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Police Shoot 93-Year-Old Texas Woman
brietbart.com ^ | 7 May, 2014 | Bob Price

Posted on 05/08/2014 1:54:01 PM PDT by marktwain

Police in Hearne, Texas shot a 93-year-old woman, yesterday (May 6th) after responding to a call about a female with a gun. The woman, identified by KBTX-TV as Pearlie Golden was allegedly carrying a firearm and was ultimately shot by Hearne Police Officer Stephen Stem.

According to a KAGS-TV report, the Robertson County District Attorney, Coty Siegert said in a statement, “Hearne Police Officers responded to a call Tuesday evening regarding a lady brandishing a firearm. Upon reaching the scene, Officer Stephen Stem located Miss Pearlie Golden, a 93 year old Hearne Resident, and confirmed that she did have a firearm. Officer Stem engaged the elderly female asking her to put down the weapon and then ultimately firing his own sidearm wounding Miss Golden who later died at St Joseph's Hospital.”

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Two years on the force, and already has killed two people. Lots of officers never fire their firearm at a suspect their whole career.
1 posted on 05/08/2014 1:54:02 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Is the dog ok ?


2 posted on 05/08/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: marktwain

There’s that “brandishing” word again.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 1:56:46 PM PDT by alancarp
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To: marktwain

A 93 YO woman probably can’t see worth squat and grabs a gun because ANYONE is a threat to her.

Whatta clown criminal. Couldn’t even figure out how to disarm Granny.

Or didn’t want to.


4 posted on 05/08/2014 1:59:25 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: marktwain

The gal with the golden gun


5 posted on 05/08/2014 1:59:43 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: marktwain

I’ll venture granny’s gun wasn’t loaded.

But we’ll never know.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 2:01:45 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: marktwain

I have an aquaintance from high school who joined a police force around 8 years ago. He has already killed two people “in the line of duty.” Not a single person who knows him is surprised by this. I have no doubt there are plenty of cops who want to kill people and our “anything to get home” police forces provide them the perfect opportunity.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 2:02:35 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: al baby
She didn't have a dog so he shot her, instead. /s
8 posted on 05/08/2014 2:03:43 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: marktwain

He takes protecting himself from potential danger very seriously.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 2:05:42 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: marktwain
Amazing!

How are they going to defend this one!

He went by the 'book'?

10 posted on 05/08/2014 2:08:45 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Louis Foxwell

She was a real GMILF. (Grand Ma I’d love to Fire on)


11 posted on 05/08/2014 2:09:24 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: marktwain
The important thing is that the officers got home safely to their families.

It really does not matter if anybody who doesn't belong to the union gets home safely to their families.

12 posted on 05/08/2014 2:10:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Louis Foxwell

She had a tight poodle curl hairstyle.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 2:10:45 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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News 3 has learned the person who has called 911 is Pearlie Golden's nephew. A few days ago,
the Texas Department of Public Safety refused to renew her driver’s license. The nephew was
trying to take her keys away. Golden got upset, grabbed her gun and threatened him.

When Officer Stephen Stem arrived, he asked Golden to “put down the weapon and then
ultimately fir(ed) his own sidearm, wounding Miss Golden.”
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Elderly Woman Shot & Killed By Hearne Police Officer

This is the second time Stem has been involved in a deadly shooting
since July 22, 2012 when he was employed.

14 posted on 05/08/2014 2:10:49 PM PDT by deport
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To: Westbrook

The rule I learned is that you treat a gun as though it is always loaded.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 2:16:01 PM PDT by stillfree? (I am the Tea Party)
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To: marktwain

She may have confused the cops with a death panel. Either way, they’d have given her the gun.


16 posted on 05/08/2014 2:16:37 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
I have no doubt there are plenty of cops who want to kill people and our “anything to get home” police forces provide them the perfect opportunity.

I used to be a great supporter of the cops. Not any more. I think the vast majority want to kill people. They are doing it, and they are getting away with it, and it will get much worse before it gets better.

17 posted on 05/08/2014 2:16:47 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: marktwain

I’m sure the police that investigate each other will find him innocent of any wrongdoing. He will be on the force to shoot someone next year.


18 posted on 05/08/2014 2:19:33 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: marktwain

Just wondering how many of these cops grew up playing video games with lots of killing.


19 posted on 05/08/2014 2:27:13 PM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: stillfree?

> The rule I learned is that you treat a gun as though it is always loaded.

Yeah, I thought about that after I pressed the “Post” button.

No way to know if Granny’s gun was loaded or if she were capable of squeezing one off.

But emptying a clip into her is a bit much, no?

And couldn’t some other negotiating techniques have been tried before blowing her full of holes?


20 posted on 05/08/2014 2:28:47 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: alancarp

I’m sure we can take the officers “word” for it.


21 posted on 05/08/2014 2:33:22 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: marktwain
It's called Death by Cop. A person goes out with a knife or a gun and either verbalizes or acts out a threat.

When they do that it sets a chain of events in motion which may or may not have a good outcome. If it is immediate and aggressive, the police have few options. If it is not immediate and the police can get negotiations started, it may have a better outcome.

The story gives little to go on as is typically of our modern sensationalist press.

22 posted on 05/08/2014 2:34:33 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: marktwain; null and void

Pic of the perp that was valiantly gunned down by the courageous officer!

23 posted on 05/08/2014 2:36:08 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: deport

Oh, for God’s sake-the cops should have never been called-if she wouldn’t give the nephew the keys to the car, he should have just disabled the car-not like there aren’t enough ways to do that-she’d have given up on the notion of driving soon enough.

I hope the rest of the family sues the stupid nephew-mine certainly would...


24 posted on 05/08/2014 2:41:48 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: sr4402
It's called Death by Cop. A person goes out with a knife or a gun and either verbalizes or acts out a threat. ... If it is immediate and aggressive, the police have few options. If it is not immediate and the police can get negotiations started, it may have a better outcome.

I don't know if you've noticed, but more and more cops are declaring anything that frightens them an "immediate" threat and simply blowing people away.

Police "negotiations" are SO 20th century. Try to keep up.

25 posted on 05/08/2014 2:44:57 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Must be tasering is to “old school”.

Besidrz , Barney probably just polished those cartridges.


26 posted on 05/08/2014 2:56:09 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: GraceG

I don’t think that particular photo helps your cause. If that is what I come upon, if you don’t shoot me first I think you are toast.


27 posted on 05/08/2014 2:57:32 PM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Westbrook

My thought would be to retreat, then have a friend or family member come over to the house and watch for an opportunity to take the gun from her.

In fairness, the officer may only be doing what he was trained to do.


28 posted on 05/08/2014 3:19:42 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Texan5
if she wouldn’t give the nephew the keys to the car, he should have just disabled the car

Exactly, pull one of the battery cables. Or just leave her alone until she falls asleep, then take the keys, and the gun while you're at it. At her age, she's probably sleep more than she's awake.

29 posted on 05/08/2014 3:27:25 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: marktwain

The Devil is always in the details. A 93-year-old can shoot you just as dead as a 17-year-old. I would tend to put more onus on the LEO than the LOL, if for no other reason than he’s younger, trained, more coherent, and more in control of the situation.

Unless she was actively bustin’ caps, probably no reason he couldn’t have come up with something better than banging away at her. But then again, it’s the details that don’t make it into the story.


30 posted on 05/08/2014 3:32:32 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: marktwain

Guess a taser was out of the question for this vicious and dangerous would-be cop killer.... s/


31 posted on 05/08/2014 3:46:14 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: marktwain
In fairness, the officer may only be doing what he was trained to do.

"I was only following orders."? Hmm...

32 posted on 05/08/2014 3:50:00 PM PDT by TheDon (Californians are losing their right to keep and bear firearms one firearm at a time.)
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To: TheDon

Did the officer get home safe!


33 posted on 05/08/2014 3:57:21 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Indeed-the nephew was not thinking, and from the article, it appears the cop should never have been allowed to go on a call of any kind outside the station-he appears to have low tolerance for human beings.

Just disabling the car, then getting the rest of the family in for an intervention would probably have done just fine-it works for addiction and bad behavior...

“sleep more than she’s awake”

Don’t ever bet on that-the guy that owns the local flea market is 92, the two ladies who own the nearby antique shop are 90 and 96, and that isn’t uncommon out here-most country people have worked hard all their lives, and have no intention of stopping...


34 posted on 05/08/2014 4:08:12 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Talisker
Police "negotiations" are SO 20th century. Try to keep up.

Would you like my Job? Three guesses and the first two don't count.

35 posted on 05/08/2014 4:44:48 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: marktwain

“Lots of officers never fire their firearm at a suspect their whole career.”

Yes, good point, including tens of thousands who work in NYC, LA, Chi-town and other places far more populous and dangerous than Hearne, TX which I have never heard of ere now.


36 posted on 05/08/2014 6:05:49 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: deport

She’s black! was the LEO black too? Or can we expect Sharpton & co. to make a fuss?


37 posted on 05/08/2014 6:07:16 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: sr4402

Hey I’m not against you. I just wish you had more work.

A LOT more work.


38 posted on 05/08/2014 6:09:26 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Texan5

“I hope the rest of the family sues the stupid nephew-...”

I’m pretty sure they’re not going to sue him, but for shizzle they are going to sue the cop and the Police Department, whose tab will be paid by the taxpayers.


39 posted on 05/08/2014 6:10:08 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

SStephen Stem

40 posted on 05/08/2014 6:14:09 PM PDT by deport
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To: marktwain

Ok.
A 93-year old woman, who just had her possible last vantage of her own independence, taken away by a bureaucrat (DMV). She has obviously been doing fine up to this point in life. Now, a family member is demanding her to surrender the last symbol of her independence, her car keys. She is so upset, that again, somebody else, is deciding her life for her, that she gets very well annoyed, and defensive of her soon-to-be-gone freedom, and grabs her gun, to make her point. The family member, obviously not a member of “the gun culture”, as the elitist press might write it, wimped out and called the cops. But with all the news that this woman might know, which I do not, she just might have seen the cops, as a further expression of no freedom. Ergo, again, I do not know, she might have gone ‘the blue suicide’ route.

The poor woman was 93, and black. How many things has she seen, living in Texas, prior to 1968, that she might have ‘hid in her heart’? Why else would she have a gun in the house, if not for protection?

A few years ago, after I had major surgery at the V.A., I was placed in the ‘old folks building’, to continue my recuperation. After eight weeks of that, and I tell you today, I ain’ta goin’ there! No freedom, no space, no personal anything - I trust no orderly, neither.


41 posted on 05/08/2014 6:26:25 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: deport

Thank you (he looks a bit like my future son-in-law actually); I expect Sharpton & Co. to descend forthwith.


42 posted on 05/08/2014 7:11:35 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: marktwain
Two years on the force...
And over 4 months of that time he was on paid administrative leave awaiting a decision on his first shoot.
43 posted on 05/08/2014 8:20:39 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. Rich Lowry)
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To: Westbrook

Of Course.


44 posted on 05/08/2014 11:08:49 PM PDT by stillfree? (I am the Tea Party)
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To: marktwain
It's only an isolated incident; nothing to see here — besides, she didn't
Stop, Drop, and Cower
[Direct Link]
45 posted on 05/09/2014 10:00:52 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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