Abbott seeks pardon for Army sergeant convicted of murder during Black Lives Matter protest

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2023
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said on Saturday that he is seeking a pardon for an Army sergeant who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed Black Lives Matter protester. Sgt. Daniel Perry was convicted on Friday for the July 2020 killing of 28-year-old Garrett Foster at a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin, Texas. “I am working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry,” Abbott tweeted on Saturday. “Texas has one of the strongest ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws of self-defense that cannot...

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