Amber Guyger Case Judge Defends Hugging After Sentencing

 

District Judge Tammy Kemp was under a lot of scrutiny after hugging Amber Guyger after she was found guilty for the murder of Botham Jean.

Though everyone in the African-American community had their opinions on the odd matter, Judge Kemp seems unbothered by her decision of comforting the defendant.

"I'm trying to look at the person beyond the act...I just said to her, 'Ms. Guyger, Mr. Jean has forgiven you. Please forgive yourself so that you can live a purposeful life.' And she said, 'Do you think my life can still have purpose?' And I said, 'I know it can."

Once Guyger was sentenced, Judge Kemp stepped away and went back to her with a Bible when Gugyer asked for the hug. She explained to NBC News Amber asked her twice for a hug. She hesitated the first time, but gave in after the convicted officer's persistence.

"Your job is to do justice, to love mercy and walk humbly. So how can you not hug this lady? So we hugged."

Find out below what the crew felt about Judge Kemp's initiative and see why Uncle Steve thinks acts of love are abnormal in today's society.

 

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