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Fox News contributor knocks 'unfair' reporters who grilled Texas official over cops' response to school shooting
Former police officer, Trump administration official, and Fox News contributor Tom Homan says reporters and pundits criticizing the police response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 students and two teachers, are being a bit too harsh.
"I'm not a Monday morning quarterback, I'm just saying there's a lot of cops here who did a lot of the right things and overall saved a lot of lives, but there's gonna be lessons learned," Homan told Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany.
Homan went on to say that the investigation still isn't completed and some of the criticism of the law enforcement response is "jumping the gun."
"And some of these reporters, the way they're firing these questions at [Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McGraw] is a little unfair."
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\u201cGet out of here with this.\n\nFox News contributor Tom Homan: "I\u2019m saying there are a lot of cops here that did a lot of the right things and overall saved a lot of lives... and some of the reporters, the way they're firing these questions at McCraw, I think is a little unfair."\u201d— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1653670975
Texas DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez agreed during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that state guidelines call for officers to disable an active shooter as quickly as possible, with or without backup, but also said police were concerned about the gunman's threat to them, reported the Houston Chronicle.
"In the active shooter situation, you want to stop the killing, you want to preserve life," Olivarez said. "But also one thing that, of course, the American people need to understand is that officers are making entry into this building. They do not know where the gunman is. They are hearing gunshots. They are receiving gunshots."
"At that point," Olivarez added, "if they proceeded any further not knowing where the suspect was at, they could've been shot, they could've been killed, and at that point that gunman would have had an opportunity to kill other people inside that school, so they were able to contain the gunman inside that classroom so that he was not able to go to any other portions of the school to commit any other killings."
\u201c"They could've been shot. They could've been killed," Texas police lieutenant explains why law enforcement did not go into Uvalde school right away.\u201d— Virginia Kruta (@Virginia Kruta) 1653610100
LONDON (Reuters) - A Conservative lawmaker submitted a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson on Friday and another quit a role as an assistant to Britain's interior minister, putting new pressure on the prime minister over illegal parties at his Downing Street residence during COVID-19 lockdowns. Bob Neill, the chair of parliament's justice committee, said an official report on the parties issued on Wednesday showed a pattern of "unacceptable behavior" over months during Britain's coronavirus crisis, and said he did not find Johnson's explanations to be credible. "Trust is the most importa...