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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.
19th Sep '17 11:17:05 PM JackTheHammer
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* The Japanese PoliceProcedural ''Crisis2017'' focuses on an [[PlausibleDeniability "unofficial"]] unit of the Special Investigation Team as they covertly dispose of terrorist threats to the state. The Special Assault Team also has a BigDamnHeroes moment in Episode 8.
21st Aug '17 12:48:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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.
* {{Superman}}'s home city of Metropolis also has a similar team known as the Special Crimes Unit.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, Franchise/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.
* {{Superman}}'s Franchise/{{Superman}}'s home city of Metropolis also has a similar team known as the Special Crimes Unit.
11th May '17 8:47:35 PM dlchen145
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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 Miltiary, rather than Civlian, 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 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 Miltiary, military, rather than Civlian, 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.
23rd Apr '17 9:42:01 AM nombretomado
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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.)

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* The titular characters of ''SwatKats'' ''WesternAnimation/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.)
18th Apr '17 12:14:50 PM JackTheHammer
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* Japan's Special Assault Team is featured in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' in the introduction to several characters' story modes foiling an attempted hijacking of an airliner. Naoto's story mode begin with the hijacking, but the SAT members are not actually seen as she isn't actually out on the runway. Aigis's story mode also begins with the hijacking, and it is only in her mode that we actually see the SAT operation as it unfolds. [[PoliceAreUseless They are completely useless compared to the Shadow Operatives.]]

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* Japan's Special Assault Team is featured in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' in the introduction to several characters' story modes foiling an attempted hijacking of an airliner. Naoto's story mode begin with the hijacking, but the SAT members are not actually seen as she isn't actually out on the runway. Aigis's story mode also begins with the hijacking, and it is only in her mode that we actually see the SAT operation as it unfolds. [[PoliceAreUseless They are completely useless compared to the Shadow Operatives.]]
9th Apr '17 9:39:47 AM dmcreif
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* MarvelCinematicUniverse: The Netflix shows make use of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit on several occasions.

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* MarvelCinematicUniverse: ''Series/TheDefenders2017'': The Netflix shows make use of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit on several occasions.



*** 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, knowing how Frank Castle caused so much destruction with just regular bullets, 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. 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, knowing how Frank Castle caused so much destruction with just regular bullets, 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. criminals.
** ''Series/IronFist2017'': Once Danny Rand has driven the Hand out of Rand Enterprises, Harold Meachum backstabs him by framing him for the Hand's activities and sends a DEA SWAT team after them. Danny and Colleen overpower the SWAT team and escape. After Danny, Colleen and Ward defeat Harold, Jeri Hogarth gets the assault charges against Danny and Colleen dropped [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney thanks to a generous contribution to the DEA Widows and Children's Fund.]]
4th Feb '17 9:50:32 AM dmcreif
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* MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''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.

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* MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'', being set in New York City, does
MarvelCinematicUniverse: The Netflix shows make use of the NYPD ESU teams very liberally.
Emergency Service Unit on several occasions.
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
*** 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 ''murder fellow officers officers'' who are not on the take, with an take. One ESU sniper gunning 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.



*** 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.



** 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]].

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** A big plot point in ''Series/LukeCage2016'' revolves around ''Series/LukeCage2016''
***ESU officers are shown escorting Cottonmouth as he's [[PerpWalk perp-walked]] out of his club for killing Misty Knight's partner Rafael Scarfe.
***With Luke posing problems for the Harlem gangs,
[[CorruptPolitician Councilwoman Mariah Dillard]] and [[ArmsDealer Willis "Diamondback" Stryker]] manipulating use Mariah's connections to manipulate the NYPD into buying bulk-purchasing [[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), 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 because, knowing how Frank Castle caused so much destruction with just regular bullets, he knows it's only a matter of time before these kind of weapons bullets end up on the street and in the street. He explicitly invokes [[Series/Daredevil2015 Frank Castle's rampage]].hands of criminals.
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