One thing that disturbs me lately is how the police seem to think that they need to use paramilitary tactics...all the time. This Wired story about a guy who wrote software for a gambling site--and how is house got raided commando style is one example. They did the same, of course, to Kim Dotcom in New freaking Zealand.
Why not just nab the guy when he goes out for cigarettes? And then search the house with a warrant? Why is that not the preferred alternative?
Oh yeah, I forgot, it's not as fun.