The tired debate ignites yet again….
Since the horrific shooting of children in Uvalde there has been another 10+ mass shootings….
Despite the horror and grief over the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and the rampage at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store before it, gun violence in the US has not diminished in the week since Uvalde. As of Monday, there had been at least 14 mass shootings in the US since the elementary school massacre, the Washington Post reports. Eleven of those were over the Memorial Day holiday weekend
The incident Stelter was speaking about took place in Tennessee on Saturday night, where six children between the ages of 13 and 15 were shot in what authorities believe was an altercation between teenagers. At a California party, one person was killed and three others were injured, one critically. At a Pennsylvania party, two people between the ages of 14 and 21 were killed and two were hurt. Six people were shot at an Alabama graduation party. At an Oklahoma festival, one person was killed and seven injured. A mother and her three young children were killed by a relative in Michigan, NPR reports.
Now the ‘heroes’ of Uvalde……
By now most people that are interested have heard the horror stories in Uvalde…..the deaths of children and 2 adults and then the other horror story is the crackerjack SWAT team that ‘saved’ the day……
Meet the Uvalde Police SWAT team. Where were they? Outside the school, waiting on reinforcements. When one parent shouted, “Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” they took out their Tasers to keep parents from entering the school to try and save their kids.
So basically the SWAT is little more than a coffee clutch while kids die.
What happened to the humor that is “To Protect And Serve”?
Though many police departments use the motto “protect and serve,” cops don’t have to come to your rescue, help you when you’re in distress or try to save your child from being shot. Under a Supreme Court case called Castle Rock v. Gonzalez, the police can’t be held accountable for not coming to your aid, even if the lives of your children are at stake. Yet they have the absolute right to taser, cuff and arrest you, if you complain too loudly about them sitting on their asses as kids are being shot in front of them.
So basically unarmed traffic offenders are targeted but a dude with a gun is off-limits….the people of Uvalde can sleep soundly now that they understand just how ‘heroic’ their police are (sarcasm in case you missed it)…..
Maybe all this would have been avoided if we had just armed teachers…(a cop-out by the Right)….
In the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, some elected officials are making calls anew for teachers to be armed and trained to use firearms to protect the nation’s schools. To shine light on the matter, The Conversation reached out to Aimee Huff and Michelle Barnhart, two Oregon State University scholars who have studied the ins and outs of putting guns in the hands of the nation’s teachers as a way to protect students.
Let’s be real…..NOTHING will change kids will die and Congress will get their donations….and the cycle will go on and on…..inaction can kill….as our society keeps proving.
Eventually this episode will fade for the next great crisis that will grab our attention and our ire.
“Guns don’t kill people….Congress does”
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