A video of Botham Jean’s Brother forgiving Amber Guyger for everything she’s done, and the Judge also hugging, embracing Guyger and showing her sympathy is going viral. Botham’s brother: “If you’re truly sorry, I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you.”
A video of Amber Guyger being forgiven and hugged by Botham Jean’s brother, and the Judge embracing her as well is currently drawing backlash from the community.
The video is also getting sympathy from those on social media who say “forgiveness is key” and “we are one”.
Botham Jean’s brother, Brandt Jean told Amber Guyger after she was sentenced to only 10 years in prison:
“If you’re truly sorry, I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you” “I don’t even want you to go to jail.”
Here’s the video of his speech and embrace that’s currently going viral:
The Judge is also drawing backlash from a video of her hugging Guyger and showing her sympathy:
Judge Tammy Kemp steps off the bench, hands Amber Guyger her personal bible and tells her to read and live John 3:16, then hugs Guyger.
Watch live: https://t.co/86S3jPDqCg#AmberGuygerTrial pic.twitter.com/U1oGEQW7I5
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) October 2, 2019
I'm sick!!! *shakes head* pic.twitter.com/JMVG6IkDOO
— ManSitChoAzzDown (@AngryManTV) October 2, 2019
People brought up that the Judge also brought up the fact that the judge told the jury they may consider “Castle Law” to determine if Guyger was in her right to shoot and kill Jean.
This moment stayed with me all day. I don’t know what to make of it, but I know it’s something. Bailiff smooths hair of Guyger a few minutes after Guyger was convicted of murder. pic.twitter.com/NOu7dVUc6U
— Gordon Keith (@gordonkeith) October 2, 2019
People on social media are currently disappointed that the sentence wasn’t long enough, especially with Guyger’s racist texts, and a racist Pinterest page of hers that surfaced.
The Pinterest posts included the picture of a military sniper with text that read:
“Stay low, go fast; kill first, die last; one shot, one kill; no luck, all skill.”
Guyger’s racist text messages to her work partner who’s she’s married to were also read aloud in court:
Rivera texted in March 2018 to Guyger:
Rivera: “Damn I was at this area with 5 different black officers !!! Not racist but damn.”
Guyger: “Not racist but just have a different way of working and it shows.”
Last year Guyger also texted with another officer about Dallas’ Martin Luther King Jr. parade:
Officer: “When does this end lol,”
Guyger: “When MLK is dead … oh wait …,”
And two days before she shot Botham Jean dead, she texted with someone who had adopted a German Shepherd:
Dog owner: “Although she may be racist.”
Guyger: “It’s okay .. I’m the same…I hate everything and everyone but y’all.”
The community was hoping for at least a 25-year sentence based on the racist evidence, and her conduct leading up to, and after the shooting.