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.
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8 thoughts on “The ‘Heroes’ Of Uvalde”
According to most accounts over the last two years, most cops have shot unarmed offenders during traffic stops, (as you say) than any mass shooter or serial killer. I have to conclude that the majority of well-armed, body-armoured cops do not fancy the odds when faced with a shooter who is willing to die.
So, shame on them. They should be fired, or turn in their badges. Full stop!
Best wishes, Pete.
My thought as well….if they are not prepared to protect the society then go clean toilets. chuq
Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
THIS!! … “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.”
The more reports come out the more cops seem to be nothing more than bullies with a gun….most are afraid of an active shooter…..then they need to resign and flip burgers. Thanx for the reblog my friend…..chuq
Indeed!! Delighted to share … agree!!
One of 10,000 sad parts about this is police inaction’s been going on in different ways for decades. I remember reading a few things about cops back when I was researching (wish I remembered what for, and the info’s decades old by now), but something that stuck with me in my articles was the calls cops hated to get the most. There were a few cops that admitted that if the call was a domestic violence call, they’d tell dispatch they were farther from the scene than they really were in hopes that another unit would be closer and respond to it first, then they could roll up as backup when the problem was likely resolved. Their reasoning: things can turn ugly and deadly really quick because emotions are too high on all sides.
So, when the courts said cops don’t have to go put their lives on the line to save others, it’s probably not as surprising to me as it should have been. And when you learn that dispatchers and 911 operators are so far behind in tracking or GPS technology to help people in need (John Oliver’s scathing segment scared the crap out of me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-XlyB_QQYs ), I’m sure there’s just as much trouble locating cops and getting the closest ones to the scene.
And if that’s the case, would it be farfetched to wonder if some cops–when getting a mass shooting call–might lie about their position to dispatch so they won’t be first to respond to the scene? Yes, they want to go home at the end of the day, but so does everyone else, dammit.
Like a fireman that does nit want to run into a burning house….if they cannot live up to their responsibility then quit and flip burgers. chuq