JULIA ANN SHIELDS OF HIXSON, TENNESSEE WENT ON A SHOOTING SPREE IN SUBURB, POINTED WEAPON AT POLICE AND WAS ARRESTED AND IS IN CUSTODY. MY QUESTION IS WHY?


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The year 2014 has been a crucible for how law enforcement reacts to individuals they feel are resisting arrest in the United States. This past late summer, Sarah Culhane, a young woman in Pennsylvania went on a wild joyride smashing into several cars and hitting at least one person with her vehicle before being apprehended by police. This woman, an accomplished college athlete, resisted arrest and struck at least one police officer in the head. She was taken into custody and the event has virtually disappeared from the media focus.

Conservative bloggers noted that they didn’t feel that Culhane was perceived as a threat to LEOs who responded despite her resistance. Somehow, Eric Garner, however was and it cost him his life. Now it is well noted that Culhane comes from a wealthy family and she is female and was unarmed except for feet and fists after being removed from the luxury car she was driving.

Fast forward to Boxing Day 2014 in the Chattanooga suburb of Hixson, Tennessee. A few minutes after 1530 local time, Julia A. Shields, 45, wearing body armor opened fire on two people sitting in a car at a stop sign. She continued shooting randomly in the neighborhood until she stopped at the Stuart Heights Baptist Church on Cloverdale Drive where she attempted to flee law enforcement.

It is documented that Shields pointed her weapon at police but unlike Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio or Antonio Martin in Berkeley, Missouri, Shields is in custody. She faces several charges including three counts of attempted murder. But she isn’t on a morgue slab an eventuality that would have likely been used by conservatives to take the air out of the arguments that white criminals in life threatening situations are often treated differently than black criminals in similar situations.

Martin had fired no shots; he’s dead. Rice had a toy weapon; he’s dead. Garner had no weapon; he’s dead. Brown had no weapon; he’s dead. Shields fired multiple times times; she’s alive. I don’t feel gender is a matter in this case because it is clear Julia Shields was willing to discharge her weapon with no regard for public safety. She was a threat to everyone including law enforcement. Somehow the police who responded in Hixson didn’t feel she was as a great a threat as in Berkeley, or Cleveland, or Ferguson or New York City. I’d be the last person in Hell to say that the police in America don’t face tough choices on a daily basis, however, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that no matter how stupid, violent or irrational you are, if you are all those things and white in America, you have a much higher chance of surviving to trial than if you are all those things and black or brown.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Robin Naismith Green, D.S.V.J., O.G.H. [Journ.]
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5 Responses to “JULIA ANN SHIELDS OF HIXSON, TENNESSEE WENT ON A SHOOTING SPREE IN SUBURB, POINTED WEAPON AT POLICE AND WAS ARRESTED AND IS IN CUSTODY. MY QUESTION IS WHY?”

  1. […] Eight days ago Robin Naismith Green wrote an article here about the shooting spree and arrest of Jul… Shields is alive and well in prison even as you read this despite having pointed a gun at police officers after shooting at several cars in the suburban area of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Shields was not shot as soon as police felt threatened. She is not interred in a cemetery with her other dead kin. She is alive and the only reason she is alive is because her skin is white. White is a key that unlocks the door between life and death. […]

    • DeNeice and DeNephew Says:

      We believe YOU are correct! It hurts my soul to think that a little child, 12 years old, lost his life because of a TOY gun and this 45 year old “spoiled brat” could not only “not die” and “police were NOT threatened by” could “get out of jail with little to no penalty or possibly walk” with a “temporary insanity” or “insanity” plea! Yet, all the folks that “police feel threatened by” that ARE NOT dangerous die! It is WRONG! We are white and we SEE the racism! It is ALIVE and WELL in America! We believe in EQUALITY for ALL! “All” means “every person in this United States!” Unfortunately, not much has changed in 50 years! We wish more people could see it for what it is! We have actually seen “inequality” in the South against women, regardless of race, as if it were 100 years ago! This with the Hixson, TN woman does not surprise us! She is small in stature but DANGEROUS to EVERYONE INCLUDING POLICE! They had no idea how much they should have felt “threatened”! We know her sister and she turned her over to God 5 years ago after the way Julia treated her. She thinks that no one was killed simply because of that! Most probable, we say!

      We are thankful that no one was hit by a stray bullet and that no one was killed but YOU ARE RIGHT! Police should TREAT EVERYONE THE SAME!

      It seems that police, regardless of training, tend to “assess” people as “threats” when they are not and then those times where their “assessment” is wrong; well, the next time might be the end of a good police officer because they did not see the “threat”. I’m sorry, anyone that points a gun at someone, should ALWAYS be treated as a THREAT! Regardless of race, sex, etc.

      DeNeice & DeNephew

  2. […] wonder as Robin Naismith Green did about the white woman who fired randomly at vehicles in Chattanooga and was cornered by the police or the affluent young white woman who injured people with her car […]

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