Video making its rounds across social media shows the moment a 90-year-old grandmother stepped in to protect her 21-year-old black grandson from getting arrested or shot by Texas police officers.
Footage shows officers pointing their guns 21 Year-Old Tye Anders who allegedly blew a stop sign.
On Saturday Anders can be seen laying down on his front lawn as Midland Police officers point their guns at him from their cars because he allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign on.
I just spoke with Tye Anders’ mother. He’s the young man who had pistols drawn on him in this video. His alleged offense was rolling through a stop sign. Recently, he’d been getting pulled over and harassed by the Midland, TX police a lot. His mother told him next time he got pulled over to go somewhere safe first before getting out of the car. He did as his mom advised and went straight to his 90 year old grandmother’s house. Unfortunately, this didn’t help. A dozen officers swarmed his grandmothers, guns drawn, as if this was a response to a violent offense. It wasnt. It was a traffic violation. As Tye laid on the ground compliant, yet scared, his 90 year old grandmother came out to deescalate this high stress situation by praying for her grandson and officers. That also didn’t work. As the officers approached, they ended up assaulting her and knocking a 90 year old woman to the ground. According to the family, this elder passed out moments after being pushed to the ground. They have taken her to get medical attention to make sure she didn’t experience a stroke, or any other serious complication. This was all for a traffic stop. We need Midland Police to address this issue immediately. Come back for action items