According to newly unsealed court records, Daniel Perry, the man convicted of killing a Black Lives Matter protester, discussed killing people on social media and shared racist memes.
76 pages of documents were unsealed by a Travis County judge as the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles considered a pardon request from Gov. Greg Abbott.
In one of Perry's posts, he wrote, “It is official I am a racist because I do not agree with people acting like monkeys.” He also wrote in 2019, “to [sic] bad we can’t get paid for hunting Muslims in Europe.”
As protests over the police killing of George Floyd swept the nation in 2020, Perry compared protesters to “zoo full of monkeys” and described them as “animals at the zoo.” Perry also mentioned going to Dallas “to shoot looters.”
He wrote to a friend on Facebook in May of that year that he “might have to kill a few people” outside his apartment building. The friend replied to Perry, “Can you catch me a negro daddy", and Perry responded, “That is what I am hoping.”
He also wrote, “My parents own a 4-bedroom house and the BLM movement believes that my parents should give their house to a poor black family and pretty much live in a one-bedroom house that they should buy with money they don’t have.”
On June 6, 2020, Perry stated that Black Lives Matter is a “result of victim mentality.” He also wrote, “Also yes what happened to George Floyd is messed up, but he is no martyr. His autopsy showed he had meth and fentanyl in his system.”
There was also a meme with the n-word and a message encouraging people to “pick up your brass” if they encountered rioters.
On April 7, a jury found Perry guilty of the murder of an armed protester at a Black Lives Matter march in Austin, Texas, in 2020. Perry, who also drove for Uber, was driving when he came across demonstrators and shot Garrett Foster, 28, who was attending the demonstration with his fiancée.
Daniel Perry had clear intent that he wanted to kill someone protesting police brutality and was so unabashedly racist toward Black people that he felt comfortable enough to fantasize about it on social media. Greg Abbott's desire to pardon this murderer strongly shows his intent, and even his own beliefs, that white supremacy deserves to be upheld and protected.
Source: Dallas News