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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Pardons Daniel Perry, Former Army Sergeant Convicted of Murder in 2020 Black Lives Matter Protest Shooting

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has granted a full pardon to Daniel Perry, a former Army sergeant convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed protester during a Black Lives Matter rally in 2020. Perry was sentenced to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of murder. Abbott's pardon followed a unanimous recommendation by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for Perry to be pardoned and have his firearms rights restored. The shooting occurred amid nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice, and Perry claimed he acted in self-defense. Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza criticized the pardon as a 'mockery of our legal system.'

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Sources: - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-69013312 - https://apnews.com/article/army-sergeant-murder-parole-black-lives-matter-4b1d0c54b0de451642bcf1e8cd75a7e5 - https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/16/us/daniel-perry-texas-pardon-recommendation/index.html - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/05/16/abbott-daniel-perry-blm-protester/ - https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/4668940-texas-greg-abbott-pardons-army-sergeant-who-sentenced-25-years-after-murdering-blm-protester/ - https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-gov-abbott-issues-full-pardon-army-sergeant-who-killed-blm-protester

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Georgy_Y

1 month ago

Texas, beware of this potentially violent individual now roaming free, thanks to Governor Abbott's pardon. If you voted for conservative politicians or opted out of voting due to stubborn principles, this is the consequence of your actions. My condolences to Democrats in Texas who will have to deal with this outcome.

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