The Amber Guyger story was a farce from the time it broke in the news until Amber Guyger was sentenced earlier this month. There was so much about this saga that didn’t make sense and like Judge Judy says, “If it doesn’t make sense it isn’t true”. Anyone that is in touch with reality and has any media savvy at all should know that Amber Guyger’s tale is pure fiction and we will never know the truth. It’s a complete scam.
Amber walked into the apartment of Botham Jean and shot and killed him while he was relaxing. Her excuse is that she was exhausted after a long day of work and she walked into the wrong apartment that just so happened to have the door cracked. First of all, I have worked many long days in my life. I’ve always been able to make my way home. And what are the chances that Amber went to the wrong apartment and she went into the one with the door cracked. I’m just not buying it.
Personally I wouldn’t walk into my home if the door was cracked. Surely a trained police officer should be able to handle such a situation. Why didn’t she call one of her buddies to come help her? I think that a cracked door would at least make me more aware of my surroundings. Turning on a light and yelling out may have helped.
Poor Amber worked her fingers to the bone until she was too incoherent to find her apartment and question why the door was open but she was able to shoot straight in the dark in order to kill a man with one shot. This girl has some skills. Her prison nick name should be Annie Oakley.
It took a few days for Amber to get arrested. I think that those days in between killing a man and being arrested were the days in which she and her law enforcement buddies came up with this excuse. Then she was encouraged to carry herself in a demure manner even though we know she’s cocky, grow her hair longer and wear conservative but form fitting clothing. I’ll give the woman credit for having a nice figure. It came in handy.
Let’s skip to the jury. In past high profile trials jurors remain out of the public eye for a long time and sometimes they never make a public statement. In this case two of the jurors made appearances shortly after the sentence was announced on TV and explained their decision to sentence Amber to only ten years.
A Black woman and a White man had the nerve to say that Botham Jean was a good forgiving man and wouldn’t be vengeful. It makes more sense to give a lengthy sentence to a murderer that killed a sweet person. But this isn’t about making sense or justice this is about affirming Whiteness and it’s supposed moral superiority.
We will never know if Botham Jean would have wanted Amber to be forgiven. I find it difficult to believe that anyone would have a grain of sympathy for someone that would treat them with such carelessness and recklessness. Amber claims to have defended herself with no regard for others. Even if you believe Amber’s story that this was an honest mistake she still isn’t the person that deserves sympathy and tears.
The family of Botham Jean played into a trope, perhaps unintentionally but I think they were threatened or bought off, which is becoming quite common in the media. The trope of the benevolent spiritual Negro that loves others (Whites) more than he or she loves themselves. It’s becoming nauseating.
I don’t understand the purpose of all these stories about a Black waitress cutting up the food of an elderly White customer, a Black boy shielding an elderly White woman that he doesn’t know with his jacket in the rain, a Black woman that allows her wedding photo shoot to be interrupted by a little White girl that thinks she is a Disney princess in her wedding dress or a Black cheerleader that jumps off her homecoming float during a parade to save a White toddler from something that his parents should have handled. I guess they are supposed to be feel good stories. But I don’t feel validated by this as a Black woman and I think White people are positioned as the superior party.
These stories are not newsworthy and the service and heroism is always a one way street. The person that is always laboring, sacrificing their comfort or their moment of glory is always a Black person. Yes, there are equally nauseating stories about White people helping poor, unfortunate, shiftless Blacks that are down on their luck. But those often end up being Go Fund me scams designed by the White savior.
The real contrast to the benevolent Negro stories are the numerous stories of reckless behavior that endangers Black lives. This recklessness is consistently defended or overlooked by the American public. Because White people and their sense of safety and comfort is paramount to all else in America. Black people are supposed to buy into this too at their own expense.
Botham Jean’s family unfairly lost a loved one in the prime of his life and they chose to defend and sympathize with his killer and not their son or brother. I believe in forgiveness but forgiveness is not for a person that has wrongs others. Wrongdoers are owed nothing and there is no need for reconciliation.
I think it’s suspicious that the hug between Amber and Botham’s younger brother is the image that was presented to the public by numerous media outlets along with a message of forgiveness. I didn’t watch the trial but I don’t recall Amber admitting that her actions were inappropriate or asking for forgiveness. I only read about her making excuses for killing an innocent man and then trying to gain sympathy from the public and mercy from the jury.
Amber is a moderately attractive White woman and the world is use to presenting people like her as virtuous. The Jeans, particularly the men seem to agree with her. The dad even said he want to be her friend. Of all the emotions and thoughts this family must have towards Botham’s tragic end I don’t understand why their thoughts about Amber are what made headlines.
We didn’t hear much about their grieving process or their relationship to their family member. Their statements were centered around Amber.Every time I’ve had to exercise forgiveness it was a private matter. The person that I felt that betrayed me wasn’t even a part of the process. My heart, spirit and quality of life were at the center of forgiving someone that mistreated me. They had nothing to do with what goes on in my heart and I have no desire to interact with them again. In my experience that how forgiveness goes. There usually isn’t a face to face reconciliation and hug. That only happens on sit coms, rom coms and TV talk shows.
Brandt Jean begged to hug Amber and said he didn’t think she deserved to go to jail. He laid it on pretty thick before the audience. The judge who I believe was coerced or simply incompetent granted permission for him to hug her. They ran and hugged like two lovers being reunited. I think this was all planned and choreographed. We’ve all seen videos of grief stricken families attacking their loved ones killer in court.
Botham Jean’s brother could have taken that opportunity to strangle Amber and the rest of the family could have cleared the bench and jumped her. I’m surprised the judge didn’t think of that. If I was a judge that wanted to maintain an orderly court room as opposed to a circus there wouldn’t be any hugging at all. But I think Tammy Kemp is a phony and a puppet. I don’t think she has any real control over her court room and I hope voters get rid of her at their first opportunity.
I don’t think a judge with integrity would hug a convicted killer and give her a gift in front of the victim’s family. I also think it’s a bit too perfect that the judge and the bailiff that comforted Ms. Guyer were both Black women. How many Black women do you think work in the Dallas justice system? I’m sure it’s a minority.
And my goodness Tammy looked homely! The woman wore gold bedazzled flip flops before when she knew she was being watched by the entire nation. But she was sure to get herself styled to go on TV and cry and make excuses for her tomfoolery.
Now let’s talk about the key witness to the case and Botham Jean’s neighbor that overheard the turmoil that fateful night Joshua Brown. He’s dead now. He was killed in a drive by shooting. Those usually take months to solve and sometimes they are never resolved. But the Dallas PD was able to make an arrest in this case remarkable fast.
Joshua Brown was supposedly killed in a drug deal gone bad. I thought he was in the Airbnb business. Did Mr. Brown have a criminal history? Usually the media uncovers those types of things right away. Amber’s defense could have used that to discredit him but I don’t think that happened.
The drug dealers that allegedly shot Joshua were from Louisiana and traveled to Dallas for this business meeting. Louisiana ran out of weed I suppose. And I guess we’re expected to believe that Mr. Brown set up a drug deal in the parking lot of his own apartment building. I’m not in the drug dealing business but I don’t think that’s how it’s done.
The entire Amber Guyger story is a farce and a scam. We will never know the truth. The way all of this played out in the media is absolutely, literally unbelievable. It was all a show from the Dallas PD PR machine to try and satisfy Black people with the bare minimum while centering itself around White feelings.