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Greg Abbott Says He Plans To Pardon A US Army Sergeant Convicted Of Murdering A BLM Protester

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2023
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Saturday that he intends to pardon a US Army sergeant who was recently convicted of murdering a Black Lives Matter protester in 2020.

On Friday, Daniel S. Perry was found guilty of murdering Garrett Foster, 28, at a 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstration in Austin. Less than 24 hours after Perry's conviction, Abbott released a statement on Twitter saying he is looking forward to approving Perry’s pardon should members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, who were appointed by Abbott, make their recommendation for Perry’s pardon. Doing so...

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