JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2007/10/more-of-that-conservative-language.html (5 comments)

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jsid-1191949244-581815  Sebastian at Tue, 09 Oct 2007 17:00:44 +0000

I think in these small town cases, the SWAT team is really just the regular police force decked out in their ninja gear.

jsid-1191951916-581820  geekWithA.45 at Tue, 09 Oct 2007 17:45:16 +0000

In all probability, it was the nearest state policeman decked out in ninja gear.

The town I grew up in (20,000 cows, 10,000 guns, 5,000 humans) had no police force at all. None. Zilch. Nada.

Theoretically, we had a constable, but he was a 90 year old antique we'd trundle out in his wheelchair for the 4th of July parade. I think the story was that he'd done something heroic for the town in the 40's.

jsid-1191956826-581828  thirdpower at Tue, 09 Oct 2007 19:07:06 +0000

We have to rely on County or State police.

jsid-1191988907-581853  Joe at Wed, 10 Oct 2007 04:01:47 +0000

Having a "tactical response team" is a fast way to access to the federal anti-terrorism/anti - drug money tit.

jsid-1192108184-581886  Jay G at Thu, 11 Oct 2007 13:09:44 +0000


The town next door to us here in NE MA, population of roughly 5-6K, just bought its entire police force M-16s.

Not AR-15s. M-16s.

We are solidly trenched in the way-out burbs. The biggest danger to any police officer out this way is myocardial infarction brought on by donut-related obesity.

But they have machine guns...

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