Friday, May 27, 2022

We Know Why Police Didn't Breach the Classroom to Confront Texas Shooter...And They Admit It Was a Mistake   Matt Vespa  Posted: May 27, 2022

The head of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Col. Steven C. McCraw, was back for another press conference in the aftermath of the heinous school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Salvador Ramos, 18, shot and killed 19 kids and two teachers. There has been a lot of back and forth concerning the timeline. The first trove of updates from officials was contradicted within 36 hours’ time. We had reports of the Ramos being confronted by police, and then he wasn’t. The school resource officer confrontation was a piece of information that’s been clarified. While the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has six resource officers, one was not on campus at the time of the shooting. Why? Col. McCraw said he can’t offer any more specifics.

Col. McCraw went through the entire timeline—though this could be subject to

Uvalde, Texas shooting: Here's the latest timeline of events

The 911 call was placed at 11:30 a.m., reporting there was a crash and a man with a gun.

One minute later, Ramos arrived outside the school and began shooting toward classrooms, firing up to 100 rounds.

As he shot at the school, responding officers went to the nearby funeral home, near where Ramos crashed and shot at the two men.

One of the responding officers from the school district drove past Ramos, who was hunkered down behind a vehicle, McCraw said.

At 11:33 a.m., Ramos entered the school through the door that was propped open. He began shooting into a classroom, firing more than 100 rounds, according to audio evidence, McCraw said.

At 11:35 a.m., three Uvalde police officers entered the building, McCraw said. They were joined by four other officers.

The three initial officers who arrived went to the closed classroom door and were grazed by gunfire.

More gunfire was heard from inside the classroom at 11:37 a.m., 11:38 a.m., 11:40 a.m. and 11:44 a.m., McCraw said.

At 11:51 a.m., more police and federal agent started to arrive. Shortly after noon, there were at least 19 officers inside the hallway outside of the classroom, McCraw said.

At 12:15 p.m., tactical officers arrived, and the suspect fired again. About six minutes later, officers began moving down the hallway toward the classroom.

At 12:50 p.m., officers entered the classroom through the door after using keys they got from the janitor, and they shot and killed Ramos, McCraw said.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Ted Cruz: Biden White House has entirely handed their agenda over to the radical left  Fox Business

Texas Republican shreds Biden's policies on 'Kudlow.' #FoxBusiness #Kudlow

People need to start listening, before it's too late, which it may already be...too late

Tucker: Inflation is proof the people in charge are reckless and stupid   Fox News

Fox News host voices his concerns over inflation and American energy imports on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' #FoxNews #Tucker

Tucker: This should make you nervous   Fox News  5/23 2022

Fox News host torches Democrats' response to those who disagree with them on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' #FoxNews #Tucker

Oh, So That's Why the Buffalo Shooter Wasn't Deemed 
Mentally Unfit  Matt Vespa|  Posted: May 20, 2022

The mass shooting in Buffalo, New York will dominate the news cycle a bit more. The bad economic news is just too much to ignore. Americans can and do have the ability to be horrified by this tragedy, but also worry about how they’re going to pay the bills. For mothers, the lack of baby formula has become a more pressing concern. Domestic crises will drown out the Left’s call for more gun control and the silly narrative about the existential threat we face from white nationalists. No one cares because they know the threat isn’t real. This was done by a crazy person.

Payton Gendron shot and killed 10 people at Tops Friendly Market. He’s a racist. He’s an eco-fascist. He’s a green nationalist. And he’s not a conservative. He even thanks God that conservatism is dead, or so he thinks. It’s all in his 180-page manifesto. Yet, how did this even happen? Gendron was on the radar of authorities when he threatened to shoot up his high school and commit suicide last year. He was brought in for a mental evaluation. What happened? The story stops there. Obviously, he wasn’t mentally adjudicated. He passed a background check. So, what gives? Well, apparently, threatening to shoot up your shoot or kill yourself isn’t enough to be declared mentally unwell in New York (via WSJ):

The 18-year-old accused of killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday didn’t discuss any specific threats and was deemed not to be a danger by mental-health workers after he wrote that he wanted to kill himself and others last year, according to the local district attorney.

Payton Gendron, then 17, made the comment in an online economics class last June and was referred to a hospital where medical staff determined he wasn’t dangerous or mentally ill and sent him home, said Mike Korchak, the district attorney of Broome County, N.Y., where Mr. Gendron lived.

Mr. Gendron told his teacher and the state troopers who took him to UHS Binghamton General Hospital that the threat was a joke. He likely told the medical staff the same thing, Mr. Korchack said. A hospital spokeswoman declined to comment.

“He never even mentioned a gun. He didn’t make any direct threats against students at the school or teachers or anything.” Mr. Korchak said of Mr. Gendron.

In a digital diary he later posted online, Mr. Gendron said he spent 20 hours in the emergency room before talking to someone for 15 minutes. “This proved to me that the US healthcare system is a joke,” he wrote.

“I got out of it because I stuck with the story that I was getting out of class and I just stupidly wrote that down,” he wrote. “It was not a joke, I wrote that down because that’s what I was planning to do.”

Well, maybe they’ll pay more attention now. It also doesn’t help that the COVID lockdowns have led to a massive spike in mental health issues among adolescents.

Emergency rooms have been overwhelmed by teens with mental-health issues during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the bar is high to admit them to the limited number of inpatient psychiatric beds. Patients sometimes have to wait days or weeks in the emergency room before a bed opens up, says Robert Trestman, chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Healthcare Systems and Financing.

Many states, including New York, have laws that allow hospitals to hold patients involuntarily if they are deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Such holds usually have strict time limits, while longer involuntary stays generally require a court order. Federal law prohibits people who are involuntarily committed by court order from possessing guns.

The Left always focuses on the gun, part of their ongoing crusade to shred the Constitution. Our founding document is the biggest obstacle to the authoritarian progressive agenda left-wingers want to be enacted. This isn’t new, and neither is the pattern where the shooter exhibits some form of extreme mental illness. If it’s not that, it’s the authorities not doing their part to enforce the law like in the mass shooting that occurred in Sutherland Springs, Texas.