The Special Weapons Attack Team was developed in LA in the mid-60s to wage an urban counterinsurgency against civil rights activism, in particular the Watts Rebellion. Armed, armored, and outfitted with BearCats and helicopters, SWAT (since renamed
Special Weapons And Tactics) are paramilitary units trained in close- quarters city combat to carry out white supremacy at the behest of the state.
They are deployed upwards of 150
times a day.