John Oliver On Ferguson: No, You Don't Need That Tank

It's no question that the police in Ferguson, Missouri are absurdly over-armed, and their LRADs, tear gas, and other military-grade gear are making things worse, not better. And on last night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver did a spectacular job of breaking it all down in a way that's almost as funny as it is utterly… » 8/18/14 10:39am 8/18/14 10:39am

The SWAT Team Gently Reminds a Girl to Secure Her Wi-Fi Network By Raiding Her House with Flashbangs

Here's a reminder that you should never, ever, ever have a Wi-Fi network without a password on it. Police in Indiana called up the SWAT team to raid an 18-year-old gir's house by smashing her front window and throwing two flashbangs inside because of her open Wi-Fi network. What the hell? » 6/29/12 10:40am 6/29/12 10:40am

Miami Cops to Use Spy Drones for SWAT Team Ops

Drones like the one you see in the video above might soon be used by the Miami Police Department, serving as an unmanned eye-in-the-sky that can go places where it's too dangerous for human beings to tread. Expected to be rolled out next year first in SWAT team operations, the 14 lb. vehicle is unarmed but can fly… » 11/28/07 12:30pm 11/28/07 12:30pm

Standoff Climaxes When Suspect Shoots Bomb-Squad Robot In Face

While the Gulf Coast of Florida has no shortage of angry old coots living in trailers, this Saturday was the first time one of them shot a bomb-sniffing robot in the face (or well, the lens). » 10/29/07 12:43pm 10/29/07 12:43pm

Johnny Five inevitably stepped in and, as it happens, took one for the (SWAT) team: No word yet whether Johnny Five is…