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NJ lawmaker trying to toughen 'swatting' penalty gets swatted

Trenton - When a false phone tip reporting a crime brought 30 police officers to the doorstep of an innocent man's home in southern New Jersey last October, Paul Moriarty, a state legislator decided to do something about it. Then he got swatted for his trouble.

At least five dead in Pennsylvania shooting spree

Five confirmed dead in a shooting spree that took place in four separate locations. Reports coming in say at least five have been confirmed dead. Authorities say death toll is likely to rise.

Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they are private corporations

Boston - Massachusetts SWAT teams, which are publicly funded, claim to be immune to requests of opening records because they registered as private corporations.

'War on Drugs' search warrants and disturbing SWAT trends

SWAT teams are kicking in doors in the early morning to serve search warrants typically related to the War on Drugs and according to a new American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), report, it’s happening in 124 homes every single day.

'Swatting' hoax sends more than 60 cops to Long Island home

Long Beach - It's called "swatting." A person who loses an online game calls 911 and causes a massive number of police to swarm the home of the winner. According to police, these pranks are becoming more and more common.

107-year-old man killed in shootout with SWAT team in Arkansas

Pine Bluff - Sounding a little like a scene from a Die Hard movie, a 107-year-old man was shot dead on Saturday night in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, after he refused to surrender and exchanged fire with a SWAT team.

Op-Ed: Gun phobia

A New York elementary school was invaded by a SWAT Team earlier today. The team was working off a tip from the school's administration that one of the students may have had a gun.

Evansville SWAT team raids wrong house in Internet threat case

Evansville - The SWAT team attempted to execute a search warrant on an anonymous Internet user, but destroyed the home of an innocent grandmother instead.

Swat teams storm legal residence of Occupy Miami protesters

Miami - Yesterday a swat team equipped with assault rifles and shotguns stormed into a building where Occupy Wall Street campaigners were lawfully residing.

Alaska police sends out SWAT team after pizza snatched

Four people were arrested in Anchorage, Alaska after allegedly robbing a pizza delivery person of his pizza -- at gunpoint.

Oregon sex offender suspect standoff ends in suicide

Sandy - A man accused of sex charges held police at bay in Sandy, Oregon this morning. After police used tear gas to subdue the suspect they entered a residence to find him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

BrickGun using Lego blocks brings out Toronto SWAT team Special

A Lego fan was excited to put together a model BrickGun semi-automatic pistol at his office only to find himself staring at the Toronto SWAT team on Wednesday.

Minneapolis Swat Team Raids Wrong Home

Acting on the lead of an informant, and in search of an African-American gang member and a cache of weapons, 30 Minneapolis swat team members bust down the door of a home at 12:46 am Sunday. It was occupied by a family of 8 Hmong, 6 of which were children

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Oak Creek  Wisconsin - August 5  2012: a police SWAT team in an armored truck arrives at the Sikh te...
Oak Creek, Wisconsin - August 5, 2012: a police SWAT team in an armored truck arrives at the Sikh temple where white supremacist Wade Michael Page went on a shooting spree that resulted in seven deaths. Several others were also wounded in the shootout, including a police officer. Page died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as arriving police were closing in on him. The FBI would later call the shooting an act of domestic terrorism.
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Police in Paragould  Arkansas will deploy a heavily-armed unit similar to this Oregon SWAT team to p...
Police in Paragould, Arkansas will deploy a heavily-armed unit similar to this Oregon SWAT team to patrol crime-ridden city streets and conduct spot-interrogations of any and all citizens.
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Martin County Sheriff's BearCat with Sergeant Smith
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San Bernardino police SWAT team

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