“We’d like to believe ya Rocko, but yer story keeps changin.”

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    • #492540
      HassleCat
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      https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2022/06/us/uvalde-police-narratives-texas-shooting/index.html

      You’ve seen this movie. The cops have the suspect in a little room and they’re pressuring him because his story keeps evolving. Only this time it’s the Uvalde cops who give a different account almost daily.

    • #492541
      NV Wino
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      But don’t worry, more guns and tanks and weapons will fix them right up.

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
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      • #492542
        HassleCat
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        We can’t make them smarter or more public spirited or braver, so I guess the only thing left to do is give them more powerful weapons.. What could go wrong?

    • #492546
      Punxsutawney
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      “that the only thing these cops are good for, is busting brown skinned heads”, I thought in snark, well…not so much.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

    • #492548
      Babel 17
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      They’re counting on there being a fog around events that will be thick enough to make criminal liability hard to bring down.

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    • #492574
      retired liberal
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      Won’t happen though. seldom does.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
      The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
      Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.
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      David the Gnome
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      Really, I’m not.  Yet when I ask myself what I would have done here?  There is no excuse nor justification for their failure to act. There is no excuse or justification for the lying, the cowardice, the threatening of parents and members of the media.

      As more about this situation is revealed, it boggles my mind.  One would think that either state or federal authorities would come down on this like the wrath of Zeus.  Yet I see more, “Well, let’s wait until we get the whole story”.  Why don’t we have the whole story yet?

      Well, because these brave officers of the law who actually take an oath involving words like courage and integrity… Are lying their asses off.  That much is obvious – they have been revealed even by the idiots at CNN who often put two and two together and manage to make three.

      So, what would I have done?  Probably died, but I’ve have gone in, even if my only weapons were my fists or a broom.  That is just what you do when some shitbag is shooting kids – or even threatening to shoot kids.  You do not err on the side of caution, you act.

      Yet not only did they apparently err on the side of caution, apparently nineteen officers, with various body armor, rifles, even a ballistic shield… Wasn’t enough?

      Only word for that is cowardice.  No doubt some will say “they were just following orders”… Well, so were the Nazis – and we hanged a whole bunch of them.  Well, except for the ones the government recruited in operation paperclip and put to work here in fields like science, education and medicine…

      Shit.  How did not a single police officer with a weapon reach the conclusion of, “fuck your orders, I’m going in”?  A single mother, unarmed and on her own, showed more courage than the whole lot of them.

      What is it about cops these days?  Is there a special class where they take you aside and teach you how to be a lying, snivelling, cowardly asshole?

    • #492638
      retired liberal
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      Lots of talk and bluster. This time the shooter was armed and white. They didn’t want to take a chance on getting hurt. As far as I know, none of the cops had any children in that school. This is a prime example of why the police need to be defunded and the money spent on people that better know how to handle/defuse tense situations.
      The police have long abandoned “To Serve and Protect” the public. It is now mostly for themselves.
      The police chief has been suspended, so there is that. As for the reasons why, if true, should result in prison time, to set an example.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
      The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
      Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.
      Miyamoto Musashi

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