The Father of S.W.A.T.

Why we need to call the mechanism, and its history, into crisis.

“In some blacks, when [a lethal chokehold] is applied, the veins or arteries do not open as fast as they do in .” — Daryl Gates

Designs are often attributed to the director, or the individual who led their team to the end product. It’s important to remember that behind that designer was the team itself, a system of…



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John Bradford

Designer, critical writer, image-maker, seltzer enthusiast. All things design history and critique. Lone author behind; “Greater Fool.”