This latest cop atrocity comes from Hearne, Texas (yes, TX again) where a local police thug, answering a 911 call, ended up blowing away a 93 year old woman. this murder took place on Tuesday May 6th, 2014. As horrifying and ghoulish as that sounds, sadly, there is already well-established precedent for terrorist police thugs shooting down very elderly and infirmed people (mostly of color).
Pearlie Golden, far right, seen here in family photo. Beloved by her neighbors, she was known around town as "sweet Miss Sully".
The victim has been identified as Pearlie Golden, a long time resident of the TX village of about 4500 people, 150 miles south of Dallas, 120 northwest of Houston. The vile pig who ruthlessly murdered her is officer Stephen Stem. He shot Golden 5 times. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at St.Joseph's hospital in Bryan, TX, 20 miles south of Hearne. Unbelievably, this is officer/piggy Stem's second murder in under two years as a filthy, bitch-ass cop. The rookie pig's first killing happened less than 6 months after he first joined the Hearne Police Gestapo (HPG) on July 22nd 2012, when he shot and killed Tederalle Satchell in the back, in Dec. 2012. At that time, Satchell was alleged to have fired a gun from his car while in a parking lot of an apt. complex. Of course, no one really knows this since the individual never saw his rightful day in court... officer Stem made damn sure of that. Stem was eventually cleared of any wrong-doing by a so-called "grand jury" (anonymous and non-elected, appointed by governor) and returned to his job reaping terror upon the community. Eventually, the trigger-happy thug would go on to claim his second victim - a 93 year old Black woman.
Before becoming a Hearne cop/gang member, Stem was also employed by gestapo police regimes in near-by Lott and Bryan, TX.
Two-time killer: TX cop Stephen Stem, seen here.
The killing is under investigation by Hearne police, the TX Rangers, and the Robertson County district attorney's office.
Racist terrorist police thug Stephen Stem may have the protection of his fellow goons in dark blue, but not every city official has his back. In his response to the murder, the mayor of Hearne, Ruben Gomez, said that the community has lost confidence in its police and that officer Stem should be FIRED. Mayor Gomez also said that he would recomend as much during a city council meeting to be held on Saturday, May 10th... GOOD! Of course, adherence to true justice would not only see this filthy-ass pig fired, but arrested and criminally charged with aggravated MURDER, with federal hate crimes stipulations!
Hearne mayor Ruben Gomez, seen here.
Meanwhile, local residents as well as activists from other cities, including Houston, have held demonstrations in front of Hearne police headquarters. A candlelight vigil in Golden's honor was held Wednesday afternoon, the day after her murder. A rally protesting police killings was held on Thursday, May 8th.
Residents/activists protest another vicious police murder - this time on behalf of Pearlie Golden.
While the fine details of this case steadily trickle out, it is certainly worth noting that the rural town of Hearne (with a predominantly Black population) has a pretty foul history... mostly involving corporate rape, police corruption, and racist drug busts.
In December 1990, the town Walmart closed. In any other case, the closure of a disgusting Walmart store would be a joyous event worth celebrating. However, when the Arkansa-based corporate retailer first opened up one of its big boxes in Hearne, all the local mom 'n pop stores were grossly under-cut and forced to close. Very bad for an already impoverished small town. When Walmart corp. had completed its long-running strategy of economic rape and pillage with Hearne in late 1990, a deep void was left behind from which the town has never truly recovered. Hearne High school currently occupies what used to be the Walmart store.
In November 2000 a scandal broke in Hearne involving local law "enforcement". During that one month 15 residents, all Black, were arrested in a series of "drug sweeps" which later turned out to be complete bullshit. In 2002 the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit against the police, various local officials, and Robertson county, alleging that all 15 of those false arrests were unjust, unwarranted, illegal, and based upon the flimsy testimony of one single untrust-worthy informant - which Hearne cops had entrapped over a burglary charge and coerced into "making cases" for them. ALL innocent victims of the phony drug busts eventually had charges against them dropped. A settlement over the suit was reached in May 2005, although details of this settlement have never been made public. A 2009 film called American Violet is closely based upon the false drug arrests and focuses particularly, on the case of Regina Kelly - a single mother of four who was swept up in the racist drug sweeps.
Victim/survivor of racist drug war: Regina Kelly seen here.
Even though the town has barely any money, opportunity, few jobs, poor healthcare, little education, nor any justice to speak of, one thing Hearne does have a great abundance of, are churches. Lots and lots of churches - 28 different churches at last count. Hundreds of extra chairs even had to be set up in one church in order to accommodate a screening of the American Violet film, since there is no theatre.
A town of less than 4,500 people, with no library, no hospital, no decent grocery store, no movie theatre, no community center, and no college, has 28 churches - an unusually large number of churches in such a small town with so very little of anything else (besides wild dangerous cops running amok). That is a screaming shame, right there!