A Brief History of SWAT Teams (Retro Report)

"SWAT: Mission Creep" -- Retro Report & The New York Times, 2014, 11:57 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXaOh_9ahHc

A retrospective on SWAT teams using news footage to examine how the issue has evolved over the decades. Key concepts include the militarization of police, the war on drugs, and abuse of force. 

From the video's description: "SWAT teams were created in the 1960s to combat hostage-takings, sniper shootings, and violent unrest. But today they’re often used in more controversial police work". Read more here.