New images have emerged from the Uvalde school shooting, showing that at least three police officers were inside the building with high-capacity rifles and armor. Even as this evidence emerges, attorneys representing the Uvalde police scramble to block additional evidence indicating that officers not only failed to do their jobs but refused to do their jobs.
In the most damning image, we see a time stamp placing the photo 58 minutes earlier than the official response by Uvalde police. In that image, three officers are in a conjunction between two hallways. It shows them armed with AR-15s, (or better) ballistic shields, body armor, and a solid point of cover from which to operate.
According to all of the relevant reports, the time stamp of 11:52 AM placed these well positioned, fully armed, and armored police officers in the building during the rampage which killed 19 children and two teachers.
The evidence was already conclusive that the police were in the right place at the right time with the numbers and the equipment to stop Ramos, and that they willfully refused to do so. This new evidence shows beyond any reasonable doubt that the police chose to fail at their job when they had every resource on hand needed to succeed.
The photo was unearthed by the local news station KVUE and the Austin American Statesman on Monday the 20th of June. It is a still frame from the school surveillance camera. This means that there is video of the scene. That would be the material that attorneys representing the Uvalde sheriff’s office are trying to prevent being submitted as evidence.
In total, there were 19 officers on the scene, including the three we see in the image.
According to ZeroHedge.com, Col. Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety stated, “There were 19 officers in there. In fact, there were more than enough officers to do what needed to be done, with the one exception of the incident commander inside who said he believed they needed more equipment and officers to perform a tactical breach at that point.”
That was the excuse not to move in from the hallway position shown in the photograph.
The city’s lawyer, Cynthia Trevino, said, “The City has not voluntarily released any information to any member of the public.”
Using this claim, the sheriff’s defense team will assert that the images were obtained illegally, in order to omit them from the admissible evidence.
What this could mean for the case is that the police may be exonerated despite the clear, convincing, and ample evidence of their guilt.
This will generate more distrust of our legal institutions, which is already exceedingly high.