Our crappy pride month continues with more info coming out of Dallas concerning the legal fallout from the videotaped April 12 assault on Muhlaysia Booker that landed Edward Thomas in the Dallas County Jail.
Thomas is being defended by attorney Andrew W. Wilkerson, who is big mad that his client is facing twenty years in a TDC facility for the videotaped hate assault on our departed sister.
This is the transphobic shyt he had to say on his Facebook page about it:
I’ll say this again, our condolences to the family of Pierre Booker. He was a human being, he was a person that was loved dearly by his family. He did not deserve to die. No one deserves to die. But our client had absolutely nothing to do with his death.
But this is ridiculous. The State is offering Edward Thomas twenty years for that fight in back Royal Crest Apartments a couple months ago. The State is offering twenty years for a fist fight, between two men, with no weaponsinvolved. Let that sink in. There was no knife, no gun, no brass knuckles, and nothing was picked up off the ground and used during the physical altercation. Furthermore, this was no hate crime, period. People who were there know that this all arose from an altercation after Pierre Booker rear ended Thomas’s friends vehicle and refused to exchange insurance information or rectify the situation in anyway. Are you surprised that the news didn’t tell you these details?? Don’t be😑.
No disrespect to anyone’s life style at all. It’s your decision. But when the law recognizes gender it’s based off one’s anatomy or biological make up if you will. So when dealing with the law you must realize that ones sexual preference/orientation has no bearing on his or her gender, a persons gender is based on his/her biological hardware or, plainly said, if a person has a penis, the law views him as a male and if a person has a vagina the law views her as a female. Ridiculously obvious to say, I know, but some of you facebookers seem to have the law a tad bit confused.
So, now that we’ve cleared that up, to offer a man twenty years for a fist fight with another man is unconscionable and shows no regard for his life or his future. Say what you want, but that ain’t justice, not even close. A man can literally wave a gun in another person’s face and not receive twenty years in prison, come on now. Call a spade a spade, this is beyond ridiculous
First off, Miss Wilkerson, what you said is this jacked up post is not only loud and wrong, but your ignorant and scientifically illiterate rhetoric is why we have a major problem in Black America with anti-trans violence being visited upon trans individuals in Texas and elsewhere in the United States.
It was also straight up disrespectful to the memory of Ms Booker, her family, and all the people in the Dallas area who loved her.
Gender is between your ears, not your legs, and that is the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community and folks who have been doing the research for decades when it comes to transsexuality and gender identity.
Let me repeat it for you one more time so your willfully clueless azz gets it. The genitalia between your legs is not the sole determinant of your gender identity.
Your client in a fit of transphobic and toxic Black masculinity, stuck his nose in somebody else’s business and beat down a trans woman for $200. He also by doing so, triggered the series of events that resulted in Muhlaysia Booker’s death a month later.
And can you accurately account for your client’s whereabouts after he was released from the Dallas County Jail on bail days before Ms Booker was killed?
When your client beat a trans woman unconscious on that April 12 day to the point that several cis women had to step in and physically remove her from your client’s flying fists as he uttered homophobic slurs, yeah Miss Attorney Thang, that’s not a mere fight. That’s a hate crime that your waste of DNA client deserves jail time for.
One other thing. Trans people live lives, not a lifestyle. So miss me with that ‘no disrespect’ line because your entire comment was dripping with it and transphobic ignorance. Calling a trans woman a man is the height of disrespect.
You need Jesus and some serious education about trans issues. .You are also a disgrace to the proud tradition of attorneys from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Now what’s the phone number and the URL for the State Bar of Texas?