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4th Feb '18 9:01:30 AM nombretomado
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May also be referred to as ESU (Emergency Service Unit) in the many shows about NewYorkCityCops.

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May also be referred to as ESU (Emergency Service Unit) in the many shows about NewYorkCityCops.UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops.
29th Jan '18 12:48:08 PM Malady
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', the Child Detection Agency acts as the MonsterWorld equivalent of a SWAT team or a Hazmat team.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', the Child Detection Agency acts as the MonsterWorld HomeOfMonsters equivalent of a SWAT team or a Hazmat team.
25th Jan '18 6:35:51 AM Bisected8
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In recent years, the deployment of SWAT teams in real life has been increasingly called into question. Originally intended to respond to situations that, typically, would be unlikely to be encountered even once in any given officer's entire career, the vast majority of SWAT deployments are now to execute arrest and search warrants, often against non-violent offenders. Radley Balko's non-fiction book ''Rise Of The Warrior Cop'' covers a lot of the history of SWAT - noting that in the LAPD standoff with the Symbionese Liberation Army, the SWAT team asked for a Grenade Launcher and were told in no uncertain terms that they did not have permission to obtain or use one. Fastforward to the present day, and ''hundreds'' of surplus grenade launchers, fifty-calibre machine guns, and armoured vehicles have been [[http://www.vice.com/read/the-pentagon-is-giving-grenade-launchers-to-campus-police-904 given to Police forces across America]] - despite the fact that [[http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_on_the_myth_of_violence violent crime has been declining for decades]].

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In recent years, the deployment of SWAT teams in real life has been increasingly called into question. Originally intended to respond to situations that, typically, would be unlikely to be encountered even once in any given officer's entire career, the vast majority of SWAT deployments are now to execute arrest and search warrants, often against non-violent offenders. Radley Balko's non-fiction book ''Rise Of The Warrior Cop'' covers a lot of the history of SWAT - noting that in the LAPD standoff with the Symbionese Liberation Army, the SWAT team asked for a Grenade Launcher and were told in no uncertain terms that they did not have permission to obtain or use one. Fastforward to the present day, and ''hundreds'' of surplus grenade launchers, fifty-calibre machine guns, and armoured vehicles have been [[http://www.vice.com/read/the-pentagon-is-giving-grenade-launchers-to-campus-police-904 given to Police forces across America]] - despite the fact that [[http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_on_the_myth_of_violence violent crime has been declining for decades]].
decades]]. Indeed, in the late 2010's "[=SWATting=]" attacks (where a hoax call is used to try and bait a SWAT team into raiding someone's house -- leading to [[https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/15/tyler-barriss-swatting-death-regret a fatality shortly after the Christmas in 2017]]) have become a serious issue. Especially amongst Youtubers, livestreamers, and other online celebrities.
3rd Jan '18 3:38:02 AM Ominae
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* In ''Film/HardBoiled'', HKPD Special Duties Unit operators show [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroics]] in the hospital siege by helping to evacuate the maternity ward.

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* In ''Film/HardBoiled'', HKPD HKPF Special Duties Unit operators show [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroics]] in the hospital siege by helping to evacuate the maternity ward.
19th Dec '17 11:29:32 AM dmcreif
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** ''Series/ThePunisher2017'':
***Dinah Madani and Sam Stein feed some false information to a bug in Dinah's office to trick whoever's on the other end into thinking that Frank Castle will be making a gun buy at the second floor of an abandoned factory. Billy Russo and his men show up at the location, and subsequently open fire when the SWAT team reveals themselves. Several SWAT officers are killed in the gunfight, as are all of Russo's men. Before Russo escapes, he manages to corner and stab Sam to death with a retractable knife concealed in his right sleeve.
***An NYPD ESU team headed by Brett Mahoney responds when Frank shows up at the hotel where Lewis Wilson tries to assassinate Karen Page and Senator Ori. They train their guns on Frank as [[WoundedGazelleGambit he uses Karen as a "hostage" to escape]].
29th Nov '17 5:58:54 AM Tsierra
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* The Singaporean equivalent is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Tactics_and_Rescue_(Singapore) STAR (Special Tactics and Rescue)]], under the command of the Singapore Police Force's Special Operations Command. They mainly deal with counter-terrorism and crimes involving firearms.
11th Nov '17 4:13:24 AM jormis29
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* The TV series ''Series/{{SWAT}}'', which the above-mentioned film was based on and was one of the earliest examples on TV. Generally what happens is a crisis goes down that requires SWAT attention, the SWAT team gears up and piles into its infamous "War Wagon", and the criminals give up the second they see SWAT on the scene.

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* The TV series ''Series/{{SWAT}}'', ''Series/SWAT1975'', which the above-mentioned film was based on and was one of the earliest examples on TV. Generally what happens is a crisis goes down that requires SWAT attention, the SWAT team gears up and piles into its infamous "War Wagon", and the criminals give up the second they see SWAT on the scene.



* ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' is about the Strategic Response Unit, which is an Emergency Response Team-type unit based in a CityWithNoName (filmed in Toronto, Canada). Much like the original ''Series/{{SWAT}}'', nearly every episode has them responding to a major incident that in real life would be a rare event.

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* ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' is about the Strategic Response Unit, which is an Emergency Response Team-type unit based in a CityWithNoName (filmed in Toronto, Canada). Much like the original ''Series/{{SWAT}}'', ''Series/SWAT1975'', nearly every episode has them responding to a major incident that in real life would be a rare event.
15th Oct '17 2:42:49 PM nombretomado
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* BritishCoppers have these as well, easily recognisable because they're the ''only'' uniformed police who openly carry firearms (Officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary[[note]]who guard Britain's Nuclear reactors - Britain' [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm nuclear weapons]] are guarded by the military, rather than civilian, police[[/note]] or Protection Command[[note]]whose remit is the protection of senior politicians, members of the Royal Family, and Diplomats[[/note]] may also carry weapons, but you're pretty unlikely to see one in your day-to-day life). The Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime and Operations Specialist Firearms Command, [=SCO19=] (Previously known as S019 or C019) is probably the most famous, thanks to BritainIsOnlyLondon. Of about 130,000 police officers in the United Kingdom, only about 6,600 are Authorised Firearms Officers, and Specialist Firearms Officers who train on SWAT-type tactics are even rarer - London only has about 70.

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* BritishCoppers UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers have these as well, easily recognisable because they're the ''only'' uniformed police who openly carry firearms (Officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary[[note]]who guard Britain's Nuclear reactors - Britain' [[UsefulNotes/UltimateDefenceOfTheRealm nuclear weapons]] are guarded by the military, rather than civilian, police[[/note]] or Protection Command[[note]]whose remit is the protection of senior politicians, members of the Royal Family, and Diplomats[[/note]] may also carry weapons, but you're pretty unlikely to see one in your day-to-day life). The Metropolitan Police's Specialist Crime and Operations Specialist Firearms Command, [=SCO19=] (Previously known as S019 or C019) is probably the most famous, thanks to BritainIsOnlyLondon. Of about 130,000 police officers in the United Kingdom, only about 6,600 are Authorised Firearms Officers, and Specialist Firearms Officers who train on SWAT-type tactics are even rarer - London only has about 70.
12th Oct '17 8:04:57 AM dmcreif
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*** In season 1's "Condemned", a [[DirtyCop corrupt ESU squad]] is shown to be working for Wilson Fisk. And its members are so corrupt that they ''murder fellow officers'' who are not on the take. One ESU sniper guns down Detective Christian Blake (who had become a liability to Fisk) and two other cops (to cover it up), while the team that enters the building stab and kill a rookie patrol cop Matt Murdock had left tied up, and then kill off Vladimir.

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*** In season 1's "Condemned", a [[DirtyCop corrupt an ESU squad]] squad is shown summoned to be a hostage situation where Matt Murdock has overpowered a rookie police officer who stumbled upon him and Vladimir in an abandoned building. But this ESU squad is working for Wilson Fisk. And its members are so corrupt that they ''murder fellow officers'' who are not on Fisk and have been tasked with murdering several cops at the take. scene. One ESU sniper guns down Detective Christian Blake (who had become a liability to Fisk) and two other cops (to cover it up), while the team that enters the building stab and kill a rookie patrol cop the police officer Matt Murdock had left tied up, overpowered, and then kill off Vladimir.



*** In "Penny and Dime", ESU are shown on scene when Frank Castle is arrested in the cemetery. While he's recovering in the hospital from being tortured by the Kitchen Irish, he's considered a high enough risk prisoner (both to himself and other people) that an entire floor is cordoned off for him and guarded by an ESU squad.

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*** In "Penny and Dime", ESU are shown on scene when Frank Castle is arrested in the cemetery. While he's recovering in the hospital from being tortured by the Kitchen Irish, he's considered a high enough risk prisoner (both to himself and other people) that an entire floor is cordoned off for him and guarded by an ESU squad.squad overseen by Brett Mahoney.
12th Oct '17 7:59:35 AM dmcreif
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*** With Luke posing problems for the Harlem gangs, [[CorruptPolitician Councilwoman Mariah Dillard]] and [[ArmsDealer Willis "Diamondback" Stryker]] use Mariah's connections to manipulate the NYPD into bulk-purchasing [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Judas bullets]], with ESU naturally being where they end up. During Diamondback's HostageSituation at Harlem's Paradise, ADA Blake Tower expresses his reservations about this move to Inspector Priscilla Ridley, and wants to stall the possibility of a violent confrontation between Luke Cage and the Judas-armed ESU team because he knows it's only a matter of time before these kind of bullets end up on the street and in the hands of criminals.

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*** With Luke posing problems for the Harlem gangs, [[CorruptPolitician Councilwoman Mariah Dillard]] and [[ArmsDealer Willis "Diamondback" Stryker]] use Mariah's connections to manipulate the NYPD into bulk-purchasing [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Judas bullets]], with ESU naturally being where they end up. Their plan involves Diamondback murdering a random police officer and pinning it on Luke. During Diamondback's HostageSituation at Harlem's Paradise, ADA Blake Tower expresses his reservations about this move to Inspector Priscilla Ridley, and wants to stall the possibility of a violent confrontation between Luke Cage and the Judas-armed ESU team because he knows it's only a matter of time before these kind of bullets end up on the street and in the hands of criminals.


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** ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': An ESU team is summoned to Midland Circle in the climax and is responsible for evacuating Misty after her right arm is cut off.


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* ''Series/TheWire'': Baltimore Police Department SWAT teams do show up from time to time for raids.
**SWAT are deployed ''en masse'' to raid Barksdale stashhouses after Kima Greggs gets shot in an undercover buy gone wrong.
**The most notable use of the SWAT team in the show is in the antepenultimate episode of season 1, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LSo8_fBE_k when they are about to arrest Avon Barksdale in his office]]. Jimmy [=McNulty=] sees the show of force as a little bit excessive, so he convinces Cedric Daniels that they can do better: they just simply walk up the stairs to the office like a walk in the park, wordlessly put the handcuffs on Avon, then walk out. The only words being when [=McNulty=] tells Stringer, "[[BadassBoast Catch you later]]."
-->'''Jimmy [=McNulty=]:''' This isn't as much fun as I thought it would be...
-->'''Cedric Daniels:''' SWAT guys do love to break out their tools, don't they?
-->'''Jimmy [=McNulty=]:''' Do they think there's Tony Montana up there? These guys probably haven't touch a gun in years. ''[beat]'' Ah, fuck this shit. You and me, Lieutenant.
**The season 3 finale sees Rawls deploy SWAT and lots of patrol officers as part of the show being put on to clear out Hamsterdam, the unauthorized "drug-free zone" that Major Colvin had been running. This also impacts the Major Crimes Unit, who have to borrow Western District cops like Herc and Carver to go arrest Avon Barksdale and his men at one of their stashhouses because Rawls denies them access to the SWAT unit.
**Season 4 sees the hostile Lt. Charles Marimow, installed in Major Crimes on Rawls' orders, utilize SWAT teams in a failed attempt to raid some of Marlo Stanfield's stash houses, but the information is bad and they only succeed in arresting some low-level members of Marlo's crew.
**In season 5, Kenneth Dozerman ends up in the tactial unit after the Major Crimes Unit is shut down due to Carcetti's cutbacks.
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