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Documenting The TWELVE TIMES Uvalde Police Have Changed Their Story…


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What is going on here folks?

There’s an old saying that says when you tell the truth, you never have to try and remember all the lies.

Or something like that, that’s my paraphrase.

It seems as though the Uvalde Police never learned that lesson, or perhaps more likely they are so terrified that their actions (or inactions) led to 19 deaths that they are doing everything they can to try and cover their tracks and tell some lies to make the horrific details sound “not so bad”.

It’s not working.

Credit to Insider News for doing some fantastic work and documenting the 12 times (so far) that the Uvalde Police have changed their story:

Here’s a portion of that article from Insider.com and read the full article here:

Texas officials on Friday again made crucial changes to their timeline of the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, adding to the lack of clarity around how the massacre took place and how police responded to the attack.

From the initial reports of the shooting on Tuesday to the most recent news briefing by Director of Texas Department of Public Safety Steven McCraw, police have changed the narrative of how law enforcement reacted to a gunman’s rampage in which he killed 19 children and two teachers.

Facing withering criticism from parents, McCraw said that a police commander in charge of the scene — Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo — refused to send police in to stop the shooting, calling the decision “wrong.”

Here are the main changes to details that law enforcement officials have offered since the shooting:

Uvalde Police initially said the gunman was in custody

In one of the first statements about the shooting, the Uvalde Police Department said on Facebook that the gunman was in police custody.

“Update @ 1:06 Shooter is in Police Custody,” the department said in a Facebook post Tuesday.

The department later revealed that a US Border Patrol tactical team fatally shot the gunman inside Robb Elementary.

Nobody actually confronted the gunman before he went in

At a Wednesday press conference, the director of Texas Department of Public Safety Steve McCraw said that “a brave resource officer” engaged with the gunman.

“At that time, gunfire was not exchanged, but the subject was able to make it into the school,” McCraw said.

However, on Thursday, Escalon said this was incorrect.

“There was not an officer readily available and armed,” Escalon said at a press conference.

And on Friday, McCraw added that the resource officer was not even on school grounds at the time of the shooting.

“There was discussion early on that an ISD … had confronted the suspect. That did not happen. It was certainly stated in preliminary interviews, but often these preliminary interviews … witnesses get it wrong,” McCraw said Friday.

“The bottom line is that officer was not on scene, not on campus, but had heard the 911 call about the man with a gun, drove immediately to the area, sped to what he thought was the man with the gun, to the back of the school, to what turned out to be a teacher and not the suspect,” McCraw continued.

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McCraw added that the school police officer actually drove past the gunman, who was hiding behind a car.

How quickly the gunman entered the school

Police have been consistent in the details of the gunman’s attack on his grandmother before the shooting and his crash near a funeral home across the street from the school at 11:28 a.m. on Tuesday.

But police initially said the gunman was confronted before going into the school. On Thursday, Escalon said that the gunman was firing outside the school and entered the school at 11:40 a.m., leaving a 12-minute window that was unexplained.

But on Friday, McCraw said that the shooter actually entered the school at 11:33 a.m., three minutes after a teacher called 911 to report the crash and a gunman on school grounds.

Police arrived on scene quickly but backed off for more than an hour

At Wednesday’s press conference, McCraw said “Bottom line, law enforcement was there, they did engage immediately, they did contain him in a classroom. They put a tactical stack together, in a very orderly way, and breached and assaulted the individual.”

Lt Chris Olivarez on Wednesday in an interview with NBC’s “Today” show emphasized the speed of the police reaction. He said that police responded “within a moment’s notice.”

He also said that officers “without hesitation tried to make entry into that school,” but were stopped by the gunman firing at them.

But by Thursday, police said that the gunman had not been killed by a US Border Patrol agent until 12:40, raising questions of what happened in the roughly hour between the shooting beginning and the gunman being shot to death.

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According to new information from McCraw Friday, three local police officers got to the school at 11:35, just two minutes after the gunman initially entered the building and opened fire. Two of the cops were grazed by bullets as they entered the school, he added.

In this latest description, McCraw said police exchanged gunfire with the suspect until 11:44 a.m. By 11:51 a.m. a police sergeant and federal agent arrived and as of 12:03, there were 19 police officers in the hallway outside the classroom where the gunman was holed up.

Why didn’t cops stop the Texas school shooter?

On Wednesday, Olivarez said, police began breaking windows and evacuating people as the gunman was barricaded in the school until more heavily-armed officers arrived and killed the gunman.

The first narrative did not make clear how long this took. The hour-long discrepancy was revealed on Thursday.

When asked Thursday why officers didn’t take down the shooter as he was in the classroom with children, Asked at the press conference why authorities didn’t engage sooner, Escalon said: “That’s a tough question.”

He cited the need to evacuate people as a possible reason, and added in the officers’ defense that there was “a lot going on” and that it was “a complex situation.”

But parents began sharing that cops outside the school had refused to go in to stop the shooter and restrained parents who tried to go in themselves.

“Nothing is adding up,” Jay Martin, a local man, told The Wall Street Journal. “People are just really frustrated because no one is coming out and telling us the real truth of what went down.”

One video from outside the school shows police holding back desperate parents who wanted to go into the school and rescue their kids.

One woman, Gladys Castillon, told the Journal that she had been begging police to be more proactive before the arrival of the tactical unit. Officers temporarily handcuffed a mom trying to get into the school, the Journal reported.

The mom ended up jumping a fence and running into the school, pulling her two children to safety herself, according to the Journal.

By Friday, police had new details about the delay: McCraw pointed the blame at the school police chief, Arredondo, who he said ordered police not to engage the suspect because he thought the suspect was “barricaded” and “there were no more children at risk.”

McCraw — who wasn’t at the scene at the time of the shooting and didn’t command the officers at the time — added: “Obviously, based upon the information we have, there were children in that classroom that were at risk and it was, in fact, still an active shooter situation.”

He noted that”of course it was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision. There is no excuse for that.”

“When there’s an active shooter, the rules change,” McCraw said. “You don’t have time.”

The Uvalde school district did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.

In fact, McCraw revealed that students inside the classrooms where the gunman was firing called 911 nearly a dozen times over the course of the shooting. One girl begged 911 twice to “send police now” after the gunman killed her teacher and some of her classmates.

According to the last timeline provided by McCraw on Friday, police opened the locked door to the classroom using a key and shot and killed the gunman at 12:50 p.m. — 10 minutes later than initially reported.

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We’ve also been doing a deep dive on this story, and we’ve found some extremely disturbing things…

Like this:

OUTRAGE: Uvalde Police Scanner Archive Missing 18 Minutes Of Data?

And this:

BREAKING: Why Did Police Wait Over An Hour To Enter The School? Was a Stand-Down Order Given?

If a “stand down” order was given, that may well have cost multiple lives.  Of children.

It is reprehensible and unforgiveable.

Any police officer that GAVE or OBEYED a stand down order needs to immediately turn in their badge and face prosecution.

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