It’s hard, but PLEASE do not take your anger out on the individual cops that did nothing while the Uvalde massacre was being carried out inside of the school.
Of course it’s infuriating to imagine the picture that the media has painted, nothing but lazy and scared cops tazing parents outside of the building that their children were being murdered in.
Each individual cop was not allowed to make their own decision.
“Many wanted to go in.”
Obviously, the failure to breach the school and eliminate the shooter as quickly as possible is not sitting well with many Americans.
However, the assumption that that was the preference of all of the cops on scene is simply ridiculous.
According to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, a Republican, many individual cops “did the right thing. Many wanted to go in.”
Of course, that’s not how CNN and Twitter are letting things be reported. They want you to believe that the cops did nothing but eat doughnuts outside and laugh about the killing of George Floyd.
Yes, failure to eliminate the shooter as quickly as possible may have cost lives.
That was a TERRIBLE decision by whoever decided to treat it as a hostage situation where you wait and see instead of an active shooter situation where you get to the gunman as soon as possible at all costs.
Step over dying bodies, risk your own life, do whatever you have to do to eliminate the shooter. Everything else is secondary, even the wounded.
Unfortunately, Uvalde police didn’t even get that far.
It made a horrible tragedy even worse.
However, it was not ALL police officers who didn’t want to rush in. Many of them were willing to perform their civic duty. Unfortunately, at least one high-ranking one was not.