Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) slammed Travis County District Attorney José Garza after a grand jury convicted Army Sgt. Daniel Perry of murder for killing an armed Black Lives Matter protester in self-defense during the George Floyd riots in 2020.
“Self-defense is a God-given right, not a crime,” Paxton told Fox News on Saturday. “Unfortunately, the Soros-backed DA in Travis County cares more about the radical agenda of dangerous Antifa and BLM mobs than justice.”
“This week has shown us how rogue prosecutors have weaponized the judicial system,” AG Paxton added. “They must be stopped!”
Perry had been working as a ride-share driver when he took a turn down a street in downtown Austin that was blocked by BLM rioters.
Perry claimed the BLM mob surrounded his vehicle, including the victim Garrett Foster, whom Perry claimed pointed an AK-47 at him, prompting Perry to shoot Foster. Perry called 911, but Foster did not survive. He then turned himself into authorities.
— Antifa Stats (@antifastats) July 26, 2020
Side-by-side video with both angles, you can see Perry come to a complete stop before having to defend himself from the mob and Garrett Foster
Might be worth mentioning as well, Foster was a BLM allied boogpic.twitter.com/eYAoq9BzX9
— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) July 1, 2021
Fox News host Tucker Carlson similarly condemned the “Soros-backed DA” in Austin for criminalizing self-defense on Friday, calling Perry’s murder conviction a “legal atrocity.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 8, 2023
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