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Amber Guyger’s Brother-in-Law Explains His Hand Signs

The explanation appears much simpler and more innocent than we thought.

Earlier today, we posted an item that was critical of the Dallas media’s coverage of Botham Jean’s killing by officer Amber Guyger. Toward the end of that post, its author, Barrett Brown, indulged in some of the same sort of speculation that has appeared on Reddit and Twitter and elsewhere concerning a then unidentified man in a picture with Guyger. The man, it seemed, was flashing white supremacist gang signs as Guyger hugged him. To interpret the signs, Barrett relied on an Anti-Defamation League database of hate symbols and on his own experience. Barrett himself spent four years in prison, much of it in close quarters with white supremacists.

After the post went up, we heard from the man in the picture. He initially would say nothing on the record. But, later, after we did a background check on him that verified details he’d given us, he decided to speak on the record.

Noe Garza is a 43-year-old brother-in-law of Guyger’s. He has known her since her late teens. Of the photo in question, he says the group was having dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack to celebrate a special occasion. “It was her father’s 69th birthday, so I did a 6-9. Plain and simple,” he said.

He initially didn’t want to be quoted because of harassment he and his wife have gotten. When he reconsidered, he said, “Please identify me by name. Because, bam, then it’s done.” He said he wanted to get the truth out there.

“Me and my wife have had to shut down our Facebook pages,” he said. “We had to start new ones. I have police — we’re on protective custody because someone found out who we were. There’s a cop out there watching our door, protecting us because of the repercussions or what may or may not have happened. Well, because of what happened. … You have no idea how much we’ve been harassed online. How much we’ve been destroyed online. The entire family is being called inbred white supremacists, which we are not.”

As for his sister-in-law, he said, “Amber is one of the most caring, loving, compassionate people you could ever know. She could be starving and get food and give it to somebody else to make sure they are OK. All she has done her entire life is to care about people. That’s why she became a cop.”

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Comments

  • Barret burned his cedilbility. I don’t know if it was the Man or his philosophy that led him to madness, but he is no longer credible.

    Bye Barrett. Like virginity, credibly is easily lost and hardly ever recovered.

  • Also, as normal, they are under protection from the LEFT, not the mysterious “right” who are always about to start being violent any day now, unlike the left who have been violent since 1900 or so, without interuption.

    • Brad

      You just lost your credibility with that comment

      • Oh noes, random guy with no history has an opinion about my credibility!

  • John Smith

    If Amber Guyger is such a fine person who does nothing but care about others, why hasn’t she apologized for shooting and killing an innocent man in his own apartment, or expressed contrition and condolences toward his family, or maybe just said “hey, my bad”? If she’s “one of the most caring, loving, compassionate people you could ever know,” where’s her compassion for the murder victim and his love ones?

    • TWDFW

      Simple. Apologizing is an admission of guilt and leaves you open to any and all lawsuits, charges, etc. Just as in a car accident, saying you’re “sorry” is an admission of fault.

      People like you would love to take advantage and she knows it. It’s important to guard against the crazies out there.

      • John Smith

        “People like you.” “The crazies out there.” Astonishingly shallow and dumb remarks. But then it never ends with Trumpanzees. Like their cult leader, they are literally America’s most worthless scum.

        • TWDFW

          Who said I voted for Trump? But we ALL know who YOU voted for, don’t we? Too bad, John, maybe next time.

      • dontbemean

        take advantage….of what? her admitting she murdered a man? It’s pretty straightforward. as a matter of fact, it’s not straightforward at all (I think she intentionally shot him and it’s being covered up), but that’s how it’s playing out, she’ll soon be on trial for murder. hopefully she’ll be the first cop scapegoat among the millions in this country that have shot unarmed people in cold blood that goes to JAIL for a looooooooong time!

        • TWDFW

          She’s charged with Murder. That makes the stupid happy, but fact is, it’s what’s known as an “overcharge”, similar to what happened in, I think Baltimore.
          Murder is a hard charge to prove and much easier to defend against than a manslaughter beef.
          She’ll be acquitted on a murder charge, but on the off chance she’s found guilty, it’s an easy appeal.

          • Danura Sennate

            I’d agree with you every time except this one, mostly because juries in the south will overwhelmingly find murderous cops not guilty even for manslaughter charges. But she was not on the job at the time, AND there is evidence she knew him, has complained about his loud music in the past, and was confronting him that night to turn it down. Her excuse that she didn’t know what apartment she was in would be laughable, except she’s a twisted racist DUMB murderer who honestly thought she’d get away with it. She will be found guilty. Time to make an example.