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GoFundMe removes page supporting Army sergeant who shot and

Postby jdege on Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:36 am

GoFundMe removes page supporting Army sergeant who shot and killed armed Black Lives Matter protester
A United States Army sergeant facing a murder charge after shooting a Black Lives Matter protester who approached his vehicle with an AK-47 had his GoFundMe page removed from the site by the company.


After making a right turn onto Austin’s Congress Avenue, Perry’s attorneys say he was swarmed by a group of Black Lives Matter protesters and a masked man, later identified as Garrett Foster, approached his vehicle armed with an AK-47 in the "ready position" as protesters began banging on Perry’s car and throwing bricks.

Believing that Foster was beginning to raise the rifle and that his life was in danger, Perry fired the handgun he kept in his car console multiple times at which point another protester opened fire on him.

The man with the AK-47, Garrett Foster, was fatally wounded.


Veteran Detective David Fugitt of the Austin Police Department, the lead investigator on the case who has been on the Austin police force for 27 years, concluded that the shooting was justifiable homicide, but charges were filed anyway, and the veteran detective said in a sworn affidavit that Garza’s office committed witness tampering by preventing the grand jury from seeing exculpatory evidence.


Perry’s attorneys say that those who wish to financially support Perry can still do so via the GoGetFunding crowdfunding platform.
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Re: GoFundMe removes page supporting Army sergeant who shot and

Postby jdege on Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:46 pm

As a follow-up: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zktyphul3fe7uw4/retaliation.pdf?dl=0

On August 3, 2021 at 9:42 a.m., Sgt. Perry filed his Second Supplement to
Defendant’s Request for Evidentiary Hearing in Support of Motion to Dismiss
IndictmentBased Upon Prosecutorial Misconduct. See Attachment A. Significantly,
that motion contained an affidavit from Det. Fugitt alleging that his grand jury
testimony was tampered with by Garza. See Attachment B

A mere twenty-one minuteslater at 10:03 a.m. on August 3, 2021, Garza called
acting Chief of Police Joseph Chacon. See Attachments C and D. From there, Chacon, through Assistant Chief Richard Guajardo, threatened disciplinary action
against Det. Fugitt and ordered Det. Fugitt never again to speak with the defense
attorneys in this case.


Tex. Penal Code § 36.06(a)(1)(A) makes it a third-degree felony to harm or
attempt to harm a potential witness by means of an unlawful act. For purposes of the
statute, “harm” can be “anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage, or
injury....” Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 1.07(25). Moreover, the act of retaliation can be
committed using a third party. Doyle v. State, 661 S.W.2d 726, 729 (Tex. Crim. App.
1983). In other words, Garza’s attempt to have potential witness Det. Fugitt,
disciplined through Chacon and Guajardo, meet the elements of the statute.

And none of this should be a surprise:


In the race for Travis County district attorney, challenger Jos Garza reported total political contributions of more than $548,000 from Feb. 23-July 4. He had some help in that from a group called the Texas Justice & Public Safety Political Action Committee, as well as the Real Justice PAC out of San Francisco. Other committees helping Jos Garza include the Workers Defense in Action PAC and the Austin Firefighters Association PAC, both located in Austin.

Philanthropist George Soros contributed $652,000 to the Texas Justice & Public Safety PAC between March 11 and May 29. According to Garza's opponent, District Attorney Margaret Moore, the PAC spent more than $600,000 on digital media and glossy mail advertisements to help Garza. Moore's campaign released a blistering attack on those expenditures saying, "The amount of money being poured into the district attorney's race is alarming and abhorrent. Local elections should be decided by people from this community, free from the crushing influence of outside spending by PACs that are not accountable to this county."

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Re: GoFundMe removes page supporting Army sergeant who shot and

Postby Holland&Holland on Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:09 am

Not surprised
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