Texas AG Blasts “Soros-Backed” Travis County DA, After Soldier’s Shooting Conviction, Gov. Abbott To Pardon

 April 9, 2023

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, decried Travis County District Attorney, José Garza, who he described as a “Soros-backed” prosecutor. The attack on the district attorney followed the conviction by a local jury, of Army Sergeant Daniel Perry, in connection to the shooting death of a Black Lives Matter armed protester in July 2020. Sgt. Perry claimed self-defense in the case.

On Saturday morning Attorney General Paxton, reportedly told Fox News-On Saturday morning Attorney General Paxton, reportedly told Fox News-

“Self-defense is a God-given right, not a crime,” …“Unfortunately, the Soros-backed DA in Travis County cares more about the radical agenda of dangerous Antifa and BLM mobs than justice.” adding… “This week has shown us how rogue prosecutors have weaponized the judicial system,” …“They must be stopped!”

-Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General

Paxton’s’ comments followed Perry’s conviction by a jury in Travis County, for the shooting death of Garret Foster. Perry claimed, after protesters stopped his car, as he attempted to move through the protest group, that Foster pointed an AK-47 at him. The shooting took place on July 25, 2020, during a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin.

Reportedly, Perry was driving an Uber rideshare at the time and became surrounded by protestors. At the time, protesters banged on his car with their fists.  During the time that protestors were attacking his vehicle, Foster allegedly pointed the AK-47 at Perry. His attorney said that Perry then fired at Foster from inside his car. A Facebook video captured the incident, but did not make the circumstances leading up to the shooting clear.

KVUE reported, on the day of the shooting, Perry left the scene and stopped a short distance away, to call the police and report the shooting. Claiming that Foster approached his car and motioned for him to roll down his window, Perry initially, said he thought Foster was a member of law enforcement.

The outlet reported the day after the shooting

“Sergeant Perry thought he might be law enforcement, given that he was carrying an assault rifle. And even though this is Texas, you don’t expect to see people in the middle of street with assault rifles,” Broden told KVUE in an interview on Friday night. Perry said at some point, Foster raised his weapon at him, prompting him to shoot Foster.”

“Somebody sees an assault rifle being raised at them, they’re not going to wait until the assault rifle gets 90 degrees to see what the person’s going to shoot. If they’re in a position to defend themselves, they’re going to do it,” [attorney Clint Broden] said.”

-KVUE News

As a point of follow up, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, told reporters they questioned, detained, and later released Sgt. Perry “pending further investigation.” Doug O’Connell also an attorney for Perry told Fox News- 

“When Garrett Foster pointed his AK-47 at Daniel Perry, Daniel had two-tenths of a second to defend himself. He chose to live.”

-Doug O’Connell

Tucker Carlson, Fox Commentator and Show Host, defended Perry’s self-defense shooting of Foster, calling upon Texas Governor Greg Abbott to consider a pardon for Perry. Apparently, Abbott was also not happy with the verdict, and sent word concerning Perry’s conviction to the Board of Pardons’ and Paroles. So essentially without being sentenced for the conviction, Abbott is poised to grant Perry an immediate parole. Abbott noted that-

 “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.”

-Texas Governor Greg Abbott

On Saturday, Abbott requested the Parole Board to look into a potential pardon for Sgt. Daniel Perry, stating that-

“Texas law does allow the governor to request the Board of Pardons and Paroles to determine if a person should be granted a pardon. I have made that request and instructed the Board to expedite it’s review, I look forward to approving the Boards Pardon recommendation as soon as it hits my desk”

-Texas Governor Greg Abbott

What good is a “Stand Your Ground” law, if it can’t be used to save your own life when threatened, because a woke DA wants to supplant justice with placating armed protestors rights to brandish a weapon at you, much less an assault rifle? It is a relief to know that this conviction will hopefully be appealed, however Sgt. Perry may not have to languish too long in a jail cell, if Governor Abbott has anything to say about it. Courage should be honored not attacked or prosecuted.

“You don't have to see through the eyes of others, hold onto yours, stand on your own judgment, you know that what is, is–say it aloud, like the holiest of prayers, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.”

-Ayn Rand
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