For two days I had been reading the headlines....but didn't click on the story. Then today, I finally read that a police officer down in Hearne, Texas had been fired by the city council for killing a 93 year old Black woman. Had I stopped there I would have thought "what a brute!" Then I read further and learned that this 93 year old lady was brandishing a handgun, that when the officer arrived on the scene, in response to a 911 call by the family, and asked her to drop the gun, she refused and was pointing the weapon at the officer. According to the woman's nephew, the elderly lady fired two shots in response to the order to drop the weapon. The officer then shot her three times and she died from her injuries.
And for that he's been fired. Well, I knew this one had to be motivated by either political correctness or that age old black victimization thing. So, I googled "Hearne, Texas" and Wikipedia told me all I needed to know; the town is 45% Black, more than three times the national average, with Whites the minority.
Yep, the old lady was fully justified to terrorize her family with a gun. She was fully justified in brandishing a handgun and threatening to shoot family members. And no problem with her shooting at a Police Officer because, after all she's Black....and we all know Blacks are always justified in what they do...because they are victims....after all, this old lady could have been Barack Obama's grandmother.
What we have here is simply one step further into our descent from civilized society, from personal responsibility, from the rule of law and FOR condoning any form of civil disobedience if the perpetrator is either Hispanic or Black, or Gay.
I found it sad that, as soon as I read the official report, and read that the city council of Hearne, Texas had voted 6-0 to fire a law enforcement officer for doing his job, I knew before I even looked up the demographics of the place what I'd find.
While reading about Hearne, Texas I learned that the place has been ground zero for drug deals and a crime rate totally out of whack. Now, it can only get worse....when the next time a 911 call comes in I suspect the officers will be sitting in a donut shop, ignore the call, and ask for another chocolate eclair and a refill on the coffee....why jeopardize your job by actually enforcing the law.
Sad. Damned Sad.