Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I Wanna Be On SWAT
At National Night Out, the county SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team were on hand, and they brought some fun toys with them. I tried out the kevlar vest, battering ram and shield while a nice SWAT officer videotaped me...mocking police brutality. I'm sorry, but if you suit up in that equipment, you just get a primal urge to crack open a terrorist's head or lob tear gas at political dissidents. If I wasn't a reporter, I'd be on the SWAT team, kicking ass and taking names. These people train hard and are extremely skilled at what they do and respond to hostage rescues, assistance on drug raids, and other specialized situations.