Uvalde cops compared to cops who responded to Covenant school shooting and slammed as inept cowards

Police in Uvalde, Texas, were the targets of outrage after they allowed a school shooter to roam free for over an hour, resulting in 21 children and teachers being killed. Now they’re facing a new round of outrage after Nashville Police responding to the shooting at Covenant School took out the shooter in just 14 minutes.

As the New York Post points out, Nashville officers Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo have been hailed heroes after recently released bodycam footage showed them running towards gunfire and killing 28-year-old shooter Audrey Hale.

Speaking to the Post, retired NYPD sergeant Joseph Giacalone said the difference between the two responses is “glaring.”

“Each one of these cops took a leadership role here and I don’t think we can say the same thing for what happened in Texas,” said Giacalone, who is a John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor.

“The longer you wait the more you hesitate or think about these things. It’s paralysis by analysis and that didn’t happen,” Giacalone added. “You think about what’s going on with the heart rate and all the other things that go along with this. They did a great job.”

Hale’s attack killed three 9-year-old students and three adults, including the school’s headmaster.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.