Maybe this is the beginning of change.

SWAT in trainingThere’s been a rather dramatic increase in the paramilitary approach to the “war” on drugs which has left a wake of abused and dead innocents and civil liberties. I’ve pointed up some of the stories here: The changing view of the “men in blue”.

But of course so long as police departments keep getting money and equipment gifted to them in return for jackbooted thuggery with a modus operendi of all people are guilty, their no-knock warrants and destruction of property and physical abuses will continue. Until, maybe, the door that gets kicked in is an innocent politician’s (I know, are there any innocent politicians?)

Maybe this mayor will start the trend in the other direction, back to when police served the public interest and not their wet dreams of real life Rainbow-6 or SOCOM adventures.