The Violent Fantasy Behind the Texas Governor’s Pardon Demand
In July 2020, at the height of protests over the murder of George Floyd by a police officer, Daniel Perry considered killing someone.
“I might have to kill a few people on my way to work, they are rioting outside my apartment complex,” Perry, then a 35-year-old Army sergeant, wrote to a friend, the Austin Chronicle reported. It wasn’t the first time Perry had spoken about killing people on social media or in messages with friends. On another occasion, Perry mused, “I might go to Dallas to shoot looters.”