An army sergeant, who got convicted on Friday in connection with the shooting of a man during the Black Lives Matter protests, might get a pardon from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Abbott revealed his plans to pardon Daniel Perry for the fatal shooting of Garret Foster on Saturday, maintaining a belief that Perry acted in self-defense.
I am working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry. pic.twitter.com/HydwdzneMU
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 8, 2023
The shooting happened in July 2020 during a Black Lives Matter protest around Congress and 4th Street in downtown Austin. Per Breitbart, Perry said he was in the middle of an Uber gig trying to drive through a group of protesters when they stopped his car. According to him, Foster pointed an AK-47 at him, and Perry had to shoot in self-defense.
Now, Abbott has asked the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for a recommendation so he can grant Perry a pardon after a Travis County jury found him guilty of murder.
“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,” he stated.
As part of his statement, Abbott also hinted at plans to launch warfare on rogue prosecutors, saying he has “prioritized reining in rogue District Attorneys, and the Texas Legislature is working on laws to achieve that goal.”
Abbott’s attempts to assist Perry in his case are motivated by Texas’ “Stand Your Ground” laws of self-defense, which make no room for nullification by “a jury or a progressive District Attorney.”
As part of his statement on Saturday, Abbott also hinted at plans to launch warfare on rogue prosecutors, saying he has “prioritized reining in rogue District Attorneys, and the Texas Legislature is working on laws to achieve that goal.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has also spoken against Perry’s prosecution, as he also believes the shooting was in self-defense. “Self-defense is a God-given right, not a crime,” he said.
Paxton also called out Travis County District Attorney José Garza for letting his position on the case be influenced by bias rather than justice.
“Unfortunately, the Soros-backed DA in Travis County cares more about the radical agenda of dangerous Antifa and BLM mobs than justice,” the Attorney General stated.
Paxton went on to talk about “rogue prosecutors have weaponized the judicial system” and bent the law to further their agenda. “They must be stopped!” he said.