The news out of Cleveland, Texas, regarding the latest battlefield rifle massacre just gets worse.
The victims of Friday’s mass shooting in Texas had called 911 five times before the massacre unfolded, according to a survivor who lost his wife and son in the attack.The Independent: Texas family called police five times before shooting
What? You mean they didn’t come screaming down the highway in their bad-ass Police Interceptors at the first 911 call of a drunk firing a battlefield rifle indiscriminately at late hours in a residential neighborhood?
Wilson Garcia told The Associated Press that the family had initially asked suspect Francisco Oropesa to stop shooting so close to their home as it was scaring their baby.
So, there’s a guy randomly spraying battlefield rifle bullets in a residential neighborhood and the state-of-the-art Shot Spotter surveillance technology, or random over-patroling of poor neighborhoods, or pattern-and-practice of over-policing minorities, somehow didn’t identify this threat prior to unarmed civilians being forced to confront it?
In total, they made five calls to police in the 10 to 20 minutes beteween the initial confrontation and the massacre, he said.
Maybe Mr. Garcia should’ve told them he found a massive pot grow. Texas police react really quickly when there’s a big asset forfeiture possible. They’d even bring out the shiny new MRAP and have their full array of battlefield rifles and body armor ready to go.
But some random gunfire mowing down “illegal immigrants,” as Gov. Abbott described victims that included an 8-year-old, 18-year-old, and 21-year-old, in some poors neighborhood? Gee, where’s a cop when you need one?
When the ammosexuals say they need to store battlefield rifles and amass ammunition in high-capacity magazines because a bullet’s faster than calling 911, stories like this one make a compelling case for them. I’d rather the U.S.A. not devolve into the land of residential shootouts, but if it’s going to, best be armed, I say.