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Abbott Working to ‘Swiftly’ Pardon Sgt. Daniel Perry, Man Convicted of Killing Armed Protester

Abbott claims he is working to pardon Sgt. Perry and rein in Soros-funded prosecutors

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued his first public statement since the jury announced a guilty verdict in the murder trial of U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry on Friday, promising he is “working swiftly” on a pardon and continuing his push to rein in U.S. District Attorneys who received campaign funding from organizations tied to George Soros.

Abbott has requested a pardon for Perry, who shot a Black Lives Matter protester in July of 2020. The shooting has become politically divisive, with conservatives heralding Perry’s actions as an example of self defense, and liberals citing personal text messages used as evidence at trial to claim Perry intended to hunt down protesters.

“I am working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry,” wrote Abbott in a post on Twitter, attaching a longer statement. In that statement, Abbott pointed to Texas’s strong legal precedent for self defense.

“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,” wrote Abbott.

The Texas Governor then noted the limited powers of his office, specifically that he cannot issue his own pardons, but reported that he has requested the Board of Pardons and Paroles to make an expedited decision about Perry.

“I look forward to approving the Board’s pardon as soon as it hits my desk,” wrote Abbott.

Abbott added that he has “already prioritized reining in rogue District Attorneys,” and cited work from his Republican allies in the Texas legislature.

Following revelations that the District Attorney withheld more than 100 pages of potentially exculpatory evidence from the grand jury, many conservatives have drawn parallels to the case of 45th President Donald Trump, and questioned the broad powers of grand juries and limited scope of information prosecutors are required to provide.

In the replies to his statement, Abbott confirmed he “strongly’ supports a Texas legal effort to curb these powers.

Perry was driving an Uber in downtown Austin during July of 2020 he encountered a Black Lives Matter protest, according to Texas Tribune. Protesters apparently blocked the street, prompting Perry to stop his vehicle and honk his horn at passersby. Police then claim he drove his car into the crowd.

Garrett Foster, a 28-year-old white man and Air Force veteran who Perry fatally shot, was openly carrying an AK-47 at the time of the shooting. Perry claims Foster raised his rifle toward him, prompting him to act in self defense.

The jury found Perry guilty of murder, but returned a not guilty verdict for a second charge, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after deliberating for 17 hours following an 8 day trial.

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29 Comments

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    VotingDoesntMatterAnymore

    April 8, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Cue the proliferation of “mostly peaceful” protests the minute that pardon is signed.

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      B. Clinton

      April 9, 2023 at 11:52 am

      The Liberal Scum at NBC will “Biden” their shorts

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        Bo long

        April 9, 2023 at 12:18 pm

        Yes they are LYING to they teeth every day, what’s SAME loser.

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      2 Alpha and Jesus !

      April 10, 2023 at 1:21 pm

      Why aren’t BMFM , FLM , PFM Not in Southside Chiraq ?

      Answer , they are All Phony Fags and Lyres !

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    snipsnap

    April 8, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    Is it not FEDERAL law that a prosecutor must present exculpatory evidence to the defendant?

    I suggest Texas enact legislation to sentence any prosecutor found guilty of not providing ALL exculpatory evidence to serve double the potential sentence of the accused.

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    Forest

    April 8, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Now we’ll see if the Tx Board of Pardons has been corrupted by the left. Almost everyone else has

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    Daniel

    April 8, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    And if you believe one word he said I have a bridge to sell you.

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      Sharon

      April 8, 2023 at 4:17 pm

      DANIEL: You DO NOT know the outcome of this so don’t act like you do. I believe Abbott will get a pardon for Perry!!! You keep your bridge.

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        Captain Obvious

        April 9, 2023 at 3:39 am

        Sharon- he’s right. If it is up to the Board of Pardons, the man will remain behind bars. Why would they pardon the man? Because if’s the right thing to do??

        In this day and age of doxxing, there is no way those people on that board are going to do a goddamned thing.

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          Talltexan

          April 9, 2023 at 4:19 pm

          The fcken board is not the law. Defendants asking for parole should not be subject to the trial and evidence a second time either. The boards responsibility is just for behavior during time served only. They overstep their mandate with each pardon application. Fck democrats to hell.

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      nonstopca

      April 9, 2023 at 10:32 am

      NOTICE…..ANYONE pointing a AK-47 (or any other weapon) at me WILL be shoot.

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        Bo long

        April 9, 2023 at 12:21 pm

        Yes it is ,shoot the hell of them. They LOSE.

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    Warren Z

    April 8, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Then make sure the prosecutor and judge are fired as well… then charged for wrongful imprisonment

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    CPO Bill

    April 8, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Pardon the SGT. and EFF the soros D-dumb A-ass persecutor!

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    Ed Cane

    April 8, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Dis-bar the judge and the prosecutor immediately. Arrest Subversive George Soros and his network. Confiscation of their billions. Disbarment for all of his ‘placements’. End this Marxist conversion of nonsense.

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    fred friedman

    April 8, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Any member of BLM and Antifa who engages in violent behavior should be shot and killed; the same applies to violence on the right.

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    ProudlyUnaffiliated

    April 8, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Soros is the one who should be tried and hung for sedition and treason.

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      Frenchie

      April 9, 2023 at 10:02 am

      Soros Nazi still has his beezlebubs sons … Alex has been to the WH 15 times since Xiden took office … I say confiscate all his monies & holdings …

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    Samanna

    April 8, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Once he’s pardoned the “democratic” party will send out their rioters dressed in their new uniforms of Trannie for another round of destroy, pillage and burn.

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    Ads base

    April 8, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Everything in this country is going the wrong way. Thanks Dems.

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    Deguello

    April 8, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    79 year hard-core conservative Texan and retired Asst. D.A. here, and I thought this fellow persecuted by the Soros D.A. too because of coverage I have seen previously, until I read what the state introduced into evidence against him. Reporting from the courthouse revealed that the prosecution had prior to the killing, numerous social media posts and texts to his friends about his desire to cause a clash, shoot into and possibly kill some in BLM mobs in 2020, and then claim self-defense. He was even warned by his good friend not to do that because their mutual training in a gun class told them you cannot provoke a confrontation, shoot your way out, and then claim self-defense. The jury had good cause to believe that is exactly what he did.
    https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2023-04-07/might-have-to-kill-a-few-people/

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    Right To The Moon...

    April 9, 2023 at 12:20 am

    Black Lies Don’t Matter.

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    Jerry

    April 9, 2023 at 7:15 am

    You let a “bunch” of Antifa,BLM,trannies go beating on my vehicle,,,,gonna be more then 1 dead “Freak” !!!!!

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    steve

    April 9, 2023 at 7:28 am

    Any and ALL rioting burn loot murder cowards should be shot and left to rot where they fall. Same for antifa . Both groups need to be made American terrorist organizations and open season declared on them when they decide to hold one of their social gatherings.

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    Philip Seth Hammersley

    April 9, 2023 at 8:40 am

    “Mainstream” (AKA sewer) media outlets are conveniently ignoring that a cop submitted an affidavit that the DA suborned perjury from him to get the conviction. They are making it ALL political!

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    Bret

    April 9, 2023 at 10:11 am

    I believe stand your ground laws apply to your vehicle. Should be plenty of videos out there to prove his innocence. If none were shown then they were illegally withheld

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    Bubba Love

    April 9, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Free him, give him a medal and more bullets.

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      scraps

      April 10, 2023 at 1:29 pm

      Bubba Love got it right. do the crime, do the time. rioters like antifa or blm are terrorist and should be eliminated. WAKE UP, AMERICA, and vote all democrats out of office.

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    91st Psalm

    April 10, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    Why aren’t BMFM , FLM , PFM Not in Southside Chiraq ?

    Answer , they are All Phony Fgs and Lyres !

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