Texas AG Ken Patton slams ‘Soros-backed’ attorney general after jury convicts Fort Hood trooper of killing BLM protester who aimed AK-47 at him — while Gov. Abbott says he’s working to pardon him ‘quickly’
- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza has ‘weaponized the judicial system’ to pursue liberal agendas
- Governor Greg Abbott said he is working to pardon a US Army sergeant, Sgt. Daniel Berry, convicted of murder for killing an armed protester
- Perry was convicted of shooting 28-year-old Jarrett Foster, who approached Perry’s car with an AK-47. Perry’s lawyers called for self-defense
A Texas attorney general has slammed the prosecutor who helped convict a US Army sergeant of murder after he shot a protester who shot him with an AK-47.
Travis County District Attorney Ken Paxton slammed DA José Garza, saying he had “weaponized the justice system” and submitted to the “racist agenda” of liberal mobs and extremist groups.
On Friday, a Garza County jury convicted Sgt. Daniel Perry for the murder of 28-year-old Garrett Foster in 2020. Perry could face life in prison due to his conviction.
Paxton also criticized Garza over the funding he received from billionaire George Soros, and said he criminalized personal freedoms such as the “God-given right” to self-defense.
It comes as Governor Greg Abbott said he is seeking a pardon for Perry, saying he has asked the Pardons and Parole Board to expedite his pardon application so he can sign it as soon as it hits my desk.
US Army Sgt. Daniel Perry, center, and his attorney, Doug O’Connell, are seen exiting the courtroom during the jury deliberations in the Frieda murder trial. Perry was convicted of murder Friday for the 2020 shooting of Garrett Foster, an armed protester, during nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice.
Garrett Foster is seen in the driver’s window. The barrel of the gun is pointed towards the ground, while his right arm is raised and his hand appears to be resting on the grip of the weapon. His and Perry’s gun were obtained legally
In a statement to Fox News, Paxton offered a strongly worded rebuttal to Garza’s conviction of Perry.
“Self-defense is a God-given right, not a crime. Unfortunately, the Soros-backed DA in Travis County cares more about the extremist agenda of dangerous Antifa and BLM gangs than justice.
This week has shown us how prosecutors have weaponized the judicial system. They must be stopped!
The Fort Hood Army sergeant was driving as an Uber that evening to earn extra cash, when he tried to run through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters.
Part of the crowd of protesters was Foster, who aimed his AK-47 at Perry’s car window, at which point the soldier opened fire in response, killing him.
Both men’s handguns were obtained legally, with jurors in Austin alleging that Perry had other non-lethal means of self-defense available to him.
“Texas has one of the strongest ‘stand your ground’ self-defense laws that cannot be overturned by a jury or a progressive district attorney,” Abbott said.