I Did Not Expect This

A white woman police officer was just conviccted of murdering a black man.

It is amazing that a jury convicted her, particularly in Texas.

A Dallas County jury on Tuesday convicted Amber Guyger of murdering Botham Jean in his apartment last year, in a trial that renewed international outrage over white police officers killing unarmed black men.

Jean’s mother raised her arms in exultation as cheers broke out in the hallway outside the courtroom when the verdict was announced shortly after 10:30 a.m., following five hours of deliberation by the jury.

“God is good. Trust him,” Allison Jean said as she walked out of the court and into the jubilant crowd of supporters cheering outside.

She faces 5 to 99 years.

Hopefully, she gets something toward the higher end.

As a police officer, she is trained in the judicious use of force, particularly lethal force, and as such, she should vbe hedl to a higher standard.

I am not sure that this verdict represents a sea change, as some have claimed, but it’s a start.

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