Small Wisconsin Town Sends in SWAT Team to Collect Debt From 75 Year-Old Man

Small Wisconsin town sends in SWAT team to collect debt from 75 year-old man

Officials in the Town of Stettin, a town of less than 3,000 in Marathon County, Wisconsin, sent armored vehicles and 24 armed officers to collect an $86,000 debt from 75-year-old Roger Hoeppner earlier this month, action that raises anew the issue of police militarization, which assumed center stage during the police response to protests over the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri this summer.

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