Daniel Perry: Texas Gov. Seeks To Pardon Army Sergeant Convicted Of Murder
According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who announced his intention to seek a pardon on Saturday, the fatal shooting of an armed protester in the year 2020 during widespread demonstrations against police brutality and racial inequality resulted in the conviction of a United States Army sergeant for the crime of murder. The shooting occurred during widespread demonstrations against police brutality and racial inequality.
Abbott tweeted that he pleads with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to recommend a pardon and expedite his request to pardon Sgt. Daniel Perry because the state constitution restricts him to a pardon only on the board’s recommendation. Pardons can only be granted to him if the board recommends it.
Abbott stated that he expected to grant the board’s recommendation for a pardon as soon as it arrived on his desk. “I plan to abide by the board’s pardon recommendation.”
Tucker Carlson, who has a show on Fox, brought up Perry’s conviction on Friday’s episode of his program and announced that he had invited Mr. Abbott to meet with him about it.
Mr. Carlson has asserted that contrary to appearances, the state of Texas does not continue to support the constitutional right to engage in self-defense.
Later, Mr. Abbott made the announcement that he would work toward Perry’s release from prison.
According to Mr. Abbott, Texas has one of the most stringent “Stand Your Ground” laws for self-defense, and these regulations cannot be overturned by a judge or a progressive district attorney.
Mr. Abbott also stated that Texas has one of the most progressive district attorneys.
When Perry, who was working for a ride-sharing company at the time, turned down a street in the central business district of Austin, he came upon protesters.
In response to the shooting death of George Floyd, a black man, in May 2020, by a white police officer in Minneapolis, the Black Lives Matter rally was organized. This rally was just one of many that were taking place at the same time all around the country.
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Reports indicate that prior to driving into the crowd of protesters, the Army sergeant stopped his vehicle, honked his horn before people gathered there, and then drove his vehicle into the crowd. The confrontation began when Foster, armed with an AK-47, approached Perry’s vehicle.
After witnessing the other man brandished a firearm, Perry stated that he had no choice but to kill Foster in order to protect himself. The prosecution suggests that Perry may have fled the scene via vehicle rather than opening fire, despite witnesses claiming Foster never even raised his weapon.
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