“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control – Salon.com

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise

the Fairfax County Police Department issued a press release warning residents not to participate in office betting pools tied to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The title: “Illegal Gambling Not Worth the Risk.”

Source: “Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control – Salon.com

Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces” by Radley Balko