FBI Alaska SWAT Team Failed Breach

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 3 weeks ago

I have no reason to doubt the title of the YouTube post.  Holy crap!  Did they leave an M4 or AR-15 leaning up against the garage door while they tried to break into the house?  What was that dude in the truck doing with his time?  Eating doughnuts?

I think it might have been easier and done with greater tactical fidelity if they had gone up to the door and knocked. I hope they didn’t just go in and shoot the dog, leave the door all broken and walk away like most other SWAT raids. Or confiscate an ounce of marijuana and call it a success.

But then again, remember boys and girls, only law enforcement officers are trained and qualified in tactical operations while operating tactically and stress management ninja warrior techniques and are therefore qualified to handle firearms.  So who am I to talk?

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TheAlaskan
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Shanktown…never liked Anchorage. Everyone there comes from outside. That was hard to watch. Obviously a ‘bear’ door. They’re lucky there wasn’t a ‘bear’ gun on the other side. Saddle that one next to all those stupid reality shows that seem so popular up here. Geez.

MattBracken
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Note to LE: If you are ever ordered to conduct gun confiscation raids, and that’s you on the SWAT team, the guy shooting the video across the street might have a 30-06 M-1 Garand instead of a camera, and he might be an old Korean war veteran who has reached his limit. THEN WHAT? Ever think about that one?

GomeznSA
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Or just an ordinary David with a handful of smooth pebbles and a sling………………..
Then again, maybe the guy with the camera was one of the team and was filming it for ‘training purposes’.

Mindy Robinson
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Or there might be just an old cowgirl with a few rocks and a slingshot. :)

Paul X
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I was trying to figure out what would be better, shooting them in the ass or the back of the neck. The former might be easier, those were big asses out there.

GA Patriot
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What a clown show.

Paul X
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Jack
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I think the element of surprise was lost when they parked the humvee in front of the house.

And now I know why Home Depot pushes the fiberglass doors. That’s impressive durability.

J.P. Travis
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Good grief. FBI stands for Fumbling Bureaucratic Incompetence.

Carl In Alaska
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Weasels but usually more resilient.

intheaspens
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Could be worse. Could be raining.

bobk90
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If you see them Stacked like that during a Gun Confiscation Raid, a Molotov Cocktail from a Neighbor would do some damage, catching them all by surprise….

FrozenPatriot
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Also, consider what can be built with a 12v battery, an automotive fuel pump, a can of gasoline, a thermal fireplace ignitor, a couple light switches and some wire. Considering the most ingenuitive populous in history to be your enemy is not condusive to going home at the end of your shift, doffing your stormtrooper costume, and reminiscing about the fun you had abusing the mundanes at the behest of Lord Vader.

BubblePuppy7
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This has got to be a “Things Not To Do When Breaking And Entering” video the local PD was making. Seriously.

Renov8
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Busting down doors is hard work. Notice they took a breather at the end? Running is great cardio workout….suggest you get on it, before you get in it, again.

JohnathanStein
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Free coffee & a doughnut to anyone who gets near and yells “GRENADE!”

DOUBLE doughnuts if they light off a pack of firecrackers…

Geez, did they REALLY leave TWO rifles at the garage door?!?!?!

KimmyQueen
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This is just… sad..

Blake
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Fabulous weapons discipline also. The officers don’t mind pointing muzzles at their fellow officers, I see.

And the one fool decided it was a good idea to stick his head around the corner so he could look through the doorway?

So, some fools come banging on my door, smash smash smash..the door holds, the idiots keep trying to break in..do I A: wait until they come through the door, and thens start shooting? Or, B: do I see if there is any possible way to get out the back door, using the noise of the door being pounded on as cover to try and come up behind the people trying to break down my door?

These guys were asking to get flanked and shot to pieces.

Mark Dietzler
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Why try and get outside? 5.56 will penetrate the side of most residential buildings just fine. Give some thought to where a raid team might stack up at your points of entry, and plan appropriately.

Blake
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I go outside because staying inside limits my ability to maneuver.

Mark Dietzler
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No argument from me on that. I just don’t think that trying to get outside is a smart idea if the cops are stacked on your door already.
They will expect it.

Blake
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As I originally posted, I see if there is any way to get out the back door under cover of all the racket at the front door.

In this particular situation, I’m willing to lay pretty good odds the cops were at the front door and not paying much attention to the back door.

By the way, I showed this video to an ex-cop and he just shook his head.

Carl In Alaska
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Our group of Federal Weasel Investigators looked like the Three Stooges on a fire drill.

henrybowman
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I don’t understand this. They work like the dickens to bust the door down, then when they finally get it down, they hide around the corner of the garage and kill time waiting for Godot? What was the point here?

J.P. Travis
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Maybe the heard the homeowner yell, “Hey, I’m on the toilet!”

Mark Irons
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All that’s missing in the video is “yackety sax” aka the Benny Hill theme playing in the background ;-)

Louis Chapman
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*breacher slips and loses his shit* “OFFICER DOOOOWN! “

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