-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Death Visits San Antonio Texas In The Guise Of A Man Who Paid For An Escort Thinking He Paid For A Prostitute

Photo: Handout Ezekiel Gilbert, 30, was found not guilty
of murdering an escort he found on Craigslist.  Gilbert's
 lawyers argued that because Lenora Ivie Frago had left
his house with the $150 he'd paid her, without having
 sex with him, he was within his rights to use deadly
force to retrieve his property.
Another great reason to avoid Texas like the plague. Apparently it's legal in Texas to murder a woman (or probably a man) if you hire them as an escort and they refuse to go beyond that and put out.  I can't believe the ingorant, idiotic jury found this obviously guilty f----ing murderer innocent of murder. Reading the article below I see either murder 2 or manslaughter at the very least. So either the DA was an idiot, or those on the jury were, or both. I'm guessing both. I mean let's face it, if this was a valid defense, women all over the world would be dropping dead thousands a minute. If this had happened in the middle east, or some place else less liberated I could understand, still not agree, but at least due to cultural differences, understand. But in Texas, in the US? Apparently, women, and probably men, working as escorts, and probably those working as prostitutes too, will be open targets of people like the murderer in this case from now on. Aren't we living in a great world?
Lee Murray 

Man Acquited After Murdering an Escort Who Refused Sex

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Written by Nicole Flatow

A Texas jury acquitted a man for the murder of a woman he hired as an escort, after his lawyers claimed he was authorized to use deadly force because she refused sex.
Ezekiel Gilbert shot Lenora Ivie Frago in the neck on Christmas Eve, after she denied his requests for sex and wouldn’t return the $150 he had paid her, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Under Texas law, an individual is authorized to use deadly force to “retrieve stolen property at night,” and Gilbert’s lawyers cited that provision as justification for Gilbert’s action, reasoning that Frago had stolen $150 from him by taking his money without delivering sex. In a police interview played for jurors, Gilbert “never mentioned anything about theft,” a detective told the San Antonio Express-News. Frago, who was 21, was critically injured and died several months later.
While the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida has generated notoriety for NRA-backed Stand Your Ground laws, which authorize the unfettered use of deadly force without a duty to retreat in defense of one’s person or home, Texas’ exceedingly broad law goes well beyond this, to allow deadly force in protection of any piece of “tangible” or “movable” property.
The Texas provision authorizes deadly force not only to “retrieve stolen property at night” but also during “criminal mischief in the nighttime” and even to prevent someone who is fleeing immediately after a theft during the night or a burglary or robbery, so long as the individual “reasonably” thinks the property cannot be protected by other means.
This shockingly broad statute authorizes individuals to take not just law enforcement, but punishment, into their own hands and impose death for alleged offenses that would never warrant the death penalty even if the person were convicted in court. But even in light of the expansive vigilante justice made legal by the statute, it is difficult to see how Gilbert’s behavior was justified, given that escorts are not entitled to deliver sex under the law, and delivering sex for money is an illegal transaction.

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.

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