Skip to comments.Police Shoot 93-Year-Old Texas Woman
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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Is the dog ok ?
There’s that “brandishing” word again.
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.
The gal with the golden gun
I’ll venture granny’s gun wasn’t loaded.
But we’ll never know.
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.
He takes protecting himself from potential danger very seriously.
How are they going to defend this one!
He went by the 'book'?
She was a real GMILF. (Grand Ma I’d love to Fire on)
It really does not matter if anybody who doesn't belong to the union gets home safely to their families.
She had a tight poodle curl hairstyle.
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 drivers 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.
This is the second time Stem has been involved in a deadly shooting
since July 22, 2012 when he was employed.
The rule I learned is that you treat a gun as though it is always loaded.
She may have confused the cops with a death panel. Either way, they’d have given her the gun.
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.
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.
Just wondering how many of these cops grew up playing video games with lots of killing.
> 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?
I’m sure we can take the officers “word” for it.
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.
Pic of the perp that was valiantly gunned down by the courageous officer!
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...
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.
Must be tasering is to “old school”.
Besidrz , Barney probably just polished those cartridges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guess a taser was out of the question for this vicious and dangerous would-be cop killer.... s/
"I was only following orders."? Hmm...
Did the officer get home safe!
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...
Would you like my Job? Three guesses and the first two don't count.
“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.
She’s black! was the LEO black too? Or can we expect Sharpton & co. to make a fuss?
Hey I’m not against you. I just wish you had more work.
A LOT more work.
“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.
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.
Thank you (he looks a bit like my future son-in-law actually); I expect Sharpton & Co. to descend forthwith.
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.
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