That does not prevent me from reading this and thinking "Sweet bleepin' Krishna on a pogo stick!"
Parts that really jump out:
We also know that two patrol/SWAT cops arrived on scene about a minute
after the special duty officer called for assistance. It appears that
they (correctly) made entry and engaged the killer as well. The
officers’ quick entry caused the gunman to retreat to the bathroom with
hostages. At some point in time the first two officers on the scene
left the building. I think that was a huge mistake.
When the cops left, that gave the killer an opportunity to leave his
shelter, kill 29 people in the other bathroom, and finish up some of the
wounded on the dance floor. He couldn’t have done that so easily if
the cops had held their initial positions.
Yes, I know, "We don't know everything", etc. This still sounds bloody awful.
This article clearly describes
how the cops were on scene and just outside the door as the killer was
still actively firing shots. Not good. The cops should have made
immediate entry rather than waiting three hours. Undoubtedly, many of
the casualties bled to death during that three hour delay. Making
entry, while dangerous, is a much better option than letting innocent
Sounds something like Columbine, doesn't it?
Side note: someone shows that idiot "It took 11 of THESE guys to take him down, your gun wouldn't have helped" poster, send them this. And ask if a gun in the hand just might have done some good while the cops were outside.