Comment: Why do they need 'weapons of war?' This is a manhunt, not a war.

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Why do they need 'weapons of war?' This is a manhunt, not a war.

Upon whom do those 'soldiers' point their 'assault rifles?'

If they aren't trained on a criminal, but merely pointing them in general, that itself is 'assault' and a serious crime. That means anyone within the path of the bullet fired or not, was placed in grave and mortal danger by those cops. It is not within any policy of any police department to "wontonly endanger random citizens."

Anyhow, I'm surprised the guy lived, and no innocent citizens were murdered by SWAT. SWAT generally has the policy that if they get called out "someone is going to die." (or maybe that's just the L.A. SWAT)