I’ve got nothing to say about their horrific bungling of the massacre in Uvalde that hasn’t already been said by someone smarter than me, really. But the lack of courage and empathy shown by those cops (who aren’t cooperating with the Texas state investigation into their failures, who have repeatedly made statements to the media that were later proven to be untrue, whose chief has said he won’t answer families’ questions till the families “quit grieving”), and the rampant dishonesty and impunity they’ve showed is very troubling to me.
Because my job kind of requires me to depend on the honesty of cops. Most of the information I get on the missing persons cases, comes from police. I don’t have much of a choice there.
So many times I’ve heard from families of missing people saying the cops don’t care, they tell untruths to the media about missing persons cases, the cops didn’t investigate the case and the family has had to do most of the legwork themselves.
I’m doing the best I can but I find myself sitting here wondering if I’m part of the problem too. And I don’t know how to fix it if I am.