As Twitchy reported a couple of days ago, Daniel Perry, a U.S. Army sergeant and Uber driver, was found guilty of murder after he shot into an armed mob that surrounded his car during a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin in 2020. All this time we were told that guns like the AK-47 were “weapons of war” and had no place on the street, but it was apparently OK to have one and to point it at an Uber driver — it was a riot, after all.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement saying that he was “working as swiftly as Texas law allows” to pardon Perry.
I am working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry. pic.twitter.com/HydwdzneMU
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 8, 2023
Kurt Bardella, Democratic strategist and Los Angeles Times contributor, sees that as an endorsement of killing blacks.
This is the Governor of Texas endorsing the murdering of Black people. https://t.co/nkkbNlqdDh
— Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) April 8, 2023
If you don’t see the connection between the TX Governor pardoning someone who murdered someone participating in a protest about social justice and how that sends the signal that shooting people of color is endorsed by the state, you’re part of the problem.
— Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) April 9, 2023
(On the left is the "Black" person who was shot by the guy on the right) pic.twitter.com/uMMzQ5cL2Z
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) April 9, 2023
Community Notes, do your thing:
I see the connection of a corrupt justice system trying to make a point of punishing people for defending themselves against violent protestors.
— DangerZone (@HighwayToTheDZ) April 9, 2023
Not knowing about this situation I decided to look it up in order to find out who was involved and who was shot.
I have officially done more to validate my knowledge about this than Kurt has.
— Mumboejumboh (@Mumboejumboh) April 9, 2023
What the hell are you talking about? There were no black people involved in the shooting.
— JessBlane1122 (@blane1122) April 10, 2023
The guy aimed his gun at Perry. Police dropped charges, but Soros funded DA prosecuted anyways. Evidence was also witheld from the jury.
Abbott has the power to pardon. Period.
— Rufus: Founding Father of Electabros (@ReturnNormalcy) April 9, 2023
Are you stupid? Do you know ANYTHING about what happened here?
— FunkyPox (@corrcomm) April 10, 2023
Why haven’t you deleted this yet?
— Ken (@danic_98) April 10, 2023
Exhaustive list of your due diligence steps before writing this tweet:
— Vulpes Vulpes (@VulpesFVulpes) April 10, 2023
Kurt I'm glad to see that you have taken the time to make yourself familiar with the basic details of the case, and are not just making a knee jerk statement based on what your political group would likely agree with.
— BOLSHEVIKS LOVE MARXISM (@BLMARXISM) April 10, 2023
He was railroaded by a partisan DA who refused to allow evidence from the lead investigator of the shooting, which proved it was justified. It was ruled justified and in self defense.
— Goldie Blonde 💎🇺🇸 (@GoldCoastBlonde) April 10, 2023
No this is a government solidifying stand your ground. You point a gun at me I’m not gonna ask questions I would double tap you too. This is what happened.
— bobsuncle2020 (@bobsuncle2020) April 9, 2023
Stop embarrassing yourself, just delete the tweet.
— JaJa the Great (@jajathegreater) April 9, 2023
Is this an endorsement of pointing loaded AK-47s at people?
— Scruffy-Looking Pro-Gun, Free Market Agorist (@TheHanShotFirst) April 9, 2023
Y’all tried this shit with Rittenhouse. Again, no one involved is black.
— Loyal Tako of the First Water (@RedMarylandGoat) April 9, 2023
OK, so the guy Perry shot was white, but Perry refused to participate in the Black Lives Matter rioting, so obviously he thought the murder of blacks by cops was OK. And by working for his pardon, Abbott is showing he doesn’t care about black lives either.
Here is Garrett Foster pointing his loaded AK-47 at Daniel Perry in Austin, TX in 2020
Daniel Perry was just convicted of murder for defending himself pic.twitter.com/OJzITvR9VJ
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 8, 2023
Uber driver found guilty of murder after firing into an armed mob that had surrounded his car https://t.co/mmHPRGAdmC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 8, 2023