Police calling in excessive force is nothing new these days. It just happened again locally. This time the civilian who experienced an overdose of justice is a 75 year old woman. With a mental problem. Who they know.
I understand that police officers need to take steps to protect themselves. But, doesn't it seem strange to call out SWAT ("...a nearby special response unit...") for 1 lady? It strikes me as a severe case of overkill, and it does nothing to give me confidence in those who are supposed to serve and protect us.
The really ironic thing is that I am well known as quoting Rule 37 from Schlock.