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Uvalde is a result of a racist institution that prioritizes oppression over protection



21 lives lost in the Robb Elementary School massacre. The police response is called a “betrayal” by the grief-striken community.

By Candace McDuffie,
Every detail about how police delayed action from stopping a mass shooter in Uvalde, Texas on May 24 is more gut-wrenching than the last. When an 18-year-old terrorist stormed Robb Elementary School with a semi-automatic rifle last week, officers made it to the scene quickly. However, they failed to prevent innocent victims from losing their lives. The results of their immobility at Robb Elementary School? 21 people dead—19 children and 2 adults.

Uvalde officers waited an hour before entering the school instead of immediately going after the gunman responsible for the attack. They ran inside to save their own children and brought them to safety. They also threatened and arrested parents who were desperate to do the same thing. In the time law enforcement sat idly outside, more than 100 rounds of ammunition were fired.

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