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…
What do you get when you outfit a Caterpillar forklift with a gigantic telescopic arm, remote controls, and the ability to bully both vehicles and houses smaller than itself? The LAPD's ultimate bomb disposal tool: BATCAT.
With so much crazy going around these days, its a hairy time to be in law enforcement. But with this door-breaching, bullet-stopping, car-towing robo-tank in front of them, SWAT units will be unstoppable.
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?
After a Florida man called his family and told them he planned to kill himself (along with anyone who tried to stop him), police decided to address the situation by sending a $65,000 SWAT robot into the man's home.
Oh, Illinois: this is too stupid to believe. A woman received a call from her husband, who unbeknownst to her had accidentally dialed her from his pocket. Believing he's been kidnapped due to the "gangster-like" music playing, she calls 911.
LIFE Magazine, as it is wont to do, assembled yet another of its utterly interesting photo essays. The topic this time? The Secret Service. Updated.
A 19-year-old who was part of a swatting group—hacking the phone system to get 911 to respond with a SWAT team to potentially dangerous situations in order to harass people—just got sentenced to 11 years in prison.
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…
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).