An excruciatingly long suspension of answers on demand punctuated the usual Texan pride in the mechanics of law and order. When judges, safety officers, and heads of state try to excuse their lack of literacy by acting out against the vulnerable and defenseless we knew the day when the plug gets pulled on all of them could not be far. The Uvalde, Texas, police department, at least, should have been fired a long time ago.
Send more officers with spines
“More” is becoming a discredited response to recurring problems. What government officials need is not more staff and more equipment. We do need more critics, reports and commissions of inquiry. The world only needs more disciplined, energetic, fearless, generous, and honest officials.
It is too bad governors and military types are not always equipped with hearts and minds tuned to the people they are supposed to serve. Increasingly the people in civilized society are getting more leaders who are woefully uninformed about what public service is.
Murdering Mullahs and cowardly rangers
From the mullahs to the sherriffs in rural America there are fewer discernible links between the safety people deserve and what they actually experience. We should not be surprised that violence is the answer to the cry of Iranian women for relief from the decrees of religious extremists, telling them what to wear and how to wear it. Thank God, the mullahs and their supporters can now conclude that the minds of the Iranian people are not the property of Islamic scholars and misogynist theoreticians.
Massacre with hundreds of safety officers on site
The world has seen what safety officers may have as their priority when prescribed actions are called for when a known massacre of preteen children in their classrooms at school is in progress a dozen or two steps away. We shall soon discover what the ruthless governor of Texas calls justice.