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Texas SWAT and Dallas SWAT

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by David, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. David

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    Two potentially interesting firearms-related reality shows start this week:

    TEXAS SWAT on Court TV (starts 01/04/06)

    and

    DALLAS SWAT on A&E (starts 01/05/06)

    Check your local listings (I always wanted to say that). ;)

    :what: :scrutiny: :what:
     
  2. oh blanky

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    I'll eat my hat if these are not sheeple indoctrination propaganda pieces.

    I'll be watching.
     
  3. Sindawe

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    I've seen the promos for Dallas SWAT on A&E. So...
    Would you like that hat fried, baked or roasted oh blanky?

    The promos I've seen already tout the "good family man, defender of civilization" image.
     
  4. HighVelocity

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  5. El Tejon

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    I will only watch if LawDog is a contributing writer.:D

    Episode #4: "Armadillo Down!"

    Episode #11: "Witness Interview at Big Mama's trailer"

    Episode #17: "What Elf Boots for Meth Lab Raids?"

    Episode #27: "Case of the Missing Biscuits and Gravy"

    Episode #29: "Jimmy Lee is Off His Meds Again"

    Episode #32: "Uncle Jojo's House!"

    Episode #39: "Yankee Lawyer Arrested for Picking Wildflowers and Resisting and Damage to Police Property (door frame, table at police station, etc.)", guest staring El Tejon
    Should be big ratings (at least among THRers).:D
     
  6. pax

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    El Tejon ~

    Did you forget, "Don't Make Me Hurt You, Bubba!" ?

    pax
     
  7. El Tejon

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    Episode #41: "Dawg's Revenge, aka Bubba Hurts Now"
     
  8. rock jock

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    Damn, I didn't know we had that many SWAT teams in Texas.
     
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    This post: "I'll eat my hat if these are not sheeple indoctrination propaganda pieces."

    is not refuted by this post:

    "The promos I've seen already tout the "good family man, defender of civilization" image."

    I think that's what he means, that the show will have as an underlying premise that these big strong men with neat toys are here to protect you, you don't need a gun, and they're the only ones professional enough to use Glock 40s.

    I don't know whether that will be true or not; I'm willing to suspend judgment for now.
     
  10. LawDog

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    :D

    Along with other old favorites, such as:

    "I Ain't Wearing The Pink Gorilla Suit Again."

    "St. Nicholas Nabs Nervous Nativity 'Napper."

    "If You Can Drown Yourself in Six Inches of Water, Can I Watch?"

    "What, Dead Again?"

    "Deputy Sheriff Claims Self-Defense In Bizarre Teddy Ruxpin Shotgun Slaying."

    "Say, Mister, What Caliber Is Your Cat?"


    *sigh*

    LawDog
     
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    el tejon: HEH!
     
  12. Optical Serenity

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    And if that is the image they portray, keep in mind the actual LEOs involved probably had very little to NOTHING to do with the actual content you see...
     
  13. oh blanky

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    I stand by my statement, and prefer fried, if it comes to that.
     
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    Thanks a lot, El Tejon, my computer is now splattered with soda spewed from my mouth. I will have you know Armadillo Down is a serious matter. :D

    Dallas PD has commented on the news that they hope Dallas SWAT will help with recruitment.
     
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    After watching the first 1/2 hour, I'm not sure I'll watch the second. I didn't realize SWAT spent so much time making drug busts. I don't find that entertaining at all. It looks like COPS with more gear. :rolleyes:
     
  16. oh blanky

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    My hat remains on my head.

    I turned it off after they rolled the APC up on the suicidal yuppie.

    Sheesh!
     
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    Uh, dudes... Have I missed something? I seem to not remember some...


     
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    I'll wager that what we'll see in the long run will be COPS on steroids...

    See the EVIL criminal... We're not going to be really specific about what he's charged with, but we're gonna break in the door at 3:00 ayem with plenty of yelling and explosions, and drag him outside in his undies while he screams incoherently and his similarly clad wife-type tries to pull people off of him. Oh yeah... His beagle and his cat may have been dangerous, so they've been "neutralized." Then they'll put up a table with the arsenal that they found in the poor fellow's bedroom...

    Maybe later in the show they'll explain that they found a pot plant in the guy's window box...
     
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    I watched it...

    but won't be watching any more episodes.

    Aside from other glaring issues, the elitist swatties refer to fellow citizens as "civilians". I.E., "Clear the civilians out of the area!"

    Reality check #1, you are a citizen and civilian just like the rest of society.
     
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    Well, I missed the first half hour, but I did see the second.

    That stand off with the suicidal guy in Austin baffles me. Why was the SWAT team sent out? Were they gonna shoot the poor guy to keep him from from blowing his own head off with the shotgun he was holding? :scrutiny:
     
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    Some guy wants to kill himself and they bring out an armored vehicle?

    My God, aren't they happy with the level of body armor they are issued?
     
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    I saw Texas SWAT tonight. It sucked. They used a flash bang to order at McDonalds. The SW was there, but where were the Tactics? They busted drug dealers. Don't regular uniforms do that? They also had a sniper covering a suspect from about 9 feet away. Maybe it'll get better.
     
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    Didn't see it. Didn't want to see it. But ...

    Seems to me that if someone is holding a firearm and threatening to kill a human being, that person should be dealt with by the most highly-trained professionals available. Ain't worried about him offing himself; I'm worried about him deciding to take a few of the neighbors with him when he goes.

    pax
     
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    I've got no problem with calling SWAT for an armed barricaded suspect, even if he is barricaded in a car. SWAT usually has negotiators who have more training in how to defuse a situation than the typical patrol officers. I was very impressed with the way the officer sat down next to the guy, put his hand on his shoulder and talked to him before he was transported to the hospital. Most cops would have just busted him and walked away. This officer appears to be a caring human being. I wish more LEOs were like him.

    As for busting drug dealers, in many areas SWAT is called to make an arrest any time the suspect has a history of violent or armed offenses, and particularly if he has a history of fighting with police or has made threats against the police. Using overwhelming force during an arrest is safer not only for the officers but also for the suspects since they are less likely to struggle if they realize fighting is useless.
     
  25. Optical Serenity

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    Most SRT/SWAT/Tac what you call it teams are involved in some sort of UC type work, whatever it may be.

    And in regards to a suicidal person, I've seen many suicidal patients go bonkers and start killing others.

    Pretty standard procedure to send out a tac team for a suicidal person with a gun...
     
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