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VIDEO: Vegas Massacre Cops Just As Cowardly as Broward County

When we think of the tragedies that have struck our nation over the course of the past few years, there are a few common denominators we must recognize in order to move forward.

First of all, with the exception of one notable incident, all of the shooters have been male.  The exception to the rule was Nasim Aghdam, the perpetrator in the April shooting at Google headquarters in California.

The woman who shot three people at YouTube headquarters in Northern California has been identified as Nasim Aghdam, two law enforcement sources told CNN.

The woman took her own life after the shootings. She was found at the scene and appeared to have killed herself with a handgun, but the investigation is just beginning, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said.
Aghdam was not politically or sexually motivated, however, which also distinguishes her from some of the other “mass shooters” that we’ve been introduced to over the last 24 months.
Another common thread weaving its way throughout these narratives is the unfortunate reality of an under-prepared and cowardly reaction from the law enforcement officers tasked with preventing and/or ending the violence.
In Parkland, Florida, the reality was both; law enforcement officials were explicitly warned about the danger that Nikolas Cruz posed, with a caller to the FBI stating very specifically that they felt he would “shoot someplace up”.  Nothing was done.
Then, on the day of Cruz’s rampage, an armed school resource officer ran and hid as the shooting broke out.  Further video evidence from the scene shows that arriving officers also abstained from interacting with the shooter, even though their precinct’s active shooter contingency plan explicitly stated that this would have been their top priority and first objective upon arriving on the scene.
Now, in a frighteningly predictable trend, the first law enforcement responders to arrive at the scene of last October’s Las Vegas concert shooting showed a similarly repugnant reticence.
Body cam footage from the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas shooting shows Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Cordell Hendrex staying on the 31st floor of Mandalay Bay as part of the shooting occurred, then taking cover inside a stairwell as the shooting continued.

Hendrex was the first LVMP officer on scene. He had an officer-in-training and Mandalay security along with him.

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On May 23, 2018, Fox 5 Vegas published a police report in which Hendrex described the elevator ride to the 31st floor:

“I distinctly remember saying a prayer in my head for all of us in the elevator and the ones still dealing with the shots coming at them. I could tell that it was coming from the floor above us on 32 … I know I hesitated and remember being terrified with fear and I think that I froze right there in the middle of the hall for how long I can’t say.”

Hendrex’s actions upon exiting the elevator to the 31st floor are now viewable via body cam footage. The sounds of gunfire can be heard from the floor above them and Hendrex can be heard saying, “Holy s—. That’s rapid fire,” as he remains on the 31st floor…

How many lives were lost as a result of this unwillingness to perform the duty’s of your sworn position?

This is a serious consideration when the facts matter in mass shootings.  The left is using a number of semantic arguments to attempt a repeal of the Second Amendment, and their ever-shifting definition of “mass shootings” is one of those tactics.  That means that, if a police officer were to have cut short some of these massacres, they would not have become the political ammunition that the progressives seek.

 

 

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