The Uvalde cops, both the town cops and the school district cops are sleazy cowards who deserve to be run out of town on a rail. They are more interested in their pensions and staying safe than they are in doing the jobs they are paid to do! And if you criticize them? Point out that they are in fact shitty at their jobs? That they let children die rather than risk their own safety? Then you are the enemy!
Uvalde mother who ran into school to save children threatened by police
Uvalde mom Angeli Rose Gomez has been threatened with a probation violation by Uvalde police if she continues talking to media about the school shooting that claimed the lives of 21 people.
The Texas Police Association code of ethics has something to say about that…
I WILL never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I RECOGNIZE the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice. [Emphasis mine]
Right…except for when it threatens your pension. Then you will clam up!
You know…if Uvalde had simply disbanded their school district police department and had given Angeli Rose Gomez some training with firearms, an AR-15 and a sidearm, I’ll bet this whole thing would have turned out a lot better.
America has pissed away untold billions of dollars on militarizing our police, training them in the latest tactics, and we ended up with a bunch of fat f$%ks sitting on their hands or pepper spraying parents who wanted to go save their kids from a homicidal maniac.
Here’s my solution. Take the top 25% of the entire IDPA (and equivalent) membership, send them to a six-week summer school to give them the basics on how to teach, and swap them for every damned teacher, “Resource Officer” and school district police department in the nation.
Both education and safety would be improved, and my guess is that there would be far less grooming too!