The police and their supporters in the Uvalde shooting have been making a couple of excuses for standing around while children died. The two that I see the most are: “You don’t know how you would react unless you have been faced with the choice of running into a deadly situation,” and the other, “They were following orders to wait.” Let me tell you about those:

I was a firefighter and a paramedic. I can recall a few times that I ran into truly dangerous situations, because not only was it my job to save defenseless people, but because I could not call myself a man while standing there safe as children (or others) were dying.

  • There was the time when we went into a burning house. We entered through the garage. The door that led into the kitchen from the garage was under so much pressure, that it was bowing out towards us. It was outlined in fire, looking like the door into hell.
  • There was the time that I entered an apartment through the front door, following my Lieutenant through a wall of flame, searching for two lost children. Even though it wasn’t safe to do so, we split up to do the search. I found one kid, but knowing he was unable to get out through the wall of fire between us and the door, we took refuge in the bathroom. I put him in the tub and laid on top of him to shield his body with mine.
  • When 9/11 happened, I think every firefighter in the country watched those 343 firefighters enter those towers, many of them *knowing* that the tower was going to collapse. They went in anyway. We all wondered if we would have the same set of HUGE balls that they did. I finally decided that I did, because it was what we all did. every. single. shift.

So I think that I can say that I would have the guts. What about following orders?

I think back to the time when we were called to a house where a woman had gotten a suicide note email from her ex-husband while the kids were there for visitation. We arrived and peeked in the door to see the man’s body hanging by a noose. We were told to wait for the cops. I wasn’t going to do that, so I went in against orders, looking for the kids.

I just couldn’t sit there, knowing that children were in danger while I sat safely outside. It turned out that the kids were at the grandparents’ house. I got a stern talking to for that one, nothing more.

So with that, I feel qualified to speak about this. Those cops? They were cowards. The one that stood outside, trying to get his wife to respond to text messages? If he didn’t go in to at least TRY and save her, he is a pussy. If she lived, I hope that she divorces his cowardly ass and takes his fucking pension in the divorce settlement.

Then there are those who ask how armed teachers would have done any better. The answer to that? The teachers are locked in the classroom with the little mass shooter asshole. They are committed, they have skin in the game. Nothing would be better than watching some mass shooter incel getting his ticket punched by a school librarian carrying a pink .380 Lady Smith.

At the least, this incident shows that we could cut the number of cops in half in this country and it would have no effect on stopping violent criminals.

Categories: CopsCrime


Barnes Is Reality · July 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm

The hallway cam capture of the donut molester sail foam (cellphone) with the Punisher wallpaper was great.
Pension monger minions of the state are just as clueless as any Long March faculty lounge statist utopians.
Demoralization was done for a reason.
We are on our own because everyone else is detached from reality.

Beans · July 18, 2022 at 8:37 pm

The call, if there was one, to hold and pull back was and is a patently illegal order, totally against the department’s own rules and regulations.

And following an illegal order makes the follower subject to prosecution for said illegality.

Illegality negates, or should negate, qualified immunity.

Hang them all. Or firing squad. Or make them all run a gauntlet and let people beat them to death.

Okay, I’ll take bankrupting the scumbags, ruining their lives, taking away their professional standards, marking them as unable to ever get near a gun legally, and give them worse treatment than a serial sexual predator.

The ‘honorable’ ones should have self-slabbed by now.

    EN2 SS · July 18, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Apparently there are no honorable cops, in any jurisdiction, within one hour and twenty minutes of Uvalde. Other than the one BP officer with a borrowed shotgun.

      Divemedic · July 19, 2022 at 6:05 am

      That one is debatable. Didn’t he go in because his kid was in there?

Paulb · July 18, 2022 at 9:22 pm

The first oil tanker captain I ever worked for was an unpleasant man. Also insane. Certifiable. Back to that later.
We did a lot of confined space work in the tanks at times for maintenance on valves. It’s a very safety-conscious process. You’re never, ever supposed to reenter a tank if you see someone passed out in one. You run, then figure out a rescue if there’s time. The captain did the wrong thing when seeing a commotion and 3 guys coming out of a tank that 5 guys entered. They hit a pocket of naptha vapors. He ran down from the wheelhouse, forward about 400 feet, and climbed down into the tank, down 5 flights of ladders, and fireman carried one guy up, then back down and got the other guy, did it again. He broke all the rules and saved both those guys, and it was a career-ending event as he blew out 3 discs in the process. Rules or not, you sometimes have to do what’s right regardless.

Tim Smith · July 18, 2022 at 10:21 pm

I am so humbled by the brave acts of others. As poet Sir Stephen Spender said, “I think continually of those who were truly great.”

Matthew · July 18, 2022 at 11:25 pm

I listened to an interview with an NEA dues payer (can’t bring myself to call ’em teachers) saying that they “weren’t built for that” meaning carry and defend their students.

Like she was the spokesperson for all of ’em.

Matthew · July 18, 2022 at 11:26 pm

I listened to an interview with an NEA dues payer (can’t bring myself to call ’em teachers) saying that they “weren’t built for that” meaning carry and defend their students.

Like she was the spokesperson for all of ’em.

The left has to be a biologist to know what a woman is, but this bitch can tell you that none of them are built to carry.

Toastrider · July 19, 2022 at 6:08 am

I like to remind people that ‘just following orders’ doesn’t sound any better in English than it does in the original German.

Don Curton · July 19, 2022 at 7:34 am

“You don’t know how you would react unless you have been faced with the choice of running into a deadly situation,”

Well, now that we know what 376 cops will do when faced with that type of situation, how many will voluntarily retire knowing that they can’t do what’s necessary?

What? Not a single fucking one? Well, that just invalidates that entire argument right there.

Tom762 · July 20, 2022 at 5:54 am

I am not a cop. No idea how their minds think. Simply not a revenue agent.

I would have gone in, with no concern for my personal safety. That is because I am a grown man who has lived a full life, and I am not afraid of death, but rather I am conscious of kids well being.

I wrote the Uvalde PD and suggested that the officers involved “do the right thing”, yet I have not heard that they have taken my suggestion, as of yet.

God will judge them. I also judged them, but I defer. The fact remains that there are 476 pussy LEO’s in south Texas right now. Matthew Macongey should be very concerned.

Oh my fuck!

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