re assigned to a lot of high crime areas. The administration directs them we want to help suppress this.>>So you train for these worst case scenario but when that’s not happening you’re put onto other kinds of operations.>>Yeah, search warrants. The job scope is very vast.>>If all you are doing is waiting for that once every 15 year deployment of some horrible tragedy. We gotta figure out some way to use them. What are we going to use them for? Let’s do drug raids with them. Let’s go into a high crime, lower socio economic areas and let’s patrol the street with them. And that’s where it becomes dangerous.>>PETER KRASKA HAS BEEN STUDYING THE USE OF SWAT – OR AS HE CALLS THEM POLICE PARAMILITARY UNITS – OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES.>>Once upon in a time in the early 1980s, about maybe 20% of police departments had a SWAT team, all of a sudden by 1999, 1998 we were looking at 80% of police departments, small, medium and large all having them.>>BASED ON HIS SURVEYS, THE NUMBER OF SWAT RAIDS HAVE GONE UP BY 1400% SINCE THE 1980’S…AN ESTIMATED 50,000 TAKE PLACE EVERY YEAR.>>Upwards of 80 to 90 percent of those deployments are serving warrants and mostly for drug offenses.>>There have been SWAT raids on bars, where they though there was underage drinking going on… using these SWAT teams to break up poker games, there’ve been raids on amish farms and co-ops that sell unpasteurized milk products.>>The percentage that go wrong is very small. However, when it goes wrong, it goes extremely wrong.>>AS THE USE OF SWAT EXPANDS, MORE AND MORE INNOCENT VICTIMS ARE BEING IMPACTED BY THE RAIDS. COLUMBIA, MISSOURI. LOCAL POLICE RAID THE HOME OF MAN WRONGLY SUSPECTED OF BEING A DRUG DEALER. HIS FAMILY WAS LEFT TRAUMATIZED, THEIR DOG EXECUTED ON THE SPOT. OGDEN, UTAH. A MAN IS FATALLY SHOT WITH A GOLF CLUB IN HIS HAND. THE POLICE WERE ACTUALLY SEARCHING FOR HIS ROOMMATE. PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA. EX-MARINE JOSE GUERENA PICKS UP A RIFLE TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY FROM WHAT HE BELIEVES TO BE A ROBBERY. THE POLICE FIRED 70 ROUNDS, HITTING GUERENA 22 TIMES. HE NEVER FIRED A SHOT. WHILE THE BOTCHED RAIDS COULD BE ISOLATED INCIDENTS, THOSE SOUNDING THE ALARM SAY THE RISE OF MILITARY-STYLE TACTICS IS CHANGING POLICE CULTURE.>>If you dress a guy like a soldier and you give him a soldier’s weapons and you train him like a solider and you send him out in the streets and you tell him he’s fighting a war, yea I absolutely think that has an effect on mentality.>>MEANWHILE, THE TREND IS BEING FUELED BY COMMERCIAL INTERESTS OUTFITTING SWAT TEAMS IS NOW A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS THANKS TO HOMELAND SECURITY GRANTS THAT FLOODED POLICE DEPARTMENTS POST-9/11. HERE AT THE URBAN SHIELD EVENT, PRIVATE COMPANIES DISPLAY THEIR LATEST WARES.>>Welcome to Urban Shield. We have the watch.>>DHS GRANTS TOTALING MORE THAN 34 BILLION DOLLARS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO LOCAL POLICE AGENCIES.>>The federal government has provided so much money they’ve created this military industrial complex for local police… for counterterrorism, for drug war.>>Really reminds me of the vehicles that I rode in Iraq and Afghanistan. Armored. It’s got a gun turret on the roof, The fact that it’s being used for policing is pretty surprising…this just looks like as heavy as it gets.>>You go to these events and the vendors halls, they’re not even pretending to make a distinction between policing and military mind set.>>BUT PRIVATE COMPANIES AREN’T THE ONLY SUPPLIER. THIS IS A PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR A FEDERAL PROGRAM THAT TRANSFERS EXCESS MILITARY EQUIPMENT OVER TO CIVILIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.>>The US military has acres and acres of surplus goods, from our various conflicts around the world, and at one point politicians said, why don’t we just give this to the local police. Maybe they can use this stuff.>>And the scale is pretty big, we are dealing with 1000s of law enforcement agencies, 49 of the 50 states and 3 of the territories.>>UNDER THE PROGRAM, MORE THAN 4 BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED INCLUDING HUMVEES, MACHINE GUNS AND GRENADE LAUNCHERS. ALL FOR FREE. ADMIRAL HARNITCHEK IS IN CHARGE OF THE PROGRAM.>>I’d much rather see these things put to great use potentially saving the life of a citizen or a police officer than in the scrap heap somewhere.>>Are there guidelines on how they use that equipment?>>There are no guidelines from us. We exclusively leave that up to the law enforcement agencies, and how they use that.>>SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE…POPULATION LESS THAN 200 THOUSAND PEOPLE. IT’S A REGION THAT BOASTS OF BEING ONE OF THE FINEST PLACES TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY IN TENNESSEE.>>Move quick, let’s go let’s go, let’s go! We got an officer down! IT ALSO HAS ITS VERY OWN 18-MAN SWAT TEAM – AND LAST SUMMER, THEY RECEIVED SOMETHING KNOWN AS AN “MRAP” THROUGH THE FEDERAL PROGRAM. IT’S A “MINE-RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTION” VEHICLE – IT WAS DESIGNED TO PROTECT US TROOPS FROM ROADSIDE BOMBS IN IRAQ.>>We average about once a month.>>Once a month?>>Once a month we’ll be in this.>>But this is something that’s not really designed for civilian use, right this is a military vehicle?>>We could get shot at in any particular time, we sign on for that yea but that don’t mean we don’t use tools that are readily available to use. That’s all this is. It’s a tool, this is no different than our gun.>>THE SWAT TEAM IS OFTEN USED ON DRUG WARRANTS, MOST OF THE TIME THE MRAP GOES ALONG TOO.>>There is a criticism that people are concerned that stuff that’s being used in conflict zones is ending up in small towns, what’s your response to that?>>You’ve been in an MRAP?>>I have.>>I mean it’s a big truck with big thick steel on it. That’s really al it is.>>But it looks, the perception of it ->>Oh it’s absolutely an imposing vehicle, but not a tank, not a Bradely, not an assault helicopter – a truck that we transport soldiers around so they’re protected from small arms fire, and explosives on the battlefield and in many police roles they have exactly the same requirements.>>Your teams going first, I want you through and out and then the second team will go in.>>It teaches law enforcement to, when you’re telling them you’re fighting a war, it teaches them to see everyone as, not as a citizen with rights, not as somebody they’re supposed to be serving, but as a potential threat.>>You just went in there and you killed something. Be looking for something else to get a target on. Go!>>The majority of the people here are good and law abiding citizens and just good people, southern hometown area.>>Yea, it looks kind of like a nice quiet ->>It’s a nice place.>>So well then some people would say why do they need a SWAT team?>>Because of the possibility of what could go wrong.>>So preparing for the worst essentially?>>Yea just preparing for the worst.>>In civil society, the peace officer must deal with situation using only that force necessary to accomplish that objective. The peace officer shoots when it’s absolutely necessary to stop the person from doing or presenting the threat they’re presenting. That’s the difference between a military mindset and a police officer’s mindset. And we’re losing that in this society.>> Protesters are gatherering…>>There’s an air of tension right now…>>…crowd chanting for democracy…>>This is another signifigant development>>We have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live to…>>The day that it happened, I was at my job and one of our other friend text me “you know what? There’s a lot of SWAT at your compadre’s house. You might want to call him, so I text him and like I never got a text back…>>ON JANUARY 5 2011, THE SERRATO FAMILY CAME HOME TO FIND THEIR STREET BARRICADED AND THEIR HOUSE SURROUNDED BY POLICE IN MILITARY GEAR. RITA SERRATO’S SON, ROGER, WAS INSIDE THE HOUSE. THE POLICE BELIEVED HE WAS CONNECTED TO A RECENT SHOOTING.>>I can’t get January 5th out of my head.>>You don’t expect to see something like that in this neighborhood. Like as if they were looking for somebody that had a bomb, or like terrorists or somebody of that level.>>IT WAS LATER DETERMINED ROGER HAD NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH THE SHOOTING. AN ARMORED VEHICLE KNOWN AS A BEARCAT WAS PARKED ON THE LAWN AND THE SWAT TEAM THREW IN A FLASH BANG GRENADE TO GET ROGER OUT. FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS, THE SWAT TEAM KEPT THEIR RIFLES TRAINED ON THE HOUSE.>>How much time passed, can you remember?>>It felt forever. It felt like he was in their for a long time.>>And you could see the house on fire?.>>You could see the house on fire.>>WITNESSES SAY THE POLICE DID LITTLE TO SAVE ROGER FROM THE BURNING HOUSE.>>Why do you think he didn’t run out of the house?>>Scared.>>Why would he be scared?>>There’s so much force and guns and just, I mean, wouldn’t you be?>>BY THE TIME ROGER WAS BROUGHT OUT, HE WAS ALREADY DEAD FROM SMOKE INHALATION. THE MONTEREY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TOLD US THAT (QUOTE) “APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROTOCOL” WAS FOLLOWED.>>We’ve been together for 20 years you know in that house, its just like our whole childhood was gone and they didn’t even give a [email protected]#.>>ROGER WAS 31 YEARS OLD AND A FATHER OF 4. DESPITE REFUSING TO ADMIT WRONGDOING, THE COUNTY PAID THE SERRATO FAMILY SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS IN AN OUT-OF-COURT SETTLEMENT.>>I think we’re moving towards a society where laws are more aggressively enforced and where law enforcement officers look to minimize the risk to themselves by transferring that risk onto the people they are supposed to be serving. FOR TONYA, HER LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST THOSE WHO KILLED HER HUSBAND IS STILL ONGOING. AN INVESTIGATION BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SIMPLY CONCLUDED THAT THE OFFICERS ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE. THE LA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT REFUSED TO DISCUSS THE CASE WITH US AT ALL, BUT THERE’S BEEN NO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT ANYTHING OTHER THAN THEIR STANDARD PROCEDURES WERE FOLLOWED. BUT WHEN THE STANDARD IS A RISE IN MILITARY-STYLE TACTICS, IT MEANS THE COSTS ARE RISING TOO.>>With that room all bloody like that. It’s been 5 months. I go in there every day. I relive it every day.


  • Reply Kevin Connor October 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    There just want too be USA marine it's bad watching from Scotland with my jaw wide as can't believe this shot. Bullys that all they are pig bast Ards.

  • Reply Kevin Connor October 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm


  • Reply Michael Flynt February 4, 2018 at 9:13 am

    At 5.50
    He patted the officers sherrifs deps. On the back every chance he got.
    Cop lover and murdered!

  • Reply Joseph Leinhauser April 8, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Everyone wants to make a big fuss about the police getting MRAPs but when they were deployed in Texas and Florida to save countless lives, no one notices them.

  • Reply deshu k May 24, 2018 at 6:52 am


  • Reply Long Lee June 25, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    typical propaganda news channel. One mishap from the police and it gets report when thousand cases in which the police officers demonstrates their bravery in service are ignored.

  • Reply fred richardson July 3, 2018 at 10:54 am

    it time to fight back against the pigs

  • Reply edwin Davis July 3, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Lol that general knows his shit lol

  • Reply Thomas Mistretta July 8, 2018 at 6:14 am

    These swat officers clearly overreacted and murdered this 80 year old man, and then tried to cover the crime of Murder!!!!!

  • Reply Alpha Bears July 24, 2018 at 3:05 am

    If it keeps going, there will be a war on those officers. It's only a question of when. No officers especially those that are on a premise to search a property with a warrant should be armed nor militarized for that matter.

  • Reply Brent Kereama August 14, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Sad what USA police officer do to people. Family 40 police officer all more with big trucks gun or ak 47 just to look for criminal wow bad police officer job they not war the middle East and Africa sad world now

  • Reply Greg September 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    SWAT = wannabe soldiers

  • Reply Eastern Yankee September 28, 2018 at 10:37 am

    The colonies are free! Don't need comments from uk loser cunts. Or Limedick reporters.

  • Reply Mikada Syuhlo October 3, 2018 at 9:56 am

    how could they shoot an old man saying he's holding agun…..80yrs old man… is wrong with the govtment….that time?????

  • Reply Angel Ralph October 10, 2018 at 8:32 pm


  • Reply Oscar Regalado October 13, 2018 at 7:26 am

    North Hollywood shootout is why we need these police forces to be properly armed

  • Reply nashi nash October 30, 2018 at 10:52 am

    America's gun nutters deserved each other. The absence of Community policing and treating every civilian as hostiles contribute to the militarization of the police forces in USA.

  • Reply LIZBET GONZALEZ E November 20, 2018 at 3:05 am


  • Reply chaz Gurrero November 27, 2018 at 10:09 am

    This reasonable in gang infested areas and border states and D.C., Langley, major military areas. Mafia target objectives.

  • Reply chaz Gurrero November 27, 2018 at 10:20 am

    The drug horror is often deadly to all is a vile deadly association
    It kills youth,grandchilderrn, mom's, dads, children's dreams of a decent lives. It is horror in unstoppable, continuous motion that destroys all it touches. A deadly unstopable life to its death to everyone it touches.

  • Reply chaz Gurrero November 27, 2018 at 10:22 am

    May God help anyone it effects.

  • Reply james dickson December 18, 2018 at 5:49 am

    This the elite at work for a one world government Europe is getting the same .they criticise country’s with dictators .now they are at it them selfs they are trying to quell free speech in Europe as well they have sold out the whites this is the world today .its lost its way to much violence and crime not much justice and compaction any more at this rate humans will self destruct .old jimmy WA

  • Reply Gregory Wright December 19, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Scum bag criminals created this shit

  • Reply Lukman Efendy December 23, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Wooww, cremating the body without consent of the families is wrong, dont need a judge to tell you that.

  • Reply Germani Smith January 8, 2019 at 11:37 am

    At no time are they identifying themselves upon entering . Okay, does everyone see where this is going??

  • Reply Douglas Roach January 24, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    A disgusting abuse of power. One that seems to be reaching epidemic proportions.

  • Reply Gifyifhk hmcucyk February 24, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Oink oink piggy piggy

  • Reply Gifyifhk hmcucyk February 24, 2019 at 6:18 am

    We should round up every single cop and hang them high over the cities. Tie them against the walls and light em up with led like they've been doing to us for so many years.

  • Reply Blunt Man March 6, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    The war on drugs is the biggest joke since alcohol prohibition! Great job DEA, ATF, FBI, etc, you made El Chapo a billionaire, you want a trophy for all your useless raids? Stop the opiate epidemic and I'll eat my words but I don't see the morons in control doing that, harm reduction doesn't get votes the way that a tough approach on drugs does… They keep doing the exact same thing expecting different results, if it was going to work, it would of worked back way before Richard Nixon even launched his war against the counter culture that smoked marijuana and took LSD!

  • Reply Melissa O March 7, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    OMG this is unbelievable. Absolutely disgusting. The animals are in charge.

  • Reply Thomas Jensen March 20, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    That is where the problem lies….This lady said police have authority over the people.

  • Reply john tuttle March 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    The new normal

  • Reply fw1421 March 28, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Preparing for the worst? They see EVERYBODY as the enemy!

  • Reply Terry Knows April 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I have every thing people have that the law says I can have . I paid for guns and body armor for many of my family members . Its the police that are terrorist .

  • Reply Terry Knows April 20, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Police do not have authority over anyone . Try that fake raid in my home you better be ready for war .

  • Reply engineered Slater April 22, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Putrid dogs cover up what right do they have to cremate a body that's not there's???? That's so FUCKED up

  • Reply engineered Slater April 22, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Someone Give me one GOOD reason as to why a police department would need a rocket launcher there is absolutely no reason for one to be used by cops on the streets of the US fucking thinking like morons

  • Reply Paul M April 29, 2019 at 9:51 am

    If they want to break down doors and look for drugs just go to the nearest psych hospital . Substance abuse is a psychiatrists middle name . Legal but who said it’s legal . If you think the mad man on the street is that way because he has something wrong with him ? Think again the psychiatrist has given him or her a little cocktail sometimes for years sometimes for a week but legal ,but who said it’s legal

  • Reply David Espinoza May 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    I live 30 miles North from the MEXICAN BORDER and our SHERIFF LUPE TREVINO and his COMMANDER PADILLA and the Sheriff son and Deputies were caught doing business with DRUG DEALERS. GOOGLE SHERIFF LUPE TREVINO. And they only got 5 years in Federal Prison. A big joke!

  • Reply john coffey May 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

    we have the same in Australia, particularly in NSW, the militarized police force known as Raptor, that have authority to cross state borders, it is certainly a sad world we have come to live in

  • Reply Larry Long June 3, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    The reasons that the Police use to kill people are absolutely insane. Satan is behind these groups of Police who are killing in the name of what exactly? Why don't these Policemen go after the real Criminals? Why don't they go after the Mexican Drug Cartel's? Because that would be doing the right thing? It is much easier to kill 2 people in a trailer or a house, And hide the real story of what really happened. I mean this is so common place now, It will never stop either. The American Government does not know how to Govern it's people at all. A day is coming to where the Judgement of God will make all wrongs right. Accept Christ into your heart and mind and just live for him. Yes, This will cost you your life as well. Is it not better to die for Christ than for any other reason? Remember to Pray for the people who are your enemy. These same Hypocrite's don't even see how they will die in the same way? It is a dog chasing it's tail! There is nothing new under the sun everyone. Stay Blessed!

  • Reply Azalea Gregory June 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm


  • Reply Alexander Hanneman June 11, 2019 at 6:20 am

    SWAT is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

  • Reply Sevlija Blazevic June 16, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    MORONS !

  • Reply Bruce Frans June 19, 2019 at 2:03 am

    This is only gonna get worse and worse until we the people come together and do something, but this will never happen, there are probably 100000 people to one cop in this country and we are scared of them. I believe they continue to do this and get away with it to keep the people scared and it works.

  • Reply Bruce Frans June 19, 2019 at 2:08 am

    It’s intimidating tactics that’s all. They are losing there control and they no it so they are stepping it up to try to get it back

  • Reply Sandra Clark June 20, 2019 at 12:58 am

    They protect those deadbeat militarized cops. That's that martial law mess in to play. America's governmenta is setting up for it's people to be murdered by police. Population elimination so the rich can stay rich. If jobs are offshored, outsourced, automated, why do America need people. They are going after minorities first then the rest will follow. Sad part they won't need the militarized men cause the robots will take their place. So the military goons will get payback!

  • Reply Jason Carlson June 20, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Hmmmm, casa caught on fire, kinda reminds of Waco on that dope Bill Jeff's watch! And lest we forget ol' Janet Reno!

  • Reply Jason Carlson June 20, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Police did little to save Roger from the burning house, um, they didn't do a damn thing as the vid shows!!

  • Reply Jason Carlson June 20, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    They get to use all of their little toys on the taxpayers dime plain and simple and that little convention, proof positive! And then, the internal "investigation(s)" ensue and put any LEO's on PAID administrative leave…WHat a joke! And of course, herb, now legal on the left coast!! Remember why the Second Amend. was enacted via The Founding Fathers, don't let mistaken bacon foolishly believe that they run your lives, should interject themselves into said lives and all of this community policing, some and mirrors folks so when things go awry, then can fall back on that: "we tried, we have made connections in the community, inroads into softening our appearance, history especially w/ the children…". HOGWASH! LEO's, the courts, attorneys = all one big $$$ racket!

  • Reply douglas howard June 20, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    private para-military security pretending to be law enforcement.

  • Reply douglas howard June 20, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    the old man was a victim of armed suspects in a home invasion.

  • Reply douglas howard June 20, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    destruction of evidence is a felony. death penalty for covering up murder.!!

  • Reply douglas howard June 20, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    this is a military war on the people.

  • Reply Sharralynn Pierce Woolworth June 21, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Do you mean like the raid at dawn on the presidents staff? Like THAT?

  • Reply Carol Vevle June 23, 2019 at 1:12 am

    I feel so bad for these poor people & all they have gone through!!

  • Reply wayne johnson June 23, 2019 at 3:38 am

    why is this happening in the us

  • Reply wayne johnson June 23, 2019 at 3:45 am

    the fact that the police had the body cremated without consent is a disgrace who gave the order to do this

  • Reply Flávio Pacheco June 23, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Fuck the police, pricks and dicks, fucking oink oink motherfuckers, fucking autority abuse is what i see all around the world, i hate see things like this, they are the real mafia, fucking corrupted system clowns, sons of a bigXXXL bitches

  • Reply David Shaw June 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    " It's not an assault helicopter" I am sure in some police department in the backwoods of Tennessee an AH64 Apache helicopter will be on their wish list. A Bradley A.F.V. with a couple Hellfire missiles just in case we need to break into a concrete building. The way American policing is going Seal Team 6 will soon be out of a job. Over the top policing springs to mind.

  • Reply Mark Olander June 24, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    More and more Americans become traitors to their own country by agreeing to be henchmen for the criminal government and this includes all homeland security employees. or it will get much, much worse!

  • Reply Raul Garcia June 29, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    it's no surprise that Amerikkka is militarizing every law enforcement agency from coast to coast, because it's going to declare war on it's own citizens!!!!!

  • Reply Chris Wakefield July 4, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Murder is what it is. So this is an execution. For a bit of weed, The cop should be charged for murder cos that's what it is

  • Reply Chris Wakefield July 4, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    U kill every day.

  • Reply Salisa R July 6, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    It’s for marshal law they are going to have it where we won’t be free

  • Reply Edward Lomaseng July 14, 2019 at 5:14 am

    99% bad n 1% good. Thugs w guns n badges pigs are the worse criminals pos ppl on earth. Corruption from top to bottom n from big cities to small cities. Times to hunt them down like animals pos

  • Reply chevy one August 22, 2019 at 3:18 am

    If I were her those cops that murdered her dad would have got there's no fought if this ever happened to my family the cops who did it had better dissapear to were i cant find im they wouldn't be joking and laughing anymore like you know they did in this case they would get what they gave

  • Reply Matt Dentremont August 23, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Rotten ass scum bag lying ass bitch ass needle dick having ass dirty ass pigs. May God have no mercy on ur souls. There are maybe a couple decent cops these days but they are few and far between.

  • Reply Matt Dentremont August 23, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I hate 99% of police because they are just rotten little punks and having said that….the marine in pima county mentioned in this story was not innocent. He knew dam well that it was not a robbery because of all the red and blue lights and loudspeaker announcing many times their intention to enter and who they were and he was about to open fire. And when the undercovers were scoping out the drug house someone was running their vehicles tags at the same time they drove by. So they clearly had counter surveillance. Not so innocent huh

  • Reply Roger Porath August 26, 2019 at 8:12 am

    How cops give traffic ticket s in the usa ……2029

  • Reply rob baxter August 27, 2019 at 8:23 am


  • Reply randyp070129 September 4, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    No- Knock raids and Civil Asset Fotfetuire just need to go away.

  • Reply Ольга Жуланова September 5, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Вы ещё в России росгвардию не видели, вот это звери. Ваши просто дети по сравнению с ними.

  • Reply byron williams September 7, 2019 at 6:11 am

    another one

  • Reply byron williams September 7, 2019 at 6:13 am

    they enjoy the jazz of doing it and gettin away with it not swat twats

  • Reply byron williams September 7, 2019 at 6:19 am


  • Reply getredytagetredy September 8, 2019 at 4:07 am

    When this zionist police state became tyrannical and rotten to the core thats when armed , well armed American patriots started fighting back and killing these deranged murderers masquerading as peace officers…There were 10 to 20 police getting killed in every city in America per day…They retaliated and started murdering citizens innocently walking diwn the street…They became the redcoat British that protected a tyrannical state of zionist tormenters hellbent on enslaving the public for their masters…The criminal money changer bankers from hell…Then the revolution escalated with the people starting a No Govt. System of voluntary everything that had quirks in the beginning , but wirked out great with open carry, no govt tyranny, no politicians to write laws that stole peoples money…And the greatest thing was the non aggression principle…Little did we know, Cheran, Mexico operated under this system for 20 years with not one crime…Since then with no central bank stealing our money Americans have prospered like never before…Like it should have before criminal bankers hoodwinked Congress and bribed their way into printing the money which opened all the doors for incessant extortion, shakedowns and crime…That was in 2023…its now 2030 and life is great all over the world with 0 crime and no homeless or starving people…

  • Reply Andrew Brady September 10, 2019 at 6:55 am

    They are trained to be “scared for their lives.”
    They are trained to shoot first even if an “e-cig” or “spoon” looks dangerous.

    Only prior active duty military who served in a war zone and took / received live fire should be able to be SWAT.


  • Reply Bainsworth September 13, 2019 at 10:24 am

    lol when they start using military grade weaponry in the civilian sphere, you know the shits coming down the turn pike, not a coincidence or something to be ignored. Be Xmas again America !

  • Reply MaxMorgan September 17, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Its called murder and the shooter must pay the price, its easy to see why so many police is killed in the US, people get scared because of all the killing the do. Im from DK and we shake our heads over this stupidity. Here we have maybe 1 or 2 cases a year( 6million people) so with your ca 325 millon you should have 125-150 cases a year max. know this is just estimate but a scary one.. Take care and lets all help to be smarter in the future:)

  • Reply shane phelan September 18, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    thats disgusting they shot the ex marine 70 times??? he never fired once as he realized it was police but people have a right to defend their home so the police need to change . no wonder police get shot….assholes …

  • Reply shane phelan September 18, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    police need to only use tranquilizer bullets and tasers and rubbee bullets…they are no professionals like soldiers and obviously cannot handle their power

  • Reply Elisha Miley September 19, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Say no to militarized police and say yes to armed civilians

  • Reply whatit isn't September 19, 2019 at 2:07 am

    the empire is crumbling. those thugs wearing those uniforms… God is watching.

  • Reply Elisha Miley September 19, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Oh ya this is that murder case is the police officers in jail yet?

  • Reply Elisha Miley September 19, 2019 at 2:09 am


  • Reply whatit isn't September 19, 2019 at 2:13 am

    the cop obviously should be charged with murder. the DA is complicit.

  • Reply Kadeem Johnson September 19, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Mirrors edge is trying to worn us of our future

  • Reply MG 73 September 20, 2019 at 2:34 am

    If 5-6 armed men come smashing through my home at 2:00 am yelling and screaming at me and my family, I am not sure that I would have the presence of mind to react properly either. I respect police and am grateful for their service, but this type of para-military action is devoid of justice. I largely place the blame on our judges. Search warrants need to be issued by someone, and they MUST begin to neuter these police departments.

  • Reply Alonzo Rodriguez September 20, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Are you serious this swat members need this protection since people have stuff that can easily kill them and thanks god we got protection to counter the bad guys

  • Reply Alonzo Rodriguez September 20, 2019 at 6:29 am

    This people are stupid we need rifles and bulletproof helmets. Just to tell you guys the dept of defense sells this armor to the police department cheap

  • Reply Alonzo Rodriguez September 20, 2019 at 6:32 am

    He doesn’t look like a bad guy nor did the parkland school shooter but look at him now . This a ridiculous documentary for dumbass people

  • Reply Aidas Kvederavicius September 20, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Never be in war, get guns and go not arest but only kill people, murders. For them comes the time and they get more then deserve

  • Reply Sunshine Patsoph September 29, 2019 at 3:05 am


  • Reply Drugstorecowboy304 September 29, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    No knock warrants are unconstitutional.

  • Reply Jason Brooks September 30, 2019 at 2:13 am

    swatt, a bunch of ass hats.. people, military style policing will only continue to hurt innocent people!! police are criminals most of the time!! i believe that!!whole hartley!!

  • Reply sidgdansk October 1, 2019 at 8:12 am

    kill someone because of pot?.. oh my; what kind of country have you turned into?.. you people are so nice in the USA. pot is legal here in Canada and should never have been made illegal. these cops are mommies boys; sissies who are tough guys when they have a gun but are afraid when confronted on their own. too violent for people who actually work for you!!.. tell them to take a hike!.. I threw them off my property when they came to my door; looking to humiliate me because I told the dentist office that the dentist there is pulling a scam. there are some real nice cops but they are far and few between. tough guy gang in blue sissies.

  • Reply sidgdansk October 1, 2019 at 8:21 am

    this is all for the fascist police state.. fight the good fight.. we can overcome them if you keep your guns because you are going to need them.. NWO Luciferian Jesuit controlled military>

  • Reply David Allen October 2, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    not who is paying the price, but, who is running america

  • Reply tampa50man October 3, 2019 at 2:04 pm


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