Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

This is taken from the SWAT team page for the Barton County, Kansas Sheriff’s Department.

The glib sloganeering about how they apply violence is bad enough. But note that they chose the word use, instead of sell or deal.

Thanks to Eapen Thampy for the tip.

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71 Responses to “Charming”

  1. #1 |  Aresen | 

    You know, the best way to deal with these guys is to make them take a 10 mile run at 3 PM on midsummer day in full gear. (And I mean RUN, maggots, not shuffle.)

  2. #2 |  Nancy Lebovitz | 

    Whether or not they’re fat isn’t the point. Do you think thin SWAT will be less dangerous? More responsible?

  3. #3 |  Andrew S. | 

    picachu @49: See this link:

    Several governmental agencies that deserve to be hit with a thundershock attack.

  4. #4 |  Aresen | 

    @ Nancy Lebovitz

    You’re right. Their fat assess aren’t the point.

    But it is still fun to think of them trying to hussle them on a training run.

    (And the thought of having to go on such training runs might discourage a few from joining the squad.)

  5. #5 |  picachu | 

    Ohhh I get it. Thanks Andrew!

  6. #6 |  StrongStyleFiction | 

    What is it with cops and mustaches? Those are the kind of guys who keep paying to see Michael Bay movies and thus making the world suck for the rest of us.

  7. #7 |  Reformed Republican | 

    We are here to protect you from harming yourself. Do not make us get violent.

  8. #8 |  picachu | 

    8th grader killed by police in Texas had a pellet gun:

  9. #9 |  Cynical in New York | 

    Anyone else want to vomit after seeing this?

  10. #10 |  R. Zimmerman | 

    ….and the riot squad, they’re restless
    they need some place to go
    as Lady and I look out tonight
    on Desolation Row

    also, it seriously looks like they have been forcefed, Seven-style.
    I can almost imagine it… the sarge keeps feeding ’em and feeding ’em, and if they spit it out, he forces it back into their mouths and screams “stop resisting, stop resisting, stop resisting”

  11. #11 |  John C. Randolph | 

    It’s time to quit letting Barney Fife play soldier. End the drug war. Ron Paul 2012.


  12. #12 |  el coronado | 

    I *CANNOT* believe they couldn’t find a way to work “My Honor is Loyalty” into that poster. Lazy bastards.

  13. #13 |  Thebrokedown | 

    I have seen an (unsanctioned, but still…) T-shirt worn by cops in Hattiesburg MS that had a picture of police in riot gear with the words “we don’t do drive-bys” on the front, and a picture of a shot-up house with the words,”We stop” on the back. Yuck.

  14. #14 |  brainiac-dumdum | 


  15. #15 |  Kristen | 

    They all look like Sgt Schultz.

  16. #16 |  marco73 | 

    Love the couple guys with sunglasses on and the Ron Burgundy porn star mustache. Stay classy, Kansas.

  17. #17 |  Goober | 

    8th grader killed by police in Texas had a pellet gun:

    Take a look at the picture. If I was up against the kid and he pulled that on me, I think I’d probably be duped, too. Looks pretty damned real, leading me to believe that I would have likely considered it a “him or me” situation and done exactly what the police did.

    This is a crappy situation and no one wins, but at least from what I’ve seen so far, you can’t really blame the cops for shooting him. Given the information I have to date, I would have.

    Believe me, I’m first in line to hold the police accountable when they screw up, but it isn’t the case here.

  18. #18 |  croaker | 

    Hey, Matt. Dropbox decided to suck up to the pigs and deleted your picture.

  19. #19 |  J Hall | 

    LOL….lookit them!!
    They look like they couldn’t pass muster for the sorriest National Guard unit in America!!!!

    “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.”
    -Voltaire [Fran├žois Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

  20. #20 |  Don | 

    Blimp pussy’s.

  21. #21 |  JSL | 

    (Dunkin Donuts) Cruller Response Team: Barton County

    They take their pastry seriously.