Below is a video from a small-town police department’s SWAT team. It has more in common with the trappings of “morale” videos produced by military units/personnel, than it does what should be expected from your local peace officers. And it gives a great insight into how these teams see themselves.
Exactly who are all these heavily militarized, Pentagon-subsidized groups planning to go to “war” against? I think the Instapundit has a great suggestion: ” A simple rule would be to provide that police can have only weapons that a civilian could lawfully possess, since they’re civilians themselves.”