Showing posts with label Amber Guyger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amber Guyger. Show all posts

Amber Guyger's appeal begins, when a murdering cop claims "self-defense" in the killing of Botham Jean.


Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder in the death of Botham Jean in March. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Her lawyers have appealed, saying there was insufficient evidence to prove she committed murder. Her attorneys say she acted in self-defense and that the evidence was insufficient to prove her guilt. If she wins, Guyger could be freed later this year. The judge gave her a hug before she was taken off to jail and told her, "you can have mine. I have three or four more at home." She was fired from the police department nearly 3 weeks after the shooting and was fired for her actions three weeks later, when she shot Jean in his own apartment, killing him.

The jury found Guyger guilty of manslaughter, not murder and sentenced her to just 10 years, but she was granted an appeal. The appeal was granted in spite of the fact that all sides of Guyger entering Jean's apartment and killing him were accepted by all sides, despite the fact she was unarmed and it was clear there was an intruder inside.

Amber Guyger granted a summons, claiming 'self-defense' after she murdered Botham Jean


 The family of Botham Jean thought they were finally visiting to see some justice after the lawman who killed their beloved son was found guilty of murder. While the guilty verdict was certainly a welcomed rarity, on Wednesday, this killer’s blue privilege finally shined through. For murdering an innocent man in his own apartment, Amber Guyger was sentenced to only ten years in prison.

“Of course that’s inadequate. the complete justice system is insufficient and therefore the work must continue,” S. Lee Merritt, an attorney who represents Jean’s family, wrote on Twitter at the time of her original conviction. However, it could soon be much more inadequate as Guyger was just granted an appeal to overturn her condemnation.

According to CBSDFW.com, within the appeal, lawyers for the previous peace officer — who was fired from the department nearly 3 weeks after the shooting — cite insufficient evidence to prove she committed murder and instead are asking that she be found guilty of criminally negligent homicide. The latter charge is generally punishable by no over two years in jail.

Her attorneys argue within the court documents that because she believed she was in her apartment, Guyger was acting in self-defense — an insidiously laughable claim.

According to her attorneys, the evidence within the trial was “legally insufficient to prove beyond an inexpensive doubt that Guyger committed murder” because she had a “reasonable belief” that she was in her own apartment and there was an intruder inside, court documents say.

Her mistaken belief “negated the culpability of murder because although she intentionally and knowingly caused Jean’s death, she had the proper to act in deadly force of self-defense,” court documents say.

In the circumstance she believed, deadly force “was immediately necessary was reasonable under the circumstances.”

Imagine unlawfully entering someone else’s home, killing them, and so claiming self-defense. it's asinine because it is corrupt and it's a play right out of the vested interest playbook.

The trial date is April 27 and if she wins, Guyger may be freed later this year.

Showing just what proportion blue privilege was given to Guyger throughout this process, the judge actually gave her a hug before she was come into being to jail. Seriously. As we reported at the time, when Guyger was being taken back to jail, District Judge Tammy Kemp apparently gave her a Bible then hugged her, saying, “you can have mine. I've got three or four more reception.”
How many other convicted murderers receive hugs and parting gifts from the judge who presides over their case? We are willing to bet the solution is zero.

After the sentencing, Allison Jean, Botham’s mother told reporters that this trial exposed just how corrupt the Dallas department of local government is.

“The city of Dallas has to pack up inside. The Dallas local department includes a lot of laundries to try to,” she said.

No warrant was ever executed on Guyger’s apartment. On the contrary, however, the police had no problem releasing information about the victim. On the day this mother had to bury her son, police chose to release the results of the warrant from his apartment, claiming they found a small little bit of pot.

What’s more, Guyger wasn’t immediately arrested despite admitting to killing Botham. it might take the department of local government three days to bring charges against her. Had the roles been reversed and Botham would have shot Guyger, rest assured that he would are immediately thrown in jail and there would are no hugs or bibles handed out after his sentencing.

What Guyger’s sentence and subsequent appeal status show us is that there are two sets of justice systems during this country. there's one for the establishment class made of bureaucrats, politicians, and enforcement, and one for everybody else.

Had Guyger not been a part of the establishment, rest assured, she would have received over just ten years. However, because she was a cop, she was ready to kill an innocent person and can likely be free in but three years.



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