So, on drug raids, they knock and then wait 40 minutes before busting down the door. Right?

When SWAT was created in the 1960s, the idea was to have a specially trained unit to deal with bank robberies and hostage situations – where the immediate violent breach was necessary to save innocent lives.

By 2015, there were roughly 80,000 SWAT deployments a year, mostly for serving drug warrants.

Has it gotten so bad that the original concept of SWAT has been forgotten completely?

Here is the Uvalde, Texas SWAT team.

Picture of the Uvalde, Texas SWAT Team

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14 Responses to So, on drug raids, they knock and then wait 40 minutes before busting down the door. Right?

  1. NorCalNative says:

    Hey Pete, hope all is well with you.

    I’m numb to senseless gun violence and currently my focus of study is on our cellular SWAT team aka cannabinoids. Cannabinoid-SWAT uses autophagy and apoptosis to KILL cancer cells. That is, depending on cancer type and your particular genetics.

    I came here today for a bit of a rant and a not-rant. My 65-year-old younger sister was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. The treatment caused inflammation in her colon and it ruptured and had to be removed. Chemotherapy causes cells to explode and their cellular bits can create inflammation. Cannabinoid-SWAT absorbs and recycles cell contents after using the autophagy/apoptosis kill shots.

    The not-rant. It’s said that timing is everything and for my sister and I (half owners of a fire-destroyed home in Santa Rosa) the timing of a potential civil law suit against PG&E happened at a financially vulnerable moment for the company. According to Cal Fire, the Tubbs fire that took over 5,000 homes in Santa Rosa was NOT the fault of PG&E. It’s not clear that a civil suit against PG&E by Santa Rosa residents would have prevailed.

    However, PG&E decided to not contest the Santa Rosa fire due to some state legislation that was in the works to give them some funds to help recover. A bankruptcy judge made the decision to include the Santa Rosa Tubbs fire as part of the class-action law suit for PG&E’s role in California fires.

    I recently got news from attorneys representing my sister and I in the class-action suit. We will be sharing 1.2 million as our settlement award. That’s 1.2 million worth of timing!

    • Son of Sam Walton says:

      Too bad you’re getting that during inflation timing. Does your sister have access to full spectrum RSO suppositories? I’m only assuming that because the medicine must work itself up through the body, the body would absorb it closer to the places where problems occur, plus RSO foods for the medicine to reach the intestines to nip in the bud the possible pathway to the disease, like diet/toxins breathed in from the fire/water . . . meds that weakened the immune system.

      I hope everything goes well for you two and remember–even a Touch of Grey has a Silver Lining to reverse the Dead.

      • NorCalNative says:

        The settlement cash allows me to not have to worry about future dental work. My sister and I are not close and I don’t know what she may be doing cannabis wise.

        For something like prostate cancer there may be increased effect with a suppository, but once cannabis enters the blood stream it seeks out damaged cells for removal (autophagy and apoptosis). The problem with using cannabis for cancer is if one waits until they have a diagnosis. Cancer with a head start is tougher to beat.

        Even without the recent law suit cash the fire was the best thing that happened for me. I was able to escape Section 8 housing, SSI and extreme poverty with the insurance settlement. I have my own place, zero debt, and a modest monthly pension I purchased from New York Life.

        My neighbor who scored me psilocybin introduced me to a Shaman. She cultivates ayahuasca and the vine needed to use it, as well as San Pedro Cactus. She has DMT. I think I’m in love!
        She’s also a longtime pot grower.

    • Good for you NCN! glad to hear that…

      • NorCalNative says:

        Thanks Allan. It’s both awesome and weird. One of the cool things that happened after the fire was the opportunity I had to travel to Oregon and Washington to meet a couple of couch mates.

        • darkcycle says:

          Was great meeting you, NorCal. That was a highlight of that year for me, for sure. Nextime you find yourself up thisaway again, we will have another lil’ sesh!

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  3. Servetus says:

    I can’t hear you knocking if I’m asleep, and I can see your artillery if I’m wakened from a peaceful slumber and look out the window, but you still can’t come in. Not so for a deranged gunman who decides to shoot up a classroom in an act of social and personal suicide.

    There’s juxtaposition between drug raids and the current SWAT mentality owing to its original charter that creates something that never works. It’s called an invasion of privacy. Human beings have a right to privacy. Not because it is enshrined in the 4th amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights, but because citizens everywhere on this planet have a right to privacy.

    SWAT apologist and former FBI special agent Katherine Schweit, who headed the shooter program after Sandy Hook, is saying in a piece in the NY Times that the agents were poorly trained. No shit, Katherine. Trained by whom? The military? What does poorly trained mean, other than an inability to distinguish between circumstances like drug raids and active school shootings? Maybe because in a drug raid innocent suspects are killed, and in a school raid innocent students are killed? That can’t be it. Maybe it’s because killing a sleeping suspect just waking up is a whole lot easier and safer than taking out a jacked up nut job dressed in body armor and sporting the latest weaponry in an imitation of SWAT.

    Much finger pointing happens in these types of tragedies. It’s a common human trait among authoritarians to scapegoat evil in any way that deflects from it being blamed on authorities and respective governments. Truths will be uncovered that will lie buried due to authoritarian embarrassment. Scapegoating will focus on things or those least able to defend themselves. In the end game, the only ones punished for the tragedy will be those successfully scapegoated.

  4. Servetus says:

    Coffee is linked to reduced risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in John Hopkins study. Maybe SWAT could start busting coffee drinkers:

    2-JUN-2022–…Using data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, an ongoing survey of cardiovascular disease in four U.S. communities, researchers assessed 14,207 adults recruited between 1987 and 1989 with a median age of 54. Participants were surveyed seven times over a 24-year period as to the number of 8-ounce cups of coffee they consumed per day: zero, one, two to three, or more than three. During the survey period, there were 1,694 cases of acute kidney injury recorded.

    When accounting for demographic characteristics, socioeconomic status, lifestyle influences and dietary factors, there was a 15% lower risk of AKI for participants who consumed any amount of coffee versus those who did not. When adjusting for additional comorbidities — such as blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), diabetes status, use of antihypertensive medication and kidney function — individuals who drank coffee still had an 11% lower risk of developing AKI compared with those who did not.

    “We suspect that the reason for coffee’s impact on AKI risk may be that either biologically active compounds combined with caffeine or just the caffeine itself improves perfusion and oxygen utilization within the kidneys,” says Parikh. “Good kidney function and tolerance to AKI — is dependent on a steady blood supply and oxygen.”

    More studies are needed, Parikh says, to define the possible protective mechanisms of coffee consumption for kidneys, especially at the cellular level. […]

    AAAS Public Science News Release: Coffee consumption link to reduced risk of acute kidney injury, study finds

    Kidney International Reports: Coffee Consumption May Mitigate the Risk for Acute Kidney Injury: Results From the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

  5. Servetus says:

    The Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the University of Turku in Finland have advanced medical understanding of the identifying pathways in the brain that lead to a variety of addictions. They mapped lesions in the brains of patients that had resulted in a cessation of addictions for nicotine and alcohol:

    13-JUN-2022 — “…Although we know a great deal about the neurobiological mechanisms in addiction, treatment options are still very limited. Our findings with essential tremor made us realize the potential of this approach to localize key brain circuits mediating symptom improvement,” said Juho Joutsa, MD, PhD, of the Turku Brain and Mind Center and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Turku.

    Fox and colleagues used data from two independent cohorts of patients addicted to nicotine who then suffered a brain lesion, usually from a stroke. Fox’s team compared lesions in patients who were unable to quit smoking to lesions resulting in remission of smoking addiction. They then used a database known as the human connectome to map each lesion to the larger brain circuit. They found that the two smoking lesions datasets that led to remission of smoking addiction mapped to a specific brain circuit. To their surprise, they also discovered in a third alcoholism lesion dataset that a reduced risk of alcoholism mapped to a similar brain circuit, suggesting a potentially therapeutic, targetable neural pathway for addiction in general, rather than addiction to a specific substance.

    “Although neuromodulation treatments using electricity or even brain lesions have shown promise in relieving substance addiction, the therapeutic target has been unclear,” said Fox. “Now that our study has identified a target — a specific human brain circuit — we hope to test whether targeted neuromodulation to this brain circuit provides sustainable symptom relief to our patients.” […]

    AAAS Public Science News Release: Researchers identify a brain circuit for addiction remission

    Nature Medicine: Brain lesions disrupting addiction map to a common human brain circuit

    Juho Joutsa, Khaled Moussawi, Shan H. Siddiqi, Amir Abdolahi, William Drew, Alexander L. Cohen, Thomas J. Ross, Harshawardhan U. Deshpande, Henry Z. Wang, Joel Bruss, Elliot A. Stein, Nora D. Volkow, Jordan H. Grafman, Edwin van Wijngaarden, Aaron D. Boes & Michael D. Fox.

    • Servetus says:

      Bogus BS. If a person is self medicating for a disease using cannabis, then the person with a disease is more likely to show up on the medical charts at some point in the future. It says nothing about so-called “negative outcomes” of marijuana use. The University of Toronto should be ashamed of itself.

      In fact, CNN should be ashamed of itself for even offering this garbage on their website. Has anyone else noticed that CNN more and more resembles a supermarket tabloid?

      • darkcycle says:

        Yeah….my thoughts exactly. In fact, my thoughts went along the lines of “Golly, who would ever guess that people who medicate with cannabis might be sick? And gee, why would SICK people wind up in the hospital or ER.? Seriously. The absolute worse outcome of cannabis use is ARREST. CNN has been garbage since the “Russiagate” nonsense (that has been debunked repeatedly).

      • on re-reading the article and using OUR criteria for factualness in things cannabis I note the following:

        the author is Sandee LaMotte, she writes and produces for CNN, WebMD and more and has been at it since the ’80s.

        I find it interesting that here:

        Marijuana smokers had higher blood and urine levels of several smoke-related toxins such as naphthalene, acrylamide and acrylonitrile than nonsmokers, a 2021 study found.

        she hyperlinks (italicized) back to her own article on CNN from 2021 but does NOT hyperlink or even cite the 2021 study. So allow me:

        Study finds new evidence of health threat from chemicals in marijuana and tobacco smoke

        She left a sentence off the above quote so again, allow me:

        However, the concentrations of these substances were lower in marijuana-only smokers than in tobacco smokers.

        Also… and just, you know, one of those that grabbed my eye, was that the study cited was funded in part by NIDA (*gasp*).

        Another 2021 study found habitual users of cannabis, including teenagers, are increasingly showing up in emergency rooms complaining of severe intestinal distress that’s known as “cannabis hyperemesis syndrome,” or CHS.

        This study (it is actually a survey) is independent, done w/o gummint grants and is led by someone I trust for being a pretty smart guy, Ethan Russo.

        To my eye the participants in the survey was a small group and while may make for great headlines the worldwide number of cases is small, very small.

        So I’m not sure if the author has just gotten lazy over the decades because she is now so embedded in the system or if she might have some anti-cannabis bias. I say this because nowhere in the article did she provide any counter argument and apparently didn’t seek any feedback from pro-cannabis medical types.

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