Skip to comments.Police Delay at Uvalde School Massacre Defended [semi-satire]
Posted on 05/31/2022 10:48:28 AM PDT by John Semmens
As more facts about the law-enforcement response at the Robb Elementary School massacre become available, confidence in relying on police to save lives is being eroded. It seems that the pattern in police responses to school shootings that is frequently exhibited is reluctance to risk getting shot.
A Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman argued that “harsh as it may seem to the parents of children being killed by gunmen invading their schools, a rational risk/reward assessment must take precedence over an emotional expectation from untrained civilians. Despite more than a dozen desperate 911 calls coming from students trapped inside with the shooter, we can’t abide senselessly exposing officers to deadly risk when life-saving ballistic shields are just minutes away. A decision to wait for these shields both protects our investment in the officers’ training and justifies the expenditures incurred. Sadly, in this instance the minutes turned into more than an hour. Counterbalancing this is the fact that no officers were injured by the gunman in the incident.”
“We should also keep in mind the fact that the officers on the scene were not entirely idle while waiting for the ballistic shields,” the spokesman pointed out. “They were able to tase, tackle, cuff, and detain several parents in the crowd who were so frantic due to our inaction that they desperately tried to rescue their children themselves. Later we learned that a few off-duty officers took it upon themselves to rescue their own children. They will likely face disciplinary action for obstructing a police operation.”
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Too close to reality...
You often hear politicians praising “first-responders” as running towards danger while others are running away from it.
They must not mean the officers on duty at Uvalde that day.
A squad of lions led by a sheep will not do well.
Where’s the satire?
That would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic.
The actions directly contradict the instructions my son received at the training center for federal law enforcement officers, such as those that are part of FPS, NCIS, and ICE. After Columbine when officers waited for SWAT, best practice was changed to immediately and violently intervening when first arriving on the scene of an incident. Even for people without extensive firearms training, as these people supposedly had, I am reminded of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Little Roundtop and what can be accomplished with audacity, especially against those without training proceeding with a mentally deranged picture of how the scenario is supposed to turn out.
By the way, my son's supervisor who made the hiring decisions always took advantage of the preference given to veterans. In my son’s case he was part of the Marine Presidential Security Forces in 2004. Not bad for a “true freshman” just out of high school.
Compared to the WW II and Vietnam eras, there are few who enter police ranks from the military and now even that environment is suspect. Evidently the supposed training did not penetrate, which is in keeping with the way individuals having only a deleterious public school and university education would process the information.
It is funny because this is so false flag.
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