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PIERCE COUNTY: This isn’t a police state, is it?

In June 2011, an elderly woman’s home in East Pierce County was invaded, and she was threatened with death by the home invaders. The event traumatized both the senior citizen and her daughter, who is home-bound and suffers from multiple sclerosis.

Who were theses invaders? They were the Pierce County Sheriff’’s Department SWAT team (TNT, 2-26). They had attacked the wrong house because they were incompetent and did not verify the address of the house they intended to storm with assault rifles and other military equipment.

In this country now, we are having a debate as to whether a

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