Thursday, August 21, 2014

Status symbols for government bureaucracies used to be stretch limos for the head of the department.... it is having your own SWAT team.

Questions - Why does NASA need a SWAT team?

Possible Answer - Because the Department of Education has one.

1 comment:

John Kasaian said...

A response to the threat of terrorism no doubt, but I have to wonder what a dozen guys in an armored car can realistically accomplish.
Prevent a 911 type attack? No.
Prevent a Boston Marathon bombing? No.
Issues of rapid deployment, training scenarios and efficiency all come into play and mini SWAT teams may or may not be relevant but clearly are being "forced" upon society.
So it is with the militarization of police which is beginning to seem to me more akin to the privatization of the military.

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