Jonathan “Ryan” March Interview

Last week, Mitch and I sat down with Jonathan “Ryan” March whose home was raided by the Columbia, MO S.W.A.T. team in 2008. The S.W.A.T. team was at his home to look for marijuana. Ryan had no prior felonies and no history of violence. During the raid, Ryan’s two retreating dogs were shot and killed. In this video, Ryan March discusses what it is like to be a victim of the drug war.  

Interestingly, on the City of Columbia website we found a promotional video for the CPD S.W.A.T team in which CPD Officer John Warner, who was the officer wearing the helmet camera during the raid on Mr. March’s home, tells how he enjoys the adrenaline rush he gets from such raids. One would hope that S.W.A.T. officers would see these violent raids as a necessary evil instead of a source of entertainment. One wonders what the S.W.A.T. officers are doing for kicks now that Chief Burton has put the brakes on the service of narcotics search warrants via S.W.A.T. dynamic entry. Perhaps the department should invest in an Xbox. Here is the clip of Warner describing why he likes being on the S.W.A.T. team.

 

And just for fun, here is an excerpt from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Enjoy.

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  1. Lucy

    As citizens, we need to start protecting ourselves and our homes from these law enforcement bandits.

    Here are some ideas:

    1. Purchase a noise alarm which makes so much noise that officers can’t communicate, and is so loud that it is likely to cause pain to their ears, thus forcing them to withdraw.

    2. Have a can of gasoline in the house, and immediately spill it when the raid starts. Officers will be afraid to use their weapons in case they cause an explosion.

    3. Reinforce your front door and garden so as to make it impossible for LEO’s to enter quickly, thus giving you time to react.

    4. Form a neighbourhood watch group with others locally, and as soon as you are attacked, call out your local militia to hinder the SWAT raid. A riot in which SWAT vehicles are torched, for example, would make them more reluctant to engage in this kind of terrorism. Also, they then have to face threats both within and outside the house. If possible, surround the house, which will scare the officers and significantly hinder their operations..

    5. Use all possible resources to find out and publish the names and home addresses of all officers involved in this kind of thuggery. Publish them alongside the video. Officers would think twice about law breaking in this way if they knew that there was a possibility of revenge attacks. As officers are effectively above the law, they should not be entitled to the protection of the law. (Note: I am not encouraging or inciting violence here, merely pointing out that officers who have chosen to attack the community instead of protect and serve it, must ultimately expect some form of community justice.)

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