Police for what? To kill or get us killed?

Uvalde-school-shooting-cops-in-hallway-guns-drawn-at-12.04pm-didnt-enter-until-12.50pm-by-surveillance-camera-1400x642, Police for what? To kill or get us killed?, News & Views
A surveillance camera outside the Uvalde, Texas, classroom where the gunman opened fire shows officers in the hallway long before they entered to save the children and teachers. One photo is timestamped 11:52 a.m., 29 minutes before the gunman fired another round of shots and nearly an hour before law enforcement killed him. By 12:04, this was the scene, still long before they entered. About that long, deadly wait, Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said on June 21: “The officers had weapons; the children had none. The officers had body armor; the children had none. The officers had training; the children had none.” He called the police response an “abject failure.”

by Rand W. Gould

Let’s cut the crap. If the recent mass shooting at the elementary school in Texas has proved anything, it is that the police are highly armed, militarized cowards. Very effective at shooting and killing unarmed people, especially people of color, but not so much when faced with an armed opponent. To put it simply, police are eager for the easy kill and not eager at all to risk life and limb for those, in this case children, they have sworn to protect.

It also proved police are pathological liars. It took days to unscramble all the lies and half-truths the police spewed out to excuse their responsibility for the death of 19 children and two of their teachers at the hands of an active shooter. We now know seven cops followed the shooter into the school, watched him enter a classroom and immediately backed off when he fired through the door, grazing two of them. We also now know they remained safely in the hallway, along with a dozen police reinforcements, frozen in fear for 45 to 50 minutes while listening to children being shot as the wounded bled out.

There is no excuse for this act of abject cowardice. In Texas, the state has what is called the law of the parties. For example, if you were to accompany someone to a store and they shot and killed people, then you would be considered a party to the crime of murder and would face the death penalty. As such, the seven cops, who remain unidentified as usual, and who followed, literally accompanied the shooter (because they sure didn’t shoot him) into the school are parties to the crime and should be charged accordingly

The media should be demanding these cops be named, fired and prosecuted. Instead, there’s a barely audible demand for more training when the talking heads are making excuses for these cowardly cops’ refusal to take action. 

Nevertheless, maybe it is time for America’s police to be trained on how to act when under fire, which could easily be accomplished by sending them to the “Russian front.” After all, that is how Hitler kept his Stormtroopers in line. 

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Besides, Ukraine could use the help, while giving American police the opportunity to get over their cowardice by practicing shooting at people, the Russian army, who shoot back. The fact a lot of them won’t be coming back would be another plus. Just saying.

As for the renewed cries for more gun control, all that would mean is the only people with guns would be the virtually interchangeable byproducts of civilization – the police, criminals and crazies. So you have to ask yourself, “Where does this leave the rest of us?” Consequently, our demand must not be “Disarm the people”; it must be “Defund and disarm the police!”

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