Although a few months have elapsed since the first incident, many still discuss Botham Jean’s brother, Brandt Jean, openly kissing the murderer of his brother, Amber Guyger, just after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Fast forward in the present, and now, Brandt has been honored with a special award for his actions by a local Texas police group.
In the case of Botham Jean, the verdict was painful and shocking for a number of reasons, particularly the short time that Amber Guyger benefited for her death – as well as the outpouring of love she received from Judge of the case and Jean His brother Brandt, 18 years old. As reported by @CNN, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration awarded Brandt’s 2019 Ethical Courage Award at a recent ceremony in Plano, Texas.
At the award ceremony, Brandt spoke of the intense reactions and criticism he received for his support of Guyger:
“I never wanted the statement I made to the person who murdered my brother to receive such international recognition. To be honest, I struggled with it for a long time, just as I had a hard time accepting this agency award. “
Brandt also mentioned his deceased brother, while acknowledging the racial discrimination of the police forces:
“My brother was well aware of the danger posed by misconceptions about color for young black men that seems particularly pronounced within the law enforcement community. I want you all to know that I am not a threat, that young black men are not fundamentally dangerous or criminal. I urge you to encourage diverse leadership that can model inclusion and restraint. More importantly, I ask you to remember my brother – my example of ethical leadership, a black man perceived as a threat by one of yours. I want you to remember him. I want you to wonder what you are doing to make sure that there are no other families like mine, no other little brothers who have to show ethical leadership in the forgiveness of a police officer whose the lack of training and discipline has earned them a life without care. of another.”
In January, Brandt Jean is scheduled to begin college at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas – the same school where his brother Botham graduated in 2016.
Roommates, what do you think of this?