Dallas Police Department Attempts to Demonize Murder Victim Botham Jean
The Dallas Police Department's "discovery" of marijuana in Botham Jean's apartment is an attempt to deflect from the real issue.
Botham Jean was buried one week to the day he was murdered by Dallas police officer, Amber Guyger.
The devastation or the trauma the Jean family has been through losing their beloved son, brother, cousin, and nephew to a heinous murder by the very person paid to protect him is unimaginable. Botham Jean followed all the rules regarding what it took to be considered a valued "American." He had impeccable grades and a lucrative career. None of these facts were important. Hours after his family said goodbye to him forever, a Fox-news affiliate in Dallas released the following tweet:
A search warrant to search Jean's home was executed by the Dallas Police Department. And, in a pathetic attempt to criminalize the victim, the department announced they found marijuana. It doesn't matter.
His mother, Allison Jean, said in a press conference that the "smear" of her son is unacceptable.
Mother of #BothamJean, Allison Jean, says the “smear" of her son is unacceptable. “It is time that we recognize that lives matter, my son's life matters." pic.twitter.com/UjyKRZ8XeG
— Jack Highberger (@JackHighberger) September 14, 2018
Guyger had been drug-tested but the results have not been made public.
DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti said:
"The perpetrator, especially because she has a badge and a gun, should have been tested first and that information should be public. (Because I had signatory authority for nuclear weapons, I was tested every 10 days. Cops should be tested, too.)"
What is known, although the Dallas Department has attempted to suggest that Guyger's story adds up, is there have been numerous inconsistencies between her story and various witness accounts of what happened that fateful night. Guyger's position has been the door was opened and she thought Jean was a burglar. However, two women say they heard banging and shouts of "Let me in."
They shared their contrasting details with the civil attorneys representing Jean's family. They will now give their to investigators are "trying" to gather all the information they can to present a full picture of what happened to a grand jury.
A video from a resident in the same complex showed that when the door is opened, it automatically closes. Amber Guyger is a liar.
The truth behind Botham Jean's murder may never be revealed. When you're white, police protect their own. However, this insidious attempt to demonize Botham Jean will not be tolerated.
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On Tuesday, Ziegler appeared in front of a judge at the Oakland County court, who sentenced him to a minimum of two years for each charge. The original charge, assault with intent to murder, would've carried a life sentence. Now he'll be eligible for parole after four years.
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Walker had literally run for his life. "I turned back and I saw him aiming at me... I was trying to run away faster and I heard a gunshot," he said on the stand.
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How did this trade happen? She saw Brian Mango waiting in line to vote in the Montana's battleground U.S. Senate and congressional campaigns on Tuesday, and told the 22-year-old, "Go back where you came from."
"Do you know why mom is here? Because Americans bombed her country," Mango said of his mother, a refugee from Laos.
"Do you know why my dad's here? Because they brought his ancestors here in chains," he said of his father, who is Black.
Bies replied with ridicule, "They wanted to come to America to get out of that f*cking a**-hole city. So don't you tell me this is not where you want to be."
Realizing that she may have started something she could not get out of, Bies bellowed, "You are not going to stop me from voting. We need a civil order to separate us."
Mango said Bies began making racial comments after she told him he had a "cute butt."
Footage was captured by Tennison Big Day, a Native American, who was behind the two of them in line. Big Day told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle he heard Bies claim that it was President Trump who gave Mango his voting rights.
Bies spent the rest of election night in Gallatin County jail after being arrested on charges of obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct. She pleaded not guilty and remained jailed on $500 bail Wednesday afternoon.
See the video:
Election Day arrest at Gallatin County Courthouse youtu.be
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