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Abbott pardons man who fatally shot Black Lives Matter protester

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a pardon Thursday for Daniel Perry, a former Army sergeant who shot and killed an armed protester at a Black Lives Matter protest. Perry was sentenced to 25 years in prison last May for fatally shooting Garrett Foster, a 28-year-old Air Force veteran, at a demonstration against police violence and social injustice in Austin, Texas. Both Perry and Foster are white. The governor had signaled his intentions by directing the state Board of Pardons and Paroles to send him a legally required recommendation soon after...

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