To be honest, I didn’t think I would be writing these words in relation to that case, but that’s what happened. A cop who killed an unarmed Black person in their own home finally will be held accountable for it.
And the coolest part of this whole story is it happened in my home state.
The white women’s tears she cried on the witness stand didn’t work, as the jury made of of 5 Black peeps, 5 Latinx peeps and 2 whites returned a unanimous verdict convicting her of entering 26 year old Botham Jean’s Dallas apartment on September 6, 2018 and killing him.
Can’t do the happy dance just yet. Trial is still in the punishment phase, and the racist texts the former Dallas PD officer unleashed have come out She is facing 5-99 years in a TDC cell, so to me justice won’t be truly served unless she’s doing as close to 99 years as possible.
We’ll find out soon how much time she got.
But the people I feel for are the Jean family, who have lost someone they can never get back
TransGriot Update: And how much time did she get? 10 effing years? Really? People, and especially POC’s have gotten more time for selling drugs or robbing a bank.