Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Announces He's Seeking Pardon For Army Sgt Daniel PerryChris Menahan
Apr. 08, 2023
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Saturday afternoon he's "working as swiftly as Texas law allows" to try and get a pardon for Army Sgt Daniel Perry.
Perry was shockingly found guilty of murder on Friday for shooting an AK-47-toting BLM "protester" after he together with a large mob surrounded Perry's car during the George Floyd riots of 2020.
"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," Gov. Abbott said in a statement on Twitter.
"Unlike the President or some other states, the Texas Constitution limits the Governor's pardon authority to only act on a recommendation by the Board of Pardons and Paroles," Abbott continued. "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 its review."
"I look forward to approving the Board's pardon recommendation as soon as it hits my desk," he said. "Additionally, I have already prioritized reining in rogue District Attorneys, and the Texas Legislature is working on laws to achieve that goal."
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