The Governor Wants to Pardon Daniel Perry

Army Sergeant Daniel Perry was convicted of murder yesterday for shooting and killing a Black Lives Matter protester holding an AK-47 after the gun was raised toward him. The Austin Police Department concluded at the time that Perry acted in self-defense. Perry testified that he shot the protestor after the protestor himself aimed his AK47-style rifle at Perry.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants to have Sgt. Perry pardoned. Here is the tweet he sent today (4-8-2023):

I am working as swiftly as Texas law allows regarding the pardon of Sgt. Perry.

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.

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. Texas law DOES allow the Governor to request the Board 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.

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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Gov Abbott wants to have Sgt. Perry pardoned of his murder charge.Photo: Getty Images

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