After another Soros DA Ignores the Law and Manipulates Evidence to Convict Army Sergeant who Killed BLM Rioter in Self-Defence - Texas Governor Abbott Immediately Moves to Pardon the Accussed
by Sundance, The Conservative Treehouse.com, April 9, 2023
As with many metropolitan areas, Austin Texas sits as an example of what happens when Marxism is allowed to spread like cancer.
In a recent trial, a Texas man named Daniel Perry was convicted of murder for shooting and killing a Black Lives Matter protester who was pointing a loaded AK-47 rifle at him. While the local police determined Mr. Perry acted in self-defense, another rogue Soros-backed District Attorney disregarded the evidence, hid exculpatory evidence in the case, and took Mr. Perry to trial.
With manipulated and selective evidence presented to the jury, Sgt Daniel Perry was found guilty on Friday. Today, with mounting pressure from an outraged public, Texas Governor Greg Abbott intervenes and says he will pardon Sgt Perry as quickly as possible through the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Let’s be clear though, justice has not been served; an injustice has been halted.
(Via Fox News) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Saturday he intends to seek a pardon for an Army Sergeant recently convicted of murder for shooting a Black Lives Matter protester during an anti-police demonstration in 2020.
“I am working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry,” the Texas Republican tweeted Saturday along with a statement on how his office will go about a pardon.
Abbott said in his tweet that pardons in Texas must be recommended by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. “I have made that request and instructed the board to expedite its review,” Abbott said.
[…] Perry, who was stationed at Fort Hood at the time of the shooting, was driving for Uber to make extra money in downtown Austin on the night of July 25, 2020, when he encountered a large crowd of protesters. They were illegally blocking city streets that night, according to police, as protesters in Austin and elsewhere had done during the weeks of rioting.
Among the protesters was 28-year-old Garrett Foster, who was carrying an AK-47. Perry’s defense team says that the demonstrators encircled and starting pounding on his vehicle and that Foster raised the firearm at Perry, prompting him to open fire with a handgun he legally carried for self-defense.
“When Garrett Foster pointed his AK-47 at Daniel Perry, Daniel had two tenths of a second to defend himself. He chose to live,” Doug O’Connell, an attorney for Perry, told Fox News Digital in a statement last year.
“It may be legal in Texas to carry an assault rifle in downtown Austin. It doesn’t make it a good idea. If you point a firearm at someone, you’re responsible for everything that happens next.”
Abbott explained that Texas has one of the “strongest stand your ground” laws in the country that “cannot be “nullified by a jury or a progressive District Attorney.”
"Unlike the President or some other states, the Texas Constitution limits the Governor's pardon authority to only act on a recommendation by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Texas law DOES allow the Governor to request the Board of Pardons and Paroles to determine if a person should be granted a pardon. I have made that request and instructed the Board to expedite its revIew. I look forward to approving the Board's pardon
recommendation as soon as it hits my desk.
Additionally, I have already prioritized reining in rogue District Attorneys, and the Texas Legislature is working on laws to achieve that goal."
Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza, the George Soros-backed prosecutor who brought the case, has been widely criticized for pursuing charges against Perry for political clout rather than the merits of the case.
"Self-defense is a God-given right, not a crime. Unfortunately, the Soros-backed DA in Travis County cares more about the radical agenda of dangerous Antifa and BLM mobs than justice," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement to Fox News Digital following the Perry verdict.
Garza's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.