This language in the press release concerns me. It would be much better if they could have made an unequivocal statement that "he pointed the gun at" Sgt. Perry. Pointing a gun at someone under these conditions would constitute assault with a deadly weapon justifying deadly force in defense. If he only "began to raise a gun toward" someone it can easily be construed to mean that the gun was never actually pointed at anyone and may never have been.
Suppose you are legally protecting a group of peaceful demonstrators by holding your AK-47, pointed down and exercising proper trigger discipline, with your finger extended and off the trigger. Someone shoots you, claiming that you "began to raise the assault rifle toward" the shooter. This is how the media and left-wing prosecutors will portray it.
In my opinion, given all of the circumstances (including rioters swarming and beating on his car) it was justifiable defense, but I will not be on the Austin grand jury of hand picked Democrats that the far left-wing Austin DA will use to get an indictment or on the Austin jury of UT assistant professors and state employees that will hear the coming show trial.
Unfortunately, I think you are 100% accurate.
BTW, the current far left-wing Travis County (Austin) District Attorney Margaret Moore was just defeated in the the democrat primary by the even further far-left Soros funded candidate José Garza, who is almost certain to be the next D.A.
If you live in Travis County, be afraid. Be very afraid.
“The wave of criminal justice reforms sweeping the country since billionaire George Soros began pumping millions into district attorney elections was manifested last night in the massive win racked up by José Garza.
Early on he had a lead of 30,000 votes, causing incumbent District Attorney Margaret Moore to concede soon after those results were posted on the Travis County Clerks website.
Garza is currently executive director of the Workers Defense Project. Formerly he served as assistant public defender at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and assistant public defender in the Western District of Texas.
He had immense help from four separate political action committees. The Austin Bulldogs analysis of Garzas campaign finance report shows these four PACs combined spent upwards of a half-million dollars to boost his candidacy.
Real Justice PAC, whose declared purpose is to elect prosecutors who will fix our broken criminal justice system
Texas Freedom Network PAC, which is involved in a variety of liberal issues but not specifically criminal justice
Texas Justice & Safety PAC, which has received $652,000 from George Soros and $10,000 from the Jose Garza Campaign, according to Transparency USA.
Workers Defense in Action PAC, whose goal is to elect progressive candidates that support a progressive pro-worker, pro-immigrant agenda.”