(ConservativeSense.com) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott will pardon Army Sergeant Daniel Perry, who was convicted of shooting a man he said was pointing a gun at him. Perry was found guilty of murder on March 7th for killing 28-year-old Garrett Foster during a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin in 2020. Abbott announced he planned to pardon Perry, while the state’s Attorney General described District Attorney José Garza as a Soros-backed prosecutor.
The incident occurred on July 25th, 2020, when Perry worked as an Uber driver. He encountered a protest in central Austin and claimed that Foster was carrying an AK-47. Perry said Foster aimed the gun at him, and he then fired his legally held weapon in self-defense. He said that protestors surrounded his car, some banging on the hood and behaving menacingly.
DA Garza indicted Perry for murder in 2021 and reignited the debate surrounding the Lone Star State’s “stand your ground” policy. Texas formally adopted stand-your-ground laws in 2007. These laws allow a person to use deadly force if they are in immediate danger and are not engaged in any illegal activity. The policy differs from self-defense more broadly because it does not require retreating from a dangerous situation before considering exercising force.
Following Perry’s conviction, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton lashed out at the DA and said, “Self-defense is a God-given right, not a crime.” Paxton described Garza as “Soros-backed” and stated he cares more about a radical leftist anti-law and order agenda than justice.
George Soros is a Hungarian-born billionaire accused of pushing radical leftist ideals by providing financial aid to soft-on-crime District Attorneys across the United States. One such prosecutor is Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan DA who indicated President Trump on 34 felony charges in March. Bragg received $1 million from the Soros-linked Change PAC during his campaign. He is one of 75 District Attorneys to have received funding from groups associated with the billionaire.
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