In Uvalade, Texas has been evacuated for just a few days, and more details about what happened that day are yet to be released. Some of that information is not only depressing, it is annoying and sadly surprising.
In the viral video, parents are seen begging the police to stop the shooter
The video you are about to watch will drive you crazy like hell. It shows police in Uvalade standing outside doing nothing while frantic parents hear the sound of 18-year-old gunmen killing their children.
Again, the police did nothing while killing the children with guns.
This video makes a lot more sense now. Police literally stopped parents from helping their children. pic.twitter.com/zhQfUjlpjd https://t.co/DqgZUH3uCC
– Matt Novak (@PalioFuture) May 26, 2022
According to the AP, a man named Javier Cajares ran to Rob Elementary School where his daughter Jacqueline Cajares was eventually killed. When Cajars arrived, he noticed police inaction and suggested that parents and visitors rush to the building to help their dead children.
“Let’s just hurry because the police are not doing what they are supposed to do,” he said. “More could be done.”
“They were unprepared,” he added.
To make matters worse, the response to this embarrassing video is that Uvalade spends 40% of the city’s budget on the police.
I mean, we’re paying the police billions. I read that Uvalde spends 40% of its budget on policing. Over 40% of the people who stood there and did nothing while killing the kids https://t.co/x6vyEzikWt
– মানImani To-Kitchen Gandhi⚓️ (ngAngryBlackLady) May 26, 2022
Still, it took 40 minutes for the police to decide to protect Rob Elementary’s children.
"Go there! Go there!" Witnesses requested police to enter # Uvalde Killed 19 children up to 40 minutes as a gunman in elementary school. Why did it take so long to stop the violence? Troubled new timeline – tonight at 11pm from ABC7. https://t.co/jaUudFyUz3 pic.twitter.com/dN6Mz0RqWA
– ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ ABC7) May 26, 2022
Someone has to explain something serious! 40 minutes ???