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  • Writer's pictureStaci Sweet

Witnessing History Through Brandt Jean

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 we witnessed history. We witnessed a guilty verdict for former police officer Amber Guyger who was convicted of murdering Botham Jean, a 26-year-old college educated, worship leader who was an upstanding pillar in the community. As someone who has tired of seeing officers get away with murder, I found myself somber with the historical verdict because at the end of the day, there are no winners. Mr. and Mrs. Jean can finally rest but they lost their baby. The black community has a win, but we lost a good brother. And let’s not even mention what Ms. Guyger lost.