10 facts about the SWATification of the US
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SWAT team raids in the US have gone up 25-fold since 1980. Time’s recent article about the militarization of the police reports that “the federal government has funneled $4.3 billion of military property to law enforcement agencies since the late 1990s.”
End of the American Dream has assembled 10 facts about SWAT teams:
In 1980, there were approximately 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States.