They're talking about the Interim Report 2022 on the Uvalde massacre in May.
We’ve gutted education financing to fund police departments just so nearly 400 Uvalde cops in full military gear could stand around while 19 children and 2 teachers were killed and Texas police chiefs are still blaming the school for not having a better fence and locked doors. pic.twitter.com/JjhG1rm8jI— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈🇺🇸 (@AmoneyResists) July 17, 2022
There was no legal impediment to the attacker buying two AR-15-style rifles, 60 magazines, and over 2,000 rounds of ammunition when he turned 18. The ATF was not required to notify the local sheriff of the multiple purchases.
We also had news about this self-serving BS.
Nothing says ban assault rifles like 5 school officers, 8 federal DEA officers, 13 U.S. Marshals, 16 sheriff’s deputies, 25 Uvalde officers, 69 officers of nearby law enforcement, 91 state police officers plus 149 U.S. Border Patrol agents being scared of 1 shooter with an AR-15.— Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) July 18, 2022
And now even more stuff is coming out:
A document prepared by Uvalde officials and labeled “narrative” was obtained by @nytimes after a FOIA request. It lays out a desired telling of events after the mass shooting that praised officers for rushing toward gunfire and saving hundreds of children.https://t.co/2BVWeFe9sm— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 17, 2022
On a side note, this just may result in more realistic views of police:
Days after Texas Public Safety Director Steve McCraw criticized the way law enforcement handled the Robb Elementary shooting, officials sought a more positive portrayal of the police response, according to a memo obtained by ABC News. @ABCMireya reports. https://t.co/6cN1DC7Ycp pic.twitter.com/X7khJdnuhx— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) July 19, 2022
In private, many police officers are told “No matter what, the goal is to get yourself home.” Anything that’s a threat to that is either to be eliminated or avoided. It also elevates what they might see as a threat, hence why the first move for many is to shoot. /3— Marcelius Braxton (@Marcelius_B) July 18, 2022
The people of Uvalde are strong, and getting stronger:
Years ago, I read of a sociologist who studied police. He wrote a paper saying that police mostly stopped cars full of young men & figured out something to charge them with.— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) July 19, 2022
The sociologist was shocked when his police buddies got mad about this observation.
The saddest display of books in a public library is in Uvalde, Texas. pic.twitter.com/C7aRaImsMs— nancypjohnson (@nancypjohnson) July 18, 2022
The Uvalde community really finding their voices tonight.Speaking out tonight at the school board meeting. Demanding the school board clean house.Demanding Pete Arredondo be fired by noon tomorrow. They say they are prepared to keep their kids out of school until changes are made— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) July 18, 2022
The failure in Uvalde took many forms. We still need a lot more answers. But let’s be clear. It began with a culture that accepts gun violence as just a part of modern life.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) July 18, 2022
An interesting story which explains one question I have wondered about - why don't people living in active war zones just leave?
War update by the British Military Intelligence as of Jul.19 pic.twitter.com/9AmgV76zpd— Stratcom Centre UA (@StratcomCentre) July 19, 2022
This is upsetting to read though it did work out OK in the end for this boy:
A fascinating article (gift link). https://t.co/4its9yHFIh— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) July 18, 2022
A Ukrainian teen was captured but then freed in a prisoner exchange.— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) July 18, 2022
His story* (gift article) (*trigger warning for torture.) https://t.co/seivWisBMX
Scorching hot across western Europe with profound records being shattered.— Scott Duncan (@ScottDuncanWX) July 18, 2022
A thread... pic.twitter.com/unxE3ppDBK
and this terrifying escape happened in Spain:
The coming days in Europe are likely to see one of the continent's most extreme climate disasters. I'll try to track as many of the heat records, public statements, scientists, fire warnings and reporting here.— Karl Mathiesen (@KarlMathiesen) July 16, 2022
Europe's hottest week — a THREAD
And some other observations today:
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Video footage shows Angel Martin Arjona, a Spanish man who was trying to safeguard his town from a wildfire, having a close brush with death when a wildfire engulfed his excavator https://t.co/8WhaHK7nit pic.twitter.com/yyUm3ucGah— Reuters (@Reuters) July 19, 2022
Whatabout-ism, and so true:
This is SO unfair to Pigpen. https://t.co/bYdguUKcFt— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) July 18, 2022
I don't know if people know this or not-everyone gets fucking haircuts. And if you want to talk about haircuts? Harper kept a hairstylist ON STAFF. And his hair still looked like THAT.— Tenacious Tara 🇺🇦 (@Homegrowngirl2) July 17, 2022
Rats. Ship. Discuss. https://t.co/Fi5DfolS9Z— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) July 18, 2022
And here in Saskatchewan, the Sask Party government got caught flying hither and yon at taxpayer expense for totally necessary trips like -- going to lunch:
There was no "team normal" at the Trump White House.— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) July 19, 2022
1. People who did evil shit for 4 years and were calculating enough to get off a sinking ship AS it sunk.
2. People who did evil shit for 4 years, stood there while the city burned and after it burned made deals.
No wonder the @SKGov’s Finance Minister said in QP last session that she spends very little on fuel for a road vehicle…— Carolyn Brost Strom (@carolynstrom) July 18, 2022
Apparently flying to a restaurant, in the province, is her preferred mode of transportation. #OutOtTouch#VoteThemOut #SkPoli https://t.co/p78586mMt0
Harpauer was just too busy to talk to the media today but apparently she will do so tomorrow. Undoubtedly she'll refer again to some irrelevant trip taken by the NDP 20 years ago...
Let's call a spade a spade.— Carla Beck (@CarlaBeckSK) July 18, 2022
Scott Moe and his ministers charged Saskatchewan people sixteen grand to re-announce old projects and try to buy votes on the eve of a byelection. #skpoli https://t.co/2Ys9ojT7sI