Botham Jean's brother embraces Amber Guyger after she was sentenced 10 years for the murder of his brother

Oct 26, 2017
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Fucking hell. I couldn't even imagine the pain he must have gone through. Had I been in his place and had my brother been taken from me in such a heinous way, I don't think I could have shown forgiveness, ever.
 

alexi52

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Oct 28, 2017
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People deal with grief in different ways, if it helps him move forward then good for him, I sure as hell wouldn't forgive her
 

OtherWorldly

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Dec 3, 2018
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as I said in the other thread this is peak humanity. Forgiving the person who took everything from you.
 

DrROBschiz

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Oct 25, 2017
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Its a shame that the worst of us look at this as a form of weakness

Unfortunately our world has too much darkness to embrace the true saints that walk among us

Still I am glad they continue to exist to remind me that... Yes there are still people of deep faith and huge hearts that understand what it still means to be pious, empathetic and whole

While she isn't deserving of such light and mercy its not up to me and thankfully the laws of this land saw justice through this time
 

Coyote Starrk

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Oct 30, 2017
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I'm not gonna judge someone for how they deal with the death of their closest family members. If hugging her and forgiving her is what he feels he needs to do to move past this and get on with his life then I am not gonna try and say that he is wrong for it.
 

Rayne

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah dude does whatever he needs to move on. The judge though...wtf was that shit.
 

Einchy

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm glad that he will go living without that hatred in his heart but I don't think, if I was in his situation, that I could. Sad to say but I think I would go every second of my life wishing the absolute worst on whoever killed my sibling.
 

Hollywood Duo

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Oct 25, 2017
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I sure as hell wouldn’t do that but the man is allowed to deal with this tragedy in whatever way helps him heal.
 

Volimar

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Oct 25, 2017
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I don't think she deserves it, but if forgiveness helps her family get through it, more power to em I guess.
 

Merc_

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Oct 28, 2017
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Its a shame that the worst of us look at this as a form of weakness

Unfortunately our world has too much darkness to embrace the true saints that walk among us

Still I am glad they continue to exist to remind me that... Yes there are still people of deep faith and huge hearts that understand what it still means to be pious, empathetic and whole

While she isn't deserving of such light and mercy its not up to me and thankfully the laws of this land saw justice through this time
There is no justice in giving a murderer a light 10 year sentence that she'll be out for in 5.

You think there would be any of this forgiveness if the roles were reversed here? This is one garbage ass post and a perfect example of how white privilege works.
 

Mona

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Oct 30, 2017
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this is what it means to truly care about people, to have pure unadulterated empathy running through your veins
 

DrROBschiz

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Oct 25, 2017
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There is no justice in giving a murderer a light 10 year sentence that she'll be out for in 5.

You think there would be any of this forgiveness if the roles were reversed here? This is one garbage ass post and a perfect example of how white privilege works.
I posted this only about him specifically and the fact she was found guilty

I did not know what the sentencing was

Holy shit at only 10 years for murder
 

Double 0

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Nov 5, 2017
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If that's what helps them get by, fine. Fuck that judge though, she wasn't a victim of shit.

Me? Fuck forgiveness, our "justice" system needs to be radically warped.
 

Anarion07

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Oct 28, 2017
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Man there is a lot of emotion in that hug. She deserves every single year of her punishment if not more, but you can see that this meant a lot to her coming from the victims brother
 

NoName999

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Oct 29, 2017
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Yeah he's a bigger man than me.

But if any clown comes in here to try to use to claim moral superiority over this site or minorities should be slapped
 

kIdMuScLe

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Oct 27, 2017
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Wtf? 10yrs only? Damn and a guy I grew up with back in the day is looking at 25 to life for drug trafficking. Man non-white human life ain’t worth shit in this country huh?
 

Cipherr

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Oct 26, 2017
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Like others say, after that embarrassing short ass sentence, and murdering my kin in cold blood; then trying to get away with the shit rather than owning up to it; as the department attempted to throw dirt on my fams name with that "Marijuana smoker" shit.....

It couldn't be me...

But that's his choice to make, so..
 
Mar 9, 2018
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There is too much emphasis on forgiveness that just serves to coddle and protect perpetrators. It is OK and healthy to withhold forgiveness sometimes.
 

ratcliffja

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Oct 28, 2017
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I don't think she deserves it, but if forgiveness helps her family get through it, more power to em I guess.
Forgiveness shouldn't be about what the person deserves or not. Forgiveness isn't excusing the behavior. It's about letting go of the animosity that you feel for them. If somebody drove my car and wrecked it because they were driving recklessly, I would forgive them but I wouldn't let them drive my car again.
 

DrROBschiz

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Oct 25, 2017
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You think this story would have played out the same if a black man had walked into a white woman's apartment and shot her?
No absolutely not and we would be naive to think otherwise

I hinted at that in my post but im not mad he went at me for it

Its not right where we are at and hasnt been for a long time. Im not an idiot and am aware of white privilege
 

Inuhanyou

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Oct 25, 2017
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There is too much emphasis on forgiveness that just serves to coddle and protect perpetrators. It is OK and healthy to withhold forgiveness sometimes.
It depends on the person and the context...to be honest, a big part of America's faulty justice system is the overemphasis towards punishment and treating criminals as sub human rather than focus on rehabilitation.
 

Slayven

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Oct 25, 2017
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Do what you got to do to move on, but this is just sympathy porn for everyone else
 

CrocM

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Oct 25, 2017
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There is no justice in giving a murderer a light 10 year sentence that she'll be out for in 5.

You think there would be any of this forgiveness if the roles were reversed here? This is one garbage ass post and a perfect example of how white privilege works.
Are you criticizing him for forgiving her?
 

Thorn

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Oct 25, 2017
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Religious people are so fucked up.

There's no virtue in this "Forgiveness" bullshit. You're just letting a book indoctrinate you to accept injustice.