October 10, 2019
JUDGE TAMMY KEMP OF THE AMBER GUYGER MURDER TRIAL JOINS ‘TAMRON HALL’ TO DISCUSS THE CONTROVERSIAL HUG THAT WENT VIRAL, HER DECISION TO GIVE GUYGER A BIBLE AND THE ACTIONS OF THE BAILIFF IN THE COURTROOM
Plus, Death By Dignity Advocate Hanna Olivas Discusses Her Decision To Take Her Death Into Her Own Hands
On the October 10th edition of “Tamron Hall,” Tamron was joined by Judge Tammy Kemp (Dallas, TX) who presided over the murder trial of Amber Guyger to discuss the guilty verdict and her decision to allow the victim’s brother to hug Guyger, the woman responsible for his brother’s death in her courtroom. Kemp shared that while its customary for the victim's family to give a statement, they do not normally make physical contact: “My first thought was this is against the rules [but] after he asked please a second time, I had to let him go.”
Kemp also shared that in reaction to Guyger asking if God would forgive her, the judge handed over her own personal copy of the Bible which sparked questions and outrage from several atheist groups. When Tamron asked how she responds to the criticism, Kemp shared: "My legal duties had been concluded. I was a person responding to someone in need.”
Tamron also asked Judge Kemp about the controversy surrounding the female bailiff seemingly stroking Guyger’s hair, to which Kemp responded: “She was accused of stroking her hair, but actually what she was doing was searching for contrabands or weapons. And they do that to every female. And this is exactly why your show is so important, we need to educate the public.”
When asked whether she could preside over the potential appeal case and maintain a level of nonpartisanship, Kemp remarked: “Yes, absolutely. I do that every day. I have to separate emotions from fact.”
Following her interview with Judge Kemp, Tamron sat down with Hanna Olivas, a mother of four who was diagnosed with a fatal blood cancer, and her husband, Jerry Olivas, (Las Vegas, NV) to discuss Hanna’s decision to advocate for Death By Dignity laws in hopes that she will soon have the option to decide her own fate. Olivas, who was given a year left to live by doctors, is working with the state of Nevada to change its legislation to make medical aid in dying legal. If the law is not passed by the time she is ready to exercise her right to die, Hanna shared she will move her family to California "Once the pain of dying outweighs the joy of living.”
Coming up this week on “Tamron Hall”:
Friday, October 11: Fashion Friday
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“Tamron Hall” (tamronhallshow.com), broadcasting from New York City, features a dynamic mix of live and taped shows. From the deeply moving to the purely fun, the nationally syndicated show is a daily destination for all things topical and a platform for viewers to connect with the people who are shaping our world through meaningful, engaging and entertaining conversations. As a new mom, a newlywed and a new force in Daytime, proving you can accomplish anything at any age, Tamron Hall brings a refreshing, relatable, unpredictable and unstoppable voice to television. “Tamron Hall” is executive produced by Bill Geddie and Tamron Hall. Talia Parkinson-Jones is co-executive producer.
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