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Texas Mayor Wants Cop Who Gunned Down 93 Year Old Woman Fired

by / May 9, 2014 Black News, News 31 Comments

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What do you do when a 93-year old woman appears to have a gun in her possession?  On the surface, she might seem like a harmless senior citizen. But one pull of the trigger can change all of that in a second. 

This case is difficult, since it’s sad to see anyone die.  But if the officer is right in his story, it’s difficult to say that he should be fired.  Read the story and tell us what you think. 

A group of angry residents on Thursday marched to police headquarters in the Texas town of Hearne to protest an officer who fatally shοt 93 year old Pearlie Golden. The mayor of the small town came outside and informed the protesters that he’d be recommending that the officer who gunned down the elderly woman be fired.

Golden was shοt three times on Tuesday night by Officer Stephen Stem after he responded to a 911 call about a woman carrying a gun. News 3 reports that Golden’s nephew called 911 because he was trying to take away the 93 year old woman’s keys when she got upset and pulled a gun.

In a statement Hearne police said the elderly woman brandished a gun once Officer Stem arrived at her home.

Stem was initially placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

via Texas Mayor Wants Cop Who Gunned Down 93 Year Old Woman Fired | Your Black World.

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31 Comment

  1. not enough info

  2. Right Marjorie!

  3. something seems fishy about this, it just doesn't add up, and if it turn's out that the officer is lying he should not only be fired ,but should be tried as a criminal.

  4. Right? How can you form an opinion with this little info. I could say the nephew is a dummy though.

  5. Personally, I don't think the police are properly trained; I've had a number of conversations about the "shoot to kill" mandate that all officers have and why it is necessary. But this 93 yr old woman is dead because of that mandate, as was KATHRYN JOHNSTON of NEAL ST IN FAIR ST BOTTOMS/THE BLUFF in Atlanta. GA. Why can't the police SHOOT TO DISARM or to mame; at least that way a life could be preserved and the proposed crime investigated.

  6. Personally, I don't think the police are properly trained; I've had a number of conversations about the "shoot to kill" mandate that all officers have and why it is necessary. But this 93 yr old woman is dead because of that mandate, as was KATHRYN JOHNSTON of NEAL ST IN FAIR ST BOTTOMS/THE BLUFF in Atlanta. GA. Why can't the police SHOOT TO DISARM or to mame; at least that way a life could be preserved and the proposed crime investigated.

  7. not enough information to form an opinion…but, Why did he have to shoot her 3 times?

  8. not enough information to form an opinion…but, Why did he have to shoot her 3 times?

  9. he needs to be fired!!! if he cannot handle a elderly women, he needs to be dismissed. I'm thinking king she had diminished wished capacity

  10. he needs to be fired!!! if he cannot handle a elderly women, he needs to be dismissed. I'm thinking king she had diminished wished capacity

  11. I'm from Texas but not in Hearne. Her Nephew attempted to take her car keys because he didn't want her behind the wheel in which led into an argument, that's when she got her gun and start waving it at him; therefore, he or someone called 911 and that's when the police came out. Now, people are saying that they heard 5 shots, but not sure if any of those shots came from the elderly lady, but unfortunately she was shot several times. Just a sad story, I think it should have been handled differently and she could have still been alive.

  12. I'm from Texas but not in Hearne. Her Nephew attempted to take her car keys because he didn't want her behind the wheel in which led into an argument, that's when she got her gun and start waving it at him; therefore, he or someone called 911 and that's when the police came out. Now, people are saying that they heard 5 shots, but not sure if any of those shots came from the elderly lady, but unfortunately she was shot several times. Just a sad story, I think it should have been handled differently and she could have still been alive.

  13. The cops claimed that they asked her to put the gun down and she didn't according to their story, so they shot her. I think they should have talked her into putting the gun down before shooting her.

  14. The cops claimed that they asked her to put the gun down and she didn't according to their story, so they shot her. I think they should have talked her into putting the gun down before shooting her.

  15. I see news stories when cops confront white people with guns/weapons they attempt to talk them into releasing their weapons; however, when it comes to other nationalities, Blacks & Hispanics they just shoot without any reconciliation/inquiries they just shoot to kill.

  16. NUCCAS AND HISPANIC NEED TO STOP DOIN STUPID SHEIT, WHEN NUCCAS AND HISPANIC GONNA REALIZE THAT CRACKAS AND COPS DONT LIKE US AND WISH WE AS ALL DEAD OR WE SHOULD GO BACK TO AFRICA

    • BACK??? to Africa?? Most of us have NEVER been to Africa and only some of our ancestors came from Africa. I had great-grandmothers who were raped by white men and as a result had half white children who were my grandparents. One of my great-grandmothers was just a child when it happened and she lived in fear of white men all of her life. She is long gone now but I still remember being told about what happened in Southern Louisiana. If I had a particular country of origin besides the USA, I would certainly go there. Unfortunately, there is no where for me to go.

  17. Alice M Brown i think just about all cases like this peoples lives could have been spared!! cops shouldnt be able to shoot unless they are under fire….imo.. because whats the real danger of being an officer when you kill anyone who doesnt do what you say?
    this country is totally out of control

  18. Alice M Brown i think just about all cases like this peoples lives could have been spared!! cops shouldnt be able to shoot unless they are under fire….imo.. because whats the real danger of being an officer when you kill anyone who doesnt do what you say?
    this country is totally out of control

  19. Nephew says his Aunt fired some shots

  20. Nephew says his Aunt fired some shots

  21. The PIG should be fired and then gunned down like the souless animal he is.

  22. I agree. This cop needs to be fired. This old lady was probably just waving the gun. You all know how old people are, they are stubborn but I doubt if she would have shot the gun.. Why did he shoot 3 times. This woman was 93 years old. He could have took the dam gun from her, she probably could barely stand up. Fire his ass.

  23. Does anyone here remembered Ms. Eleanore Bumpers? Ms. Bumpers was a middle aged, obese, arthritic Black woman will mental issues, who was shot gunned to death by New York City White police officers in her own kitchen, when they alleged she attacked them with a knife…..yes, a knife! Note that those big brave White cops were part of the so-called " Special Services Emergency Unit!" The first shot blew off her hand and the second shot blew open her chest…..The NYPD called this " police work!".

  24. Does anyone here remembered Ms. Eleanore Bumpers? Ms. Bumpers was a middle aged, obese, arthritic Black woman will mental issues, who was shot gunned to death by New York City White police officers in her own kitchen, when they alleged she attacked them with a knife…..yes, a knife! Note that those big brave White cops were part of the so-called " Special Services Emergency Unit!" The first shot blew off her hand and the second shot blew open her chest…..The NYPD called this " police work!".

  25. That is too bad. I'm so sorry that happened.

  26. That is too bad. I'm so sorry that happened.

  27. Here in Minnesota prosecutor gave 1st degree murder when a man killed two teens after they broke in his home on Thanksgiving, but he was wrong so should they cop then be wrong whenhe felt his life was felt threatened although she did not point at him.

  28. Wah, wah, wah…Until we start getting the Chiefs fired for the actions of these GOPolice, minorities–of all ages and sexes–will feel the lynch bullet. Removing the peons haven't cut sinc our forced ASSimilation, nor will this tactic.

  29. Based on the information given in this story He should Not be fired. His information at the time of the radio call was probably about the same information contained here Anyone of any age can pull the trigger on a gun and her own nephew felt threatened enough to call the police. There does not seem to be any reason to fire or reprimand this Officer. Being confronted by anyone with a gun is no joke and there is not much you can do but ask and command they relinquish the weapon and it appears that is not what she wanted to do. That Officer will forever rethink this shooting and nothing will relieve his pain at having to shoot this elderly woman but then neither will the poor nephew. As a Law Enforcement Officer, I know this Officer did not want this to happen

  30. Smh, 1 shot would have been more than enough.

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