The Daily Populous

Thursday May 26th, 2022 day edition

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People walk with flowers to honor the victims in Tuesday's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Upset that police were not moving in, he raised the idea of charging into the school with several other bystanders.

“Let’s just rush in because the cops aren’t doing anything like they are supposed to,” he said.

Officials say he “encountered” a school district security officer outside the school, though there were conflicting reports from authorities on whether the men exchanged gunfire.

After running inside, he fired on two arriving Uvalde police officers who were outside the building, said Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Travis Considine.

Uvalde is a largely Latino town of some 16,000 people about 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the Mexican border. »

Child Gun Deaths In Texas Doubled Under Greg Abbott. Then Came Uvalde.

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Youth gun deaths rose every year over that period, except one.

Under Gov. Greg Abbott, child gun deaths have more than doubled in Texas.

He’s presided over rising child gun deaths, rising gun violence overall, and several of the country’s deadliest mass shootings — Sutherland Springs, Santa Fe High School, El Paso, and now Uvalde. »

Bloober Team Turned Down the Opportunity to Make a Saw Game In Order to Make Blair Witch

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Horror game developer Bloober Team was offered the chance to make a Saw video game, but opted to create its take on Blair Witch instead.

Bloober is widely rumored to be working on a Silent Hill game for Konami, with some reports centring on a remake of Silent Hill 2.

We could [have chosen] Saw, which is more popular than Blair Witch, but we decided to take Blair Witch because the universe has many opportunities to build something new. »

Japanese Americans planted a rose bush at a WW II internment camp. Now it's blooming again

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As It Happens 6:23 Japanese Americans planted a rose bush at a WW II internment camp.

Formerly known as Camp Amache, the Amache National Historic Site was the site where more than 7,000 Japanese Americans and non-citizen Japanese people were held during the Second World War.

Tanigoshi Tinker, now in her 80s, survived — as did the rose bush, which Clark says was planted by one of the Japanese Americans interned at the camp decades earlier. »

Abbott calls Texas school shooting a mental health issue but cut state spending for it

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UVALDE, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Uvalde school shooter had a "mental health challenge" and the state needed to "do a better job with mental health" — yet in April he slashed $211 million from the department that oversees mental health programs.

In addition, Texas ranked last out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia for overall access to mental health care, according to the 2021 State of Mental Health in America report.

“While it is understandable that most people cannot fathom slaughtering small children and want to attribute it to mental health, it is very rare for a mass shooter to have a diagnosed mental health condition.”. »