Amber Guyger was convicted of murder today. The racial component has made this a national story and it’s even getting coverage alongside impeachment. I don’t know how much they affected the jury but the prosecutors thought it was necessary to bring her social media posts, including memes she shared into court. White cop Amber Guyger is found GUILTY of murder https://mol.im/a/7525717 [quote] 'Yah I got meh a gun a shovel an gloves if I were u back da f**k up and get out of meh f**king a**,' she commented on one social media post. She shared another meme that read: 'Stay low, go fast. Kill first, die last. One shot, one kill. No luck, all skill'. Guyger also shared another meme that said: 'People are so ungrateful. No one ever thanks me for having the patience not to kill them'. [/quote] These posts along with text messages that appeared racist (I say appeared because I don’t know her and I’m not about to make a judgement based on a news article) were used to convict her: There is a record of everything you say or do online and on your phone. They will go through it and if anything looks like it might help them make a case against you they will use it. Personally I think it was a tragic accident and manslaughter would have been a more appropriate charge and it could be that this social media and text history moved the prosecutors to charge murder instead. Perhaps the Miranda warning should include anything you’ve ever said online or in a text message can and will be used against you.