A neighbor of Botham Jean, the man who was killed in his own apartment by police officer Amber Guyger, was gunned down outside of an apartment complex on Friday night.
Joshua Brown, 28, gave crucial testimony during the trial of Guyger, who was eventually convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison for being responsible for the death of Jean. He was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital after he was shot, and died soon after from his injuries.
No suspects have been identified or apprehended at the present time, but witnesses claim they saw a silver sedan speed out of the apartment complex following the gun fire.
“He bravely came forward to testify when others wouldn’t. If we had more people like him, we would have a better world,” Dallas County prosecutor Jason Hermus said following news of Brown’s death.
Lee Merritt, who is the lawyer representing Botham Jean’s family, noted that Brown had expressed worries that gun fire would take his life as well. Sadly, Brown’s fears were realized very shortly after he expressed that grim sentiment.
“Brown was still visibly shaken up from the incident when he took the stand to testify on behalf of the prosecution. His murder underscores the reality of the black experience in America,” Merritt wrote in a Facebook post.
“A former athlete turned entrepreneur— Brown lived in constant fear that he could be the next victim of gun violence, either state sanctioned or otherwise. We have more work to do deal with the constant threats to our community both from within and without,” Merritt added.
Brown’s emotional testimony from the trial can be viewed here:
The suspicious timing of Brown’s murder has fueled conspiracy theories about who was responsible for his untimely death to sweep across social media platforms.
“I just watched his testimony on Friday. I do not believe this is a coincidence,” one individual wrote in a Facebook post.
The trial concluded last week with an emotional display from Botham Jean’s brother, Brandt, who embraced Guyger with a hug following her sentencing and offered his love and forgiveness.
“I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you,” Jean said to Guyger on the witness stand.
“I personally want the best for you. I wasn’t going to say this in front of my family, I don’t even want you to go to jail. I want the best for you because I know that’s exactly what Botham would want for you. Give your life to Christ. I think giving your life to Christ is the best thing Botham would want for you,” he added.
Brown’s murder will result in more speculation and less closure following the case, as questions of whether or not it was retribution for his testimony during the trial will remain until the perpetrators are found.
Grassroots Leaders Send Final Warning to GOP Establishment: Rejecting Trump Means Death of Republican Party
The Republican establishment can choose Trump or political suicide.
As the Republican Party establishment contemplates rejecting President Trump after he leaves office, the conservative grassroots are issuing a final warning that this decision means political suicide.
Texas conservative activists Maria Espinoza and Tim Lyng, who each co-founded The Remembrance Project in 2009 to bring attention to victims of illegal immigrant crime, penned a letter about the state of the GOP. They provided a copy of the letter to Big League Politics.
“The massive election fraud perpetrated to unseat our president was nothing less than a coup d’etat. Clearly, while Trump took the hit, this was an attack against all who dare challenge the establishment, and dare support an America First agenda that threatens both Democrat and Republican Chinese Communist Party-owned politicians. And there are many,” Espinoza and Lyng wrote in their scathing letter.
They called out former Bush chief of staff Karl Rove, former House speaker Paul Ryan, the Lincoln Project’s “notorious alleged homosexual predator” John Weaver, and other establishment Republicans for working to turn the dial back on Trump’s MAGA revolution in the Republican Party. Espinoza and Lyng hope that a truly America First party to rises to displace the GOP.
“An America First Party, led by Trump, would be the political springboard to reignite true American passion for all who value their God-given freedoms, who realize they have been sold-out to the Communist Chinese; and who recognize that now’s the time to hold onto the greatest country in the world and placing all that is “America” first,” they wrote in the letter.
“In the America First Party, there is no room for squishy establishment-types. Without exception, there will be no equal opportunity for traitors to the Constitution. They will be banned from entry, forever,” Espinoza and Lyng added.
The vision outlined by Espinoza and Lyng for a truly America First political party may come to fruition if the GOP establishment keeps attacking President Trump. They mentioned in their letter that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) recently spoke of the inevitability of a third party if GOP senators convict Trump. Espinoza and Lyng believe that the GOP’s destruction is inevitable at this point.
Big League Politics has reported about how rank-and-file Republican constituents stand firmly with Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other RINOs:
Recent polling indicates that the overwhelming majority of Republicans side with President Donald Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in their struggle over the future of the GOP.
McConnell has used last week’s violence in the Capitol to agitate against Trump, even flirting with the idea of impeaching the president. Ten Congressional Republicans joined the Democrats to impeach Trump for a second time on Wednesday.
However, McConnell’s feud with Trump comes at the peril of his career prospects. Republicans side with Trump, believing that Trump is right in his complaints about corruption.
An Axios-Ipsos poll shows that a firm majority of Republicans believe Trump was just to oppose election fraud, that he bares no responsibility in what happened at the U.S. Capitol, and they hope he runs again for the presidency in 2024.
Additionally, the results of the poll show a divide that has formed within the GOP. 56 percent of respondents consider themselves “traditional Republicans” while 36 percent of respondents consider themselves “Trump Republicans.” There is likely considerable overlap between the two groups as well, which should scare the likes of McConnell and his special interest masters.
The findings show that the “Trump Republicans” are on board with their president like never before and will be the most formidable anti-establishment constituency in GOP history.
If the GOP establishment does not retreat now and recognize that President Trump is the banner Republican moving forward, the party may die a well-deserved death. If Espinoza and Lyng are correct in their analysis, this could be the best news for the grassroots moving forward.
Politics2 days ago
GOP Establishment Threatens President Trump with Impeachment Unless He Denies Election Fraud
Big League National Security2 days ago
DNI Ratcliffe: China Interfered in 2020 Election, CIA Suppressed Info
Politics1 day ago
Constituents Already Beginning to Turn on Peter Meijer, Who Admits That Voting to Impeach Trump May Have Ruined His Political Career
News3 days ago
Fox News Ratings Crater, Trailing CNN and MSNBC for First Time in 21 Years
Free Speech2 days ago
Tennessee High School Principal Suspended for Speaking Against Big Tech Censorship
Politics3 days ago
No Traditional Farewell Ceremony for Donald Trump, Pentagon Confirms
Immigration4 days ago
Biden Will Introduce Amnesty, Citizenship Legislation for 12+ Million Illegal Aliens on Day One
Big League National Security2 days ago
Left-Wing Extremist Charged in Alleged Florida Capitol Attack Identified Soros as “Sponsor”