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"The Founders could never have envisioned police as they exist today," Mr. Balko writes as he details the growing use of SWAT teams for actions that were run-of-the-mill police work just a few years ago.
In his 2013 book, "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Force," journalist Radley Balko described how that shootout has been cited by police forces across the country as a reason to better arm officers.