Complete Heat wrote:I know enough about building clearing that I am not going in unless I have to. And then it will be a take no prisoners operation. In a military scenario that does not involve hostage rescue, our "flash bangs" are hand grenades, and we count them down before we toss them in. Anyone still alive when we come through the door will be shot. Where lethal, offensive force is justified, it is far easier than what the LEO people have to contend with... defensive shooting, and then get screwed by the department after the fact.
You are right Mike, in that what you military types call "Building Clearing" we LEO's do daily (sometimes multiple times a day) & call "Serving A Search or Arrest Warrant" an obviously we can't go int with the intention of killing everybody!
(you guys have it easy......We have to
The amazing part (to non LEO's) is how routine
these raids become, & that is when agents get hurt! (After kicking down hundreds of doors with no gunfire or serious altercations occurring, it'll be the fairly safe raid where an agent will be shot by a drug dealer's terrified wife or girlfriend, thinking we are a rival gang)
I guess there is no two ways about it.......We have totally different goals & objectives:You military guys have a goal of killing people & breaking things while us LEO's are supposed to "Mirandize" people, Find Things & put them into glassine "Evidence" bags!