T.I. is among those who are sharing a meme comparing Texas's treatment of TAY-K, who is facing two separate murder trials, and Santa Fe High School shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who gunned down 10 people last week.
This is America!!!! We MUST START STANDING BY OURS THE SAME WAY THEY STAND BY THEIRS!!!!! We can’t keep just throwing ours away when they fuc up,while they give they people every consideration possible .... FUCTHAT!!!! It ain’t fair,& It aint right!!! Hold Every last one of US as Americans to the same standards no matter the color of their skin. Or else we gon do for ours the same you’re doing for yours!!! Period!!! #FreeTayK✊🏽 #USorELSE MAJOR POINT: I should point out that neither of these gentlemen have been convicted. Only arrested in suspicion of the crimes their charged with. But for the fact that one of them was arrested on the scene of the school shooting that claimed 10 lives. The other was a warranted arrest with little physical evidence,just word of mouth. So the question is how is the D.A. seeking the death penalty for Tay K & not the other guy? AND THAT HES A MINOR SHIT WEAK...THEIR THE SAME AGE!!!!!!
Under a Texas law passed in 2013, the maximum sentence for capital murder for those under 18 is a life sentence with the chance of parole after 40 years.
“In Texas, after the Supreme Court’s decision, they passed a law that basically says that it’s a life sentence if you’re under 18 at the time of the crime,” said attorney Amanda Marzullo, executive director of Texas Defender Services. “The Court has said that it is cruel and unusual to execute an individual who is under 18 at the time of the offense.”
So why the discrepancy between the two 17-year-olds? It's likely that TAY-K isn't facing the death penalty either. While there have been rumors and some reporting that he is, none of it has come from reputable news sources.