School shooting at Texas Elementary school, several children reported dead

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The original post said it got through the senate, right.

In my country, the senate is always the second house to pass things. I actually thought the same happened on the US. I totally subbed in House of Reps because I thought that was the natural course of things

Don't know if someone else did this but I initially agreed with Crimson until this moment
don't feel bad I'm American and I didn't know stuff could be voted in the senate first. I thought it always had to pass the house first then goes to the senate.
 
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Look, if Uvalde police had 41% of the city's budget in funding instead of the 40% they already had, they might have been able to afford some Grubhub while they were standing around outside beating the shit out of parents, waiting for the shooter to finish murdering their kids.

Clearly, it was BLM's fault.
 

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Behind the Bastards did a 3 part podcast on Harlon Carter

Evans isn't always correct in his biographies, but even if a 10th of what happen is true, you can understand how the US is in a crap place with gun right now

Especially this 'boyfriend loophole'. Apart from everything else he did, he was involved with the case that made the loophole
 

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fuck its a small Victory but the fact that this piece of garbage suffered consequences warms my heart.
 
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UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A new wave of anger swept through Uvalde on Tuesday over surveillance footage of police officers in body armor milling in the hallway of Robb Elementary School while a gunman carried out a massacre inside a fourth-grade classroom where 19 children and two teachers were killed.

The video published Tuesday by the Austin American-Statesman is a disturbing 80-minute recording of what has been known for weeks now about one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history: that heavily armed police officers, some armed with rifles and bulletproof shields, massed in the hallway and waited more than an hour before going inside and stopping the May 24 slayings.

But the footage, which until now had not surfaced publicly, anguished Uvalde residents anew and redoubled calls in the small South Texas city for accountability and explanations that have been incomplete — and sometimes inaccurate — in the seven weeks since the shooting. Hours after the video was published, some residents at a Uvalde City Council meeting said they had not been able to bring themselves to watch it.


Jesus Rizo said officers who are paid taxpayer dollars to protect people should not have “sat there” when children were in danger.

“You could’ve saved some lives. You could have held somebody’s hand as they were dying,” he said. “The parents could have seen them one last time as they were dying.”

Others demanded consequences for police and more information in an investigation marked by confusing statements that have had to be retracted at times.

“Give these families some closure,” said Daniel Myers, a pastor in Uvalde and family friend to one of the victims.

An investigative committee led by Texas lawmakers had earlier announced plans to show the video to Uvalde residents for the first time Sunday, in addition to sharing their findings after weeks of closed-door testimony from more than 40 witnesses.

“This has been the most unprofessional investigation or handling of it that I’ve ever seen in my life,” Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said in an interview with The Associated Press. “These families get blindsided constantly.”

The footage from a hallway camera inside the school shows the gunman entering the building with an AR-15 style rifle and includes 911 tape of a teacher screaming, “Get down! Get in your rooms! Get in your rooms!”

Two officers approach the classrooms minutes after the gunman enters, then run back amid the sounds of gunfire.

As the gunman first approaches the classrooms a child whose image is blurred can be seen poking their head around a corner down the hallway and then running back while shots ring out. Later, about 20 minutes before police breach the room, the video shows a man wearing a vest that says “sheriff” use a hand sanitizer dispenser mounted on the wall.

Throughout the video, the screams of children are redacted.

Officials said the 77 minutes of footage they are preparing to release this weekend does not contain images of children in the classroom. Rep. Dustin Burrows, a Republican who is leading the investigation, said after the video was posted by the Statesman that “watching the entire segment of law enforcement’s response, or lack thereof, is also important.”


But the video alone does not answer all the questions that remain — nearly two months later — about the law enforcement response. Among them are how schools police Chief Pete Arredondo came to the forefront of the massive law enforcement response involving numerous local, state and federal agencies.

State authorities have cast Arredondo as the on-scene commander and said his errors delayed police killing the gunman. Arredondo, however, has told the Texas Tribune he didn’t consider himself to be in charge of operations and that he assumed someone else had taken control of the law enforcement response. He did not have a police radio at the time.

The roles of the ranking on-scene officers from other agencies, including the Texas Department of Public Safety, remain unclear. McLaughlin has accused DPS of minimizing its involvement in the response and releasing inaccurate timelines.

Last week, a critique of the police response written by tactical experts and requested by DPS alleged that a Uvalde police officer had a chance to open fire on the gunman before he entered the school. McLaughlin has said that account was inaccurate.


“All they keep doing is piling missed facts on missed facts, and throwing it out there and see what sticks,” McLaughlin said.

In a statement, DPS Director Steve McCraw said the video provides “horrifying evidence” that the law enforcement response was a failure.


The original source with the relevant video;

 
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Ah, so it was the third worst possibility for why they refused to show the footage.
 
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I disagree with the mayor on this one. People need to see everything that happened without any bias or filtering/editing.

It seems he is a leading voice of criticism and not part of the coverup, he wanted the footage released but families consulted first.


“This has been the most unprofessional investigation or handling of it that I’ve ever seen in my life,” Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said in an interview with The Associated Press. “These families get blindsided constantly.”
 
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It seems he is a leading voice of criticism and not part of the coverup, he wanted the footage released but families consulted first.


“This has been the most unprofessional investigation or handling of it that I’ve ever seen in my life,” Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said in an interview with The Associated Press. “These families get blindsided constantly.”
I will give him that. People already know, or were still going to find out anyway. Nothing can be covered up with that major incompetence and failure to do their jobs.

I want all those cops to suffer the worst cruel mercy imaginable.

As for the victims and families of the victims, all I can do is pray. I don't know how much closure they're going to get, or any closure at all. All I can do (we can do) is give them time.
 
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I disagree with the mayor on this one. People need to see everything that happened without any bias or filtering/editing.

Dude, it's like Afghanistan or Yemen. If you just pretend no one can see anything, did it really happen?
(Of course it does, these people dont understand the concept of object permanence.)
 
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As a side note, since very prominently in the video is a cop with his pistol drawn standing safely behind a wall checking his phone with a Punisher wallpaper, it should be mentioned that the creator of the Punisher has outright said cops and military using the Punisher symbol are both idiots and worrying with just how much they've missed the point of the Punisher. To the point where the creator has retired that particular symbol since said groups were really stupid about it.
 

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I love how the cops have like Punisher tats and screens and are all kitted out. But they're just lazy slobs waiting for their shift to end.
Frank Castle would kill these guys on principal alone. Leon Kennedy and Alex Murphy are both a millions times the cop these cowardly assholes will ever be.
 

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Frank Castle would kill these guys on principal alone. Leon Kennedy and Alex Murphy are both a millions times the cop these cowardly assholes will ever be.
Its like they don't get what the point of Punisher is. He wasn't just Robocop with a six-pack. He killed corrupt/shity cops for not doing their jobs and letting the community get hurt. Yeah any of the Punishers would have turned that school into an abattoir with only the kids and teachers walking out.
We've spoken about it before, but its hard to see the cops as anything but complicit. Like shots ring out, children scream and the cops fist bump?! Like...shit man, got another? One less kid to try out for little league baseball? They're practically congratulating themselves on letting more kids die!
 
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