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Texas Injustice! Black Man Gets 70 Year Prison Sentence for Spitting at Cops

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*A Texas man has reportedly been sentenced to 70 years in prison for spitting at police officers during a 2022 arrest.

The incident occurred last May when Larry Pearson, 36, was arrested on domestic violence charges after allegedly repeatedly striking a woman in the face and leaving her with “multiple visible injuries,” according to EverythingLubbock.com.

Pearson allegedly threw a wild tantrum when Lubbock police refused to arrest the victim.

While detained in the police cruiser, he reportedly kicked the door and spat at two cops who demanded he stops. Pearson continued to spit at officers once at the Lubbock County Detention Center.

Pearson, who had prior convictions, was ultimately found guilty of two counts of harassment of a public servant.

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The prosecutor asked the jury to send a message to both society and the suspect during the closing arguments.

Due to his prior convictions for aggravated robbery and family violence, Pearson faced a minimum sentence of 25 years. He ended up getting 70 years in total.

“If you’re going to live the life of crime, you’re going to do that among other criminals [in prison],” prosecutor Jessica Gorman told the court, according to EverythingLubbock.com.

“You’re not going to get 70 years for something like this when you’ve never been in trouble before,” Gorman said.

The 70-year sentence sparked mixed reactions on social media. Check out what some users had to say below:

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