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Texas officer who shot armed 93-year-old fired
The Houston Chronicle ^ | 05-10-2014 | The Associated Press

Posted on 05/10/2014 4:20:01 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

HEARNE, Texas (AP) — Officials in a small Central Texas town voted Saturday to fire a police officer who shot and killed an armed 93-year-old woman during a confrontation at her home.

The city council's unanimous vote to dismiss Officer Stephen Stem came after a meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, KBTX-TV reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 93yearold; abuseofpower; cop; lawenforcement; shooting; texas
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1 posted on 05/10/2014 4:20:01 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Please quit shooting us.


2 posted on 05/10/2014 4:22:18 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: PaulCruz2016
"Remember when cops came to your neighborhood and helped a cat down from a tree? Well, I come from South Central Los Angeles, and in my hood......SH*T AIN'T LIKE THAT...!!!"

Ice Tea

I used to hate Ice Tea, and I really do hate all that music, but you know what..?

NOW I UNDERSTAND.

3 posted on 05/10/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: PaulCruz2016

Now prosecute.


4 posted on 05/10/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: PaulCruz2016

He may end up owning that town.


5 posted on 05/10/2014 4:24:23 PM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: PaulCruz2016

That was the second person the officer shot in his two years on the force.


6 posted on 05/10/2014 4:24:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: PaulCruz2016; GeronL

He was fired after he fired?


7 posted on 05/10/2014 4:25:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: PaulCruz2016

And he was promptly rehired by DHS.


8 posted on 05/10/2014 4:28:17 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: gaijin

Body Count:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0kul9nUImmg#t=11


9 posted on 05/10/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: a fool in paradise

“He was fired after he fired?”

Yea...city council figured tried give it a shot. No telling what it’ll lead to. Just a shell game now. Cop’ll probably claim wrongful termination.


10 posted on 05/10/2014 4:32:40 PM PDT by moovova
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To: wonkowasright
Now prosecute.

And execute.

11 posted on 05/10/2014 4:32:59 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: moovova

tried = they’d


12 posted on 05/10/2014 4:33:28 PM PDT by moovova
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To: PaulCruz2016

Progressive Liberal mentality has ruined our Country.. Our excitable dogs and elderly relatives with dementia are no longer safe around fearful, trigger happy police officers.


13 posted on 05/10/2014 4:34:09 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: All

next time a black person waves around a loaded gun, the police will think twice about shooting.

oh, crap, I hope its a white guy with a gun if I ever get jacked, just so the police don’t hesitate to protect me.


14 posted on 05/10/2014 4:35:09 PM PDT by willywill
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To: PaulCruz2016

In all honesty, 93 years old or not, whatever this cop’s record, the lady did fire first (if the reports are to be believed). If a person shoots at you, you have the right to defend yourself.


15 posted on 05/10/2014 4:37:31 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Her nephew - who called the police - said she was enraged because she failed the driving test at the DMV. When she got home, she took out her gun and began threating to kill him (the nephew) and he called the police.

He says she fired two shots at the cops before they fired at her.

So let’s get a grip and wait for the investigation to be over. A 93 year old can kill you as much as anybody else can. We had an incident here where a crazy old lady in her 90s blew away the grand-nephew who was caring for her, a wonderful man who had a great family and worked for the local college. She was just nuts and got annoyed about something. He called the police but it was too late and he was dead when they got there.

Just because she was old didn’t mean she couldn’t have killed the nephew, the cops or anybody she fired on.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 4:37:49 PM PDT by livius
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To: gaijin

Ice tea is one of the good guys from what I remember.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 4:38:29 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I saw one report where she got off a couple of shots first. It will be interesting to see which story proves out.


18 posted on 05/10/2014 4:38:42 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: livius

I understand what youre saying and there was a time I had faith in an investigation but the police are doing the investigation and I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them all.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 4:41:16 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

She was carrying the gun and had threatened to shoot her son unless he returned her car keys. When the officer told her to drop the gun she fired twice into the ground before the officer fired at her. He could have used a taser instead.


20 posted on 05/10/2014 4:42:36 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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