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This week in out of control SWAT culture: storming a school bus and an organic farm

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Officials in Rossford, Ohio staged a fake hijacking of a public school bus, without informing the children riding it about the drill. Surprise! Those masked gunmen who just stormed your school bus are actually here to protect you!

In related news, a SWAT team in Texas raided a small organic farm last week:

A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search.
 
Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants, which they failed to find at the Garden of Eden farm. But farm owners and residents who live on the property told a Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station that the real reason for the law enforcement exercise appears to have been code enforcement. The police seized "17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants … native grasses and sunflowers," after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said.

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