She'd called the night before, too, and the police sent a crisis intervention team.
Even if a planned operational shift calms Ferguson streets, the fight against the police state must continue.
Most SWAT deployments are now for drug-related searches, not hostage or active shooter situations.
In recent years, a small amount of hackers and gamers have been "swatting"—anonymously reporting fake hostage situations, shootings, and other violent crimes so elite police units will bust down the doors of unsuspecting people's homes.
It's a reform only the rich could love.
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