“I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.”~ Freddie Mercury
Here we go again.
I guess I was not finished talking about prostitution as this story was brought to my attention via Facebook this afternoon.
Of course with anything, I don’t always BELIEVE in everything that I read on Facebook. But this story had me wondering what just happened??
There is an online petition that is aimed at the Texas Attorney General because of this story to change the laws based on what happened in court recently. But the other parts of the petition are inaccurate and don’t give the full scope of the situation and story.
So let me fill you in on what I am blabbering on about.
Ezekiel Gilbert was facing life imprisonment for the murder of a prostitute.
Gilbert had gone to Craigslist and hired a prostitute for the evening, paying $150 for her company and umm, services.
As Gilbert was obviously upset for not receiving any services, and the fact that the woman took his money and left, Gilbert went outside after the vehicle and started to fire his AK-47 at them in order to stop them from leaving and retrieve his money back.
But the bullets that were fired killed the prostitute.
And so he went to court because of her death. He was acquitted and not found guilty of any crimes.
The state of Texas has a law that states that you are allowed to use force in a situation when at night, if you are being robbed or your property is being stolen. You are allowed to use said force in order to stop the criminal from stealing from you.
This is what Gilbert stated what he was aiming to do. Killing her however was not the intention.
So there you have it. Gilbert was within the law to do whatever he could in order to get his money back since the prostitute did not give up on her end of the deal. That is what the court decided.
Many people are outraged. They are so outraged and pissed off that they are attempting to make this a gun control issue, in which it isn’t.
Granted, I personally feel that AK-47 could be seen as overkill, but if that’s what he had to use in order to protect his property… then so be it. The property in this matter obviously being his money after the prostitute pretty much called off the deal.
I have seen far too many links to this story in which whatever media outlet or journalist has taken the general basis of this story and blown it so far out of the water that it no longer has proportion. One going as far as to be so bold to accuse the state of Texas to be sending a message that it is “okay” to kill prostitutes.
It is ridiculous that those who had nothing to do with this story or had any connections to it could turn it to be so ugly on its head.
The story is tragic enough that a woman is now dead.
Prostitution in the state of Texas is illegal. Protecting your property in the state of Texas within the letter of the law is not illegal.
And after all, this is TEXAS we are talking about. Second largest state in the nation. There’s going to be a lot of laws that are strange and peculiar.
I am also going to guess that this law was signed in place during a time when bandits would steal horses and cattle from neighbors in the middle of the night. This law would obviously give them the protection that they needed to shoot someone in the ass and keep them from rustling and stealing.
So if the laws are so awful, then the people of Texas needs to stand up and let their lawmakers know that they want a change. Although I would have to be honest with you…. I don’t see that happening. This wasn’t even on the news this week. This came to my attention from some people who are “out there” if you know what I mean. And of course they are crying foul. And to top it off, they are NOT from Texas.
This is a state law, not a national law. So please: calm the hell down!!
Gilbert is going to have to have to deal with this for the rest of his life regardless of whether or not he is behind bars. He stated in court that murder was not his intention. And whether or not Gilbert was lying about that… well, that’s going to be on his conscience as well.
Nobody won in this case. The stealing prostitute is dead. Gilbert has dug himself inside of an emotional hole from which he cannot get out of. And the law stands where it does today.