This article asks a valid question. Police are increasingly using military tools and tactics in routine arrests. http://www.businessinsider.com/why-...ail&utm_source=alerts&nr_email_referer=1There are pros and cons to using SWAT teams and tactics. It is safer for the police in dangerous situations. It can also lead suspects to surrender rather than fight or flee, all worthy objects. However there is a downside as well. Many actions are taken against non violent suspects including sending a SWAT team into a bar suspected of serving underage drinkers and killing a 92 year old woman who mistook the police for robbers and then the police planted marijuana on her. Also they receive a lot of money including seizure of goods taken in raids. There is no doubt there is a place for SWAT teams in police but are they going too far?