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2022-06-22 10:24:07 AM  
How long until the sane people in Uvalde get accused of not #BackingTheBlue

/Shocked it hasn't happened yet
 
2022-06-22 10:48:22 AM  
I think we're at quadrupling or quintupling down on that fact by this point.
 
2022-06-22 10:48:42 AM  
Yeah, I'll bet that dude wants to take the rest of the year off ..
Too bad. You wanted the job, now you have to show up and do it.
 
2022-06-22 10:53:35 AM  
10-1 odds this piece of corpulent feces rolls to the right-side and begins some Q type BS about how they handled it right but they were A) hamstrung by liberal policies and fear of being persecuted by liberals and B) it's all a ruse to grab guns anyhow.

This is Texas so he will be elected to some office at some point and remain a fat, ignorant, piece of vapid human shiat...so in a sense, he will be a perfect representative for the human-feces in Texas.
 
2022-06-22 10:57:23 AM  
Good guy with a gun runs and hides.
 
2022-06-22 10:58:58 AM  
Does that guy show up for anything?
 
2022-06-22 10:59:27 AM  

APO_Buddha: How long until the sane people in Uvalde get accused of not #BackingTheBlue

/Shocked it hasn't happened yet


The shiatheads were already threatening parents that were talking to the press about what happened, saying they'd catch charges for things like resisting arrest if they didn't shutup.
 
2022-06-22 11:01:47 AM  

edmo: Does that guy show up for anything?


From the picture I have seen he shows up for dinner pretty regularly.
 
2022-06-22 11:01:55 AM  
Per city council rules, there is a $2 fine for missing council meetings, and after three missed meetings, the other council members can vote to have a member removed from their post.

Hmmm...not a huge incentive to hang around, being the coward he is.
 
2022-06-22 11:04:55 AM  

edmo: Does that guy show up for anything?


If you were his lawyer, what would you tell him to do?
 
2022-06-22 11:06:30 AM  

moto-geek: Per city council rules, there is a $2 fine for missing council meetings, and after three missed meetings, the other council members can vote to have a member removed from their post.

Hmmm...not a huge incentive to hang around, being the coward he is.


It costs $6 to get voted off the island. Denying a leave of absence doesn't seem to have the teeth they think it does.
 
2022-06-22 11:08:07 AM  

SpectroBoy: edmo: Does that guy show up for anything?

From the picture I have seen he shows up for dinner pretty regularly.


The term "pig" applies.
 
2022-06-22 11:08:37 AM  
When you're such a hopeless POS that you even make the locals forget all about the shooter...........
 
2022-06-22 11:09:51 AM  

edmo: Does that guy show up for anything?


Ribs Night at Golden Corral, obviously.
 
2022-06-22 11:12:01 AM  
Is there really no mechanism for kicking him off the council?  Recall election, expulsion vote by other members, something?
 
2022-06-22 11:12:26 AM  

moto-geek: Per city council rules, there is a $2 fine for missing council meetings, and after three missed meetings, the other council members can vote to have a member removed from their post.

Hmmm...not a huge incentive to hang around, being the coward he is.


Depends on who they send to collect.

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2022-06-22 11:16:34 AM  

Begoggle: Good guy with a gun runs and hides.


No, he was never a good guy.
 
2022-06-22 11:16:55 AM  

jso2897: edmo: Does that guy show up for anything?

If you were his lawyer, what would you tell him to do?


Occupy space at the end of a rope.

Col. Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, blasted law enforcement's response to the shooting during a state Senate hearing earlier Tuesday, saying it was an "abject failure."
"I don't care if you have on flip-flops and Bermuda shorts, you go in," he said.

Didn't McCraw try to defend shiathead for a while, until it was apparent his ass was about to bring down FBI scrutiny? Can't let them start finding dirt, can you..
 
2022-06-22 11:18:26 AM  
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2022-06-22 11:23:08 AM  
How big of a clusterfark was it when the state director of public safety is holding back tears while reading a prepared statement.
 
2022-06-22 11:24:08 AM  

Boo_Guy: APO_Buddha: How long until the sane people in Uvalde get accused of not #BackingTheBlue

/Shocked it hasn't happened yet

The shiatheads were already threatening parents that were talking to the press about what happened, saying they'd catch charges for things like resisting arrest if they didn't shutup.


Maybe if we pass a nonbinding resolution to discuss (at some unspecified future time) banning the use of chokeholds and pepper spray and rubber bullets and extra-super forbid cops from shooting innocent people, give them tens of millions in military surplus hardware, pass a couple of resolutions thanking them for their service, and continue to refuse to second-guess any decision made buy a guy with a shield they'll agree to not arrest grieving* parents on bullshiat charges.

We should just trust our cops; but if we MUST, then you farking asshole libs can have a little incremental police reform - too much, and our children will be murdered by the dozens.

* grieving because the cops utterly failed to do even the bare minimum of their jobs, and what they did, they did badly
 
2022-06-22 11:24:37 AM  

Boo_Guy: APO_Buddha: How long until the sane people in Uvalde get accused of not #BackingTheBlue

/Shocked it hasn't happened yet

The shiatheads were already threatening parents that were talking to the press about what happened, saying they'd catch charges for things like resisting arrest if they didn't shutup.


ACLU is licking their chops for this.

I'd volunteer as tribute if I was there
 
2022-06-22 11:26:06 AM  

behind8proxies: moto-geek: Per city council rules, there is a $2 fine for missing council meetings, and after three missed meetings, the other council members can vote to have a member removed from their post.

Hmmm...not a huge incentive to hang around, being the coward he is.

Depends on who they send to collect.

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they should deputize some of the parents of the kids that were killed.   i bet they get cash.
 
2022-06-22 11:28:10 AM  
This is nto a wish, or want, but I have wondered since this incident if any of the officers involved are on the cusp of self harm or worse. I know some would say good riddance and all, but seriously somethat has been this badly screwed up in a small community where every turn they are reminded of it, avery face they see in town knows about it, and many other stress inducing factors that could lead someone to suicide are there...
these dingleberries shoudl step up and let the truth out, concealing it will only lead to more and deeper rooted pain in the community.

But its Texas...
Walk south until you smell it, east until you step in it
good luck getting that crap off your boots.

Love, New Mexico
 
2022-06-22 11:30:11 AM  
Arredondo is being scapegoated. There was no revenue to be collected and he just wanted to go home at night. The Supreme Court has ruled that police officers do not have to actually protect anyone.

While he is being singled out, the photos I have seen show multiple police standing around while armored up and heavily armed as the children were being murdered.

While cowardice is a normal texas thing, in the case of police officers in general here in the US, as a profession they are mostly all fat bullies whose unreasonable "fear for their lives" is unjustified.

As far as professions go a roofer is a lot more fearless according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The mother who was a farm worker and defied the police detaining her did rush in and rescue her and others children without regard for her own safety. For that she has been threatened with arrest by those cowards in charge in the "Great" state of texas.
 
2022-06-22 11:34:41 AM  

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i really cant do better than this
 
2022-06-22 11:35:11 AM  

Fulltimer: Arredondo is being scapegoated. There was no revenue to be collected and he just wanted to go home at night. The Supreme Court has ruled that police officers do not have to actually protect anyone.


The Supreme Court has ruled that cops can't be personally sued for not protecting anybody.  That's still their job, though.

Arredondo is the chief of the school police department and acted stupidly and indecisively.  He is being singled out since he was the guy in charge.  Nice to see management personally blasted for once instead of the underlings, frankly.
 
2022-06-22 11:38:13 AM  
Well maybe he should go to the parents homes of the dead kids and push their parents around
 
2022-06-22 11:38:45 AM  
No you can't run from this, you coward. Well, a bullet could run into your brain, but you're too chickensh*t to even do that to yourself

How do this anal wart even get to sleep at night?
 
2022-06-22 11:40:10 AM  

Fulltimer: Arredondo is being scapegoated.


How dare they attempt to hold the Chief of Police accountable for the failures of the police ...?

Sure, the cops who were "just following orders" to not intervene for an hour as people - children - were being murdered on the other side of an (apparently) unlocked door deserve lots of scorn and blame too. But he's the Chief. There is no one more directly responsible for this failure than the one guy who could have said two words to end it.
 
2022-06-22 11:44:03 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Fulltimer: Arredondo is being scapegoated.

How dare they attempt to hold the Chief of Police accountable for the failures of the police ...?

Sure, the cops who were "just following orders" to not intervene for an hour as people - children - were being murdered on the other side of an (apparently) unlocked door deserve lots of scorn and blame too. But he's the Chief. There is no one more directly responsible for this failure than the one guy who could have said two words to end it.


Bad things happen.  No one needs to be held responsible, because only the shooter is responsible.  All we can do is buy more guns. And pray for the dead. We should not fire people or file lawsuits.
 
2022-06-22 11:48:38 AM  

edmo: Does that guy show up for anything?


That fat biatch? Probably to all-you-can-eat buffets
 
2022-06-22 11:48:39 AM  
In Deshaney v. Winnebago County and again in Castle Rock v. Gonzales, the Supreme Court has ruled "Neither the Constitution, nor state law, impose a general duty upon police officers or other governmental officials to protect individual persons from harm - even when they know the harm will occur,"

The only duty to "protect from harm" imposed is for people in the custody of government officials.

We have for way too long put these revenue collectors on a pedestal and given them immunity when they commit crimes.
 
2022-06-22 11:51:54 AM  

Fulltimer: While cowardice is a normal texas thing


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2022-06-22 11:52:38 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: No you can't run from this, you coward. Well, a bullet could run into your brain, but you're too chickensh*t to even do that to yourself

How do this anal wart even get to sleep at night?


Turns on FOX News every night, full volume.
 
2022-06-22 11:53:16 AM  

Fulltimer: In Deshaney v. Winnebago County and again in Castle Rock v. Gonzales, the Supreme Court has ruled "Neither the Constitution, nor state law, impose a general duty upon police officers or other governmental officials to protect individual persons from harm - even when they know the harm will occur,"

The only duty to "protect from harm" imposed is for people in the custody of government officials.

We have for way too long put these revenue collectors on a pedestal and given them immunity when they commit crimes.


I was going to say this so, here is the citation I was going to post.
 
2022-06-22 11:56:29 AM  

Endive Wombat: Boo_Guy: APO_Buddha: How long until the sane people in Uvalde get accused of not #BackingTheBlue

/Shocked it hasn't happened yet

The shiatheads were already threatening parents that were talking to the press about what happened, saying they'd catch charges for things like resisting arrest if they didn't shutup.

ACLU is licking their chops for this.

I'd volunteer as tribute if I was there


Oh I can smell the smoke from here and I'm way over in CA. The legal fires are starting.
 
2022-06-22 12:13:52 PM  
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2022-06-22 12:13:59 PM  

Fulltimer: In Deshaney v. Winnebago County and again in Castle Rock v. Gonzales, the Supreme Court has ruled "Neither the Constitution, nor state law, impose a general duty upon police officers or other governmental officials to protect individual persons from harm - even when they know the harm will occur,"

The only duty to "protect from harm" imposed is for people in the custody of government officials.

We have for way too long put these revenue collectors on a pedestal and given them immunity when they commit crimes.


It goes even further back than that decision with Warren v. District of Columbia. Children at school are not in a Special Relationship with the police and are not afforded the protection that provides.
 
2022-06-22 12:17:03 PM  
I'd vote to give him a 10-minute leave of absence.  Said time is to be used to dress in full uniform, step behind the police station, draw his service weapon, and do the only appropriate thing.
Then leave his worthless corpse to be dragged away by coyotes.

After that, he is to be memorialized by affixing a small plaque with his name on it to the inside of a urinal in a public restroom, so he can be remembered appropriately.
 
2022-06-22 12:19:47 PM  
A motion was unanimously denied to grant a leave of absence to the newly elected council member, who was not present Tuesday night. Per city council rules, there is a $2 fine for missing council meetings, and after three missed meetings, the other council members can vote to have a member removed from their post.

Wow. The sheer farking balls it takes to bail on your new job just days after being elected to it. The city council was just smart enough to realize that this shiat storm isn't going away anytime soon and this police chief needs to stay front-and-center and take his lumps along with the rest of them.
 
2022-06-22 12:23:38 PM  
Now he'll have to offer more excuses as to why his department refused to act during an active shooter situation.
 
2022-06-22 12:27:39 PM  

RickTheVote: Fulltimer: While cowardice is a normal texas thing

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One more stupid song about Texas
For miles and miles it rambles on
Biggest egos, biggest hair, biggest liars anywhere
Let's sing another stupid Texas song

Our accents are the drawliest, our howdies are the y'alliest
Our lone star flag's the waviest, our fried steak's the cream-graviest
Our rattlesnakes the coiliest, our beaches are the oiliest
Our politicians most corrupt, our stop signs most abruptOur guitars are the twangiest, our guns are the kablangiest
Our cattle the long-horniest, our yodels the forlorniest
Our cookoffs are the chiliest, our Waylon is the Williest
Our sausage is the smokiest, our neighbors are the Okiest
 
2022-06-22 12:29:45 PM  

APO_Buddha: How long until the sane people in Uvalde get accused of not #BackingTheBlue

/Shocked it hasn't happened yet


hopefully, people in the US are waking up to the reality of what #BackingTheBlue really means
 
2022-06-22 12:30:56 PM  

rudemix: 10-1 odds this piece of corpulent feces rolls to the right-side and begins some Q type BS about how they handled it right but they were A) hamstrung by liberal policies and fear of being persecuted by liberals and B) it's all a ruse to grab guns anyhow.

This is Texas so he will be elected to some office at some point and remain a fat, ignorant, piece of vapid human shiat...so in a sense, he will be a perfect representative for the human-feces in Texas.


You know about half the people in texas vote democratic right?  But voting in texas is unsurprisingly pretty difficult if you live in a blue area that doesn't have a ton of money, and the state is cut up to prevent the democrats from having a majority in the state house.

Most Texans actually dislike our government as much as everyone else does. But texas is a model for what the GOP wants to do to all of America.
 
2022-06-22 12:36:40 PM  
Said it in another thread, saying it here.

At this point, fark it. Disincorporate the town. Oh you spend half the city budget on the cops? Now you don't have a city budget because you aren't a city. You're part of the county. Fark off, all y'all.
 
2022-06-22 12:42:43 PM  
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2022-06-22 12:46:31 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: moto-geek: Per city council rules, there is a $2 fine for missing council meetings, and after three missed meetings, the other council members can vote to have a member removed from their post.

Hmmm...not a huge incentive to hang around, being the coward he is.

It costs $6 to get voted off the island. Denying a leave of absence doesn't seem to have the teeth they think it does.


Well he presumably loses his salary/stipend/whatever if he gets kicked off. Couldn't find how much that is.

And also no chance of kickbacks from sending city money to his buddies.
 
2022-06-22 12:48:22 PM  
A whopping $6 in total fines and then (maybe) voted off the council for inattendance?

The hell with that, make it hurt. Financially and physically. $10,000 and a kick in the gut for each missed meeting.
 
2022-06-22 12:51:31 PM  

Weaver95: Yeah, I'll bet that dude wants to take the rest of the year off ..
Too bad. You wanted the job, now you have to show up and do it.


Or he could just resign.

It seems as though he still wants the control that he doesn't deserve and I think that's greedy.

Hopefully they can nix him by vote in a couple more weeks.
 
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