You might have heard about the shocking guilty verdict in the murder trial of former US Army Sergeant Daniel Perry. Perry was working as an Uber driver in Austin when a BLM mob surrounded his car and one of them pointed an AK-47 at him. He fired in what appeared to be a clear case of self-defense, but he was charged with murder. What’s even more shocking is that this was in Texas, a bulwark of “stand your ground” laws. But you have to realize it was in the People’s Republic of Austin, an outpost of leftism where a Soros-backed “prosecutor” has allowed criminals to run riot while preferring to prosecute those who defend themselves from them.
Thankfully, Gov. Greg Abbott has already announced that he is moving as swiftly as the law allows to pardon Perry. He has also prioritized working with the legislature on new laws reining in rogue district attorneys.
But I notice that in most of the media coverage of this story, even in conservative outlets, little attention is being paid to a separate incident of outrageous prosecutorial misconduct. It’s been reported that the DA ordered the lead detective to remove exculpatory evidence from the case file that would have proved Perry’s innocence.
There needs to be a thorough investigation of that charge, and if true, somebody in Austin should be heading for prison, but it’s not Daniel Perry.