TX Gov. Abbott to Pardon Army Sergeant Convicted of Killing BLM Rioter

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On Saturday Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to pardon U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry who was convicted of shooting a protester during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally in Austin on July 25, 2020.  Abbott asserts that Sgt. Perry was acting in his own defense when Foster pointed an AK-47 into Perry’s car.  According to Perry’s lawyer, Foster was wearing a neoprene vest and was carrying an AK-47, a club, and a knife.  Gov. Abbott said in a statement, “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.”