I recall seeing tag along news footage from the early 1970's in NY City where the NYPD has to rescue a hostage from a crazed man with an M1 Garand in an apartment building. It was three uniformed police officers who completed the task. Killed the bad guy and quickly rescued the hostage. No kevlar, no surefire lights, no M4's, no goggles, no tactical boots, no helments. All they had with them were their .38 cal revolvers, and a couple Winchester Model 12 shotguns, a sledge hammer, and thier own whitts, brains, and guts. They got the job done efficiently.
Todays cops seem to have become obsessed geardo's without a brain. A bunch of mutant ninja turtles who think they need to look all tactical and military, yet hunker down and fail to enter a building when people are dying. But they're more than willing to shoot innocent people's dogs. ,)
Wow, that's rings true to a degree. Didn't that kind of happen during the Columbine massacre? SWAT and other officers were there all geared up but didn't bust in and kill those creeps but waited for who knows what till the creeps killed themselves. Or am I wrong about that?