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Nation Flies Into RAGE Over Answers in Uvalde: ‘Police Didn’t Engage Out of Fear of Being Shot’
It is difficult to tell if one has ever met a parent who wouldn’t charge anything or anyone that posed a deadly threat to their child. Most of us meet brave civilians, teachers, and many others, who would and do put their own lives on the line for anyone’s child. When it comes to law enforcement we expect them to put their lives on the line for children. No one forced them to go into law enforcement but having done so, it is now their sworn duty to protect and serve, and give up their own safety on behalf of others.
Increasingly, it is becoming impossible to escape the fact that kids may well have died because police refused to go in to the Ulvade school, out of fear and incompetence. According to an MSNBC report (Covering the news conference), kids were calling 911 thirty minutes into the situation, from one of several classrooms at risk, with kids begging “please send the police” and that there were “eight to ten” children still alive and the suspect was still shooting.
The findings make a mockery out of Texas Governor Greg Abbot saying “as horrible as it is to believe, this could have been worse.” Yes, and as horrible as it is to believe, it could have been much better:
Holy shit. This moment should be the end of Greg Abbott’s political career. pic.twitter.com/taMd3DTsQH
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) May 27, 2022
During a 911 call at 12:21 there are shots heard over the call. At that point, the shooter had been in the school for 40 minutes and the school had law enforcement surrounding the building. An expert on MSNBC called it the worst law enforcement failure in modern history. From Mediaite:
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A Texas Department of Public Safety official said responding officers were cautious as they entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas because “they could’ve been shot.”
See, that’s the problem because there were others that could be and would be shot, children that did not have guns. It is disgusting and Americans are in absolute rage at the law enforcement on the scene.
It wasn’t just parents begging the police to go in. The children were calling 9-1-1 and pleading, as well. For a long time.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) May 27, 2022
"How many kids could have been saved had they breached the room?"
"I don't know." pic.twitter.com/TDbElnY4mV
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 27, 2022
Every “clarification of the timeline” is an unhinged contradiction of the “facts” provided at Abbott’s photo op.
— half measures availed us nothing (@ChefCraig67) May 27, 2022
He adds, shockingly, that there was a belief among officers that there was “no one living anymore” in that room. So they had time.
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) May 27, 2022
Above, kids were still calling 911. They are lying. They were scared.
Do you know how long an hour must feel when your kid is trapped in a building with a shooter and police are basically creating a defensive line for said shooter to go on as long as possible https://t.co/Ep5yzG6jpE
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) May 27, 2022
*58 magazines* found at the school.
18-year-old bought 1,657 bullets.
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) May 27, 2022
— 🇺🇸 𝘗𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘗𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘺 🇳🇱 🌻 (@pithypacky) May 27, 2022
— Angry Staffer 🌻 (@Angry_Staffer) May 27, 2022
Red flag laws, waiting periods, universal registration, assault weapon bans, absolutely MUST be enacted. You can’t pretend to be pro-life and disagree. And don’t blame the 2d Amendment: not even this right-wing SCOTUS is to blame. It’s the lawmakers who take gun money. Period.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 27, 2022
This article isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a horrifying account. We must engage in this conversation. Raising the age to 21 may not stop all shootings, but it would have changed this one, and buffalo, and parkland, and….https://t.co/rOtQIsjUZ3
— Adam Kinzinger🇺🇦🇺🇸✌️ (@AdamKinzinger) May 27, 2022
And we will leave on this because I cannot tell you how fcking sick I am of this damned AR-15 and every good Republican has to have one and be pictured with one:
Months ago, @RepThomasMassie shared this photo. As many may remember, I was upset as this is the weapon that is always used in mass shootings. I am sharing again because I don't want anybody to forget who these people are and the role they have in the deaths of our loved ones. pic.twitter.com/REyF91VV9G
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 27, 2022
[email protected], @JasonMiciak, with Nicole Hickman