June 28, 2014

The facts you are about to read are terrifying but true. Abolish all police.  We don't need them.

 

#1   In 1980, there were around 3,000 SWAT raids in the US.  Now, there are more than 80,000 SWAT raids per year.

#2  79 percent of the time, SWAT teams are deployed to private homes.

#3  50 percent of the victims of SWAT raids are either black or Latino.

#4   In 65 percent of SWAT deployments, “a battering ram, boot, or some sort of explosive device” is used to gain forced entry to a home.

#5  62 percent of all SWAT raids involve a search for drugs.

#6   In at least 36 percent of all SWAT raids, “no contraband of any kind” is found by the police.

#7   In cases where it is suspected that there is a weapon in the home, police only find a weapon 35 percent of the time.

#8   More than 100 American families have their homes raided by SWAT teams every single day.

#9   Only 7 percent of all SWAT deployments are for “hostage, barricade or active-shooter scenarios”.

#10   Even small towns are getting SWAT teams now.  30 years ago, only 25.6 percent of communities with populations between 25,000 and 50,000 people had a SWAT team.  Now, that number has increased to 80 percent.

 

As reported by Michael Snyder of TheFreeThoughtProject

To learn why we don't need police, read this short article: Police or No Police