Uvalde outrage continues

How could it get any worse, I wondered. Uvalde, Texas, police officers waited more than an hour to take down a gunman who was killing Robb Elementary school children. The children’s bodies were so mutilated by the AR-15 rounds that many of them couldn’t be identified except through DNA matching and in one case, distinctive green sneakers. Nineteen fourth graders and two teachers died.

But today it did get worse. Today what we’d suspected and feared was confirmed:

More than a dozen students remained alive for over an hour before officers entered their classrooms. The commander feared a risk to officers’ lives, new documents show.

From the New York Times

And sure enough, not one of those “brave” police officers was seriously injured. Children lay terrified, bleeding, and dying while those officers waited for shields to arrive so they would have additional protection before finally rushing the shooter.

I am enraged all over again. I didn’t think it possible but I am.

Uvalde, Texas, school shooting victim Maite Rodriguez, who died at age 10, was wearing green Converse shoes when she died. (Susan Walsh/AP)

7 thoughts on “Uvalde outrage continues

  1. It is sickening. When will the powers that be do something about gun laws? As an outsider, it seems they all talk about it yet nothing happens except another mass shooting and another and another! Why do these people support such vile things?

    1. Trev, I wish I knew. It’s been a growing problem for many years and I just don’t understand the reticence to do something meaningful when people are dying.

  2. One Republican senator justified keeping assault rifles legal by saying his constituents liked to use them for killing varmints like raccoons and rats. Cartridges for an AR 15 cost about $1 apiece last year. No doubt more now.

    1. Yes, I saw that guy. I think maybe it was on Colbert’s show that it was suggested if the farmers are such bad shots they should try shotguns instead of AR-15s.

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