The Uvalde massacre, which left 21 dead, including 19 children: a video shows the slow reaction of the police

A video shows the very slow police intervention during the massacre in Uvalde, Texas in late May, which left 21 dead, including 19 children.



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The nearly unbearable video, revealed by local media on Tuesday, shows how police waited 74 minutes before responding to an armed man who killed 19 children and two teachers at a school in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.


The footage, recorded by surveillance cameras, a cell phone and an officer’s dash camera, was posted online by the Austin-American Statesman newspaper and the television station KVUE.

The dissemination of these videos in the media, requested by the relatives of the victims, who were to see an edited version this weekend, without a picture of the shooter or shots before they were published by the authorities, created some unrest among the families reported CBS.

The way the video was posted today is one of the loosest things I have ever seen , ”Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin paralyzed under a city council, according to the same source. The images are overwhelming for law enforcement, whose action has been described as ” absolute failure by Texas Public Health Director Steven McCraw.

For almost an hour and a quarter, we see dozens of agents arrive, increasingly heavily armed, with no one entering the classroom, where the shooter has sought refuge with his small victims.

The film begins with the arrival of this 18-year-old young man who has an accident with his vehicle near Robb Primary School in Uvalde. Two people come to his aid and are met by shots. As they go running, we see him move on towards the establishment.

The film is accompanied by an excerpt from the emergency call made by an employee at. 11:32, shouting to the children ” go to your classes At 11:33, the shooter enters the school almost nonchalantly, even sticking a lock of hair behind his ear while holding his shotgun aimed at the ground.

No intervention before 12.50.

A young boy then shows up in a corner of the hallway, is about to follow him as he sees him point his weapon at a room and open fire. From there, the detonations follow one after the other for three minutes, until the first police officers arrive at 11:36.

They are at least eight with handguns and bulletproof vests. They first advance toward the classroom, explosions are heard, and they fall back to the end of the corridor. Thirty-six minutes later, they are still in the same place, but have been joined by other police officers equipped with rifles, bulletproof shields and sometimes even helmets.

They are at least twenty from different units, but still do not enter the classroom. Disturbing detail, at 12:30 one of them uses hydroalcoholic gel from a dispenser hung on the wall of the school.

At 12.50 a shot is fired. One team eventually took the shooter down. The movie stops. Shannon Watts, founder of the organization Moms Demand Action, which campaigns for stricter gun rules, commented on Twitter. ” Police in riots are waiting in the school hallway and even stop to grab hand alcohol while children and teachers are being slaughtered! “, She chokes, asking for more transparency about police mistakes.

Several investigations have been initiated, particularly by the Ministry of Justice, but their conclusions have not yet been made public.





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