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Texas Governor Affirms ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law with Pardon of Army Sgt. Convicted in BLM Protest Shooting

Posted on AllSides May 20th, 2024
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Abbott Photo (L): Getty Images -- Sgt. Daniel Perry (R)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a pardon to U.S. Army Sergeant Daniel Perry, citing the state’s Stand Your Ground laws and the right of self-defense. Perry was convicted by a Travis County court in April 2023 for shooting and killing Garret Foster during a Black Lives Matter protest.

“Texas has one of the strongest ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws of self-defense that cannot be nullified by a jury or a progressive District Attorney,” Abbott said in a written statement on Thursday.

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a unanimous...

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