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Shot For Refusing Sex


Society & Culture  (tags: Texas, Attorney General Greg Abbott, shot, refused sex, exonerated, Ultra Violet )

Dandelion
- 444 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
A court in Texas just exonerated a man who shot and killed a woman who had refused to have sex with him. She's dead, and he will serve no time at all.



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Teresa W. (679)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 8:39 am
This is horrible. Already signed and shared.
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 8:47 am
Signed, noted and shared in FB and private email. Told you we are a Fascist state and sociopathic to boot. No telling how many women will now be fair game for these bast***s. And they will be...because now it's 'legal'. Beyond sick, beyond insane........beyond even depraved.

Sheryl, thanks for the message, yes I agree and yes, I am looking into other parties. But then, you also know my party never makes it to any ballot. LOL. Sorry to answeer you here but my C2 message center has rarely to almost never let me respond to a message directly.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 9:59 am
Maybe it's high time for the Party you support Terrie to be better supported, or as in my case the Justice Party, and I know others on who support the Green Party. Anyone of those choices need to be given an opportunity because the so called checks and balances in the two other Parties isn't happening.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 10:19 am
I could not believe this was a real event but sadly it most assuredly is.... people continue to astound me - It's so hard to believe there is that much stupid out there still....
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 10:22 am
Is true Arielle, I hope you also signed the petition. Seems we go from bad to worse.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 10:29 am
Here is a C2 Petition I found for the same issue.
C2 Petition in addition to the one at Visit Site

So there are TWO petitions on this link, this one and the one at visit site.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 12:57 pm
Already signed. Somebody needs to amend that statute to eliminate the loophole from ever being used this way again.
 

Aurea Walker (192)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 2:52 pm
Already signed, I would love to have been a fly on the wall when the moronic jury made their decision to exonorate the killer? What were they thinking, oh silly me it is Texas and guns so everything is fair game. The woman may or was a prostitute but that does not justify her being shoot and killed. She died after 7 months of having been shot and her death was caused by the shot she received. What is even odder is that a Latino man got off in Texas. Had he been African American you can bet the outcome would have been very different. Ultimately we women need to protect our rights because states like Texas are the bellwether of how we are losing all rights. Just look around you from our military rapists getting off, our healthcare benefits being curtailed by the Christian WRONG, paycheck disparity, upper echelon jobs for women et al... Heck if the wrong republicans keep going at the rate the are with our rights, we will be lucky to keep our right to vote.
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 3:03 pm
Incredible! Signed x2, of course...
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 3:08 pm
Done.
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 3:08 pm
S&N THANKS
 

Barbara K. (88)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 3:31 pm
Has our court system sunk so low that women cannot refuse to have sex without being shot? We need to get rid of that judge immediately any way possible. What a disgrace.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 3:46 pm
n, s w/comment.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 3:51 pm
Noted, signed and shared
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:09 pm
Outrageous. Cannot sign, US only.
 

Jae A. (323)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:21 pm
WHen Mac started reading this one , yestereday I think it was, outloud my first question ...was...where the hell was that..I iwas thinking Iran/Afganistan/Pakistan or possibly Africa somewhere, but no it was right here in the U.S. ..and unfortunately... true to their image...in 'the south'..Texass to be exact.
I guess calling the law to report that yoiu've been rip'd off by what you were led to believe was a hooker wasn't an option....so instead of reporting what would amount to two crimes..prostitution and solicitation of a prostitute you instead commit murder ...and walk free afterwards. Yep..the insaniTea marches on and on and on...back and forth down the road to hell that they are so proud of. .[If Hell is not in your believe system then change that to... their road to nowhere..........]

Signed and noted.
 

Jae A. (323)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:27 pm
Aurea Walker ...Republicans have already done that...if you recall the 2000 election. Well sort of...we still could vote but it was only the Supreme Court Judges that counted...but that is pretty close as not vote for the rest of us that you can come without saying...no more right to vote. End results of that election were the same as if that were the case so in my books..they've already been there and done that.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:42 pm
Thank you for posting Dandelion, noted and previously signed and shared. It's unbelievable! This absurd law needs revision.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:42 pm
Hell is ok with me, I don't believe in a hell down below but I do believe a hell on Earth can be created and it's certainly more and more that way for far too many people.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:53 pm
Done
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:56 pm
Zip Codes USA
Salisbury, MA 01952
Saco, ME 04072
Orlando, FL 32855
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:58 pm
Both petitions signed. Noted w/many thanks, Dandelion. Just burns me up!
 

Candy L. (477)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 5:02 pm
Yes, Signed & tweeted yesterday, For all the states that have stand your ground law. they really need to fix it! So what if it was his wife? Would he get off for killing his wife? Also wonder what about Trayvon Martin case in Florida?
 

Stuart Thomas (506)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 5:04 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 5:30 pm
Unfortunately, until a certain amount of people are sacrificed by these ill thought out rules, the public seems to not really understand what is on the books for laws.
 

Naoko I. (262)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 5:46 pm
Law allows people to use deadly force to recover property...IS A WOMAN A PROPERTY ?!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 5:52 pm
I think it was the $150 she took that he didn't get what he thought he was suppose to get. But, hey, why mince words, it is going back to what it use to be in this Country when women were considered part of the household and farm goods.

Yes, this is crazy place to live in Naoko, some areas worse than others.
 

Millie O'Connor (177)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 6:15 pm
I also thought at first this must be in Iran, Irag, Afghanistan, etc. but here in the USA???? What is this the wild wild west days, lawlessness times? Time for that law, among many others, to be revised. This is sheer madness.
Signed. Thanks, Sheryl.
 

Laurie H. (706)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 6:31 pm
This is truly frightening to even imagine! Clarification needed immediately----this is unbelievable~ Thanks so much Sheryl~~
 

Jason B. (140)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 7:26 pm
So Texas is saying Murder is ok for some I bet if the guy was black he would be on death row. That's the way it goes in most any case. (Except for OJ) I'm not being racist, thats the reality of it
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 7:32 pm
I hope everyone is signing the Petitions with this story.

One is on the Visit Site....

The other is a C2 petition at this link
C2 Petition in addition to the one at Visit Site
 

Elderberry C. (47)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 7:43 pm
Only one signed, zip code invalid...used one you gave too...Tx
 

Elderberry C. (47)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 7:44 pm
Its Murder he must be charged!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 7:47 pm
He was charged and found not guilty, that is the whole problem. That he got away with it by the law saying deadly force was ok to use at night.
 

Tammy Natoli (44)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 8:41 pm
WTF???
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 8:43 pm
That is appalling. Women's lives should be valued. So very sad.
 

Naoko I. (262)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 8:43 pm
Signed both petitions and shared on FB.
 

Freya H. (304)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 8:44 pm
Attorney General Abbott should be given the Male Chauvinist Pig of the Year award. He is every bit as much a sleaze as Ezekiel Gilbert. Both of these a##holes should be made pariahs, hounded and ostracized for the rest of their miserable lives.
 

Kevin A. (68)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 9:17 pm
This is where the letter of the law and the spirit of the law collide. Count on a low-life layer to exploit the letter of the law. I believe this statute was designed to protect those that protect themselves and their property during nighttime thefts (i.e.: vehicle thefts), burglaries and robberies. Stretching this to cover this shooting is absurd

The escort's action was more akin to defrauding an innkeeper; not a capital offense and unlikely to result in physical harm to the victim. So his actions were murder. They have simply declared it justified.
 

Jason B. (140)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 9:26 pm
I was so outraged with the story I forgot to say I signed it, Thanks
 

Kevin A. (68)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 9:44 pm
Correction: Count on a low-life LAWYER to exploit the letter of the law.
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 9:47 pm
There are so many things wrong with this story, I can hardly grapple with it. Both petitions signed.
 

Alison Baker (25)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 10:19 pm
I saw this in the news. Additional proof that TX is no place for women. Those that art there now should leave -- run -- never look back.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 12:04 am
That there is a dispute over this issue is the scary thing! I mean, recovery of property justifies murder? Where are we living, on what planet? Signed.
 

Irene S. (60)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 12:13 am
Signed, thank you Dandelion!
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 12:33 am
Both petitions signed and shared on FB. Thanks Cheryl
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 12:50 am
On Saturday June 8, 2013, 6:15 pm, Millie O'connor commented " I also thought at first this must be in Iran, Irag, Afghanistan, etc. but here in the USA?? "

I was really astonished to read that comment which reflects some sort of ignorance and arrogance.Such crimes are committed every where around the world including USA. I dare say that there is no place on earth where such crimes are not committed. I am afraid that comments is but a result of anti Islam propaganda,
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:04 am
That's horrible. Sounds like what happens in the Islamic world multiple times every day.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/662374011/3592767
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:11 am
Abdes,

No it's not anti-Islam propaganda. It's statistics and facts about what happens when men believe in ideology that hates women.

The story posted just above is about a Saudi prince who picked up a girl, raped her, murdered her and then dumped her body. I will be very surprised if you note that, as it would be quite out of character for you to acknowledge anything negative about Islam.
 

Stan B. (124)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:35 am
This verdict is absolutely diabolical. What was the jury thinking?
Lee you are quite right of course. This wouldn't have even made it to court in most Islamic countries.
 

Jim Phillips (3208)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:38 am
Petition signed.

Ezekiel Gilbert should have been charged with murder and given the appropriate sentence of serving time or even put on Texas' infamous death row.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott needs to clarify the law by stating that no woman is NEVER required to have sex with a man if she doesn't want to. Ever.

Ty, Dandelion.
.
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 2:33 am
Lee Hampton > This is my comment on the story you mentioned about the rape and murder committed by a Saudi prince.

Sunday June 9, 2013, 2:29 am
This is a double crime by all means .The person who committed this crime deserves death penalty. Death penalty is the verdict in Islam whether the criminal is a regular person or even a crown prince. Rape is a global issue and has nothing to do with Islam Ideology at all, In this respect we have to differentiate between Islam and the behavior of some Muslims..This prince must be executed.
 

john byrne (52)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 2:52 am

Read it & still find it hard to understand. America have women become that much of a threat that its ok to rape & murder them at will ?
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSIGNED.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 4:42 am
Unbelievable!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 5:00 am
Olivia, You signed on June 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Texas Lawmakers
Thank you for speaking out. We'll send your signature to Attorney General Abbott.
Both signed and shared, thanks
 

Fred Lemon (90)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 5:26 am
This is an example of why I am getting out of Texas and immigrating to Canada. Of course the number one reason is my future wife is Canadian. But we here in Texas do manage to do terrible things and get away with them. Signed and noted.
 

Catherine G. (13)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 5:40 am
How many twisted notions of what 'women are like' come from the increasing amount of violent, hardcore free online porn thousands, if not millions, of people watch on a daily basis? Most of those videos convey the message that women will do anything with anyone at anytime. And that men have the right to expect such 'willingness'.Yet anyone complaining about porn is immediately told they are fascist, anti free speech, old fashioned, religious fanatics, frigid etc etc. Another petition to sign is this one: Educate teenagers: porn is not real life. It is hosted here on the petition site and can be easily found using the search petitions engine. Thanks
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 5:42 am
I signed the petition, but I can't think of what to say about this insanity...
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 6:09 am
Signed both, noted and shared.

Sheryl, my party had it's best chance in the early 1900's, it will probably never see that amount of support again in this lifetime because the Reich has done its work well. The American Socialist Party cannot get traction even with the monetary support it gets now. The election process, as we well know, is rigged. Soooooooooo I am leaning more Green Party or Justice Party right now.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 6:15 am
Thank you Jason for having signed. Appreciate that.

Thank you Kevin for explaining the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. Unfortunately there isn't much Spirit left within this Country. A lot of Talk from people but not so much Walk.
John Trudell Where Spirits Are Eaten

The link below is the Petition Catherine G. mentions. I hope you will also consider adding your name as it has only 134 signatures at the moment. I had signed already on January 28, 2013 so it hasn't moved along too much.

I think the petition author might of obtained more signatures if they listed themselves as sponsor and had a more direct target. However, I'll support their efforts and in hopes she'll get it out to a few Educators at least.
Educate Teenagers Porn Is Not Real Life
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 6:21 am
S&N
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 6:47 am
Both signed and shared, thank you.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 7:05 am
Understood Terrie, yes, Socialist seems to have a bad flavor in a lot of people's mouths today. Most don't understand what it is they are speaking about, as I know when they call Obama a Socialist, and he is far from it.

I also wish to extend my congrats to Fred on his upcoming marriage and getting the heck out of Dodge so to speak. Canada is starting to move in the direction of our craziness but it still is a lot nicer to live there than what you have at this time in Texas.

I've lived in Nova Scotia, Canada, and was real nice. If it wasn't for my health I wouldn't mind going back again, but I need to be in the year round warm climate, so here I am. This County is one of the more Progressive here so it's sort of an island onto itself.
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 7:55 am
I signed this previously, noted it here.
I seem to recall having suggested giving Texas back to the Mexicans, and then realizing that that would be an insult to the Mexicans.
 

Gary A L. (133)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 8:10 am
signed and noted both thanks dandelion
 

DeborahAnnAWAY W. (237)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 8:55 am
Signed, noted and forwarded.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:20 am
No means no, it's as simple as that. Easy to understand, isn't it?

A civil lawsuit would have done, one could argue she broke a contract.

Unbelievable he gets away with this.

Thanks for posting Sheryl!
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:27 am
N&S. Thank you for speaking out. We'll send your signature to Attorney General Abbott. No one is above the law when it comes to rape and murder.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:49 am
signed..texas ,You continue to shame us with your blatant disregrad for civil rights, of Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and if you happen to have the wrong chromosome,you have double trouble..
HORRIBLE STATE!!!
home of wonderful people like the bush clan, and oil billionaires...you can keep texas
and don't even get me started about the wanna be "cowboys"
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 10:29 am
Elizabeth, apparently in Texas there is very little law to be above, as he got away with, murder.

A 23 year old woman has lost her life and the State of Texas declared it ok and open season if one shots and kills in the evening. I agree Tasunka, a State that clearly has it's moral compass messed up. Disgraceful.
 

Mm M. (449)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 10:38 am
S&N and caught one on Care2, glad I checked your visit site Dande since I thought I had already gotten it ~ Always never hurts to take a second to check! DONE ~ This is what the world has come to!
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 12:33 pm

Thank you for speaking out. We'll send your signature to Attorney General Abbott.

This Texas, and this state can justify more things than we have room to discuss. A few years back, a man saw his neighbors house being robbed, the 911 operator assured him the police we coming. Not fast enough for this man, from his window he shot the 2 day time robbers, killed both and was given an No Bill by the Houston Grand Jury.

I suspect there is far more to this story. Only one of the two people involved can speak to the issue, and his version just happens to be self-serving.

I'm sure some of jurors were convinced she had it coming.
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Leann Wells Huber (0)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:44 pm
It just seems like we can't place our trust in anyone anymore. I am becoming more cynical by the day.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 2:53 pm
Turn the cynical into education of what is going on and then stand in with the rest of us who are doing what we can to improve conditions we find our lives in. I hope you started by signing this petition. Lots of good reading on C2. This place is a wealth of information on a lot of topics. We need all hands on deck.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 3:39 pm
WTF is happening over at your part of the big ocean - both petitions definitly signed.Thanks Sheryl
 

Mariette G. (150)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 4:12 pm
Mariette, You signed on June 10, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Texas Lawmakers.
Thanks Sheryl!
 

Sheila D. (25)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 4:23 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Dandelion. What will it take for these people to understand that no means no? If this stands, then any man who is refused sex, for any reason, can claim she was an "escort", he paid her, and now he can shoot her. This is a terrifying situation. Amazing our country would allow this. Crazy.
 

Gerry W. (0)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 4:41 pm
100% wrong, what has happed to our legal system. Nobody has the right to kill anyone, anytime or anywhere.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 5:18 pm
What if all the Texas sex workers got together and went on strike in support of seeking justice for this woman? What if ALL women in Texas got together and had one big "nookie time headache" in support? Do you think maybe some of the men in Texas would get a clue that maybe "dying to have sex" would take on a whole nother meaning?
absolutely signed!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 5:51 pm
Not amazing anymore Sheila, this is all part of the ongoing war on women that many of us women have been speaking about and the Republicans deny even though it is a lot of them who voted in the agenda's of ALEC, who are backed by the Sinister Heartless Greedy Ones.
 

Robert Tomlinson (64)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 5:55 pm
When I first read this I thought a prank was being played.
Now, I certainly hope this case is being appealed.
 

Edith B. (142)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:23 pm
Noted, signed, and shared on Facebook.
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 9:37 pm
Signed all petitions

This is nothing more than cowboy injustice, Texas style.My condolences to all you good Texans.
 

Robbin McManus (86)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 10:07 pm
This is horrible. He obviously uses escorts for sex so when the next woman says no he will reoffend and get away with it. He is a monstor and should be behind bars.
 

Robert H. (41)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 10:57 pm
How is it that a ruthless thug can murder a woman for refusing to engage in sex with him, but if a person shoots and/or causes harm to a common thief or similar individual violating their place of residence that person can be sued, jailed, and/or have charges brought against him/her for merely protecting their home and family? This is to be construed as the "new justice" in America? What next?
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday June 10, 2013, 5:13 am
You are correct Lynn, not all Texans act this way or want this foolishness that seems to be so prevalent in their State. Unfortunate, the voting has been hijacked in some cases, other things get slipped in below the radar. I hope that the good people of Texas will be able to mobilize themselves and get their State turned around.
 

Diane K. (136)
Monday June 10, 2013, 1:08 pm
Not good news for anyone, that's for sure. Never heard of such a thing. Signed, noted. thanks Dandelion!
 

. (0)
Monday June 10, 2013, 2:37 pm
TY Dandelion. Was this a REAL court??? I am in utter disbelief that this man killed a woman ( and now has free license to do it again) and gets away with it. He should be strung up.
 

Russell R. (87)
Monday June 10, 2013, 3:05 pm
I think the man received what he paid for! $150 to have a girl on his arm for the night. What they do on that night out is up to the woman and would mean an extra fee would be charged if she wanted to do more then that. So what the court is saying is that every escort service is a Prostitution Ring. That judge should step down from the bench and the guy brought up on murder charges. Texas has been talking about seceding from the Union and they should!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday June 10, 2013, 3:21 pm
Is true, not much Justice is it Toni. In fact no justice at all. That is a well stated comment Russell. $150 to have someone be on your arm is a fair wage, but beyond that.....give me a break.

As Ewoud said, "A civil lawsuit would have done, one could argue she broke a contract."

I totally agree, this woman did not have to die for this; that he got away with it shows the decline in our Nation. And there are those who say there is not war on women. Oh really?
 

Liliana D. (124)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 9:13 am
petition signed, thanks Dandelion
 

Mari Garcia (51)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 5:40 pm
this is so disgusting! What the hell is wrong with these judges?!
 

Ros G. (90)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 11:07 pm
Thanks Dandelion..signed both petition with pleasure..$150 unbelievable -
 

Jason B. (140)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 2:10 am
Signed the other 2, The teenagerr one has only 138 signatures Thanks Dandelion
 

Ros G. (90)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:26 am
Stan B & Millie O every Country/State has different laws..the message here is if you want paid sex at night and are not happy with the outcome..you can shoot the escort..get your money back and not face any charges in Texas...WOW now that would have to be a real tourist booster...well..I had a little bit of sex, Officer but not enough in my mind..it's OK, we'll get your money back and clean up the mess you made..don't you worry about that...why go to an Islamic country where you just might face the "DEATH PENALTY" Welcome to Texas we cater for big and small..no questions asked.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:38 am
Sickening ._.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:20 am
To me, escort, means that, escorting him to where ever he wanted to go that night. Nice looking woman on his arm. Who is to say she had ever intended a sexual act. That may of been only in HIS mind and when what he "thought" it was he was suppose to get wasn't forthcoming, he shot her. Yet in her ad it may of truly meant escorting and therefore she felt justified in saying no as she had escorted him, taken her time to be with him for the money he had paid. In any case it shouldn't of led to her death and he certainly needed to be put behind bars. Now he got away with it, gee that was easy. More can be potential victims down the road due to this ruling.
 

Gene Jacobson (251)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 10:37 am
That is just insane. Can this judge be recalled? Impeached? You can't try someone twice for the same crime but perhaps her family can commence a civil suit? To let a fool like that walk around with a gun is ludicrous. I swear we descend one more step into mass insanity every day. I'm not sure I think our species is worth saving, let climate change cleanse the planet of our presence, we certainly aren't adding anything of value to it.
 

Ros G. (90)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:26 pm
Thanks Dandelion..it's the same definition here in Australia..to be an Escort is just that..Escorting. The Agencies only provide this service and makes it very clear to clients that there is no sex in that fee. If sex does take place then it's to be negotiated between the two and she said "No". So here a case like this would be considered murder..and there would be all sorts of questions about the fact he carried a gun in the first place. We are not a gun carrying nation..so this would cause even more controversy.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:50 pm
You are a lot smarter Nation than we are Ros.
 

Ros G. (90)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:18 pm
We have legalized Brothels here as well...they are very well run establishments, sex workers have regular health checks, clients must wear condoms, and there is a Union that protects the workers ( non-gender specific here). They were legalized a couple of decades ago after several government Inquiries into underworld crime and prostitution. They are also regulated by the local councils are not allowed to be in a Residential area or near schools etc. This doesn't mean that there are no illegal ones but at least it is classified as a legal profession and they pay taxes - I might add one of the oldest. What scares me about this stance - not only the judge but the whole system is that he hid behind a law and they saw it as justifiable force - they just spent an evening together, they were not strangers - it wasn't a break and enter - she used no force. As your Government puts an ever increasing squeeze on it's citizens, cuts in Social Security, Medicare and now food stamps..many women will turn to this profession as a source of income to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. It seems the attitude is she got what she deserved..I whole new mindset is needed in America
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 3:25 pm
I agree Ros, is why many are now terming it a war on women. We are being attacked from every angle.
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:58 pm
I already at least 2 of these petitions.
What gets me is that prostitution is still illegal in TX so WTH??
This world has truly sunk into the abyss.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday June 17, 2013, 6:29 am
This was an Escort advertisement. Now do some use that as a code word to skirt around the law of prostitution, well perhaps they do. Did this woman mean that in her ad, I have to assume no as she didn't want to have sex. As she was only 23 years old, perhaps she was unaware of the interchangeable nature of "terms" but she did advertise Escort, so we must assume that IS exactly what she intended.

If he felt that something more should of come along with the "escort" then that may of been only in his mind and perhaps he should of next time chosen to learn a lesson and speak of the terms up front, if this is solely escort or do I get a little "more" at the end. I think $150 if fair for solely an escort service.

And instead of his learning some lesson from this he chose to shoot her to death. That should not of even been a consideration for him on how to deal with this situation. That the Courts let him get away with his poor and a deadly decision is even worse. That his inexcusable action is now being supported by the State in the justice system that obviously serves no sane justice.

With the tanking of our economy, women have been greatly affected, and far more women are having to find work in areas that they may of never looked in before. This is placing more of our women in harms way in a society that has gone mad with austerity measures and guns to solve everything.
 

Tom C. (12)
Friday June 28, 2013, 2:39 am
Disgusting! This is truly a huge LEAP backwards for BOTH men and women! There is NOTHING that excuses this! In fact,let us take the ENTIRE sex issue completely out of the picture for a moment,STILL,this is to say that her choice over violation of her body and in the end,even her LIFE ITSELF is only worth a mere $150 ????!!!! UNACCEPTABLE, NO EXCUSES, PERIOD !!!!!!
 

Merike Lillenberg (51)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:40 am
Noted and signed. May be you should not have guns there in America? Every idiot can buy a gun, this is crazy.
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 12:55 pm
Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott and the rest of the lawmakers need to be test for being on crack. No one in their right mind would let Ezekiel Gilbert go free for murder. She was an escort and at face value that does not include sex. WHY, Why did this pervert carrying a gun to begin with Is that legal now, too?? Such a twisted mess this is. They will legalize rape next. I'm so dsigusted with our fellow human beings wait they need a class of their own. A sick plague Thank to all whom are outraged here. Please encourage signatures on Educate teenagers porn is not real life
 
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