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Dallas Poker Rooms Get SWATted. Again.


For the second time in two months, SWAT teams in Dallas fanned out to knock off the city's underground poker rooms.  The Pokerati blog has firsthand accounts of police breaking through windows, kicking down doors, and charging — assault weapons drawn — into peaceful gatherings of people playing cards.

Sleep safe, Dallas.  Your children are no longer threatened by Texas Hold 'Em enthusiasts gathering behind closed doors to wager their own money on a card game.  At least until those check-and-raise-scum try to play again.

Also this weekend in Dallas:  A "senior corporal" in the DPD was arrested for drug distribution, and another Dallas cop is under investigation for roughing up a Whataburger cashier.  Oh yeah, there's also a serial armed robber on the loose.