Texas Man Gets 10 Years Probation For Death Of Transgender Woman

  • metta

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    Sep 17, 2015 10:24 PM GMT
    Texas Man Gets 10 Years Probation For Death Of Transgender Woman
    The Dallas man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault for causing the death of a transgender woman by slamming her head against concrete during an argument.


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/leticiamiranda/texas-man-gets-10-years-probation-for-death-of-transgender-w
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    Sep 17, 2015 10:41 PM GMT
    It's Republican Texas - what do you expect?
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    Sep 18, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    Whatever the politics of the DA, defense counsel, and judge who arranged this deal, it makes about as much sense as Obama's w/ Iran. But it's not the only such one. From Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA:

    This is not the only high profile death case to end in probation recently.

    Angel Lopez-Gil, living in the U.S. without legal permission, was sentenced by a jury last week for an accident involving death after hitting and killing 55-year-old David Benton in March.

    Gil received probation and likely deportation.

    In July, prosecutors dropped murder charges against Johnathan Turner in the death of his high school basketball rival and roommate Troy Causey after a witness refused to testify.

    Turner received probation.


    "Living in the US w/o legal permission?" How's that for the latest euphemism for illegal alien? Lord only knows what will come out of SFrancisco in its prosecution of the one who killed a young woman there recently.
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    Sep 18, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidIt's Republican Texas - what do you expect?


    Is just BIGOTRY--pure and simple.
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    Sep 18, 2015 7:27 PM GMT
    metta saidTexas Man Gets 10 Years Probation For Death Of Transgender Woman
    The Dallas man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault for causing the death of a transgender woman by slamming her head against concrete during an argument.


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/leticiamiranda/texas-man-gets-10-years-probation-for-death-of-transgender-w


    Texas has a long and storied reputation of fighting against equality and still values many as less than.

    Education against false belief systems is the cure in Texas, just as it is elsewhere in The World.

    Until religion is eliminated, it will remain a clear and present to us all.
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    Sep 18, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    If she was not transgender he would have gotten prison. Obviously.
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    Sep 18, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
    canadian_stud saidIf she was not transgender he would have gotten prison. Obviously.



    No, it's really not so obvious if you know much about the judicial system. A lot of citizens might be surprised to learn that many murderers are given probation instead of jail time. If a person convicted of murder has never previously been convicted of a felony, the jury can choose a sentence from a $1.00 fine to life in prison. After hearing all the facts, the jury has the power to decide that while a person may not have been legally entitled to a self-defense claim, he, for whatever reason, doesn't belong in prison. Similarly, a jury may feel that a defendant's violent criminal history is so disturbing that he should be sentenced to prison for decades. The scale of punishment is a very wide one. So don't be so sure that the reason has anything to do with the victim's gender.

    If you don't believe me, just Google: "murderers who got probation" and you'll get an eye opening education.
  • KissTheSky

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    Sep 18, 2015 11:46 PM GMT
    Texas, you say?
    Gee, I wonder if the sentence would have been more severe if it was a black man killing a straight, white man? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 18, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    What flavor lollipop did they give him?

    KissTheSky saidTexas, you say?
    Gee, I wonder if the sentence would have been more severe if it was a black man killing a straight, white man? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Ummmm, 2 death sentences to be served within thirty minutes of each other, try again.
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    Sep 19, 2015 2:43 AM GMT
    MGINSD saidWhatever the politics of the DA, defense counsel, and judge who arranged this deal, it makes about as much sense as Obama's w/ Iran.

    Another typically laughable Right Wing attempt to tie Obama into the warped Texas justice system, and other Right Wing perversions of US justice. What the HELL has Iran and a nuclear agreement got to do with this?
  • FRE0

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    Sep 19, 2015 7:29 AM GMT
    What do you suppose the sentence would have been if he had killed a police officer?
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    Sep 21, 2015 5:02 AM GMT
    Actually I like this method under certain circumstances of course. If it's a first offense and a crime of passion, what good does it serve to incarcerate someone? It doesn't bring the murder victim back. Probation for an extensive period of time or life is good enough for me. If the person violates their probation they are automatically sent to prison to serve the maximum sentence. Murders that are cold, calculated, planned and schemed would not be eligible for probation and the perp should be incarcerated.

    I think it's a perfect sentence for other crimes as well.

    Prison does not rehabilitate anyone.
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    Sep 21, 2015 5:24 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidActually I like this method under certain circumstances of course. If it's a first offense and a crime of passion, what good does it serve to incarcerate someone? It doesn't bring the murder victim back. Probation for an extensive period of time or life is good enough for me. If the person violates their probation they are automatically sent to prison to serve the maximum sentence. Murders that are cold, calculated, planned and schemed would not be eligible for probation and the perp should be incarcerated.

    I think it's a perfect sentence for other crimes as well.

    Prison does not rehabilitate anyone.

    All true. Except... that philosophy is not applied equally in other crimes. Anyone else committing a comparable crime would have been sentenced to a lengthy jail term. The pattern has developed that mainly those who commit crimes against LGBT (or those who have lots of money with political connections convicted of any crimes) get such relatively lenient sentences, versus what crimes against straight people will earn.
  • Suetonius

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    Sep 23, 2015 9:48 PM GMT
    Maybe Texas is getting to be as liberal as Sweden - only 10 years for a murder. After all, couldn't the guy be rehabilitated?
  • metta

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    Oct 07, 2015 4:50 AM GMT
    Philly Trans Woman Becomes 20th Murdered in U.S. in 2015

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    "Jenkins becomes the 20th transgender woman confirmed murdered in the U.S. in 2015, highlighing why trans advocates continue to decry an "epidemic" of transphobic violence. The vast majority of the women killed this year have been transgender women of color. By comparison, 12 transgender women were murdered in all of 2014."

    http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/10/06/kiesha-jenkins-becomes-20th-us-trans-woman-murdered-year
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    Oct 07, 2015 1:47 PM GMT
    Get it together, Philly!
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    Oct 07, 2015 2:01 PM GMT
    This is the same state where a man got off after murdering a prostitute after she wouldn't give him his money back and wouldn't have sex with him. This is the same state where a man got off after stabbing someone to death after they stole his tv I believe.
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    Oct 12, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    DO NOT
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    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20151013_Man_charged_in_slaying_of_transgender_woman.html

    Philadelphia InquirerA man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a transgender woman in Philadelphia’s Logan section.

    Pedro Redding, 24, has been taken into custody in the Oct. 6 killing of Kiesha Jenkins. The 22-year-old was attacked by a group of men near 13th and Wingohocking streets after she got out of a car at about 2:30 a.m. She was shot twice during the assault. Redding, of Logan, was arrested on Sunday after investigators received a tip, police said.

    Jenkins’ death startled Philadelphia’s LGBT community and made news across the country. Advocates say she is the second transgender woman slain in Philadelphia and the 21st transgender person killed nationwide in the past year.

    It wasn’t immediately clear what role, if any, Jenkins’ sexual orientation played in the killing.
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    Oct 14, 2015 8:37 PM GMT
    I'll Cry for Her.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/14/1432189/-Acclaimed-Argentine-trans-activist-murdered