“We are heartbroken and outraged by the violence that struck our community and our school district today. We are learning that we have lost friends, family members, as well as one of our students. Our lives have been changed forever,” tweeted Ector County ISD, as one of their students was killed during the shooting.
The shooting began during a traffic stop at 3pm in Midland, according to law enforcement. The Texas Department of Public Safety eventually pulled over an individual, who struck a state trooper with his rifle. During the subsequent shootout by a movie theater in Odessa, two other police officers were wounded.
He then ditched his car and stole a mail truck, stealing it from postal worker Mary Granados who he also shot. He continued to open fire from there.
“Please understand this is not just an Odessa Police Department, Midland Police Department and Department of Public Safety thing,” Odessa Police Chief Gerke said during a press conference. “This was a joint effort by a multiple of departments to find this animal and bring him to justice.”
Law enforcement snapped into action on Facebook to warn people throughout the area to stay in doors for their own safety while the shooter was on the loose.
“A subject (possibly 2) is currently driving around Odessa shooting at random people. At this time there are multiple gunshot victims. The suspect just hijacked a U.S. mail carrier truck and was last seen in the area of 38th and Walnut. Everyone is encouraged to get off the road and use extreme caution! All law enforcement is currently searching for the suspect and more information will be released as soon as it becomes available,” Midland County law enforcement wrote on social media.
Medical Center Hospital CEO Russell Tippin said in a press conference that 13 victims were brought to the hospital following the attacks. Of those victims who were initially brought into the hospital, an infant was airlifted to a different hospital, two people were released shortly after, two others were in serious condition, and seven people were in critical condition.
“Pray for the victims,” Tippin said. “If you hear my voice, hug your families.”
CBS 7 Midland reports that, as of Sunday morning, three patients were in serious condition, one remained in critical condition while seven others were now in fair condition. The current death total is at eight from the killer’s vicious actions. His identity has not been named publicly at the present time, but he is reportedly dead.
Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz released public statements following the news.
“The First Lady and I are heartbroken over this senseless and cowardly attack, and we offer our unwavering support to the victims, their families, and all the people of Midland and Odessa,” Abbott said.
“I thank the first responders who have acted swiftly and admirably under pressure, and I want to remind all Texans that we will not allow the Lone Star State to be overrun by hatred and violence. We will unite, as Texans always do, to respond to this tragedy,” he added.
“We are thankful for the law enforcement officers who heroically risked their lives and acted swiftly to stop the shooter and save others,” Cruz said.
“Their courage helped prevent even more senseless deaths, and we honor their tireless commitment to protecting us all. We Texans are standing together tonight united against all forms of hatred and violence,” he added.
This shooting happened just weeks after the El Paso, TX massacre at a Wal-Mart where 22 people were killed.
Lexington, Kentucky Mayor Proposes Defunding Emergency Rental Assistance to Fund Critical Race Indoctrination
What a waste.
The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky has aroused community backlash after supporting a proposal to fund implicit bias training for city employees using funds previously appropriated for coronavirus emergency rental assistance.
Lexington’s woke mayor is taking funds for poor people and using them to pay a rich white woman so she can teach city employees how to become woke… this is progressivism in the 21st century https://t.co/DuPk8tiyfQ
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) November 29, 2020
A left-wing housing group wants Mayor Linda Gorton to fund racialist implicit bias training by defunding the city’s police department, as opposed to stripping a rental assistance program instituted to help Lexington residents in the midst of the coronavirus recession.
Gorton’s critical race indoctrination program has an estimated investment of $120,000. Funding for the program is expressly removed from a remaining $240,000 allocated earlier in the year for rental assistance.
Here is where @MayorGorton (referred to as "the administration") makes this proposal. Note: the funds were "unallocated" bc of bureaucratic slowness, not bc they are unneeded. The current amount dedicated to rental assistance will leave 2/3 of current applicants unfunded. pic.twitter.com/MaCjXt2iCl
— Lexington Housing Justice Collective (@lexhjcollective) November 29, 2020
Gorton is yet to respond to criticism over her plan to defund housing assistance for left-wing ideological training.
Other national progressives have fought to implement left-wing critical race theory trainings even as the American public reels from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders this year banning the use of divisive “trainings” by federal agencies or government contractors. Sources working with Joe Biden’s purported transition have indicated that the neoliberal Democrat will reverse the executive orders if he’s inaugurated, reinstalling critical race theory in government.
It’s hard to think of a more apt representation of luxury progressivism, defunding common-sense rental assistance for beleaguered people in order to enrich a woke ideologue for giving anti-white lectures.
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