Abbott Pardon Ex-Army Sergeant Accused Of Killing BLM Radical

Daily Report May 18,2024

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) issued a full pardon to a man convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter radical who had approached his vehicle with a weapon on July 25, 2020.

A judge had sentenced U.S. Army sergeant Daniel Perry, 35, to 25 years in prison after a Travis County jury in Texas convicted him on a murder charge. Perry insisted that he shot Garrett Foster in self-defense after the BLM protester approached him with an AK-47.

Abbott announced the news of Perry’s full pardon in a statement, where he insisted that Texas’ Stand Your Ground laws of self-defense will not be nullified by a jury or a progressive District Attorney.

“The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles conducted an exhaustive review of U.S. Army Sergeant Daniel Perry’s personal history and the facts surrounding the July 2020 incident and recommended a Full Pardon and Restoration of Full Civil Rights of Citizenship,” Abbott said in a statement. “Among the voluminous files reviewed by the Board, they considered information provided by the Travis County District Attorney, the full investigative report on Daniel Perry, plus a review of all the testimony provided at trial. 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. I thank the Board for its thorough investigation, and I approve their pardon recommendation.”

Perry had initially escaped prosecution for the shooting. However, District Attorney Jose Garza (D) resurrected the case after she took office in 2021. Garza’s campaign is backed by billionaire Democrat mega donor George Soros.

David Fugitt, the lead investigator on the case, wrote in an affidavit that he believes the Soros-backed DA acted with  “criminal behavior” in the case.

“I had several conversations with the District Attorney’s Office regarding the presentation of exculpatory evidence related to Daniel Perry,” Fugitt said. “It became clear to me that the District Attorney’s Office did not want to present evidence to the grand jury that would be exculpatory to Daniel Perry. On more than one occasion, I was directed by the Travis County Attorney’s Office to remove exculpatory information that I had intended to present to the grand jury during my testimony. Of my original 158 slide powerpoint presentation, the presentation was reduced to 56 slides with almost all of the exculpatory evidence ordered removed. I felt like I did not have any other options but to comply with their orders.”

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