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The Mid East has ISIS, Arizona has AZ Central [by Lise LaSalle]

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Following on from the “no live re-trial coverage” ruling earlier this week, AZ Central published a ‘cartoon’ (see below). It prompted Kirk Nurmi to file a motion to have the re-trial relocated and the jurors sequestered. Even Kermit agreed the ‘cartoon’ was “offensive” but argued against the motion – which Pickles duly denied.

Check out a section of the post below from Lise LaSalle (AllThingsCrimeBlog.com).

CLICK HERE TO READ LISE LASALLE’S BLOG POST IN FULL

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In this Battle of Cutthroats, Who has lost their head? The Media or ISIS? (by Lise LaSalle)

September 23, 2014, Steve Benson from The Arizona Republic published a ‘cartoon’ titled Middle East Has ISIS, Arizona Has Arias with the caption Media Manipulators. (continued below…)

AZ Central - September 23rd 2014

Media Manipulators AZCentral cartoon 9-23-2014

My first reaction was to say ‘Are you shitting me?’ After mulling it over for a while, I had to admit to myself that the Arizona Republic has been somehow moderate so far about the Arias case compared to some of their counterparts, and that there was indeed some truth to the fact that Arizona was considering this Latina girl from Yreka, California like the worst thing to ever set foot in their territory. Calamity Jodi was born in an Arizona courtroom and if they had their way, they would have put her to death because of the great menace created and promoted by the media. Hell, they tried once and when it failed, they cried foul and are giving the sentencing phase a do over.

So OK the State of Arizona considers Jodi Arias aka Candy Crush because of her super addictive nature, like a crisis deserving of more media attention than ISIS. They have proven it so far with their incessant and loud media coverage. She is such a threat to national security that they spent millions of dollars to make sure she would be treated like the worst terrorist on the planet. Nothing is more dangerous than this woman. Right? After all, she has killed her abusive boyfriend by ‘cutting his throat’ so that would qualify her as a member of the Islamic State.

Are you shitting me? So terrorists who are trained to hate and who have used the media to terrorize the world by cutting the throats of reporters are comparable to a young woman who ended up in a battle to the death with her boyfriend? And this woman has manipulated the media like ISIS?……………

CLICK HERE TO READ LISE LASALLE’S BLOG POST IN FULL

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Remember…

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Never question it.

Never doubt it.

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SJ
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236 Comments

  1. “The Mid East has ISIS, Arizona has AZ Central”

    … and when it comes to pieces of shit, the UK has George Barwood.

    Interesting stuff.

    SJ
    Team Jodi

    • And, HLN has Nancy Grace, Vinnie and JaneVM !!
      It is sad that people find Jodi as a means to self promote themselves, isn’t it?
      What goes around, comes around. . .never doubt that! Thanks for the help SJ ♥ !

          • He had such an all-consuming hatred for Jodi, maybe that was starting to wear on him physically. He was one of the first to go in the cuts, but he is still on the airways somewhere early morning from one poster here.

        • CC, I had heard that there was a chance he would get booted but I didn’t know it happened! Thank you for the wonderful news!

          While making some videos that will be published soon, I had to go through a lot of his discussions… every time he spoke and was soooo sarcastic I wanted to put my hand through my screen and slap him silly!

          I wonder where Vinnie will end up…

            • Ha! OMG, I can mentally picture him in a corn field (wearing a plaid button down shirt, his jean overalls, his rubber boots and a straw hat), right next to a scarecrow (who is also dressed in a similar fashion), arguing with a farmer about what destroys the crop:

              “The crow?” (pauses to stress his point and then continues in a sarcastic higher pitched tone) “THE crow?” (once again pauses to stress his argument and continues even louder, with an all sarcastic grin on his face and his eyes opened wide) “THE CROW?” ….

              Please, if this news about Farmer Reports is true, find me a video clip or a picture of him in action! I BEG YOU!!!!! LMFAO!

              • I wish I could tell you it’s true, but I saw him yesterday in a suit. He is on a local Atlanta TV station still going on about Jodi, but to a smaller audience. I think the poster was joking that he hoped NG ended up doing farm reports which would be perfect for her.

            • I saw that too Marja and thought poor Farmers! What a slam to Agriculture! It might be fitting though, he is great at shoveling POO! 🙄

  2. Horrifying. The epitome of irresponsible use of media.

    Have the media no longer any decency? Has social media poisoned journalism that much – to the point that ethics are just too “old school” to matter?

    Many folks, whether media professionals or not, cannot get over the fact that Jodi went on TV and made up a lot of stories when she was in denial about what happened that tragic day.

    She could not remember how TA actually died. From there, she began to confabulate and dissemble.

    We saw Drs. Samuels and Geffner explain the science behind her memory loss in sworn testimony. And yes, Jodi loved TA, and without a doubt her feelings for him were entwined with her love for her new faith. It was TOO MUCH for her to bear, to admit even to herself that she had anything to do with TA’s violent death. It would not be the first time in history that a person has no memory of how they survived a fight to the death. It would not be the first time in history that a person’s religious feelings impeded their ability to be forthcoming about a tragedy.

    Can we just give Jodi the benefit of the doubt for one humane second?

    Nothing can bring back TA. It is time to leave the hysteria behind, is it not? Jodi’s life is on the line, and she has the same civil and human rights as anyone.

    When she describes what happened in the bathroom that afternoon in 2008, her story is congruent with the blood evidence and the photographs that were taken there, the written autopsy report, and even the photographs that she had not taken and wasn’t aware of until later.

    Jodi did not want to admit that TA attacked her, and now, neither does the media. The irony is stunning.

    So far, the prosecutor has staggered, serpentine fashion, through this entire trial not caring one whit whether or not any of his VARIOUS versions were logical in and of themselves or consistent with each other, or in fact made any sense at all.

    He relied upon the public’s eagerness to listen, but their resistance to the discipline of having to look, and to see for themselves.

    Leonardo Da Vinci was a great inventor, but his real power lay not in the mastery of the science he used to craft his many inventions, but in his unfettered ability to OBSERVE. He came to that conclusion himself. Today we have doctors and scientists implementing those same “low tech” methods in their GROUNDBREAKING work, and citing Da Vinci as their inspiration.

    And if we expect to live in a civilized, humane society, the same simple, sane approach to the finding of fact should apply to this very serious case, or to any other judicial exercise, for that matter. Anyone can look at the evidence and see Jodi’s side of the story, that is, if they first clear their minds of the chants of guilt and the cries for Jodi’s death. Almost anyone can be called for jury duty for precisely the reason that anyone can step up and choose disciplined observation when asked to make a judgement or to solve a problem.

    And if a media entity (or anyone else who has something to say about this case) “doesn’t want to go there” – to examine and study the facts while bearing in mind the required presumption of innocence, but still feels entitled to voice and demonstrate hatred toward Jodi, they should by all rights redirect their negative feelings toward a more productive endeavor that is worthy of attention.

    • whichtrial? well said!

      It is shameful when people lose their ability to think reasonably and let their hatred take control. What is it they hate? A person they don’t know that killed another person they also don’t know… Why didn’t they hate Jodi Arias in 2007? I don’t hear anyone besides a handful of people hating the freak that tortured and killed baby Teghan… it is beyond me why the obsession about Jodi. She is not the first woman to kill her ex-boyfriend in self defense… SMH

    • One line from a comment made by a “hater” that says it all for me:

      “I don’t remember the details, but I do remember that I was angry.”

      They don’t usually know the details in the first place. 🙄

  3. You know I’ve refrained from commenting since I saw the new thread yesterday because quite frankly I don’t think I can find the words to describe how horrific that cartoon is. It’s wrong on SO MANY levels, it is offensive, sickening, cruel and unacceptable NOT because we’re Jodi supporters and are furious over the comparison but because ISIS and their ATROCITIES can NOT be compared to any person who has commited a crime. It is apples and oranges. Is the person who created the cartoon retarded?

  4. Speaking of fucked up”Journalism” , take a look at this.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/jodi-arias-trial-supporters-and-key-players-reveal-secrets-before-jury-selection

    The person who write this article, has her facts WRONG!!! So wring I’d be ashamed to admit this is my piece if I were her. She spends wayyyy too much time in FB groups, talking to people who call themselves supporters but have harmed Jodi in every imaginable way, and snooping around people’s FB walls! Is she fr real?

    YOU HAVE YOUR FACTS WRONG, HONEY!

    Check this out for example : she takes this FB comment ” “Why isn’t Maria coming here to speak for herself instead of hiding in the vent room??” made by a hater ABOUT ME yet

    accuses Maria DE La Rosa of coming here and spending time in the Vent room!!!!!!

    HELLO, Christine? Didn’t you pause for just one tiny second to think that I TOO have the same initials FFS before you went ahead and made your accusations?

    I’m not gonna go into more details, whoever can stomach all the inaccuracies can go read.

    Doesn’t this person know she can get sued if she keeps spreading lies? Just saying…

    As for the hater, who’s wondering why I ”hide” in the Vent room – umm who says I’m hiding? I do not have to answer to any of you, and thank God for the Vent page where we can pecefully discuss without your stupid prying eyes LOLOL!

    • I went and replied to her article. She was offended because I called her ‘honey’, ‘cupcakes’ and ‘sweet’…. She became defensive because I was honest in telling her that her facts were all mistaken!

      Not knowing the basics and writing stuff is so amateur… She said ” I would also like to see evidence that the glasses “have a new home.” Is the new home on top of Jodi’s new hairstyle? Because that’s what it looks like. So who did you, Ben, and Maria (since my evidence shows the auction is ‘her puppy’) scam out of $1000 for the glasses that….Jodi has been seen wearing since the auction ended?” And because I am not going back to reply, she will probably get this message from some other lurker:

      Christine HONEY, if you knew your facts you would have known that Jodi owned 3 pairs of glasses. One pair provided from the state and two other pairs given to Jodi as a gift! If you took more time to take a look a bit closer, you will see the difference between all 3 glasses… SMH… ignorance.

      As much as it hurts Christine and many others, those glasses that were auctioned have been sold and a charity in need of that 1000$ is 1000$ richer to help their cause and less fortunate.

      Believe me Christine, you are the last person anyone would come to with information about what charity the money was donated. You are a blogger that not only hates BUT doesn’t give true facts out either.

      That’s what I’m talking about: they don’t double check their info… I’m done with Christine. Can’t reason with clueless people… 🙄

    • Maria, you have been a supporter of Jodi since the very beginning, one who has never tried to hide from the challenge of sorting out this complicated case. You’ve given of your time and obviously experienced anguish and many frustrations while observing the state’s convoluted case against Jodi unfold in all of its mindlessness and horror. Nonetheless, you still endeavored untiringly to correct false news reports via social media. Of course I am not aware of everything you have done in support of Jodi but I must say this: You are a wonderfully articulate writer in English – I can’t even imagine how beautiful your Greek must be whether spoken or written. You are an angel and a shining advocate of human rights.

      • Thank you whichtrial. Your words mean the world to me. I truly appreciate it ♥

        Yes, I’ve been here since January 2013, through thick and thin countless times; yet I am not going anywhere 😉
        As much anguish, frustration, tears and stress supporting Jodi entails- there is twice as much satisfaction and happiness whenever you hear her voice on the other side of the phone or when you receive a letter and you know you somehow have made a difference in a person’s life. Or even when you go to bed at night knowing that supporting an abused woman is a noble cause.
        All my fellow Jodi supporters know this; we struggle to have our disproportionate group’s voices heard and sometimes it is hard and/or exhausting but for those of us who are ”here for the long haul” when the day Jodi gets true Justice comes, oh my…. It’s gonna feel like Heaven right??

        (((((( TEAM JODI ))))))

  5. Absolutely disgusting. Of course, this is not the first time that cartoonist Steve Benson has done something insensitive and cruel. In 1997, he had a cartoon that used an image of a firefighter carrying a dead child to comment on the death sentence that was imposed on Timothy McVeigh. Specifically, the photo shows a firefighter holding the limp body of a child that was killed during the attack. The child in the cartoon says “No more killing.” The firefighter, who is supposedly labeled to represent “death penalty fanatics” replies, “Oh, stop your whining!” The child’s mother was angry that Benson would make fun of the photograph. She said, “Obviously, he has no regard for my daughter’s life. I think he and his work are trash. He does owe an apology-not just to me, but to a lot of people. He has just ripped my life open again, just when I thought it was healing, for nothing.”

    Alfred Whitehead, the then-general president of the International Association of Firefighters, said that the cartoon mocked firefighters who risked their lives searching for victims in the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. “To portray them as advocates of death in a cheap commentary is not only offensive, it is repulsive.” Meanwhile, Mr. Benson defended his cartoon by saying this: “Critics who take the cartoon literally have completely missed the intent of the cartoon and the don’t understand cartooning. I don’t apologize to people who don’t understand cartooning. Firefighters are generating a lot of heat, but they haven’t seen the light. I would suggest that they pull their head out of the smoke and take a deep breath and realize that editorial cartoons are not literal representations of the truth.”

    There’s another interesting connection to this guy, Benson. He is the grandson of former US Secretary of Agriculture and former LDS Church president Ezra Taft Benson. Benson also attended Brigham Young University and graduated cum laude. During the late 1980s Benson was initially a supporter, then a critic, of then-governor Evan Mecham, the first Mormon governor to be elected in the state of Arizona. Mecham is well-known for his extremist views and for his staunch opposition to Martin Luther King Day being a federal holiday in Arizona. He was later impeached as Governor. But Benson’s criticism led to controversy among the Mormon population of Arizona which led some LDS Church members to seek the intervention of Mr. Benson’s grandfather. Consequently, Steve Benson was later relieved of his position on a church council.

    In 1993, Benson encountered controversy again within the LDS Church when he said that his grandfather, then 93 years old, was had suffered from senility that was concealed by the church’s leadership. In late 1993, Benson left the church. Since that time he has been a critic of all religious belief.

    If I were Jodi or her defense team, I refuse to do any future interviews with the Arizona Republic indefinitely. Not until Steve Benson gets fired from that paper and I receive a personal apology from the newspaper’s editor. Because that guy, Benson, is a disgraceful human being and, Mr. Benson, if you’re reading this, shame on you.

    • Interesting information Raja. It seems that Benson should take his head out of his ass and realize that cartooning is a form of freedom of speech but even that has it’s limits. So, he thinks firefighters are nothing special? Idiot! Wasn’t it firefighters that risked and even lost their lives trying to rescue hundreds of his fellow Americans that were stuck in the ruins of the twin towers, back in 9/11???? Or didn’t that ‘touch’ Benson because he lives thousands of miles away??? Shame on him!!!

      No terrorist action is funny in any way! No cartoons can make the mood lighter when it comes to terrorists. Benson is a disturbed moron. I hope AZ Republic DOES fire his ass and makes him make a personal apology to Jodi and to the families that have been scarred by the inhuman actions of ISIS.

      • “It seems that Benson should take his head out of his ass and realize that cartooning is a form of freedom of speech but even that has it’s limits.”

        I agree, Pandora! Some people using the visual arts or humor in their work display bad taste as if the more vile it gets, the more expressive and awesome they are. – Not! I would say leave the bad taste joke material to the fifth graders and let them get it out of their systems at a young age, because sooner rather than later they will be embarrassed by its lack of social value.

    • Very interesting background Raja. Benson learned how to manipulate the thinking of the masses from his previous history. It is interesting that he moved away from the LDS connection and with some bitterness it looks like. Now anyone is fair game. You gotta admit, he is getting lots of attention on his cartoon and I guess that’s brings money to Arizona Central. It is over the top as far as I am concerned – insensitive.

    • Oh wow…. just wow! Thank you so very much for the info Raja. It explains a lot, in fact. Shows a pattern of insensitive behavior this cartoonist has, hidden under the pretense of humor.

  6. A post for Lise LaSalle, the author of the article; topic of this thread.

    Lise, I found your article to be awesome and brilliant. I too have the same believes about media manipulation.

    It is well known that the media has always used their power to manipulate and to enlarge (or cover) truths. All in the name of $$$…

    A movie that backs up all the media frenzy and how naive and gulible the public is in believing anything the media force feeds them is “Wag the dog”. It’s all about politics and media conspiring to make the public focus on sth so sth more major can be swept under the rug.

    Don’t get me wrong, ISIS is a HUGE thing but what is secretly behind all this? Don’t tell me that the American government – THE MOST POWERFUL government of the world – couldn’t ‘take’ ISIS down or negotiate with them. I find that hard to believe.

    Same goes with Jodi. Arizona could have stopped the media frenzy. Could have sequestered the jury, could have had this under control. What did Arizona want to hide and used (and keeps on using) Jodi as their ‘white noise’ in covering up other events?

    I am not into politics AT ALL (on the contrary I am very ignorant to all politics) BUT I smell foul play and in Jodi’s case, it reeks so much! And I am not some mastermind brilliant genius that ‘sees’ beyond normal. I am just not gullible to what the media feeds me. Do people know how many ‘Jodi Arias’s’ are out there being tried on a daily basis? Getting 2nd degree or manslaughter? Why is Jodi the exception? Why is Jodi facing the DP when she killed travis in self defense? What is AZ hiding?

    A few days before retrial and AZ republic published that cartoon? Thinking it was funny? NO WAY! They needed to pump up the hatred of the public again. It was simmering down and that was not good…

    Politics work with media. Media obeys ‘the higher powers’ not only because they have to BUT because they get rich every time they have a ‘breaking news’ story….

    Ariel Castro and his kidnapping made it to the Greek news, Sandy Hook school shooting made it to the Greek news. Jodi Arias? Nope. You know why? Because as I said earlier, there are hundred of ‘Jodi Arias’s’ crimes happening in the US and around the world. I am just so curious to know what ‘lies’ behind Jodi’s case and what Arizona has so successfully been able to cover up that makes Jodi one of the most hated women in the USA.

    All I’m saying is “Shhhhhhh, don’t talk loudly, the sheeple are sleeping and we don’t want to wake them up! ” WAKE UP PEOPLE and smell the coffee! You are being used and manipulated and blinded… wouldn’t YOU want to know what the hell is going on?

  7. Another ignorant article by that Christine person. She’s busy stirring up the masses against the jury foreman. It would seem that because he didn’t vote for the death penalty, he was a stealth juror who wasn’t truly death qualified. I guess, according to this idiot, if you’re death qualified you are required to vote for death or else you got on the jury illegally. I kid you now. And if that isn’t enough, because this juror dares to speak to the defense team, it is proof positive that he was biased, in favor of innocence no less, all along. (And to think I though they couldn’t possibly get any more imbecile.)

    http://www.examiner.com/article/jodi-arias-trial-48-lies-48-hrs-former-juror-reveals-the-truth-about-bias

    • And when those two jurors fraternized with the Alexanders (there are pictures plastered all over the facebook with them smiling together – as if they are saying “Travis who? – we’re having a good time! “) and some other juror even apologized to them for not returning death, that was acceptable, and not biased, according to that two-bit reporter?!
      Double standards are everywhere!

      • You know Alexey, it doesn’t bother me if someone doesn’t support Jodi. It’s everyone’s prerogative to have their own opinions BUT, having said this, what I can’t stand is the haters… Big difference between a non-supporter and a hater. When you see a person using up their time to hate someone, it’s plain pitiful!

        I wonder how their family and friends would react if those haters would actually be honest and say in their faces “I want another human being to get the lethal ejection and die”. That is soulless, immoral, and fucked up in all levels.

    • According to her, the only time Jodi wasn’t lying was” when she described how amazing Travis Alexander was.” Her taste in men is as good as her headwear. That’s all I’m going to say about that waste of time.

  8. In just a few short hours Jodi will start a new phase of her ordeal. So please everyone keep Jodi in your thoughts and prayers, and be sure to send your happy thoughts to her. She needs us now more than ever
    ((((((((((JODI)))))))))) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 🙂

    Ray in H-burg Va.

  9. Good morning cyber family! UGH, not a great morning actually. Penalty phase retrial starting today… 🙁

    Ray is right! Jodi needs us very very much. Keep her in your thoughts all day long today , and in your prayers for those who are religious and/or spiritual 🙂

    I hope you’ll all find some time today to drop by and post here, to show our support.

    And as R.Love suggested the other day, PLEASE keep writing to Jodi – she’s been stressed and anxious these past few days and as Henryk Sienkiewicz said :
    ” Anxiety prepares the organism badly for an ordeal which even under more favorable circumstances would not be an easy thing to bear.”

    We LOVE YOU Jodi! Hang in there, honey!!

    • ♥ Really Maria, it is a wonderful day, let’s get this circus behind us so Jodi can carry on with her life! Yes, it will not be pleasant (it has been truly dreadful) but it has to be done, so be it. ♥
      ((((((Love to Jodi Today and Always)))))))

      • I agree R. Although Maria is right about Jodi being stressed out and anxious, this farce of a trial needs to be over and done with! Jodi has been through the humiliation, the belittling, the bullying, the abuse by the prosecution. She has seen it all. Nothing can be worse.

        We need this phase to finish up so appeals can start and get our girl out of prison – somewhere she doesn’t belong!

        I send Jodi my positive energy and I know she’ll be fine! She knows she has people from all around the world supporting and sending her their love!

        ((((Jodi))) ♥

  10. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

    Isaiah 41:10

    Dear Lord, Please protect Jodi and her family and guide the defence team with this enormous responsibility. In thy name, Amen.

  11. Here are Kiefer’s tweets so far:

    Eleven more jurors dismissed from Arias.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 4s
    The fact is, when you get a jury summons, it asks if you speak English. If you don’t, you check the box
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 13m
    A prospective Arias juror asks Judge Stephens how long the trial will last. Until Dec. 21, she says. Response: “Wow!”
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 16m
    19 of the first batch of 100 prospective Arias jurors were also dismissed.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 18m
    “I think I’ve heard too much,” another prospective Arias juror said into a passed-around microphone. 26 are dismissed.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 20m
    28 of these 100 prospective jurors say they can’t be impartial in the Arias retrial. “I’m just sick and tired of hearing about it,” one said
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 25m
    When Judge Sherry Stephens asks the prospective jurors if they have seen media coverage of the Arias trial. Nearly all hands go up.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 28m
    Lots of straight lines as the judge and lawyers make introductions. I shall refrain.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 34m
    Travis Alexander’s sister and brother-in-law are here for Arias jury selection. Juan Martinez brought his boss.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 41m
    At Jodi Arias jury selection. The second batch of 100 jurors is in the hallway outside courtroom. Abandon all hope, all ye who enter here.

  12. I missed a few:

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 9m
    There’s another: No mucho ingles, he said, verbatim. Really?
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 10m
    Another juror just told the judge she doesn’t speak English — in English.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 10m
    Judge Stephens to juror who doesn’t want to follow admonition in Arias trial: So, too many rules for you!
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 13m
    The press is sequestered in a room with a window into the Arias courtroom. General feeling: 3 months without media exposure = vacation!
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 15m
    Now several jurors are saying they would be hard-pressed to limit their media exposure for the length of the Arias trial.

  13. And so much for admonitions: just heard one of the prospective jurors describing Arias over his cellphone. Hope he was one of the dismissed.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 17s
    The schedule for Arias jury selection: 100 more prospective jurors at 1:30 today. 200 more on Wednesday.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 26s
    Judge Stephens is talking to the attorneys, but the audio-video feed to the press room is off. Better than white noise.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 9s
    In sum, roughly half of the first 200 prospective Arias jurors called into the courtroom so far this morning have been dismissed.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 23s
    19 more prospective jurors dismissed from Arias jury for work-related issues. About 40 remaining in the courtroom.
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    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 18s
    Now more jurors are explaining why they can’t do jury duty.

    • Thank you, rb!

      Oh wow…. can’t Pickles see how pointless this is already? Of course it’s hard finding jurors who have never heard of the case. It comes as no surprise!!! Bravo to those who were honest and admitted to having being exposed to all the circus. Let’s just pray the ones who did not raise their hands are telling the truth 😉

      • HLN have been saying all day that the attorneys will be checking social media and all the first bunch put up their hands when asked if they had accounts. If that is true for the rest, the defence will have a really good screening tool for the ones who try to sneak on.

        😀

        • I pray Jane VM is the next to get the boot at HLN. . .I’m tired and disgusted by her never ending trail of lies she is spinning for the world. Boy is she ever in her element! You know, I believe she must have been present the day Travis died . . .right there in the bathroom . . . she sure knows everything. Could she be the owner of the mystery Boot Print? SMH Talk about Media trying to sway the public with falsehoods! URP! PUKE! 🙄

  14. AHEM AHEM, announcement!!! Can I please have your attention:

    At the top of the page you will find a new tab named ‘Arizona’s Double Standards’. This tab has a drop down menu with various cases that were tried in Arizona. Please read more about why this new page was made at http://jodiariasisinnocent.com/arizonas-double-standards-justice-for-jodi-arias/ – Also, please leave your comments. Let’s let the world know that Jodi was tried unfairly and that Arizona has DOUBLE STANDARDS when it comes to the law.

    Thank you!

  15. Jen’s Trial Diaries @TrialDiariesJ · 12 s
    No one personally knows the players in the trial #jodiarias

    Jen’s Trial Diaries @TrialDiariesJ · 8 m
    As jurors walk in #jodiarias whispers to Jen Willmott

    Jen’s Trial Diaries @TrialDiariesJ · 11 m
    #jodiarias is looking at all the potential jurors walking in

    • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 12 s
      Another woman says she teaches about the Arias case in her classes.

      Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 7 s
      “I have not been able to sleep for the last three nights, knowing that I have been called to jury duty in this case,” says another. #Arias

      Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 15 s
      And now a woman says she doesn’t believe in the death penalty.

      Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 7 s
      “That’s the point, your honor, I’ve already made up my mind,” says one tall and grim gentleman.

      Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 25 s
      And plenty of people raise their hands when asked if they could not be impartial in the Arias trial.

      Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 32 s.
      Once again, when Judge Stephens asks if anyone had seen news of Arias in the media nearly all hands go up. So who are the people who didn’t?

      • Jen’s Trial Diaries @TrialDiariesJ · 8 s
        21 were dismissed on that one question alone #jodiarias

        Jen’s Trial Diaries @TrialDiariesJ · 2 s
        The jurors are dropping like flies on this question #jodiarias #cantbeafairjuror

        Jen’s Trial Diaries @TrialDiariesJ · 49 s
        #jodiarias looks disappointed as many hands go up…6 so far say they can’t be fair

        Jen’s Trial Diaries @TrialDiariesJ · 24 s
        The big question..can you serve after what you have heard in media?

        • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 21 s
          This morning Judge Stephens said the Arias trial would last until Dec. 21. She just now said Dec. 18. Last week she said Dec. 12.

          Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 1 m
          “In Maricopa County, a jury has not been sequestered since the ’70s,” Judge Stephens said.

          • The 21st is a Sunday, so it changed to the 18th, the Thursday before.

            It would be good timing for Jodi, but at the rate they are dropping, it could take until December to seat the jury.

              • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 3 m
                A last juror with a conflict is holding a filibuster in the courtroom as to why he can’t serve. #zzzzzzzzzzzz

                Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 51 s
                And he is out of there. 147 remain. Wait two more are dismissed as no-shows. 145 and holding. There will be another pool of 200 Wednesday

                • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer 9 s
                  Judge Stephens says 133 jurors retained today will fill out questionnaires.

                  Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer 1 m
                  Schedule: hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday; 100 more jurors come in at 10:30 that day. Judge Stephens canceled the 100 for Wed. afternoon.

                • I liked his final tweet of the day:

                  Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 56m 56 minutes ago
                  The three best things about Journalism school are: no math and no science.

                  I didn’t get it at first – but then I read his final count on jurors and giggled.

        • Maria! Stop tweeting Scoopy! LOL! She’s lost her touch! She didn’t even give us a complete fashion report on everyone’s clothing and hairstyles! Damnit! If she can’t do that right, then she is useless! Because according to Scoopy, that’s what is significantly important in this case: ‘Who wore it best!’ 🙄

    • I’m afraid the answer to that is blowing in the wind CC! LOL They do not want to save the taxpayers one red cent. I bet they could squeeze blood out of a turnip! All funnies aside, it is SAD!

    • Their vain egos won’ t permit them to back down because now, more than ever, they feel the need to ‘ save face’ since relenting would take away their last chance to avoid being seen for the greedy, ego- driven fools they are.
      The would finally be exposed for how wrong they were all along, __ and their careers, prestige, and the eventual disenchantment of the tax- payers who would realize they were taken advantage of, __ all of that would have to be contended with.

  16. The circus begins again. What a waste of time and money. Who HASN’T heard about Jodi and made up their minds about her? She should have been found Not Guilty in the first place and with the trouble they’ll have finding jurors who honestly haven’t heard of her or this trial the death penalty should without a doubt be off the table.

    I’ve learned to despise the Criminal Justice System and the police and the media most of all because of this trial.

    • It’s really ironic that among other reasons it is said that a change of venue and sequestering the jury would cost the State a shitload of money… But dragging this trial for what I’m guessing 2+ years doesn’t matter. Nor does it matter that a death penalty is going to cost them millions of dollars! Coming out of the taxpayers pockets… so next time a hater chants “Die Bitch” be prepared and willing to pay your share. Don’t whine about it. Weren’t you the one that wanted Jodi to die?

      It’s also really disturbing that the alexander family is so selfish and revengeful and couldn’t care less about their fellow American citizens (did the alexanders ever think that they are costing their fellow Americans thousands of dollars? No!), they never agreed to settle. And yet, people are praising them! SMH!!!

      • I did a little research on the longest trial in American history: McMartin preschool trial: Accusations were made in 1983. Arrests and the pretrial investigation ran from 1984 to 1987, and the trial ran from 1987 to 1990. After six years of criminal trials, no convictions were obtained, and all charges were dropped in 1990. When the trial ended in 1990 it had been the longest and most expensive criminal trial in American history.

        I think Jodi’s trial is going to top that one!

        I wonder what the longest trial in the world is! Hey! We might just make the world record in the book of Guinness!

  17. That cartoon is just TERRIBLE!!!!!!! Shame, shame, shame on whoever made it!!! It just reflects their OWN character, WHICH IS A COMPLETE JERK!!!!!!!

    (((((JODI ANN ARIAS IS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT)))))

    FREE JODI ANN ARIAS, AZ!!!

  18. That cartoon is just HORRIBLE!!! Shame, shame, shame on the person who made it!!! It just shows their OWN character, NOT Jodi’s!!!!

    Jodi is beautiful inside and out!!!! That cartoon portrays the EXACT OPPOSITE of who Jodi Ann Arias is!!! They made a mistake on who they put holding the knife!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It should be the “people of mystery” but it’s NO MYSTERY who these people are!!! They are OUT THERE thinking they got away with murder, but they DID NOT because they know who they are and so does GOD!!! Oh, and by the way, if you think it is justified by your religion, it’s NOT!!! Your religion is NOT above the law!!!! Murder is murder!!!

    (((((JODI)))))

    (((((TEAM JODI)))))

    FREE JODI ANN ARIAS, AZ!!!

    • Amen Sister Marja! What kind of barbaric world are we living in? The people who are members of this so called religion would throw one of their own members to the wolves like they have. Shame on them. Where is the love, mercy and forgiveness. . .not there is it! Blood thirsty hypocrites. Well, they might fool some but when it gets right down to true facts their religions has no fact base at all. I pray that one day they will turn from their wickedness and evil before it is too late for their own souls. They need to focus on themselves and not Jodi. Disgusting. Travis was an abuser of the worst kind, one that hid behind his religion! I am thankful everyday that Jodi was able to protect herself from the likes of him. (((JODI)))

      “Judge Stephens bending over backwards AGAIN in order to make this extra fair”. ARE THEY KIDDING. . .she should be fired. . .her courtroom is one of the main reasons (the other being the MEDIA)that this trial has been so unfair!!!
      Not sequestering the jury, allowing a prosecutor to change and create facts only to prosecute an innocent woman so he might promote himself and then allowing the 🙄 drama from the family, nothing fair there! Also allowing the milking of millions of dollars on this horrible tragedy?? WHY are the taxpayers not upset by just that?? They have proven their love for money, one would think that would make them furious. The judge has proven to the world she is only a clown in her circus of errors and anyone who sees different is BLIND! She has brought great shame to the justice system in Maricopa County, AZ. SET JODI ARIAS FREE AIZONA!!!

      • I think part of the reason the tax payers are not as upset about the money spent is because Martinez and his cohorts, amazingly, have succeeded in diverting people’s attention from the massive amount of money the prosecutor has spent on his relentlous ego- driven quest to murder a young woman.
        One thing that can’ t be denied about amartinez is that he is the ultimate manipulator. I bet if thorough research was done to bring to light how many times Martinez lied__ about and in regard to his other cases_ then the public would start branding him a liar too.
        Almost NO news articles have reported on the far greater amount of money the prosecution has cost the tax payers. The public wrongly believe the cost is driven by the defense, when really it is driven by the prosecutor.
        To all news reporters: Report WHAT MARTINEZ IS COSTING THE TAX PAYERS IN HIS RELENTLOUS DESIRE TO MURDER A HUMAN BEING.
        As I understand it, in the recent past, the prosecutor did NOT disclose the amount he was costing the tax payers. I don’ t know if this has changed.
        The public is purposely misled into believing that the defense drives up the cost of the trial, and the prosecutor’s office has no choice but to increase their cost to compensate.
        What the prosecutor is costing the tax payers should be known to the tax payers.

        The prosecutor and Arias’ detractors are incensed at Arias’s acts of charity, __ yet the public does not see the tragedy and irony of the fact that the millions of dollars spent on trying to murder a young woman, could instead have been spent on real ways to affirm and help life. They could have used that money to help children fight cancer, helped other suffering people, built parks or community centers etc..
        Then the tax payers of Arizona could be feeling proud that they really are affirming and helping many different lives.

        It’s a sick world indeed when people believe the death penalty affirms the value of life.

        • “It’s a sick world indeed when people believe the death penalty affirms the value of life.” says it all! Thank you Amy! Well said!

  19. Another ridiculous ‘wanna-be journalist’ : JEFF GOLD. – Why don’t people stick to what they do for a living and leave the journalism to those that are professional journalists. You know, the ones that are fair and balanced in their reporting, without being biased.

    http://www.spreecast.com/events/the-gold-patrol-jodi-arias-retrial

    “Judge Sherry Stephens is bending backwards AGAIN in order to make this extra fair..” SAY WHAT???!!! What trial was this buffoon following!

    It is interesting what he has to say about the Son of Sam law 19 min in…

    Plus JAII get free advertisement 23 min in…

    At least this guy admits that Jodi’s case shouldn’t have been a Death Penalty case… that it’s a bit stretched for the crime that Jodi did.

  20. we cant,t give up 12 people are going to decide if JODI will get life or death JODI lawyers want the verdict right before Christmas i think we will have a verdict on DEC 18 we just need life or hung i hope and pray JODI walks out of prison one day she is going to be in prison along time i want her to get life so she can be with other women go outside i just don,t want her along in a cell i think the jury will spare her life for her family their will be mother and fathers on the jury so Jodi will be sentence in JAN i just hope once JODI is sentence she will do OK on her own she wont have Jennifer or Maria i put its going to hard for Jennifer and maria to say bye to JODI I think this new jury will do their job because its life or death

    • Neither sentence is acceptable.

      We just need to get this over with so we can get on with this and secure a new trial through appeals.

      (unless the DT really does have a witness, this time around, that could get the verdict overturned)

      • I agree with you Journee. The real deal starts when the appeals do! I really do hope that the law will finally be fair to Jodi because up until now all we’ve seen is circus acts, witch hunts, fairytales and court madness!

      • Still, I don’t think Jodi would want the DP hanging over her head. Plus the living conditions on death row are much worse – more restrictions and permanent solitary confinement. Appeals will take years to process.
        So the DP is completely unacceptable.

  21. There’s this question I keep seeing over and over again from folks who are so totally enamored with the Alexander family. “You people who are against the death penalty, how would you feel if it was your loved one who was murdered?”, as if the relationship of the victim to ME should somehow be a deciding factor. I don’t believe in the death penalty no matter who the victim is and even if my closest love one was murdered, I would still want to see justice done, not revenge killing. I wouldn’t be working to twist things so that the killer was convicted no matter what the truth might be. How can anyone get satisfaction from that? No one except sick people. It’s one thing to grieve and another to justify mob mentality, hatred and revenge killing in the name of grief. (And, personally, I don’t think those people are particularly grieving as much as they’re enjoying the limelight, the adulations and the windfall opportunity to make some money.)

    • It’s a moot point, really. Those kind of questions are sentimental and should not be used as arguments. When debating about the DP one needs to have strong arguments whether for or against, not some mushy imagnary what-if questions.

      Because if someone pro-DP resorts to questions such as ” How would you feel if it was your loved one who was murdered?”,the person against the DP could always resort to ”How would YOU feel if the State were to kill your daughter/sister/wife/friend if she were charged with murder?” A moot point. So…..

    • Generally speaking, the death penalty punishes not only the perpetrator, it also punishes his or her family members – they will have to lose their loved one as well.
      Why inflict so much pain on completely innocent people who have absolutely nothing to do with the crime? I bet those pro-death penalty people won’t be able to answer this.

    • Michael Kiefer reported accurately and honestly, as usual.
      In his television interviews, Michael Kiefer made it very clear that nearly ALL of the prospective jurors interviewed said they had heard about the Jodi Arias case.
      I went to the AZCentral site indicated above and watched the videos about jury selection__ the top three in the column, beginning with the one with Tram Mai in it.
      I was surprised to hear how blatantly deceptive the reporting of the anchors in the the third video was. The video’s news anchors’ names were Fay and Doug.
      After I watched these videos, read Kiefer’s tweets and news story, and learned what surely ” Doug and Fay” must have learned also IF they actually had done even the most minimal research, and/ or if they were honest about that readily available information__
      After it became obvious to me that Doug and Fay were privy to the same information: THAT Nearly ALL prospective jurors HAD heard of Arias__
      I could only wonder about Doug and Fay’s blatant deception then when ending the news segment they breezily said that A TON of people have never heard of Arias etc..
      And the media wonders why the judge ruled against them.

      • Or not very honest, hehe.
        She certainly enjoys going to parties with Travis’s relatives, as the photos on her facebook page indicate. A real party animal. Didn’t miss a party thrown by the Alexanders. BTW, the ever smiling Steven doesn’t look as distraught on her facebook photos as he did in court when he was making that tear-jerking victim impact statement – apparently he can change his mood at will.

          • Give them time. Although, they both could stand some acting lessons I’m sure there is hope for a reality show somewhere in their future. 🙄

    • Anxiety related to the perversity of it all – it makes sense to me after what Juan and Sherry put everyone through. What a tag team. Those were not civilized proceedings.

      Moreover, a death penalty-qualified juror may not consciously question the fairness of the state’s asking for the death penalty, even in a case such as this one where the defendant claimed self-defense, if they have become persuaded of the defendant’s guilt. But somewhere, deep down, any juror who actually has to deal with capital punishment on any level will suffer internally from the horror of it, and probably for the rest of their life, whether or not they were involved with the final sentencing, and whether or not the defendant is actually ever executed.

  22. I have a question. If Jodi were to take the stand, and the defence wanting to shorten her testimony covered the most important parts, would JM be able to cross her on her whole testimony from the first trial?

      • I agree – much better to have a well and thoughtfully prepared allocution speech, where she can address the jury directly and say what SHE wants to say with no manipulation or intimidation by counsel (from either side),

      • He’ll have another one of his famous meltdowns yelling at the top of his lungs:
        “YES??? or NO???” ;
        “DID I ASK YOU THAT?” ;
        “DO YOU HAVE MEMORY PROBLEMS MAM’?”;
        “JUUU-UDGE! THE WITNESS IS NOT ANSWERING THE QUESTION”;

        Tantrums after tantrums! He’ll probably pop a vein or two!

        And I’m guessing that the circus trial (TAKE TWO) will once again NOT have a lion tamer… oops, I meant FROG TAMER! Ribbit! 😀

  23. when JODI makes allocution speech JODI HAS TO LET the pain about killing TRAVIS OUT she has to say she is sorry for killing TRAVIS and let the jury see her really crying JODI HAS CARRIED THAT PAIN inside her so long she has to just let it in front of the whole courtroom all us on hear support JODI we all want whats best for JODI RIGHT now its to keep JODI OFF DEATH ROW WHEN JODI IS CRYING IN COURT SHE HAS TO LET THE jury see her cry after JODI allocution in JENNIFER CLOSING SHE WILL PUT IT ALL TOGETHER I KNOW THIS SO HARD FOR JODI SHE HAS TO FIGHT FOR LIFE

    • Shannon, it’s really hard to hide such strong emotions. I just hope that Jodi will not emotionally collapse. Having to relive everything is horrible enough, imagine having your life in the hands of 12 strangers judging you and your every move.

      Every single day Jodi apologizes. It’s like a never ending nightmare… And unfortunately, she will have to live with this her whole life. It must be horrifying. I just hope that one day she will be able to put it behind her and move forward. Just like others did: Visiting Disneyland, bungee jumping, boat rides, out partying, etc. It seems the only person that is devastated is Jodi. 😉

      Others care ONLY for seeking revenge: pure cold-heart revenge. Not in the name of justice but in the name of evil souls 😉

  24. But Shannon, I feel Jodi should tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. . .IMO Jodi does not actually know what happened the night Travis died. What she remember is what Flores and Martinez have pounded into her head and the rest of the world. She might be guilty in the eyes of the jurors who served but they do not know the whole truth just a fictional version that a little green frog created to promote himself and the state of Arizona. It is not a crime to protect oneself from a vicious attack from an abuser. I pray that Jodi tells the truth as she is able and if she cries it will only be that she is sorry for the outcome of a very bad relationship between two people. Travis is responsible for his own death, as far as I’m concerned. I’m thankful that Jodi was able to protect herself from him. IMO, Crying won’t matter. . .It would be hard to cry after 6 years of hell on Earth. Sincere honest truth is what will count. ((((((JODI))))))

    • Good for her! No matter what they do to her she continues to show what a perfectly loving and thoughtful person she truly is! Bravo Jodi! Sorry Arizona you got it WRONG!

      • Thoughtful, caring, considerate,kind-hearted,altruistic,compassionate, selfless, solicitous….
        No matter how relentlessly cruel the media and haters have been and how hard they have tried to paint her in a bad light, she has a heart of gold. June the 4th was SELF-DEFENSE. And self-defense is not a crime.

        • Absolutely Maria, Jodi does have a Heart of Gold. The more they try to paint her as a murdering villain the more vicious and hate filled bloodthirsty they all appear. . .what’s wrong with that picture? Very sad society. SMH

    • Another charity – after the St. Jude Children’s Hospital fiasco – has been attacked by the media and the haters… SMH. How heartless and egoistical of people to harass a charity just to stir up shit. All donations to charities are well needed. Why would people feel the need to deliberately cause trouble? I see a new low in humanity everyday… It’s really sad.

      (It’s a ‘I’m damned if I do; Damned if I don’t’ situation actually. If the charity that donations go to is not named, all the ‘Doubting Thomas-es’ get their panties in a bundle and start doubting about donations. When the charity is named with doc proof, all the Pontius Pilates run faster than sound to attack the charity.)

      Question for all: Should the charities be revealed or not? Here’s a Shakespearean moment: To Be or Not To Be…. 🙄

  25. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 11m 11 minutes ago
    Attorneys for Jodi Arias file motion to dismiss death penalty, alleging misconduct by Juan Martinez, Det. Esteban Flores and wife, and MCSO.

  26. I meant the reference to Mrs. Flores being mentioned in the article that you posted above as posting sealed information on twitter and putting harassing videos on You tube. I know I have seen some of it.

    • She certainly has damaged her husband’s reliability re his occupation.

      It’s time everyone took responsibility for their actions!

      Oh, I’ve seen some of her disturbing videos… Superheros and superpowers and superstars… really mature… NOT. She thought that this was her way of getting her 15 min of fame. More like 15 min of SHAME! “Calling it as I see it!” <—– Corinna's favorite expression.

  27. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 1 m
    White noise time. The envelope, please…

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 5 m
    Many jurors say they followed the first Arias trial in depth and cannot be impartial. Most say they believe in the death penalty.

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 7 m
    Prospective jurors keep saying they believe Arias is guilty. That’s not the question. She IS guilty. Can they be impartial in sentencing?

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 8 m
    Once again, when Judge Stephens asks if prospective jurors can put aside what they have heard or seen about Jodi Arias. Lots of hand go up.

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 20 m
    Judge Sherry Stephens started the day with a closed hearing that was supposed to end by 10:30. #Arias

    Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 22 m
    The next round of prospective jurors is entering the Arias courtroom

    • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 2 m
      Twenty four jurors dismissed for inability to be impartial in Arias retrial.

      Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 23 s
      A juror pipes up that he doesn’t speak English very well. I guess not. Judge Stephens already asked that question and no one responded.

      Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 52 s
      And here’s a second juror claiming she doesn’t understand more than 30 percent of what was said. At least she’s good in math

      • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 47 s
        Now the question of whether they can give up social media for the length of the trial. Anyone out there who could?

        • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 33 s
          Eight more jurors dismissed from Arias jury because of their need to follow media or social media.

          • IMichael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 7 s
            And yet another person who has trouble understanding. Plus it’s a long trial without media. Plus her mind is suddenly made up. Hat trick.

              • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 31 s
                Reporters outside the courthouse say that dismissed jurors are venting their anger about Arias and the retrial to TV cameras.

                🙁

                • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 23 s
                  20 more Arias jurors dismissed because of hardship. So that’s 54 out of today’s hundred booted

                • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 7 s
                  By my math, adding the 133 from Monday, that’s 179 potential jurors left to choose from for Arias retrial.

                • My knee jerk reaction was to be pissed by that, especially since I know HLN will lead with the footage tonight –

                  But, yanno, they’re proving what we’ve said all along – agreeing with us that this retrial is wrong.

                • Should they not be venting their anger towards Maricopa County Justice system for this circus? Just saying. . .let’s direct the anger where it needs to go!

                • Michael Kiefer ‏@michaelbkiefer 11 s
                  Now in the Arias courtroom for a proceeding. Not sure what. Judge Stephens invited us in.

                • MC Superior Court ‏@courtpio 35 s
                  Jury selection is over for the day. Brief hearing to follow. #jodiarias

                • Responding to R. Love – guessing venting for the camera – short of the way it sounds like some of them spoke to the judge – is the only way they know how to complain to the justice system.

                • I pray for the day that the blame is directed to the ones responsible for all of this horrible tragedy instead of Jodi Arias. Disgusting. 🙁

                • Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 7 m
                  Never mind. They were going to waive Jodi’s presence for mystery proceedings tomorrow, but Juan didn’t come back so everyone left

                • Haha, R. Love – now that you mention it, it would be interesting to know whether Scoopy was waiting in the courtroom, with the rest of the reporters, for Martinez to show up. Or was she on her knees in a broom closet somewhere nearby?

                • Apple pie (with ice cream on top) just flew across the room! Journee, you should have warned me that your twin was present! I just love her! May I share my second favorite tweet of the day!
                  Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 7 m
                  Never mind. They were going to waive Jodi’s presence for mystery proceedings tomorrow, but Juan didn’t come back so everyone left
                  Is it acceptable to leave before the court has been adjourned? Hmmmm……

                • LOL –

                  I wonder if it would confuse ADMIN if Journee’s Evil Twin had her own s/n with the same email address as mine.

                  I did go have a look at Scoopy’s tweets – she claimed to be sitting in the courtroom with everyone else after “Juan ran away” (her words)

                  Somehow the image of Martinez running away is almost as good as what I first thought!

                • You are too good! I was going to ask if anyone had checked her tweeting during the time of the run-away prosecutor. What color was his tie today?

                • Oh, I didn’t look at the beginning. I only read down far enough to find that part.

                  JUAN RAN AWAY!

                  (how do frogs rung?)

                • If we put all of our evil twins together we still wouldn’t come up with one as evil as Corrina! I pray that mold has been broken! It is way past time for people to realize they are never above the law no matter who they are married to. LOL

                • LMAOOOOO!
                  You girls are so funny. I think we should let our evil twins out more often 😀 😀

                  R.Love, I agree – Jen should have written ”Juan hopped out” Frogs don’t run.

                • OMFG!!!! Too funny! I am laughing so hard right now! I love the evil twins! PLEASE, let them out more often! ♥

                  ((((evil twins on the loose))))
                  ((((hopping frogs))))
                  ((((kneeling in broom closets))))
                  ((((under the lilypad))))

                • Good question R.!!!!! “Is it acceptable to leave before the court has been adjourned?” That is far most the most disrespectful thing to do in a court of law! Will J Pickles turn a blind eye to Runaway Frog? To be continued….

                • I think it was just scoopy who hung around waiting for him to come back, other than the judge, the defence, Jodi and court staff. kermie hopped away as fast as he could and disappeared. That should count as more misconduct.

                • I suspect he hopped away for one of two reasons –

                  a) to go cover something up, shred documents, whatever – OR

                  b) to go rip Flores a new one.

      • The judge is a blithering idiot – she must have told them “who doesn’t speak English please raise your hand” and then “I see no hands.”
        Lol. She’s really dumb.

        • Right! If they don’t speak English how the hell are they suppose to understand what the judge is asking them? Hahahhaaaaaaaaaa

          PICKLE’S BRAINFART 1 – NON ENGLISH SPEAKING POTENTIAL JURORS 0

          I’m guessing that this is going to end up the best telenovela EVER!

          “¿Qué dijo?”
          “No tengo ni idea”
          “¿Por qué es tan poco hombre gritando a nosotros? ¿Hicimos algo mal?”
          “Probablemente no a nosotros. Para los de habla inglesa.”
          “Oh, bien entonces! Al almuerzo se sirve? Estoy hambriento.”

          The way Judge Pickles is dealing with her questions to potential jurors, that’s as much as the jurors will understand in the retrial! 🙄

  28. Michael Kiefer @michaelbkiefer · 11m 11 minutes ago
    Attorneys for Jodi Arias file motion to dismiss death penalty, alleging misconduct by Juan Martinez, Det. Esteban Flores and wife, and MCSO

    Did this tickle anyone else??? Wonder how “Corrina Who cares About Herself” is feeling today?
    2 points for the Defense Team!!! 🙂

    • Hell yeah I’m tickled!!!

      I hope Corinna has put that big foot of hers in her mouth today 😉
      Though it’s just for record puproses…

      • I don’t care at least she got her name in black in white didn’t she! She loves that! Wipe that smirk off your face Mzzz Flores! Put her in solitary for awhile!

          • I third that! Maybe in solitary she’ll learn to be more respectful of people. Did you guys ever read how vulgar she was when tweeting about Jodi’s private parts? That is so ‘mean girls’ high school…

            • Unfortunately, some people never get out of high school. I believe Corrina is suffering from wanting to be as sweet and beautiful as Jodi. . . not going to ever happen Corrina! Ever! I’m thinking she has been affected by a big dose of jealousy and now is suffering from the foot in mouth disease. Aaaahh. Nothing will cure that but a dose of her own medicine!
              Nope no sympathy here. 😀 LOL

  29. HLN has their sarcasm dialed away up today. They keep wondering how she is going to get a fair trial while they keep blabbing on with their biased and self-serving coverage. All they want to do is sell JVM’s raggy, trashy “book”. The Life time movie is going to be shown not less than three times this week.

    This trial has been dragged down into their mire so deep, no wonder citizens don’t want to have anything to do with this disgusting process. And then Tara gives them another reason, they will suffer emotional damage.

  30. So JVM has convinced herself that the book that the defence had photocopied for Jodi to read that was taken by the guards was her raggy ass trash. She really believes it was her book. 🙄

      • Shannon Crabtree Jones who Jodi testified as being a married woman who was sharing text messages with TA that good Mormons wouldn’t share, that Shannon? Did she write a book too? If she did, that would make sense.

        My mind went to one of her journals maybe.

        • No, I guess maybe it was a different Shannon, then. I wanna say Logan – let me check Amazon.

          hmmph – I’m not seeing a name that’s anything close to what I remember. Strange. Maybe she only had a small printing and they’re all gone.

          Now it’s gonna bug me – I know someone named Shannon, who at least pretended to be close to the case, published a book about it. I’ve even read a few interviews with her, online, complete with cheesy excerpts.

  31. Jodi Arias is innocent. ……………….
    … … …Over a year ago I posted several prayers (on various blog sites) for St Joan of Arc to be the Guardian Angel of Mademoiselle Jodi Ann Arias for all time. …I don’t have to put up a specific link. …It is easily found if you Google: WLOPEZ4JAA … …Since the hate lovers network cheerleaders seem to always pontificate that there is no such thing as coincidences in the criminal justice system, then I believe that favorable coincidences that occur in the Jodi Arias trials will be HEAVENLY answers to MY PRAYER to St Joan of Arc, for Mademoiselle Jodi.
    …The beginning of the sentencing trial was set for Sept 8, 2014, by the court many months ago. …I blogged several times that date is a Heavenly sign because that is the Nativity date of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Jesus Christ, and that is an invitation for Mother Mary & her Son Jesus (and surely St Joan of Arc) to come into the court, in spirit, no extra chairs required, perhaps sit on the judge’s desk & in chambers & in the jury box & in the jury rooms.
    …The start date Sept 8, 2014, was changed to Sept 29, 2014. …Well, I observed that Sept 29, 2014 is another Heavenly (coincidental) sign. …Why would I say Sept 29, 2014, is another Heavenly sign?

    ………Let me go back several months. ……….
    …If you Google: Jovan Belcher, you will find that he was a professional football player who (Dec 1, 2012) killed his girlfriend, realized what he had done & then after praying, killed himself.
    …Scroll down to Jovan Belcher entry to section: “Wrongful death suit” …..”In December 2013 his body was exhumed from the North Babylon cemetery at the request of his family to conduct test on whether he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Belcher’s mother filed a wrongful death suit in Missouri state court against her son’s former team, the Kansas City Chiefs”. ……..
    ……The last part of this Google (Wikipedia) article under “Wrongful death suit” says: “On September 29, 2014, ESPN released a report completed by a medical examiner that Belcher suffered from CTE”.

    …Coincidentally, this is the exact same date of the start of the Arias double jeopardy trial. …And, this is why I started my online research on CTE. ….It seemed like a Heavenly inspiration.

    (((…First, let me say God Bless the family of Jovan Belcher, his late girlfriend & her family (and also Jovan) because it seems that he did a terrible thing but then prayed & then punished himself))).

    But why do I say that this may be a Heavenly sign which could be favorable to the Jodi Arias sentencing trial & also on her many appeals of her entire first trial of guilt??? …Because I hope to call upon many defense lawyers in this country (through these online comments) including The Innocence Project lawyers to look into this mental disease: CHRONIC TRAUMATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY (CTP), TO EXPLAIN THE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR OF MANY, MANY, MANY PERSON.
    …CTP can occur in accidents & in the contact sports industries of boxing, football, ice hockey, wrestling, and many other sports. …Probably also in MMA, mixed martial arts, that Travis was heavily into. …Surely he bumped his head a few times even if just bouncing on ring mats.

    …But Travis was not only into MMA fighting, he also was beaten by his mother over extended periods of his life, as a child. …These are not my words, please Google: Travis Alexander’s Being Better Blog”. …Paraphrasing, he writes that his mother, in her drug use, would beat him for waking her up & also writes: “But I was scared of bathing because if I once got the bathroom floor wet and my mother accused me of urinating on the floor and threw me halfway through a wall”.
    …These were physical violent beatings (that Travis writes about) and physical beatings that probably not even football players received until they got into head blows on the football fields.

    An appeals court can consider that if he was beaten as a child repeatedly by his mother & with MMA fighting, then it is just as probable that Travis had traces of CTE, or that Travis is a liar in his “Travis Alexander’s Being Better Blog”. …

    Therefore, in either probability, it would appear that Jodi Arias has not been proven by the court to be telling lies in her description of his aggression & how he often “guilted” her (persuaded her) to do his bidding.
    …And, reasonable probability that she is telling the truth about not taking grandad’s gun. …And, reasonable probability that she told the truth about returning the BLUE KEROSENE CAN. …(IMHO).

    …Please Google: CTE Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Google: Jovan Belcher and read that this CTE brain injury disease is only diagnosed after death, even if the body has had a regular autopsy & has been embalmed & buried & then exhumed, it might possibly still be detected.
    …At present it can not be diagnosed while the person is still alive. …I think that Travis may have had occurrences of the beginning effects of CTE, because of his need for aggression with Jodi. …(Yes, being the bdsm master, want to tie her to a tree & tie her to a bed & get on top of her suppressing her breath). …And, his need to increase his body strength so that no one would try to take away any of his girlfriends or to take away his x-girlfriends, or flip out if she dropped his camera, (this is my humble opinion).

    …Remember this summer, the NFL player & the video in the elevator? …What if there was no camera to record how the girlfriend hit the elevator wall?? …What if she was not totally knocked unconscious? …What if she pulled out a ball point pen & fought back, stabbing her attacker & made him exponentially furious?? …Should a jury blame her if she killed him in her “FOG or FUGUE state of consciousness” by continuing to stab him with a ball point pen or car keys? …Perhaps stab as many times it takes to STOP the aggressive person with his monumental strength in comparison to a little woman in the elevator? … Is 29 times or 129 times with a ball point pen or car keys too many times, at what number does the law require that she stop?????

    …Remember that sometimes squads of police empty clips center mass on unarmed people. …Remember innocent, unarmed, Amadou Diallo (google him) New York, 1999, shot at 41 times, hit 19 times in front of his apartment while holding only his square wallet because one cop of the 4 man squad, mistakenly hollered “GUN”. …Police sometime empty clips to totally stop & they probably don’t count or do not realize how many times they shot. …Sometime they empty the clip just so that they can slam in a new clip & still be fully loaded. …(IMHO).

    …Why should Jodi Arias have to count all the little bitty scratches on Travis (if she actually did) all those scratches or stabs? …She had to STOP HIM, 29 times or 129 times, …Total self defense. …Cops don’t always count their shot bullets.

    …Please, all defense lawyers, take note of this CTN brain injury disease. …I believe that it can be used (to explain) many cases where big men seem to snap & kill a little woman without reason. …Sometimes they were defending against an attacker with a CTN brain episode.
    …Little women must defend themselves with their fingernails, stiletto heals, ball point pens, car keys or knife or whatever is nearby, while big men want to conceal carry big guns. …

    But, in the case of Mademoiselle Jodi Ann Arias, she fought against the sudden aggression, just like St Joan of Arc (although St Joan did not kill anyone herself). …She led thousands of French infantry & cavalry & cannon soldiers to roust the English invaders & bring the 100 YEAR WAR to an early end.
    …Of course the little big man Napoleon, came along & went to war on all of Europe & tens of thousands of French died. …And he had to sell the Louisiana Territory to the United States to finance his wars. …And he was never executed but sent to his island. I do not think he was locked in a little cell or in total isolation like the haters want to do to Jodi. …Napoleon was a man, he was respected no matter how many French he got killed.

    …If any haters of Jodi are laughing, an appeals court (I think) could order that the body of Travis be exhumed & be tested for traces of the brain injury disease CTE.

    …I feel sure that Jodi should be released for time served and get the hell out of this country.

    …And that is my comment for today. … … disqus dot com / WLOPEZ4JAA

    • Great Post WLOPEZ4JAA ! I have missed your posts, they are always packed full of information and I appreciate your thoughts!!!! Especially this one: I feel sure that Jodi should be released for time served and get the hell out of this country Thank You! ♥

    • CORRECTION…… CORRECTION…… TYPOS…… I can not believe that I was so careful to spell CHRONIC TRAUMATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY correctly that I misspelled the abbreviation. …Obviously the correct abbreviation is: (CTE), …..(CTE). …It is not CTP and not CTN. …I specify that because it is a lot easier to Google the correct abbreviation: CTE rather than trying to spell it out.
      …Well, about 6 months ago I spelled the name ‘Jesus’ in English & in Latin & in Greek. …And then I realized that I misspelled it in Latin & in Greek. …I corrected it of course and sent an apology online straight to Jesus.
      …And, thanks ((R.Love)) for your compliment, I have been catching up on reading.
      …And, thanks ((Raja Rains)) that was a very informative comment (above) about that guy Steve Benson and the other things that he wrote and drew, making a ‘disgusting unfunny clown’ of himself. Since you mentioned his association with the LDS & related to Ezra Taft Benson I started to read up on those connections. …Interesting……….

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