Bureaucrats not known for creativity suddenly become Leonardo da Vincis when it comes to dodging open records requests.
Taxpayer funded Massachusetts Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams endeared themselves to the population of Watertown with their warrantless house-to-house searches for the Boston Marathon bombers. Thousands of heavily armed men and armored vehicles failed to find the 19 year old bomber after essentially declaring 24 hour martial law and spending a day and a night bullying their way into people’s homes.
The Massachusetts ACLU has made numerous open records requests on Massachusetts SWAT teams for information related to their raids.
We are awed by the State’s creativity in dodging these requests. “Massachusetts SWAT teams are private corporations and therefore immune from open records requests.”