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Jury Acquits Texas Man for Murder of Escort Who Refused Sex

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EPR-radar6/06/2013 5:23:01 pm PDT

re: #22 The Ghost of a Flea

That’s my point. Like Stand Your Ground, the murderer gets to present his subjectivity as valid defense. And because their subjective narrative is given so much weight, the privilege of the defendant—white, male—ensures that the law bends to accommodate.

Which is all the more crazy is a situation where he’s demanding an illegal service and killed someone for not providing it.

Want to take odds on whether this could be used successfully by a junkie who rolled while trying to buy?

All of this is in a context where the prosecution carries the legal burden of proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Very ugly cases, where the bigotry of the jury is effectively able to define what is and is not murder.