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Wed Jun 1, 2022, 10:18 AM

Uvalde school district police chief sworn in as city council member a week after mass shooting

Source: CNN

(CNN)Pete Arredondo, the Uvalde school district police chief who was the incident commander during the Robb Elementary school shooting, was sworn in as a city council member on Tuesday.

"Out of respect for the families who buried their children today, and who are planning to bury their children in the next few days, no ceremony was held," Mayor Don McLaughlin said in a statement.

Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the attack last Tuesday. The chief was identified last week by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as the person who decided not to breach the school classroom where the shooter had holed up and instead stand back and wait for reinforcements.

Though DPS Director Steven McCraw did not identify Arredondo by name, he said the chief made the "wrong decision" not to engage with the gunman sooner

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/31/us/uvalde-shooting-police-chief-pete-arredondo-sworn-in-city-council/index.html

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Reply Uvalde school district police chief sworn in as city council member a week after mass shooting (Original post)
JHB Jun 2022 OP
empedocles Jun 2022 #1
Irish_Dem Jun 2022 #2
Rebl2 Jun 2022 #3
cbabe Jun 2022 #4
not fooled Jun 2022 #5
cbabe Jun 2022 #9
not fooled Jun 2022 #10
cbabe Jun 2022 #11
not fooled Jun 2022 #13
Wild blueberry Jun 2022 #6
IronLionZion Jun 2022 #7
peacefreak2.0 Jun 2022 #8
LeftInTX Jun 2022 #12
towerbum Jun 2022 #14
ck4829 Jun 2022 #15

Response to JHB (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 10:24 AM

1. Looks dubious. Will the hardline hold against and FBI investigation?

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 10:26 AM

2. The fix is in, officially.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 10:49 AM

3. Interesting they

did it secretly

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 10:59 AM

4. Excellent opportunities to stand up and speak out at city council meetings. Only one item

on the agenda.

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Response to cbabe (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 11:19 AM

5. Except

the city council will make sure to have extra law enforcement there to ensure the citizens don't get "too much" free speech. Speak out and get hauled out, maybe arrested. I live in one of these corrupt towns (SW AZ)--the local officials run things as they please and no one stops them. Just like Uvalde--a lot of people don't vote, the officials run largely unopposed, there is no real journalism so no exposure, the residents don't understand what local government is doing, etc. etc. etc. Recipe for corruption and "public" agencies that are responsive only to the (white) power structure.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 11:40 AM

9. No excuses. No news? Start a blog. Escorted

from a meeting? Next child stand up.

Dolores Huerta never sat down.

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Response to cbabe (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 12:14 PM

10. No one will read it.

People around here live in a state of learned helplessness. They know the local government is corrupt but are afraid of it. It's near the border (Yuma) and corruption is expected.

I'm moving.

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Response to not fooled (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 12:35 PM

11. Put news in with fb or other lost dogs and kittens for sale. Keep

messaging simple and clear and brief. Think tshirt/bumper sticker. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Moving is an option. Friend moving out of country to escape racist violence.

The rest of us are keeping on.

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Response to cbabe (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 02:44 PM

13. Yes, I'm leaving the country.

To escape the coming remake and backwards revolution underway in America.

I appreciate your suggestions and admire your point of view.

If Yuma were a different place, I might stay and fight...but the truth is it's a drab, dingy armpit (look up "worst cities" in U.S.) with extreme heat that's getting worse because of global warming, and an intellectual, social, and cultural wasteland. So, there is no reason to stay.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 11:21 AM

6. Criminal negligence is going to come out

whether this asshole thinks he can hide it or not.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 11:31 AM

7. The first thing they can change is who is in charge during such an incident

since the school police is clearly not up to leading the fight against mass shooters.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 11:37 AM

8. Interesting.

If hes on the council, would he vote to fire the police chief?

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Response to peacefreak2.0 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 01:51 PM

12. He is employed as a cop by the school district...

City council cannot fire him.
Only the school district can fire him.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2022, 08:16 PM

14. coward's run in packs !

 

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 01:57 AM

15. What a disgrace

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