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Exactly a month ago, Amber Guyger, the 30-year-old officer who killed Botham Shem Jean in his own home, was charged with manslaughter. This after she was already on the streets for 72 hours after the shooting. However, activists have been demanding that Guyger be charged with murder and putting pressure on the Black district attorney, Faith Johnson, who recently conducted an interview with NBC in Dallas that may have made things worse.

The Republican, whose election to remain DA is next month, said the case was handed over to the Texas Rangers, which has been accused of police cover-ups. However, Johnson explained, “they took over after the Dallas Police department invited them in so they would have an independent investigator.” She said they were responsible for deciding on the manslaughter charge, not her office.

She continued, “We now are the lead agency on the case. Now we are getting the case ready for the grand jury. We plan to give the grand jury every piece of evidence that’s going to be necessary to help them make the right decision in the case. Not only will we give all the evidence, but we also plan to explain the law to them thoroughly in terms of what this office says. I think that’s one of the things that I want to make certain is that the people of Dallas County understand is that we are not trying to work so we will miss anything. We don’t want to miss anything.”

When asked what should happen once the case reaches the grand jury, she said, “Once we give them all the facts of the case we believe that they’re going to do the right thing. We don’t want to change the grand jury at this point in terms of what will come out of the grand jury.”

She added, “Only thing I’m saying to the people of Dallas County — trust me — we are planning to put before this grand jury, as soon as we can. In fact, we’re trying to expedite it to get it even quicker than we probably should, do but we’re not going to compromise anything. That’s what is so critical, we don’t want to compromise any evidence that we think is going to be critical for them to make the right decision in the case.” See the full interview below:

Clearly, it’s hard to trust anything coming out of the Dallas Police Department, the Texas Rangers and the district attorneys office. There have been so many mistakes made in this case; from never searching Guyger’s apartment to claiming Botham Jean was a pothead to protesters in jail longer than Guyger was.

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Dallas’ Black District Attorney Tries To ‘Clear Up’ The Handling Of Botham Jean Case: ‘Trust Me!’ was originally published on newsone.com

14 thoughts on “Dallas’ Black District Attorney Tries To ‘Clear Up’ The Handling Of Botham Jean Case: ‘Trust Me!’

  1. Alice Wright on said:

    This was a home invasion, that turned into a murder. They had history. The crime carries the death penalty. In Tyler,Texas around 1994 or so Napoleon Beazley invaded a home garage, killed the homeowner, he was given the death penalty by lethal injection.

    • Mac Daddy not Baby Daddy on said:

      Please string together a complete sentence, so you don’t make a complete fool of yourself. Are you proposing this was a breaking and entering robbery by a lone 120lb white woman?

  2. Ms Curly on said:

    This case, as many others, was tainted from the very beginning. I don’t trust the police are the rangers hell or the DA for that matter. I don’t believe that they were having an affair nor do I believe that he had weed in his apartment. But none of that matters, she killed him and should go to jail period!!

  3. americanize on said:

    Faith Johnson can’t be trusted.And for those of you who don’t know.The race soldier who murder 12yr old Tamir Rice,has been hired by another police force.Black America you have no friends.

    • Mac Daddy on said:

      Did you watch the video of 12 y/o Tamir Rice pointing a very real looking, replica gun with the orange tip removed at the back of people’s heads in the park? Did you watch him stick it in his waistband, emulating behavior he’d seen very close to, if not in his home? Did you know his mother, Samaria has a long list of felony convictions, including an illegal weapons charge. You are right in one respect, black america, you have no friends, within your own family. Facts matter amercanize, try them someday

      • americanize on said:

        @mac sissy Yes I watched the video,the race soldier shot the kid in two seconds,know commands at all,but you have a white man who murders a police office and kills one,and they negotiate with him until he gives up and he’s arrested,that’s police training.But that doesn’t applied to black people.This is the 3rd police force that hire this murderer.But that don’t mean anything to you mac sissy,b/c you’re team white supremacy.

  4. Mac Daddy not Babby Daddy on said:

    A lot to untangle here, first, obvious to anyone with an IQ greater than Phoenix R, which, well is everyone, Botham and this white Officer we’re having an affair. We need no more evidence to understand that black mans weakness is the white woman. Secondly, Botham was dealing weed, low level, probably just to friends, but nonetheless a “drug dealer”. All this needs to be vetted before a grand jury can be seated. Have patience Peeps

      • americanize on said:

        Please don,t waste ur time with mac sissy he’s a white supremacist troll,having to much sex with his mother,and sister has affected his brain.

      • Mac Daddy on said:

        My opinion, is that it was some sort of lover quarrel/rage. It’s undiaputed that black men prefer white women, but they are also dogs too. She likely found out he was whoring around on her. I think we can all rule out mistaking it for her crib. That was a bold face lie. I look forward to your view of my opinion. Again, just my opinion. Also, please try not to use vulgarities in your response, it only reinforces the angry, cursing black women stereotype. Thanks in advance

    • Alice Wright on said:

      It doesn’t matter if he had a he had a whole field of weed in his apartment. She had no search warrant. At the point she entered his apartment she was a citizen. Should have called 911.

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