Two SWAT Teams Shut Down A Neighborhood In Colorado.

Police SWAT team search

In February of 2013, two SWAT teams were deployed and an entire neighborhood in Ft. Collins, Colorado was shut down for four hours to search for a man suspected of stealing a bicycle and a grocery cart full of merchandise from Wal-Mart.

A sheriff’s deputy on scene said the SWAT teams were searching for a robbery suspect who had been tracked to the area.

The suspect tried to steal a shopping cart filled with tools and a bike from a Walmart earlier in the day. He had fought with staff members and fled in a car with other suspects inside. Police reviewed surveillance video and recognized the man. Police say the suspect has a criminal history.

In conclusion, no suspect was apprehended during the four hours the SWAT teams terrorize the neighborhood. However they did manage to capture a large dog by securing it in the Humane Society van.


MILITARIZED POLICE STATE

American is increasingly being policed by cops armed with the weapons and tactics of war. Federal funding in the billions of dollars has allowed state and local police departments to gain access to weapons and tactics created for overseas combat theaters – and yet very little is known about exactly how many police departments have military weapons and training, how militarized the police have become, and how extensively federal money is incentivizing this trend. It’s time to understand the true scope of the militarization of policing in America and the impact it is having in our neighborhoods.

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42 Responses to Two SWAT Teams Shut Down A Neighborhood In Colorado.

  1. Ken Brown says:

    They are testing the waters… People in this town and all over America had better step up and open their eyes. If I were to guess, there was no robbery at all.

  2. Jimbo says:

    The day is coming BROWN SHIRT NAZI’S!

  3. Nick says:

    So…would we rather the government was disarming our local police and swat teams? No…. I didn’t think so. Our local police and swat teams are part of the communities we live in, they are our brothers and cousins. Let’s not create an environment of panic here just for the sake of having something to write about. The better armed they are and the better armed the average citizen is the better. Maybe the focus here should be more on the legislation that is in Washington and if you reside in California, real panic.

    • LEP says:

      WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • John says:

      What planet do you live on?

    • Plumber joe says:

      Lmao…the only ones “creating a panic” are the fools you see in the picture looking for freakin’ shoplifter…

    • Jim says:

      How about “none of the above”. They are all dirty. It’s way past time to take a broom to this criminal trash.

    • DJ says:

      SWAT Teams are no one’s brother or cousins. They are adrenalin addicted thugs and have no business on search and seizer mission.

      We never needed the excessive policing before the PC bull droppings came into favor.

      The police are under no obligation to protect you and “officer safety” trumps their aid to you. First responders my aching ass. The people on the ground, you and me, are the first responders and we had better damned well be armed.

      • denise says:

        Police started this mess with drug seizure laws.Money given back to policing agencies by Feds.So they bought toys.DHS came next with money.Police agencies do not need this.It makes them violent against the population.They are not our comrades

    • joe says:

      Nick – have you considered changing your moniker to “fucking idiot”?

      if not, please do so… accuracy is important, you know.

    • Grant says:

      Wow! Really? You are truly misinformed and under the illusion that these SWAT teams are required for such a menial police activity. SWAT teams were created for only the most egregious criminal activities. Now they go to your house, bust in, and possibly kill a family member for a parking infraction. If you aren’t concerned about the militarization of police, you should stop commenting on such topics.

    • Don says:

      Nick, you gotta be a troll, because normal people just aren’t that stupid!

    • SlackerSlayer says:

      The better I am armed, I won’t need a pig. Your words are written like the pig that you are Nick.

    • Chad says:

      You are 1000% right. Our local police forces are our family, neighbors and friends. They are likely to side with the community in the face of an external threat, whether American or not.

    • uka says:

      you are insane if you think these demented swat guys are your friends. they hang around with each other because they know they have earned the hatred of regular people. you must be one of these cowards

    • Seriously? says:

      Trolling? Fuck SWAT.

    • Nina says:

      ARE YOU SERIOUS???!!! SHILL HERE!!!!

    • Nina says:

      They ARE TRAITORS to America!!!!!

  4. Floyd Wilson says:

    Why does this story leave out the fact that the incredibly violent criminal the police were seeking was also wanted for Kidnapping, Felony Menacing, and violating a restraining order? Why don’t you mention the suspects long history of violence or the fact that he was well known to police?

    I find it disheartening that your version of freedom requires lying to your readers.

    • LEP says:

      I find your version of freedom…..is not really freedom. The ends do not justify the means.

      • Jim says:

        Nothing justifies shutting down a neighborhood by SWAT teams. I would feel a lot safer if some (or all) of those SWAT a**holes never left that neighborhood in one piece.

        • Don says:

          Unfortunately, these swat teams were given to us through cooperation with the Feds, and police departments across the country have jumped at the chance to get the training and equipment. Now that they are everywhere, they have to justify their existence (and their jobs), and there is no better way to do this than showing up in force to capture (or kill) some “dangerous criminal or terrorist”, and it’s perfectly justified to make things up or go to the wrong address, or chase some petty criminal, etc., just to make a “show”. It’s all BS and the police departments and citizens got caught not paying attention. Now we’re stuck with them until a full blown crisis is in full swing, and hopefully, most of these goons will see the light and come to the aid of “real Americans”. After all, they all got suckered too, and it would be to their best interest to help destroy those that have pushed these things into existence.

          • tielman says:

            You got that right. Cool heads are needed when this overkill action takes place. This in a microcosm is how we appear to the rest of the world. Idiot dictators in Africa are eyeing these toys for boys and saying : eye waaant them things for controllll man. seee that’s how amerrikka gots to be a champion. like me………….. The more civilised nations, those not in debt to vice and corruption, look at this and smile, sideways, to hide their embarassment.
            We’ve become the laughing stock not the policeman of the world. Our many faced President is so drunk on his power as commander in chief, that he’s no better than these puny bloodyminded diktators we have all over the African continent.
            I think the Kenya trip unhinged his excellency into believing how marvelous he is. Vanity’s more dangerous than chemical weapons sir. you are an obvious exsample of this. Scared of Syria because they……. So I’m goona bust there ass, seriously……..
            Hell our countries in a bigger mess than Syria. You’ve got SWAT on the brain. I can put a Q in there between the S and the W and that’s you ……………. I’m not a loser, and neither are my countrymen. Today is the 2nd day of September and you’ve been caught BLINKING BARRY !!!!!!!

    • Militia News says:

      Hello Mr. Floyd Wilson:

      We at Militia News do not deliberately lie to our readers. We report the news with what we have confirmed and determined to be the facts. We are unaware of your claims about the suspect, and we would greatly appreciate if you would substantiate your unsupported allegations by providing where you acquired your information.

      Thank you, and please keep using the message boards by posting your concerns in anything you may see fit.

      Eric Pearson, chief editor of Militia News.

    • Ollie Grande says:

      Floyd, once upon a time, WAT teams wereused primarily for hostage situations, not over thefts. Only in our new timid paridigm, where pussies like Floyd believe an armed police militia are the only reason he is safe, do people believe what wa sonce a situation where cops searched an area, now requires a lockdown with a military style batallion. Grow a set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dan J.S. says:

    A little bit of Googling led me to this story, showing that this happened in February. According to the article:

    Because Taylor has a history of violence and using weapons, police called in the Larimer County Sherriff’s Office SWAT team.

    and

    In addition to being a suspect in the Walmart robbery, Taylor also was wanted on a warrant for failing to appear in an ongoing court case in which he had been charged with kidnapping, felony menacing and violating a restraining order.

    Nothing quite like leaving out the important details. The guy was wanted on more serious charges.

    • Militia News says:

      Hello Mr. Dan J.S.:

      What more can I say, we at Militia News are not infallible. At times we may overlook reporting something in a news story. That is another reason why we want people like yourself to post on our message boards.

      Nonetheless, before Mr. Floyd Wilson and yourself posted your concerns here, I had previously updated this by posting the following on the Militia News Facebook page. . .

      I said, “he was known to carry a gun is the average excuse (or lie) to bring out a SWAT team. Regular police officers are trained to handle such a situation, and have always been able to do so without using a SWAT team, alone two SWAT teams with the complete shutdown of a neighborhood for 4 hours.

      For the most part, I don’t think they sent out two SWAT teams for intimidation factors. The motivation is they worked hard to be trained as SWAT teams, and they want and consider doing this as additional training in practicing their trade as SWAT teams. Such opportunities don’t come along everyday, so they take advantage of such an opportunity with very little consideration for the people they terrorize.”

      Thank you, and please keep using the message boards by posting your concerns in anything you may see fit.

      Eric Pearson, chief editor of Militia News.

    • Don wall says:

      And yet 20 years ago this man, wanted for the same charges, would have been sought by regular members of the police department. A department which would have have had to send to Denver for SWAT at that time, and which Denver would likely only deploy for a standoff. Keep believing this keeps you safe, and one day they still be in your home ‘staging’ for some event.

  6. Bob says:

    That kind of looks like my house riverside did the same to me because they thought I sold guns they fucked my house up putos

  7. Chuck says:

    This article doe not provide enough information. Did they go door to door like in Boston? Did they forcefully remove people from their homes at gunpoint? Did they illegally search peoples homes????

    Can we get a little bit more info Please????

  8. Chucky N says:

    Welcome to Amerika and there’s not a damn thing any Americans can do to change. Americans have been brainwashed beyond comprehension so that will be their demise.

    • tielman says:

      Been at the Cheese again Chucky N?
      Gimme two Seals and that swat teams lying face down.
      The brain dead ones are the first to go, no loss there , but hey this is Big Boy Stuff.
      There is only brainwashing in an overmedicated Barry Goldwater state of mind.
      I’m a freeminded country loving fellow traveller.
      My 2nd amendment and our first Presidents with integrity made it clear what for.

  9. Scott says:

    Just a bunch of big LITTLE BOYS, playing with their BIG ARMY TOYS.

    But hey! They captured a BIG DOG and secured the area. “Protecting the Homeland!” Thank God for that. And God Bless out brave protectors for helping to maintain our Liberty and Freedom!

  10. mick says:

    wow, first off don’t get Mick confused with that confused Nick the Prick. Wonder what ole Nick thinks about the war on drugs? but I believe I have an idea. Yeah I don’t care if a man kills ten people for no reason. That should never give the authorities the right to come in my house. It keeps running through my brain, don’t know why. Not being racist, but always remember the Alamo.

  11. Sean Delevan says:

    Seriously, can someone answer me a simple question?

    Is it legal to do this?

    What grounds does any law enforcement agency have to tell people they must stay inside or comply with something like this?

    Please do not just give an opinion, please give facts.

    If they tell me in Long Island that I must remain indoors because of some crap like that is in this story and I say you know what, f… you and walk my dog, do they have the right to arrest me?

    If all my neighbors did the same, do they have the right to arrest them as well?

    If so, under what grounds?

  12. gerry says:

    What a bunch of flipping toad commenters here. If anything, LE agencies have dwindled mightily since the economical crash over the last 5 to 6 years. And nothing screams terror more than a bunch of kooks with access to guns who are also timothy mcveigh worshipers.

  13. mick says:

    yeah wait until the NSA gets out on the streets. That’s why the move to get rid of sheriffs. Hell a forest ranger, has more authority than a sheriff now.

  14. Dan says:

    Read the article, still do not see the need for swat teams to be deployed.There is to much over reaction due the people being afraid of their shadow.

  15. Ed says:

    I read the article. The police have identified who the thief is and the article states he is a felon.

    So what?

    A felon can be someone who got busted for an ounce of marijuana. Over half the prison population are non-violent felons.

    The police have a proclivity for hyperbole to justify their increasingly militarized actions. It’s called justifying and “covering their asses”.

    The article also states there is an ongoing court case in which he had been charged with kidnapping, felony menacing and violating a restraining order.

    Ex parte restraining orders are given out by magistrates like candy. It’s a well known legal tactic to gain soul custody in a child custody battle. Violating a restraining order happens all the time, especially when the father wants to see his kids. Simply picking them up to play in the park constitutes “kidnapping” when there is an ex parte restraining order.

    Your criticism is rather hysterical. There was no need for a SWAT team to shut down an entire neighborhood.

    I sense that the SWAT team saw an opportunity for target practice. The proper role for the police is to mollify and assuage situations instead of escalating them to deadly threats.

  16. Nina says:

    Anyone who would Justify this, is a Moron or a Shill.

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