'If there’s kids in there, we need to go in': Officers in Uvalde were ready with guns, shields and tools — but not clear orders


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Raw Story - Celebrating 18 Years of Independent Journalism— The officers in the hallway of Robb Elementary wanted to get inside classrooms 111 and 112 — immediately. One officer’s daughter was inside. Another officer had gotten a call from his wife, a teacher, who told him she was bleeding to death. Two closed doors and a wall stood between them and an 18-year-old with an AR-15 who had opened fire on children and teachers inside the connected classrooms. A Halligan bar — an ax-like forcible-entry tool used by firefighters to get through locked doors —...

The Texas Tribune—“If there’s kids in there, we need to go in”: Officers in Uvalde were ready with guns, shields and tools — but not clear orders. The Texas Tribune has reviewed law enforcement transcripts and footage that federal and state investigators are examining after the May 24 tragedy.

New York Daily News—Uvalde shooting victim’s sister says she’s ‘begging’ for gun control changes. Jazmin Cazares urged Texas lawmakers to implement new policies following the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School that killed 19 students, including her 9-year-old sibling, Jacklyn, and two teachers.

Fortune—Powell’s path to 2% inflation needs luck or, failing that, pain: 'We can’t afford to be fooled again on this, or else it’s going to get beyond us'. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sees two possible paths for the economy and monetary policy over the next year: With some luck, inflation will cool with the help of more supply. And if that fails, the Fed won’t hesitate to impose a more painful solution.