July 6, 2022

USA: Uvalde Schools Police Chief In Charge Of Shooting Response Was Placed On Leave Until Investigation Is Completed And Forced To Resign From City Council Seat. SHOULD BE IN PRISON.

I POSTED THIS BEFORE. BEARS REPEATING. Uvalde Chief of Police Pete Arredondo Allowed 19 children and 2 adults To Be MURDERED and 14 children and 1 adult injured. He did everything possible to prevent the children and adults from being rescued alive. It's as if this was a pay for play action as in you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. The anti-American globalist cabal asked Arredondo what he wanted in exchange for helping them out and he asked for the Uvalde City Council position which they made sure he received. Arredondo would then receive TWO GOVERNMENT SALARIES and TWO GOVERNMENT PENSIONS. Then these same anti-American globalist cabal used this massacre they allowed to push for gun control and put their crying actor pink pussyhat wearing Matthew McConaughey at a staged White House news conference demanding gun control. The deep state globalist cabal sacrificed these 19 children and 2 teachers for their NWO totalitarian gun grabbing agenda. I write more after the last video with regard to him shooting his grandmother and her connection to this elementary school. The Uvalde shooter specifically targeted the children his grandmother was closed to and worked with. Murder is already a crime. The deep state monsters are singling out one weapon a killer is going to use. You don't have the right to murder anyone who pisses you off. Our US Constitutional 2nd amendment right is so that WE THE PEOPLE can protect and defend ourselves from a tyrannical government and crazy people like this shooter. (emphasis mine) 
KENS 5: Your San Antonio News Source published June 24, 2022: First federal lawsuit tied to Uvalde shooting expected to be filed soon. A San Antonio attorney representing two Robb Elementary victims is preparing the lawsuit, saying he plans to prove responding police were negligent.
KENS 5: Your San Antonio News Source published June 23, 2022: Here are the problems with the doors at Robb Elementary. DPS says the door could only be locked from the outside.
CBSDFW published June 21, 2022: Uvalde classroom door was unlocked, police response called an 'abject failure'. Police officers with rifles instead stood and waited in a school hallway for nearly an hour while the gunman carried out the May 24 attack at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
Transcript of news report snippit: "The classroom doors were also unlocked and could have only been locked if the teacher used a key to lock it from outside the room. There's no way to lock the door from the inside and there's no way for the subject to lock the door from the inside. Yet he said Arrondondo kept searching for a key to unlock the classroom door when they didn't need one. How about trying the door to see if it's unlocked? No one had." (emphasis mine)
News 4 (WOAI) San Antonio published June 25, 2022: Celia “Sally” Gonzales, grandmother of Uvlade Shooter, fighting stigma of relation to shooter. As the grandmother of the Uvalde school shooter recovers in the hospital from a gunshot wound to the face, her family continues to fight the stigma they say has led to a muted showing of support over the past month.
After the grandmother was shot in face at 11:21am, there should have been an APB put out for dangerous armed active shooter on the loose. Did nobody in the neighborhood hear the gunshot? It has been reported that the shooter's grandmother ran into the street screaming after being shot. All patrol cars should have been called out looking for grandmother's stolen truck shooter drove. The Uvalde shooter's grandmother worked at Robb Elementary School as a teacher's aide. The shooter went directly to one of the classrooms she worked in and knows most of the child victims and was close to them. The shooter's grandparent's home is a half-mile from Robb Elementary School where he lived sleeping on their couch for 3 months and he shot his grandma because she told him he had to start paying for his expensive Apple cell phone bill because he DID NOT GRADUATE from high school and was now 18 years old. A neighbor saw the shooter leave grandmother's house didn't know how to drive and could barely put the truck into gear. A neighbor of the shooter's grandmother was interviewed by NewsNation who said HIS DAUGHTER IS THE PRINCIPAL of ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and HIS GRANDDAUGHTER WORKS AT ROBB ELEMENTARY TOO as a Parent Liason. (emphasis mine)
NBC News
written by Antonio Planas and Nicole Acevedo and Cristian Santana and Irene Byon and Anthony Cusumano
Saturday July 2, 2022

Embattled Texas Police Chief Pete Arredondo has resigned from his seat in the Uvalde City Council, roughly a month after being sworn in to the position.

The Uvalde Leader-News was the first to report on Arredondo’s resignation plans early Saturday afternoon.

Uvalde city leaders said they received his official letter of resignation late Saturday afternoon after learning the news from the local paper.

"After much consideration, it is in the best interest of the community to step down as a member of the City Council for District 3 to minimize further distractions," Arredondo said in his letter. "The Mayor, the City Council, and the City Staff must continue to move forward to unite our community, once again."

The news of his resignation comes after Arredondo became the central figure in a series of tactical mistakes, including the decision to avoid confronting an 18-year-old gunman, in responding to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 children and two teachers dead on May 24.

NBC News has reached out to Arredondo’s attorney, but has not heard back.

Arredondo was elected to represent District 3 in the Uvalde City Council on May 7 and officially sworn in a week after the school shooting.

He is stepping down from the city council about a week after the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District placed him on administrative leave on June 22.

Hal Harrell, the superintendent of the Uvalde school system, had said in a statement he was waiting on investigations into the mass shootings to be completed when Arredondo was placed on leave.

“Today, I am still without details of the investigations being conducted by various agencies,” he said. “Because of the lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing of when I will receive the results of the investigations, I have made the decision to place Chief Arredondo on administrative leave effective on this date.”

Lt. Mike Hernandez took over duties of chief, Harrell said.

State authorities have described Arredondo as the incident commander during the school carnage. Arredondo has said he did not consider himself to be the officer in charge.

Officials have said Arredondo incorrectly treated the gunman as a barricaded suspect instead of an active shooter. After more than an hour, federal agents entered the room and fatally shot the gunman.

Federal and state agencies are investigating the police response.

City, state and federal law enforcement officers were also present on the campus. A SWAT-like team of agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection eventually entered the classroom and killed the gunman.

Texas Department of Public Safety Col. Steve McCraw on June 21 described police actions as an “abject failure” during a senate committee hearing.

“We do know this, there’s compelling evidence that the law enforcement response to the attack at Robb Elementary was an abject failure and antithetical to everything we’ve learned over the last two decades since the Columbine massacre,” he told lawmakers in Austin.

During the hearing, McCraw said the classroom where the shooter was holed up was unlocked. It was widely reported after the shooting that police were kept from breaking into the classrooms and were looking for keys because the doors were locked.

One hour, 14 minutes and 8 seconds passed from the time police entered the building until the gunman was killed, according to McCraw and a released timeline.

“The only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated officers from Room 111 and 112 was the on-scene commander who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children,” he said. “The officers have weapons. The children had none. The officers had body armor. The children had none. The officers had training. The subject had none.”

Law enforcement officers and at least one ballistic shield were in the school about 19 minutes after the gunman entered classrooms, according to McCraw and the timeline.

Arredondo has generally avoided the media since the bloodshed on the Uvalde campus. But he told The Texas Tribune in June that officers never “hesitated, even for a moment, to put themselves at risk.”

Arredondo, who took over as police chief for the school district in 2020, also told The Tribune he considered himself a front-line responder — not the person managing the broader response.

“I didn’t issue any orders,” he told The Tribune. “I called for assistance and asked for an extraction tool to open the door.”

According to The Tribune, once Arredondo determined he could not enter the classroom with the gunman inside, he dialed police dispatch from his cellphone and asked for a tactical unit, snipers and an extrication tool to open the door.

“It’s not that someone said stand down,” Arredondo’s lawyer, George Hyde, told The Tribune. “It was, ‘Right now, we can’t get in until we get the tools. So we’re going to do what we can do to save lives.’ And what was that? It was to evacuate the students and the parents and the teachers out of the rooms.”

Arredondo was elected to the Uvalde City Council on May 7, and he was sworn in during a private ceremony May 31, a week after the shooting. There was supposed to be a council meeting that day, but it was canceled because of the shooting.

When the council reconvened for a special emergency meeting a week later, on June 7, he failed to show up.

Arredondo also did not attend a meeting on June 21 at which the council unanimously declined to grant his request for a leave of absence from future council meetings.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said during the same council meeting Robb would be demolished because, "You can never ask a child to go back or a teacher to go back in that school ever."

UPDATE 7/7/22 at 2:36pm: Added info below.
WFAA published July 7, 2022: Uvalde mom who ran into school to save kids says police are harassing her for speaking out. Angeli Gomez says she's been threatened with arrest for running into the school while a shooter killed children and teachers. She wanted to save her sons.
CBS News published June 2, 2022: Mom who ran into school during Uvalde, Texas shooting discusses moments inside. When Angeli Gomez heard there was a man shooting people at her sons' school in Uvalde, Texas, she knew she had to go rescue her kids. CBS News Correspondent Lilia Luciano spoke exclusively with Gomez about the moments she spent inside the school, and why Gomez says police warned her to stop telling her story.

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