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Old 06-10-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Lol. Let me know how that goes when someone breaks into a loved ones house and does alittle more than just takes objects. How about takes sex from them or their life. Go see Arlington Texas news right now, 2 elderly women have been murdered at their homes this week. Better have a way to stop it other than saying violence is a bad bad thing and please leave my residence. Your just a naive sheep who like I said has never encountered anything bad in their lives and don't know how terrible a human being can be.
What the hell does this have to do with what that poster said? That poster didn't say anything about banning guns, just that it is ridiculous to shoot at someone that stole $150 from you, and if you think that is appropriate punishment you clearly do not value human life much.

And that example you give is completely different than what happened in this case. That you cannot tell the difference is very disturbing.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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He had a gun for self-defense that he was clearly capable of using - what was he scared of? Should have just beat her up and tried to take the money. Probably would have been convicted of manslaughter in most other states.

He looks like a dumb redneck that got tricked and lost his temper. Should have got some jail-time, for sure.

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Why Ezekiel Gilbert’s Acquittal Proves the Lunacy of Texas’s Gun Laws | Vanity Fair

Yeah, dude should have been convicted of manslaughter at least. Those people were doing something shady, but not something punishable by death. Thank f-ing god I don't live in Texas.
I live in Texas and 100% do NOT agree with this outcome, as do many people here. The guy should have been convicted of second degree murder and gone to prison. This woman is clearly a serious criminal also but the punishment did not fit the crime.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: TX
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What the hell does this have to do with what that poster said? That poster didn't say anything about banning guns, just that it is ridiculous to shoot at someone that stole $150 from you, and if you think that is appropriate punishment you clearly do not value human life much.

And that example you give is completely different than what happened in this case. That you cannot tell the difference is very disturbing.
Wtf are you talking about? I specifically asked somebody a off topic hypothetical question if their answer of violence would be different if it was in a house. Go back and look and where did I say anythjng about a banning gun topic.? I soley asked a specific poster in this post, so get your reading comprehension skills checked out.

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Old 06-10-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: TX
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I live in Texas and 100% do NOT agree with this outcome, as do many people here. The guy should have been convicted of second degree murder and gone to prison. This woman is clearly a serious criminal also but the punishment did not fit the crime.
As of now I'm leaning more your way as well however Id like to here more of the case as well. Love the Texas bashers in here though. Thankfully you bashers stay away from us.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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I live in Texas and 100% do NOT agree with this outcome, as do many people here. The guy should have been convicted of second degree murder and gone to prison. This woman is clearly a serious criminal also but the punishment did not fit the crime.
He should have gone to prison for what it was...1st degree murder.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Sounds like she did not fulfill her side of the business transaction and did not provide a refund.

Shooting is a bit severe but this looks more like a robbery set up.
Do you figure that if he had not fulfilled his side of the 'business transaction', and not paid, the same conclusion could be found?..Do you think SHE would have got off as easily?
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Sounds like she did not fulfill her side of the business transaction and did not provide a refund.

Shooting is a bit severe but this looks more like a robbery set up.
It was a set up. I can't condone shooting an escort, but in many businesses if you come through on false pretenses the results are not good.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Do you figure that if he had not fulfilled his side of the 'business transaction', and not paid, the same conclusion could be found?..Do you think SHE would have got off as easily?

He paid for a service, lets not be nave here. If he doesn't pay there are no services rendered.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:08 PM
 
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Well, lets ignore the hit piece and look at it.

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Texas law allows people "to use deadly force to recover property during a nighttime theft."
IIRC this goes back to the days of the KKK... so people could defend themselves from night time attacks and not worry about the law after the fact...


Sometimes laws are applied in odd ways. Doesn't invalidate them.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:23 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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It was a set up. I can't condone shooting an escort, but in many businesses if you come through on false pretenses the results are not good.
A question; If the business deal were drugs and not sex do you think he would've been convicted?
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