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 10:39am8/18/14 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 10:40am6/29/12 10:40am

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 12:43pm10/29/07 12:43pm

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