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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Pardons Known Racist Who Murdered BLM Protester in 2020

HeadlineMay 17, 2024

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has pardoned Daniel Perry, the U.S. Army sergeant who was convicted and sentenced to 25 years for murdering Black Lives Matter protester Garrett Foster in 2020. Ahead of the murder, Perry posted on social media he planned to shoot “looters,” and posted dozens of racist and Islamophobic messages and images. While people with felonies are not permitted to own firearms in Texas, Governor Abbott’s pardon means Perry will be legally allowed to carry and possess a gun.

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