While some lauded Botham Jean’s brother, Brandt, for summoning up the gumption to forgive and asking to hug the convicted killer, many other Blacks were physically sickened that the judge also did so, then retreated to her chambers to fetch her Bible for Guyger.
I have never seen a judge hugging a convicted cold blooded murderer. Black people in this courtroom was hugging, petting and comforting this racist killer Amber Guyger nonstop. Thats the justification that mostly white-identified jury needed to give her a slap on the wrist#smh pic.twitter.com/itzJHi1Njj
— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) October 2, 2019
Another Twitter user added: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. A cold blooded murderer being coddled by Botham’s Family, the judge and a black police officer. Where’s the justice for Botham? His family should be ashamed. I am ashamed for them. (sic)”
Here is a sampling of other reactions posted on Twitter:
Black people have to STOP with the forgiveness speech when we are targeted with violence by those who do not look like us. Y’all have to wake up and educate yourselves on battered race syndrome. Your “forgiveness” is really trauma and we for generations have been taught…
— R O C H E L L E (@RochelleRitchie) October 2, 2019
When a HOMELESS BLACK MOTHER gets sentenced to years in prison for nothing more than lying about her son's address so he can go to school…..
You don't see any BLACK FOLKS hoarding up in court to hug & comfort her.
NO! She's Fat, Dark, homeless, doomed. She gets ignored!
— WRITER KOLA BOOF (@KolaBoof3) October 3, 2019
Did anyone hug 16-year-old Kalief Browder when he was sentenced to 3 years at Rikers Island for a stolen bookbag that’s was never found?
— ✨✨Sage ✨✨ (@_MizzDukez) October 2, 2019