Let’s talk about systemic failures in Uvalde….

“Protect and Serve” is a brand slogan, not a mission statement. You should believe it exactly as much as you believe shopping at Walmart will make you “Live better”, or that chewing mint flavored gum will “Double your pleasure”.
The same type of cop that will stand in a hallway while kids are being shot will stand by and watch another cop strangle a hand cuffed suspect. We’ve got a problem.
The “no duty to protect” really hits home. And it’s scary how some people in this country bow down to these power hungry tyrants. This incident has really laid bare how extensive these issues are within the system.
Without accountability, there’s no change- so much truth there.
The single thing that I can’t get out of my head is the knowledge that as angry, frustrated and disgusted as I was watching the heavily armed, helmeted, body armoured, ballistic shielded law enforcement officials milling around, they could hear something I couldn’t because it was edited out…… The screams of the children 🥺 and still they did nothing 🤬
This is the most ticked I have seen Beau. And I have the feeling this was probably the umpteenth version.
The Uvalde PD is just a symptom of the larger problem: PD considers ANYONE (including children) as less important than themselves. They don’t care about you or I. They care about themselves. No one else. Until that changes then this type of behavior will repeat.
Their paychecks are comprised of our taxes. There is a special relationship. Someone better put that in a law PDQ.
‘In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.’ (Dan Hodges)
I explained the same ruling to my wife and she replied, “I thought they were heroes.” Then I replied, “Heroism is optional.” It broke her heart because it was 19!!! children being murdered.🙏
What makes it worse is those “I’m going home at the end of my shift” cops do their best to get rid of the cops willing to protect their community, so they don’t feel inadequate.
After seeing the Uvalde footage, it’s hard to not want to “defund the police”. Especially when citizens stop active shooters all the time on their own. We actually care about each other.
Problem with that Beau… A state legislature did spell out the legal obligation of the police… and the Supreme Court ruled that the State violated the rights of the police to selectively enforce laws, and thus, the woman wasn’t able to successfully sue the police for the murder of her kids.
She had a restraining order against her estranged (violent) husband. The state laws explicitly said any person who violated such restraining order shall be arrested as soon as possible. The man goes to her place, asks the kids to get into the vehicle, then drives off. He calls the woman about having the kids. She calls the police. The police refused to go and arrest him. He shows up later that night and commits suicide by cop. When the police search his vehicle they find the bodies of the kids in his vehicle.
I doubt the USSC would rule in any other way even when the Federal Government makes such a law… You live in a defacto police state propping up an oligarchy…
As a nurse, if I failed to initiate CPR on anyone without a DNR, I would likely lose my job and be forced to defend my license to practice. Why aren’t cops held to any standards?
Deshaney v Winnebago County is the supreme court case referenced in the video https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeShaney_v._Winnebago_County
I think it’s time to start hiring human beings as police officers. Whatever it is they’ve been hiring haven’t been working out that well.
I guess the question is “To serve and protect who?” And the answer is themselves and our corporate masters. They not only should protect children, they should protect all of us my ex was a cop almost 50 years ago in a small town. He would be ashamed to count himself in their ranks. Of course, he once singlehandedly disarmed a man with a machete. And he was 5’10” and weighed all of about 160 soaking wet. It’s a matter of thought and courage. And they wonder why we want to defund them. (And of course, a lot of those children were brown.)
So if that’s what 40% of a cities budget looks like spent on police….maybe let’s try 40% on mental health and welfare…and I bet things would be better
“No duty to protect” while simultaneously being protected “qualified immunity” and spending more time focused on “civil asset forfeiture” than on public safety. It’s dystopian dysfunctionality by design… they are essentially private security for corporations, the politically connected and the government.

Let’s talk about Trump’s denials from the committee….

 

It should be noted that at some point since filming the president gave the weirdly specific denial that he never said “Mike Pence deserves it”

 

When you said “I dont think that was the allegation specifically, but okay”, that hit me good. The oddly specific denials always say a lot.

 

His reaction is further evidence of his mindset and how he continues to ignore the real issues and significance of Jan 6th. He spends no time thinking about the danger and damage now just like he didn’t on the 6th.
I think what was chilling and telling in hearing the testimony of Mike Flynn when he was asked “Do you believe in the peaceful transfer of power?” and he pleaded the 5th.
25 year old staffer has more spine and morals than a retired general.
I agree. After hearing accounts of his staff trying to talk down a megalomaniacal toddler amid an attempted coup, it’s interesting what things he chose to react to. And “I don’t know who this/that/any person is, but I hear bad things about them’? How many times have we heard that?
His lawyers would never let him testify. He can’t ever stop lying. They know this.
Exactly – it’s not a trial. It is akin to a grand jury. Determine if there is enough evidence to prosecute. We are only seeing 3% of the testimonies. The DOJ wants all transcripts, and they should get them. It will be interesting when they do get them, and what they do about it…. Thanks (as always) for your take on things. It’s just a thought…. 😉
Typical behavior for a narcissist. Deny, lie, insult, lie some more (gaslight). Add: of course it’s about his image; he’s too empty inside for anything else to matter.
“We’re going to get all the best people” but he barely knew her and heard bad things about her? 😂
As usual, Trump is following his pattern of denying he knows a person and yet saying he “heard very negative things about her” which indicate his guilt by reacting so defensively.
This woman had more courage than those who refuse to talk.
The “I don’t know who this person is” is just a reflex by Trump at this point. He trots out that old nag at every opportunity and I really hope media will start pointing that out instead of addressing it. Just a “Trump doing a Trump” and not even bothering explaining why it is a lie.
If you ever notice Trumps stories they are all the same type, only the names change.
I don’t see how the DOJ doesn’t bring charges after todays testimony.
I love that all the things he denied will have at least two other people who were present. I can’t wait for the other witnesses to speak out about their experiences.
Because he’s basically saying ‘yeah, I did that. I set that up, and I’d do it again’. He’s not denying the important stuff.
When I saw the BBC homepage banner and picture after work, my very first thought was “she’s easy to look at, who is she?” And after every thing Trump has shone himself to be, the idea that he has no idea who she is is Remarkably telling.
Sociopathic Narcissistic folks always forget the quiet, smart folks around them LISTENING. Ms Hutchinson is one of them. Bless Her.
Yeah, I don’t believe he didn’t throw temper-tantrums. Guy that owns the company I work for is cut from the same (albeit a smaller piece of) cloth. Born rich, easy life. If he doesn’t get his way, if anyone impugns his innate superiority, heck, if someone has a nicer car, he pitches a fit. And yes, he’s a dedicated Trump supporter. Luckily he just owns things, we don’t see him often.
It’s more than suspicious when someone denies a very specific allegation that no one made.
Spot-on. The DOJ has been sitting on the Meadows contempt charge. Time to move now, General Garland?
I’ve never heard someone not remember someone in so much detail.
Yea protect that woman at all costs. I bet her life is in danger tonight.
There’s never been a better example of a sociopath to be recorded in modern history until now.
What you deny says more about what you did do, than what you didn’t do.
Yes, today’s testimony was incredibly serious. However, every time I see someone throwing food in anger, it will be called a “trumper-tantrum.”
True–his “tell” is what he cares about.
Her desk was a 5-6 second walk from the Oval Office.
Early he said she was bitter because she didn’t get a job at Maralargo after he left office. 🙄 The tantrums are entertainment value. The guys indicting they knew what was going to happen on January 6th long before January 6th is evidence.