Content Contest: Anatomy of a SWATting

By Tile Floor I’ll never forget the night my SWATting cherry was popped. I was sitting in my Dodge Charger police car, lamenting the circumstances in my life that culminated in me being a police officer working midnights in an area of my county that I hate, when I received a call from dispatch. “298 copy […]

Making Sure Dad’s Truck Is There

A reader who wishes to remain anonymous writes: I was watching Fox News the other day and saw a story about a cop in the northeast helping some kids fix a bike. I became a bit irritated, thinking to myself, “This is news?” What the officer did was good, don’t get me wrong. I became […]

BREAKING: Unidentified Gunman Opens Fire at Ferguson MO Cops

“A day of peaceful vigils to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death turned ugly late Sunday night when at least two shooting incidents sent protesters running for cover and prompted more police reinforcements,” cnn.com reports. “At least one of the incidents was an officer-involved shooting that occurred after police came under heavy […]

Police Militarization Revealed

The issue of police militarization has faded from the headlines since Ferguson, but SWAT teams are still out there, somewhere. Hopefully not outside your door, waiting to throw flash-bangs into your living room. But outside someone’s door, looking to take them down for drug-related offenses before the accused can flush contraband down the toilet. Seriously, that was […]

Gun Safety Advocates! SWAT’s Been Renamed!

mister3d doesn’t miss a trick. Scanning the horrific story 8 Found Dead, Including 5 Children, After Stand Off in Harris County, Texas at nbcnews.com, the TTAG reader caught this little gem: “[Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas] Gilliland said officers were called to the house in Harris County just after 9 p.m. Saturday, and upon arrival discovered that […]

An Anti-Gun Meme is Born: “Sheepdog Fife”

Tex300BLK called it in our article Washington Post: “Watch what happens when regular people try to use handguns in self-defense.” “This is the straw man we have been made into,” Tex300BLK wrote. “The bumbling incompetent ‘civilian’ who went into Walmart, bought a GLOCK and a box of bullets and got a CHL without ever firing a shot from […]

Huffington Post’s Tim Mullen: Cops Should Stay at the Station and Wait for a Call

Over at huffingtonpost.com, Tim Mullen has a radical idea on how to prevent dubious officer-involved shootings and civil rights abuses: confine cops to their station until they’re needed. You know; like firemen. No really. “If they were, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, and Sandra Bland would be alive today. All three encountered police doing what would be […]