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17th Jan '17 1:41:41 PM themisterfree
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17th Jan '17 1:41:21 PM themisterfree
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* The titular characters of ''SwatKats'' were implied to be this before [[{{Jerkass}} Commander Feral]] kicked them out of the Enforcers and [[ReassignedToAntarctica demoted them to a salvage yard]]; hence their names as vigilantes. (Indeed, they function as the SWAT equivalent because they're the ones to beat the villains after the Enforcers have failed; but they typically dress in flight suits, not typical SWAT gear, and tend to use non-lethal weaponry along the lines of AbnormalAmmo, though they ''will'' kill if necessary.)
17th Jan '17 1:37:17 PM themisterfree
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* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' (and the source series, ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'') featured a SWAT-themed SuperMode for the entire team; in this mode, they gain armor (including big vests), helmet add-ons (a headset and a targeting/infrared vision device), and large automatic weaponry. They also get the SWAT Megazord, composed of jets and able to turn into a Zord-sized {{BFG}} for containing criminals.
9th Jan '17 1:23:37 AM DeepRed
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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.



* The TV series ''Series/{{SWAT}}'', which the above-mentioned film was based on. 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.
9th Dec '16 1:40:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the MarvelUniverse, a New York city [=ESU=] team named Code: Blue, composed of {{badass}} cops equipped with above-average technology occasionally helps the local heroes deal with supervillains.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, a New York city [=ESU=] team named Code: Blue, composed of {{badass}} badass cops equipped with above-average technology occasionally helps the local heroes deal with supervillains.
6th Dec '16 6:07:51 AM Ominae
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** China. Major cities like Beijing and Shanghai have their own SWAT teams under the control of the Public Security Bureau.

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** China. Major cities cities/towns like Beijing and Shanghai have their own SWAT teams under the control of the local Public Security Bureau.Bureau. [[https://read01.com/M2GRoB.html The following are patches used by PSB SWAT units.]]
4th Dec '16 9:31:24 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'', being set in New York City, does make use of the NYPD ESU teams very liberally.
** 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, with an ESU sniper gunning down Detective 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 patrol cop Matt Murdock had left tied up, and then kill off Vladimir.
** In season 2's "Dogs to a Gunfight," ESU is shown using Grotto as bait to lure the Punisher into a trap. They later try to shoot at the Punisher while he and Matt Murdock are engaged in fisticuffs on the rooftop.
** 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.
** ESU are later shown standing outside the courthouse after Frank Castle escapes from prison and DA Reyes gets killed.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'', MarvelCinematicUniverse:
**''Series/Daredevil2015'',
being set in New York City, does make use of the NYPD ESU teams very liberally.
** In ***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, with an ESU sniper gunning down Detective 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 patrol cop Matt Murdock had left tied up, and then kill off Vladimir.
** In ***In season 2's "Dogs to a Gunfight," ESU is shown using Grotto as bait to lure the Punisher into a trap. They later try to shoot at the Punisher while he and Matt Murdock are engaged in fisticuffs on the rooftop.
** ESU ***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.
** ESU ***ESU are later shown standing outside the courthouse after Frank Castle escapes from prison and DA Reyes gets killed.killed.
**A big plot point in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' revolves around [[CorruptPolitician Mariah Dillard]] and [[ArmsDealer Willis "Diamondback" Stryker]] manipulating the NYPD into buying [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Judas bullets]], with ESU naturally being where they end up. During Diamondback's HostageSituation at Harlem's Paradise (which is where the ESU first get the Judas), Blake Tower expresses his reservations about this move to Inspector 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 weapons end up in the street. He explicitly invokes [[Series/Daredevil2015 Frank Castle's rampage]].
2nd Dec '16 1:16:46 PM KingLyger
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One of the more iconic, recognizable, and dramatic images of law enforcement, a '''S'''pecial '''W'''eapons '''A'''nd '''T'''actics '''Team''' cuts an immediate and dramatic figure in any crime drama, police serial, or other story that immediately tells everyone present that the situation is deadly serious. They are usually called in for hostage scenarios, fortified and armed suspects, high-risk warrant raids, riot control, and terrorist threats. SWAT teams are easily recognizable, clad in black/blue clothing, helmets, body armor, and wielding heavy weaponry, special tactical gear, and armored vehicles. They usually wear masks, be they balaclavas or gas masks, both for practical reasons (most balaclavas are fireproof, and gas masks help when dealing with tear gas) and to help keep them anonymous and impossible to read.

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One of the more iconic, recognizable, and dramatic images of law enforcement, a '''S'''pecial '''W'''eapons '''A'''nd '''T'''actics '''Team''' cuts an immediate and dramatic figure in any crime drama, police serial, or other story that immediately tells everyone present that the situation is deadly serious. They are usually called in for hostage scenarios, fortified and armed suspects, high-risk warrant raids, riot control, and terrorist threats. SWAT teams are easily recognizable, clad in black/blue clothing, helmets, body armor, and wielding heavy weaponry, such as assault rifles or shotguns. They also use special tactical gear, gear like flashbang grenades, and travel in armored vehicles. They usually wear masks, be they balaclavas or gas masks, both for practical reasons (most balaclavas are fireproof, and gas masks help when dealing with tear gas) and to help keep them anonymous and impossible to read.
4th Oct '16 3:12:02 PM JackTheHammer
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On the other hand, proponents argue that the heavy equipment being distributed to SWAT is more necessary now more than ever. A major catalyst for this argument was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mumbai_attacks 2008 Mumbai attacks]], where Indian police were completely outmatched against the attackers and led to a SWAT team being formed after the fact. With the establishment of ISIS as well as al-Qaida shifting to a more decentralized operating structure, terrorist attacks involving multiple attackers armed with heavy weapons and armor have become alarmingly commonplace, such as the attacks in Paris in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2015_%C3%8Ele-de-France_attacks January]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks November 2015]] followed by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack December 2015]] San Bernardino attack. Particularly in the Bataclan siege in Paris, RAID officers credited their military-grade equipment with saving their lives.

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On the other hand, proponents argue that the heavy equipment being distributed to SWAT is more necessary now more than ever. A major catalyst for this argument was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mumbai_attacks 2008 Mumbai attacks]], where Indian police were completely outmatched against the attackers and led to a SWAT team being formed after the fact. With the establishment of ISIS as well as al-Qaida shifting to a more decentralized operating structure, terrorist attacks involving multiple attackers armed with heavy weapons and armor have become alarmingly increasingly commonplace, such as the attacks in Paris in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2015_%C3%8Ele-de-France_attacks January]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks November 2015]] followed by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack December 2015]] San Bernardino attack. Particularly in During the Bataclan siege in Paris, RAID officers credited their military-grade equipment with saving their lives.
4th Oct '16 3:11:01 PM JackTheHammer
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On the other hand, proponents argue that the heavy equipment being distributed to SWAT is more necessary now more than ever. A major catalyst for this argument was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mumbai_attacks 2008 Mumbai attacks]], where Indian police were completely outmatched against the attackers and led to a SWAT team being formed after the fact. With the establishment of ISIS as well as al-Qaida shifting to a more decentralized operating structure, terrorist attacks involving multiple attackers armed with heavy weapons and armor have become alarmingly commonplace, such as the attacks in Paris in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2015_%C3%8Ele-de-France_attacks January]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks November 2015]] followed by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack December 2015]] San Bernardino attack. Particularly in the Bataclan siege in Paris, GIGN officers credited their military-grade equipment with saving their lives.

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On the other hand, proponents argue that the heavy equipment being distributed to SWAT is more necessary now more than ever. A major catalyst for this argument was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Mumbai_attacks 2008 Mumbai attacks]], where Indian police were completely outmatched against the attackers and led to a SWAT team being formed after the fact. With the establishment of ISIS as well as al-Qaida shifting to a more decentralized operating structure, terrorist attacks involving multiple attackers armed with heavy weapons and armor have become alarmingly commonplace, such as the attacks in Paris in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_2015_%C3%8Ele-de-France_attacks January]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2015_Paris_attacks November 2015]] followed by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_San_Bernardino_attack December 2015]] San Bernardino attack. Particularly in the Bataclan siege in Paris, GIGN RAID officers credited their military-grade equipment with saving their lives.
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