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SWAT Team Refuses Public Records Request, Says ‘We’re Not a Government Agency’

“Either it is a public entity subject to public records laws, or what it is doing is illegal”

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from InforWars.com, by Mikael Thalen | June 26, 2014

A regional SWAT team in Massachusetts is refusing to release information on raid statistics due to its belief that it is a private organization.

After being petitioned by the ACLU, the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC), the group that overseas the SWAT team, claimed it was not subject to public records laws.

“When we asked NEMLEC for records about their SWAT policies and deployments, we were startled to receive this response: we don’t have to give you documents because we aren’t government agencies,” the ACLU blog, PrivacySOS, revealed.

 

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In Shift, Police Advise Taking an Active Role to Counter Mass Attacks

Mass Shooting at Colorado Movie TheaterFrom NY Times, By , April 6, 2013 

The speed and deadliness of recent high-profile shootings have prompted police departments to recommend fleeing, hiding or fighting in the event of a mass attack, instead of remaining passive and waiting for help.

After the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, some police departments began telling officers to act immediately rather than wait for backup.

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