Last week, the Investigative Committee on the Robb Elementary shooting (in Uvalde, Texas) released an interim report with their findings. I recommend reading it if you’re interested in incidents, especially section 5, “May 24 Incident & Law Enforcement Response“, which goes into detail on how the police responded.

I was pleasantly surprised to see terms like contributing factors and systemic failures in the report, and not a single reference to root cause. On the other hand, there’s way too much counterfactual reasoning in the report in my taste: there’s an entire subsection with the title “What Didn’t Happen in Those 73 Minutes?” It doesn’t get more counterfactual-y than that. There’s also normative language like egregious poor decision making. It’s disappointing, but not surprising, to see this type of language, given the nature of the incident.

Reading the report, I found there was too much I wanted to comment on to fit into one post, and so I’m going to try and write a series of posts instead. I’ve also created a GitHub repo with pointers to various artifacts related to the shooting (reports, images, videos).

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