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Saturday, December 02, 2023

A state district judge in Travis County has ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety to release law enforcement records related to the May 2022 Uvalde school shooting, more than a year after a consortium of news organizations sued for access.

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This has been a screw up on the LEO's side since day one. The police chief at the time thought he wasn't in charge and gave no orders nor suggestions as to how to take on the shooter. I know someone whose niece was shot that day, two years later she's still undergoing treatments at the hospital plus surgeries to repair the damage. She also has serious psychological damage yet to be addressed.

All parties involved in the investigation have done all they can to stymie releasing the data on the investigation long ago completed. They have continued to stonewall any attempts at releasing said data. Mainly because it's going to make them look bad, really bad. They had to be sued and made to release the data, which hasn't been done yet to date.

Families that lost children in this shooting want to know why, why it took so long to remove the shooter. They've never been given any answers.

#1 | Posted by BBQ at 2023-12-02 04:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The cops were cowards. Period.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-02 08:21 PM | Reply

I'm pretty uprise there have been no suicides among the officers. I really don't know how they can live with themselves.

#3 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2023-12-03 02:59 AM | Reply

Correction ... Surprised

#4 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2023-12-03 03:00 AM | Reply

I remember reading one of the initial reports... there were a lot of failures.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-12-03 03:39 AM | Reply

Incompetence, confusion, and cowardice probably lie along the bottom line of what it is they've been covering up.

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-12-03 06:26 AM | Reply

They had to be sued and made to release the data

Once released, they will then face civil suits.

#7 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2023-12-03 07:47 AM | Reply

Incompetence, confusion, and cowardice probably lie along the bottom line

Yep. I forget the details but it was pretty sad. Shooter got into the school through a reinforced metal security door because it wasn't locked. Most of the security doors were propped open with rocks so the staff could go out for a smoke and not get locked out. There was a cop outside with a rifle that could have shot him outside the building but was waiting for authorisation on the radio before he did anything and missed the chance. The first cops on scene had no idea what to do. The school resource officer was racing back to the school after the first shots were reported and drove right by the shooter in the process.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2023-12-03 10:16 AM | Reply

A giant portion of the town's total budget goes to police training.

#9 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2023-12-03 03:52 PM | Reply

40%

www.bloomberg.com

#10 | Posted by tres_flechas at 2023-12-03 03:53 PM | Reply

Does Hot Wheels sign the DNA kits before shipping them to Texas schools?

#11 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2023-12-03 03:55 PM | Reply

It's full of racist Republicans.

It's exemplary of how Republicans don't support public education now that Republicans can't send Whites to No Negroes Allowed Public Schools.

"In 1975, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found that Uvalde C.I.S.D. in Texas had failed to desegregate its school system in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1976, the Court ordered Uvalde C.I.S.D. to comply. In 2007, Uvalde C.I.S.D. sought to dismiss the desegregation order. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) opposed. On September 15, 2008, a settlement was reached." --wikipedia

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-03 04:09 PM | Reply

"The cops were cowards. Period." They're hiring...Perhaps you can go down there and show them how to do it...

#13 | Posted by RomeoAlpha at 2023-12-03 04:50 PM | Reply

"Incompetence, confusion, and cowardice " And maybe the lack of training. This isn't TV where a group of men run into an active shooting event.

A year or so before this assault, a cop ran into an active shooting scene and was killed the moment he stepped in.

#14 | Posted by RomeoAlpha at 2023-12-03 04:51 PM | Reply

"Incompetence, confusion, and cowardice"

Like I said, it's a hotbed of Republicanism.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-03 04:53 PM | Reply

that's good....as it should be.

now do Nashville.

oops....protected class.

#16 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2023-12-03 05:34 PM | Reply

fwiw, the quite excellent PBS Frontline series happens to be having a show about Uvalde this coming week...

Inside the Uvalde Response
www.pbs.org

... Drawing on real-time, firsthand accounts and using official bodycam and audio, FRONTLINE, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune reconstruct the chaotic response to the Uvalde school shooting and examine the missteps. The documentary delves into the lessons learned and the lingering trauma of that day. ...

Watch the Trailer[italics theirs]
player.pbs.org


#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-03 06:24 PM | Reply

...a cop ran into an active shooting scene and was killed the moment he stepped in.
#8 | Posted by Robson

In other words, doing their job. It's actually a cops job to put their life before yours.

#19 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2023-12-04 07:57 AM | Reply

A year or so before this assault, a cop ran into an active shooting scene and was killed the moment he stepped in.

#14 | POSTED BY ROMEOALPHA AT 2023-12-03 04:51 PM | REPLY

Yeah, running at the gunfire is part of the job.

This isn't rocket surgery. Shield person goes first and keeps moving because the shooter will track them naturally. 2, 3, 4 through the door shooting.

#20 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2023-12-04 10:13 AM | Reply

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