Paramilitary Police in America: Where Does It All Lead?
by Fred DeRuvo
May 25, 2013
It’s 4:30 in the morning. You are sound asleep, as is the rest of your family. Someone is breaking through your front door. You have absolutely no idea what is happening, but you have enough wherewithal to reach for your loaded .45 sitting on the nightstand next to the bed.
You fly out of bed and move down the hall. You see what appears to be two individuals dressed in black, with ski masks over their faces. They also have weapons. They point theirs at you and start yelling. You wisely drop your weapon and hit the floor. You have no idea who these people are or what they want.
Turns out, it’s just SWAT and they’ve come to serve a “no-knock” warrant on you and your home because an informant says you have illegal drugs. Your family is herded into the living room and handcuffed, with SWAT members training loaded weapons on all of you.
While you, your spouse, and your children are on the floor, other SWAT team members go through your home ransacking it trying to find the drugs that their informant swears you have. What the SWAT team fails to realize until they have turned up nothing is that they have accidentally chosen the wrong home. Your rights have been violated but it’s all for a good cause, right?