Watching the immediate TV coverage of the Uvalde incident was a suffocating experience. All the empty questions constituted a metaphor for the decades-long failed approach to the prevention of hate, violence, and mental illness.
Where will the FBI fly in from, what was the role of the Border Police, has the President been briefed, who will the FBI question and what will they ask? What about the shooter’s social media postings, what was his motive, what did witnesses and neighbors see and think, how many shots did neighbors hear? How are people finding out their child or teacher is okay, why do active shooter incidents continue to grow, how sad it is for parents who won’t be able to drop a child off to school any longer. Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk.
Apparently nobody knows what to do.