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Atheist group says Texas judge 'crossed the line' when she handed a Bible to Amber Guyger

Atheist group says Texas judge 'crossed the line' when she handed a Bible to Amber Guyger

A national atheist group has filed a formal complaint with the state of Texas after a judge in a Dallas court gave a Bible to former police officer Amber Guyger who was convicted of murdering her neighbor.

The gesture by Texas District Judge Tammy Kemp, who also suggested the Bible could change Guyger's life, came at the end of an emotional sentencing hearing this week. Guyger received a 10-year prison sentence for fatally shooting Botham Jean, an unarmed man in a Dallas apartment she had mistaken for her own. 

Kemp left the bench to approach and hug the tearful Guyger, handing her what she said was one of the personal Bibles she used every day.

"This is your job for the next month," Kemp told Guyger. "It says right here. John 3:16. And this is where you start. 'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life ...'"
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/04/atheist-group-complains-texas-judge-tammy-kemp-bible-amber-guyger/3862737002/

Have to admit being conflicted about this. I wonder if any group would complain is the judge gave her a Torah, Quran or book of Sutras? Would people show the same support the judge is getting for her action? Should a judge give any personal item to the accused/ convicted while in session?

Florida teen died protecting his 5-year-old sister during a burglary, police say

Florida teen died protecting his 5-year-old sister during a burglary, police say

 A 15-year-old boy in Florida died while protecting his younger sister during a burglary, police said.

Khyler Edman was found dead in his home in Port Charlotte, Florida, Thursday, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Police initially responded to reports of an injured person acting strangely in Edman's neighborhood around 4 p.m.

A man fled as police arrived in the neighborhood. Shortly after, a neighbor called 911 to report that there was a burglar in his home. Police apprehended the man, identified as Ryan Clayton Cole, 27, who had several stab wounds on his hands and side.

Authorities canvassed the area and discovered a second home had signs of forced entry. Inside, they found Edman's body and his sister, who was unharmed.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/01/florida-teen-dies-protecting-his-sister-during-burglary-police/3832460002/
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