Hearne Police say the 93-year-old woman who was shot and killed by one of their officers was armed with a gun.
According to the Robertson County District Attorney’s Office, police responded to a 911 call about 6:30 Tuesday evening about a lady waving a gun around, outside a home on Pin Oaks Street.
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.”
Multiple witnesses tell us they heard at least five shots. Golden was pronounced dead at St Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan before 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Just for perspective:
Cliven Bundy and his homies can point military-grade, automatic weapons at federal agents, refuse to put them down, and not only live to talk about it, but be negotiated with and not even charged or arrested for their illegal, dangerous activities.
Pearlie Golden, a 93-year-old black woman, waves a gun around, refuses to put it down, and is shot dead—not by one bullet, but by five.
I know there will be people who say, “But it was two completely different situations!” If that’s what allows you to continue unimpeded in delusion of equality, fine.
But for me, this goes right to the heart of the numerous studies that show that, primarily (but not only), white people’s gut reaction is to regard only the lives of other white people as valuable and worth preserving, and that black people are regarded as disposable, target practice, worthless, sinful and, therefore, murderable.
H/T Allen Lum