Texas Police Admit Inactive Gunman’s Decision “Wrong Decision”
Officials have admitted critical delays in law enforcement response to the massacre of 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school, where students at Robb Elementary School called 911 on Tuesday inside time the agents arrived and when the 18 … A one-year-old gunman was shot dead by an agent.
Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, admitted that officers did not break down a classroom door and killed Salvador Ramos for more than an hour after initially arriving on Tuesday, falsely believing that the man armed was “barricaded” and was no longer an active shooter. threatens, despite requests from schoolchildren within their classrooms.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered in Houston, Texas on Friday to protest the National Rifle Association’s annual conference, where Sen. Ted Cruz and former President Donald Trump addressed the human rights lobby. weapons to claim that his political opponents are exploiting the tragedy, while supporting powerful politicians. pressure groups a few days after the killings.
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A worthy question: why are police statements about Uvalde mostly in English?
To a stranger watching, it may not seem so strange that Uvalde police are giving their main updates to the public in English.
But this is a blatant omission, given the local context. As Los Angeles Times writer Fidel Martinez points out, most residents of the small town in South Texas speak Spanish as their first language, and the question arises: who are these updates really for?
“His goal seems to be to excuse himself from his abject failure [national] “Mr. Martinez wrote on Twitter on Friday.
Josh Marcus May 28, 2022 1:00 p.m.
Six major police mistakes in UValde shooting make jeans “livid”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he is “lively” from what he has learned from the police response to the massacre in Uvalde, and so are the families of the so-called South Texas community.
“Law enforcement will gain the public’s trust by making sure they thoroughly and thoroughly investigate exactly what happened,” Abbott said Friday.
As more details about the school shooting come to light, it is clear that multiple law enforcement failures contributed to the tragic final death toll of 21 people.
Officers made strange decisions, lost key factors, or apparently did not follow the protocol at every moment along the way, from long before the shooting to its crucial first moments.
Josh Marcus has the details.
Josh Marcus May 28, 2022 12:40 AM
Trump criticizes Abbott and other Republicans for withdrawing NRA meeting after Uvalde shooting
Former President Donald Trump mocked other Republicans for withdrawing from the annual National Rifle Association meeting in Houston after the shooting in Uvalde killed 21 people earlier this week.
Trump addressed the annual meeting at the George R Brown Convention Center just three days after Salvador Ramos opened fire and killed 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
“And unlike others, I didn’t disappoint in not introducing you,” Trump told the crowd amid applause.
Eric Garcia has the story.
Josh Marcus May 28, 2022 12:20 AM
Donald Trump links the Texas shooting to the mid-term campaign and 2024
Donald Trump established a not-so-subtle link between the mass shooting at Tuesday’s school in Uvalde and the fate of Republicans across the country.
He told the audience at a National Rifle Association event in Houston that the Second Amendment was “set” by people who “want to turn citizens into subjects and take more power,” an apparent reference to proposals to control weapons.
As a result, the former president said, Republican voters “will vote hard candidates for the Second Amendment in record numbers” in 202, and then regain the White House in 2024.
“We will protect our communities, we will protect our schools and we will protect our precious children,” he said. “We will secure our freedoms for ourselves and for each generation.”
Josh Marcus May 28, 2022 00:00
Donald Trump boasts of being the “best friend” of gun owners during the ANR speech
Just three days after 21 people were killed in a shooting at a school in Texas, Donald Trump brags at an NRA event in Houston about how he was the “best friend” of gun owners while in the White House.
Mr. Trump highlighted how he saw gun shops as a critical infrastructure during the pandemic.
He also spoke about an upcoming Supreme Court decision on self-defense rights, and highlighted how he appointed three Conservative judges to the high court.
“Your rights to self-defense do not end when you stand in front of them,” he said.
Josh Marcus May 27, 2022 23:41
Trump joins Republican officials in blaming mental health, not the proliferation of high-powered weapons, for armed violence.
Trump joined Ted Cruz and other Republican and gun rights officials to blame the nation’s “evil” and mental health, as well as what it characterized as a declining, lacking, and eroding American culture. of the so-called family values. by the epidemic of mass armed violence.
He also stated that “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to stop a bad guy with a gun,” even though more than a dozen police officers at the Robb Elementary scene were unable to stop him. gunman while the children called at least 911. nine times more than an hour before he was killed.
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 11:18 PM
Trump says Democrats “burst into tears” from victims’ families as he addresses ANR conference days after massacre
Speaking at the largest gun rights convention in the United States days after a massacre of schoolchildren in Texas, Donald Trump says Democrats are rushing to “burst the tears of crying families” for political reasons.
Without any sense of irony with his own comments and attempts by the American right to allow the proliferation of weapons at the expense of mass death, the former president condemned what he called a “grotesque effort by some of our society to move forward on its own extreme political agenda. ” ”As a result of these attacks.
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 11:05 PM
NRA charity concert in Houston canceled after performers leave, according to artist
A rally concert by the National Rifle Association scheduled for Saturday has been canceled after several performers left following the Uvalde massacre.
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 11:00 p.m.
Trump arrives at the NRA conference days after the Uvalde massacre
Speaking at the NRA’s legislative conference in Houston, the former president condemned Uvalde’s “savage and barbaric atrocity” before calling for a moment of silence and reading the names of the 19 children and two teachers killed in the attack.
The sound of a bell followed each name.
He said the gunman will burn forever “in the fires of hell.”
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 10:58 PM
Ted Cruz says “many more children” would die if the AR-15 was banned
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suggested in a statement at an NRA conference in Houston that banning high-powered military-style rifles such as the AR-15, which have been used in several mass shootings, it would cause the death of more children.
Andrew Feinberg has this report:
Alex Woodward May 27, 2022 10:51 PM