Although We Arm Police With Military Equipment, 19 Officers Stood By As 19 Kids and 2 Teachers Were Slaughtered
We begin on this Memorial Day with a member of a famous American Military family, Lucian Truscott IV, a journalist, screenwriter and author of five bestselling novels. A graduate of West Point, he has covered the wars in Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan and is currently the publisher of the Lucian Truscott newsletter at luciantruscott.substack.com. A regular columnist for Salon, we discuss his latest article at Salon “So where were the “good guys with guns”? Standing around doing jacks**t, as usual.” Now that it has become clear that 19 heavily armed police were outside the door of the schoolroom for an hour while inside 19 children and 2 teachers were being methodically slaughtered by the shooter in Uvalde, we examine why so much military equipment is transferred to police departments whose officers dress up is full tactical military gear but when the time comes to do their duty, some would rather harass desperate parents demanding that something be done to save their children.