Writing in the Washington Times, Reason Senior Editor Radley Balko says smaller cities and towns facing budget crunches should consider disbanding the local SWAT team. They'll save money on equipment upkeep, training, and overtime; return to a less aggressive, more community-oriented form of policing; and the odds are slim to none that they'll face the sort of emergency situation for which SWAT teams were originally intended.
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
Democrats Scuttle Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Over Fears of Not Being Deferential Enough to Cop Lobbyists
If Congress is too afraid to vote on marijuana reform, how the hell are they ever going to pass policing reform?
2016: Fill it. 2020: Don't fill it.