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Wed., Nov. 21, 2007, 9:30 p.m.

SWAT Team Raids Wrong Home

I thought the headline was funny, but when I saw the rest of the story I was less than thrilled.

Thus ends my mindset of the infallible security force that was SWAT. But what are childhood fantasies for besides being crushed?

Ok, that's a little extreme, but the fact that the team raided a house, left it in shambles covered with tear gas, and did nothing to help clean up was somewhat shocking.

While we're on the subject, has anyone seen the movie "SWAT"?
It's funny. No, it's not supposed to be.

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