a reply to: Swills
Well, that's fine.
In that case, if they really are corporations, then I hope their members are not expecting any of the following:
Healthcare benefits commensurate with public office
Access to information gleaned from AFIS, CODIS, police cybercrime divisions
Intelligence gained from the FBI, DEA, ATF, ICE, The US Marshals Service
A lack of competition...
You see, the most dangerous thing about all this, as far as I can make out, is that not only do these guys no longer have any right to engage in law
enforcement (since that is the job of persons employed directly by the state, as part of policing by consent, not privately run corporations), but
there is now the possibility that other private paramilitary organisations will tender against them, for the same work.
Also, if a private citizen takes out a unit of SWAT operatives, that person is no longer guilty of killing a law enforcement agent, since law
enforcement is the purview of the state, and not privately owned corporate entities, and by extension, it's employees can no longer be treated by
law, as any different than any other joe on the street, either as a perpetrator or a victim.
So, now it does not matter what kind of warrant is being served. Whether it's a no knock, or a knock bloody hard warrant, the persons who are being
sought out by these organisations, can now engage with SWAT without concern that successfully defending their homes and lives will wind them up marked
as cop killers.
SWAT are no longer police, so they no longer have the right to batter a front door down, nor do they have the right to read others their rights. They
only have the right to perform citizens arrests on suspects. Nor do they have the automatic right to carry and use high powered rifles, or indeed any
of the special weapons and tactics that their name would otherwise indicate. If a person is killed during their raids, the officer responsible, or the
unit as a whole, must be arrested, charged, and put on trial for the death, since SWAT are now a corporate body, rather than actually being a part of
the law enforcement community, and therefore are not protected by connection to that august association.
This is a double edged blade, and I dearly hope they fall on it.