Texas Police Admit Idle Shooter Was ‘Wrong Decision’
The US Department of Justice will investigate the police response to the shooting at a school in Uvalde.
Spokesperson Anthony Coley said in a statement that “at the request of Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, the United States Department of Justice will conduct a critical incident assessment of law enforcement’s response to the May 24 mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.”
“The purpose of the assessment is to provide an independent record of law enforcement actions and responses that day, and to identify lessons learned and best practices to help first responders prepare for and respond to active shooting incidents.” Mr Coley added.
Meanwhile, Texas Governor Greg Abbott was booed by mourners during his visit to the school on Sunday. His visit came on the same day as that of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden who were also confronted by grieving residents asking them to “do something”.
The president got into his limousine and replied, “We will.”
‘We need change’: Abbott complained at Uvalde memorial site
A crowd of spectators chased Governor Greg Abbott during his visit to Robb Elementary School on Sunday.
“Please, Governor Abbott, help Uvalde County,” one person shouted. “We need change! We need a change, Governor!’
While the Republican previously promised action, he said the measures would target mental health and safety at school.
“You can expect some serious discussions and I hope that laws are passed that I will sign for health care in this state,” he had said on Friday. “There are a range of health problems associated with those who commit gun crimes.”
Namita SinghMay 30, 2022 05:18
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy Says Congress Has Will to Act After Uvalde
A Connecticut senator who was praised last week for his impassioned response to the Uvalde shooting on the Senate floor now says he thinks Republicans are willing to come to the table and discuss reforms to tackle mass shootings.
Sen. Chris Murphy joined CBS’ Face the nation on Sunday, host Margaret Brennan said he sees more Republicans interest in pursuing bipartisan reform than at any point in his career since the deadly Sandy Hook shooting in his home state under the Obama presidency.
“Republicans aren’t willing to support anything I support, like banning assault weapons, but I really think we can pass on something that can save lives and break the blockade we’ve had for 30 years,” he told Ms. Brennan .
More GOP senators like Susan Collins, who expressed support for red flag laws last week, are “coming to the table” than at any recent point, he added.
John BowdenMay 30, 2022 05:01
‘We’ll!’ Biden responds to protesters in Uvalde
Gustaf KilanderMay 30, 2022 03:49
Arkansas Governor Claims Shooting Uvalde Doesn’t Mean Guns Failing to Protect People
Gustaf KilanderMay 30, 2022 02:55
Alabama Congressman blames ‘decline in moral values’ for increase in mass shootings
Gustaf KilanderMay 30, 2022 02:00
In pictures: Bidens attend mass in Uvalde
Gustaf KilanderMay 30, 2022 01:15
Bidens attend mass in Uvalde after memorial visit
President Biden and the first lady attended mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with about 600 others, about a mile from Robb Elementary School.
Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller began by saying “our hearts are broken”.
“Amid collapse and destruction, we have come to this house again. Pray. And be together’, said a service director before the start of the mass.
“Mr. President has a very good understanding of what is happening here right now. And we are very gracious of his spirit,” said another service director at the beginning of the service.
Gustaf KilanderMay 30, 2022 00:28
Copycat Threat Lasts About Two Weeks, Former FBI Agent Says
The threat of a copycat attack remains high for about two weeks after a school shooting, a retired FBI agent said.
“Studies have shown that the copycat phenomenon generally lasts … maybe two weeks,” retired FBI special agent Michael Tabman told Fox News Digital. “That’s when we are most at risk of a copycat, and there are many factors that determine why there are so many copycats, but the risk is there.”
Officials in California and Colorado have expressed concern about an attack, and the Denver Police Department arrested two people and seized paintball guns on Thursday after a report of a gun on campus.
Gustaf KilanderMay 29, 2022 23:35
Booker says ‘nothing’s going to change’ until love for kids overtakes love for guns
Gustaf KilanderMay 29, 2022 22:50
Top Senate Gun Control Attorney Says Republicans Are More Interested In Possible Reforms This Time
Gustaf KilanderMay 29, 2022 22:25