The cops in Texas displayed the most egregious dereliction of duty in Tuesday's episode in Uvelde. So did the higher ups in the Texas chain of command, all the way to the governor in his public actions subsequent. I can't imagine how much worse were his private actions. Apparently it WAS federal officers who finally broke into the room where the murderer was situated and killed him. Any and all of the officers there were obligated to charge in there from the very start, but only the border agents took their job obligations seriously. The others (at least 19, who loitered in the hallway next to the rooms of carnage for some 45 minutes) were cowards who refused to do their duty and covered themselves with shame.
Yes, well, as I regularly think with regard to our own dear "Metropolitan police" (another of whose number was just charged with rape), maybe the whole lot of them should be fired and replaced with new recruits more willing to actually do their jobs. But I'm just saying, using 'the army' to police the streets did _not_ go well in NI.
And maybe this should be the Uvalde police department's new official name, given it was effectively what they told the shooter.