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Texas governor working ‘swiftly’ to pardon Army sergeant convicted of killing BLM protester

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2023
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday said he’s working to pardon a U.S. Army sergeant who was convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter protester in 2020, citing the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. “I am working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry,” the Republican governor wrote on Twitter Saturday afternoon. On Friday, 37-year-old Army sergeant Daniel Perry was found guilty of fatally shooting Garrett Foster, an Air Force veteran and BLM protester. Perry’s defense lawyers say he shot Foster in self-defense at a...

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