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    Re: Jury acquits escort shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by HK.227 View Post
    § 9.42. DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY. A person is
    justified in using deadly force against another to protect land or
    tangible, movable property: <snip>
    (3) he reasonably believes that:
    (A) the land or property cannot be protected or
    recovered by any other means; or
    (B) the use of force other than deadly force to
    protect or recover the land or property would expose the actor or
    another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury.

    She must have been a powerful woman indeed, if her bare hands constituted a deadly threat.
    I'm thinking a prostitute ninja with nunchucks.
    Note the or. Only condition A or condition B needs to be met. It seems that Mr.Gilbert was able to successfully argue that he didn't reasonably believe that he would be able to recover his $150 by any other means.

    I'm not saying that Mr. Gilbert's actions were ethically or morally justifiable; but by the technicalities of this law, his actions were found to be legally-justified.
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    Re: Jury acquits escort shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Note the or. Only condition A or condition B needs to be met. It seems that Mr.Gilbert was able to successfully argue that he didn't reasonably believe that he would be able to recover his $150 by any other means.

    I'm not saying that Mr. Gilbert's actions were ethically or morally justifiable; but by the technicalities of this law, his actions were found to be legally-justified.
    It means he was able to convince the court that he was either unable to simply wrest away the cash, or that he would be exposing himself to lethal danger by doing so.
    She may have been a big woman or he could possible be a physically weak specimen, so it is indeed possible that he had no other recourse. Either way, I'm not exactly impressed by his manliness.
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    I'd suggest giving Texas to Mexico, but they wouldn't take it.
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    Re: Jury acquits escort shooter

    Irregardless of the law being applied "improperly", I think its still a bad law. It basically says property is more important than life. Similar to the stand your ground law, it is far too disproportionate. Murder as retaliation for theft, murder as retaliation for assault.

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    Re: Jury acquits escort shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    This is why I would not live in Texas. They have legalized murder.
    Oxymoron.

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    Re: Jury acquits escort shooter

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    This is why I would not live in Texas. They have legalized murder.
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    Looks like she shoulda just gave up some of that ass.
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    Re: Jury acquits escort shooter

    Quote Originally Posted by HK.227 View Post
    It means he was able to convince the court that he was either unable to simply wrest away the cash, or that he would be exposing himself to lethal danger by doing so.
    She may have been a big woman or he could possible be a physically weak specimen, so it is indeed possible that he had no other recourse. Either way, I'm not exactly impressed by his manliness.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Looks like she shoulda just gave up some of that ass.
    That was somebody's daughter, sister, friend, etc. You might think she was worthless trash but judging from your comments, you are.

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    Re: Jury acquits escort shooter

    I saw this in another thread about this topic and thought I would toss it out there. It is illegal to buy sex in the state of Texas, therefore wouldn't that mean the woman wasn't the man's "property" in the first place. Essentially make his defense invalid. Of course i'm just playing off another poster so feel free to correct me if I'm not interpreting the law correctly
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