Militarization of police? You bet. Read it for yourself. The suspect was thought to be involved with cockfighting. He was unarmed. There was not a suspicion that he was armed. Not a pure instance, I grant, because actor Steven Seagal was in on this through a contract with the sheriff who did it. That itself is incredible. The rest below quotes the article:
Neighbor Debra Ross was so worried she called 911 and went outside where a nearby home had its windows blown out, was crawling with dozens of SWAT members in full gear, armored vehicles and a bomb robot.
“When the tank came in and pushed the wall over and you see what’s in there, and all it is, is a bunch of chickens,” Ross said.1:47 pm on March 26, 2011 Email Michael S. Rozeff