Look out! he’s got a copy of the Constitution in his hand
Get down on the floor! Get down on the floor or I will shoot you! Now take two aspirin and call me in the morning!
had a good reason:
The sheriff said the decision to use SWAT team force was justified because the father was a “self-proclaimed constitutionalist” and had made threats and “comments” over the years.
And then there’s this:
However, the sheriff declined to provide a single instance of the father’s illegal behavior. “I can’t tell you specifically,” he said.
Yeah. Radley nails it: By the sheriff’s own admission, then, the show of force was more about Shiflet’s political beliefs and desire to be left alone than any real child neglect.
Update: people are asking for a non-WND source (what bias?), here’s a news account.