WTH:Seems some anti-government, anti-tax states have been consistently underfunding first responder functions in border areas,
Uvalde had their own SWAT team. They just stood around.
intercst:Since the embarrassment of Columbine in 1999, police procedure has been to enter the school building and engage the shooter with whatever resources are at hand -
That may the stated procedure. It ain’t what happens.
Report: Commanding officer initially ordered Parkland 1st responders not to enter school
The newly released report suggests the problems with BSO’s response to the Parkland shooting go beyond the school’s resource officer, Deputy Scot Peterson, who was at the school when the shooting began but never went into Building 12. At least three other BSO deputies arrived on campus in time to hear gunfire but said they couldn’t locate where the shooting was taking place.
BSO deputies didn’t immediately attempt to track down shooter Nikolas Cruz or aid the wounded, according to the report by Coral Springs officer Bryan Wilkins, which recounts his actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.
Thankfully a Border Patrol agent having lunch heard the call on his radio-drove 40 miles joined up & led a tactical team into the building & killed the shooter sustaining a minor head wound.
Who knows how many children could have been saved if the police entered & engaged the shooter.
intercst:I note that during the Parkland shooting in Florida, the $90,000/yr police resource officer assigned to the school ran outside when the shooting started. He’s currently under criminal charges.
Yep low on totem pole always takes it in the shorts. What about the guy ordering Parkland 1st responders not to enter the building. Nada.
Lt Calley got stuck with the My Lai Vietnamese massacre of women & children.
His superior Captain Medina had top notch legal representation-F Lee Baily.
Medina was court-martialed in 1971 for willingly allowing his men to murder noncombatants. Medina denied all the charges and claimed that he never gave any orders to kill Vietnamese noncombatants.
Medina’s defense team, led by F. Lee Bailey
Despite his acquittal, the court martial and negative publicity brought Medina’s military career to an end.
After resigning from the Army, Medina went to work at an Enstrom Helicopter Corporation plant owned by F. Lee Bailey in Menominee, Michigan
Writer Nick Turse after the trial look up platoon members.
The visceral horror of what happened at My Lai is undeniable. On the evening of March 15, 1968, members of the Americal Division’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, were briefed by their commanding officer, Captain Ernest Medina, on a planned operation the next day in an area they knew as “Pinkville.” As unit member Harry Stanley recalled, Medina “ordered us to ‘kill everything in the village.’” Infantryman Salvatore LaMartina remembered Medina’s words only slightly differently: they were to “kill everything that breathed.” What stuck in artillery forward observer James Flynn’s mind was a question one of the other soldiers asked: “Are we supposed to kill women and children?” And Medina’s reply: “Kill everything that moves.”
Based on his interviews Turse wrote:"Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam "https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Anything-That-Moves-American/dp/…