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reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
In regards to the camera it could be safe to assume that they were disabled for the officers protection.. i know the first thing i'd do if i was entering a property with CCTV would be to disable any cameras i saw fit to avoid giving away my position - there's no way of telling where the video feed runs to.
There were 6 other suspects linked to the stolen card, some known to own guns and oftenly get high on methamphetamine, which is quite an unpredictable drug where the safety of the public is concerned - maybe an organised, co-ordinated SWAT raid wasn't so bad at all.
As for them going straight in there and knocking the door down - you know how much the media like to portray things in certain light (especially a source like RussiaToday who aren;t so favourable of the West), in the full CCTV feed knocks were given and ignored, followed by commotion in the house. Now if i was raiding a property where the suspects are potentially armed and watching my every move i'm going to start sweating and getting nervous the longer i have to wait for that front door to open.
No way am i pro-militarization of the police forces over in the states, but i see little wrong doing here? Heck at least they didn't shoot the dog.
(This is my first post by the way! I'll make an introductory thread as soon as i can!)edit on 9-2-2014 by Merces because: spellingedit on 9-2-2014 by Merces because: spelling