For John, BLUF: Did Lois Lerner know about this?. Nothing to see here; just move along.
At the blog Arms & The Law Mr David Hardy wrote yesterday, "SWAT Teams as Public Charities?"
I find this story troubling. ACLU was seeking to compile data on how often SWAT teams are called out in Massachusetts. It found that about 3/4 of LE agencies in the State organize their SWAT teams under "Law Enforcement Councils," which are entirely funded from LE agency budgets, but insist they are separately incorporated as 501(c) tax-exempt charities, and thus are not subject to public records requirements.Of course there are some interesting implications, such as SWAT Teams being stripped of the immunity Police Officers normally rely on.
You are a member of the ACLU, and the NRA, aren't you?&nBsp; Don't just count on Congress and the Courts to protect your rights. Get a public advocate.
Regards — Cliff