I’ve finally finished reading The Rise of the Warrior Cop and Militarization of America’s Police Forces. And . . . I lost it in the move to the new house. You know the scene at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark where the Biblical weapon of mass destruction gets stored in an enormous warehouse among stacks of uncountable boxes? Like that. But, as Hawkeye exclaimed in The Last of the Mohicans, I will find you! Where was I? Ah yes, “over-enthusiastic” SWAT teams. How about a raid on an animal shelter? The Balko book confirms my suspicion that Americans get far more upset about SWAT teams shooting animals than they do by the fact that cohorts of quasi-military cops trample all over the United States Constitution. But hey, if it takes animal empathy to dial-back the fascists at our door, so be it. At least Bambi’s grandmother (Bambi the prequel) died for a good cause.