The Uvalde timeline is still very, very confusing. At this point, we have enough information to know it's purposefully confusing because America's not ready for what went down here.
"Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the 18-year-old shooter was killed by a Border Patrol team.
“Go in there! Go in there!” nearby women shouted at the officers soon after the attack began, said Juan Carranza, 24, who saw the scene from outside his house, across the street from Robb Elementary School in the close-knit town of Uvalde. Carranza said the officers did not go in."
AP article here.
Misinformation has been rife from the beginning:
UPDATE: For the second time, it appears the information initially provided by Texas law enforcement officials was wrong.— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 26, 2022
The shooter was not stopped by the first officer that encountered him. And he wasn't pinned down but rather appears to have locked himself in a classroom.
We don't know exactly how this all went down, but it's obvious the police and officials were lying from the start, busy painting the responding (and I use that word loosely) police as heroes.
Reader, there were no heroes among the first responding police. They stood down. For nearly an hour these fuckers stood down while a terrorist murdered 4th graders and their teachers.
Oh, but wait, they did eventually stand up. When did they stand up?
They stood up when desperate parents decided to do what the cops refused to do and enter the school to save their children. Oh, these brave police officers stood up then alright:
That's when they took out their tasers and even pinned one father to the ground. Oh, the hero music just swells in the background, can't you hear it? Are you not moved?
So, we don't have the exact timeline, but what we do know is that cops lingered around outside the school for between 40 minutes to an hour while parents begged them to go in and stop the carnage.
There must be more video, whether from inside the school, outside school cameras, or the officer's own body cams.
But they are working right now to make sure we never see that footage. They are working right now on the coverup.
Right now, we don't even know if the shooter barricaded himself into the 4th grade classroom, or if he was barricaded in there by another actor. We really know nothing. And right now, Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz, and the shitty sheriff and all of them, are covering up whatever really happened. They are inventing a narrative to paint these fucking cowards as heroes.
By order of the Supreme Court, the police are under no obligation to protect you or to save your child's life. They are under obligation to protect property. That's it. Fact.
So no matter how heinous the actions of these mewling cowardly cosplayers end up being, they cannot be fired.
America's not ready for this conversation.
Because we were told there are good guys with guns, and once they show up, the bad guys with the guns will be defeated. And lives will be saved. We were told cops are heroes.
America's not ready for this conversation. America's not ready for any video footage of what really went down in Uvalde, Texas. America doesn't even want to hear about this. America doesn't want to know.
It would disturb their fantasies too much. They might not even be able to enjoy the next episode of their favorite copaganda television series, were the truth to be brought to daylight.
But know this. If your child is next, the cops can decide not to enter the school and even make an attempt to save them, but when you show up at the school, ready, willing, and desperate to even give your own life, if necessary, to save your child...the cops will be there.
And they will make sure you never get the chance.
I want to add something. Newtown Police arrived at Sandy Hook in less than 2 minutes, and engaged with Adam Lanza within 6 minutes. 8 minutes from the original 911 call. And in Sandy Hook, there were NO officers already on the scene. I truly believe if Sandy Hook went down the way Uvalde went down, Lanza never makes it into the school. Unfortunately, Newtown police never had the chance Uvalde police did, and Lanza had a weapon of mass destruction so he only needed moments to slaughter TWENTY kindergarten children, the principle, and teachers.
Something very fucked up went down in Uvalde, with the cops, and it's being covered up.
However, that does not change the fact that armed officers were at Robb, they were at Stoneman Douglas, they were at Columbine, and they did nothing. In fact, at Stoneman Douglas, the armed officer on duty at the school, hid behind a car.
Listen, the protocol since Columbine has been DO NOT WAIT FOR BACKUP. Police are supposed to enter the school, and engage immediately. Why? Well, because before Columbine, the assumption was it would be a hostage situation, so stand down, wait for negotiators, for backup, etc. Post-Columbine, we were dealing with a new animal. There were going to be no hostages. The killer was there to kill. So you must limit damage and limit loss of life by any means possible, immediately. This is called rapid response. And ALLEGEDLY, this is how officers are now trained.
So we know that the Uvalde police ignored their training, or, their alleged training, because we really don't know what they are being told, do we? They waited for backup, most of whom ended up being federal troops. The local police, all well armed, well funded, and wearing protective gear, stood down.
So no, having armed officers in the schools won't stop this. Maybe it's because they are nothing but shitty cosplayers, they are cowards (I believe this is all likely to be true in this particular case), and maybe it's also because they feel the risk of death against weapons of war are high. So they stand down and allow weapons of war to be used against schoolchildren.
When are we going to come to the consensus that no one should ever have these kind of guns? These automatic, these semi-automatic, weapons? These fucking machine guns that we allowed gun nuts to insist aren't machine guns. If the cops can't or won't stand up against these weapons, why are these weapons on our streets? Why are these weapons in our schools?
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