For the most part my political views are quite liberal, I am pro-choice, support gay marriage, and believe we should educate our youth on practicing safe sex rather than lecturing them on saving sex until marriage.
I posses a rather conservative opinion in regards to the death penalty, I fully support it but not in the Jodi Arias case. I am tired of arguing with people about Arias, I will never change my opinion, I am extremely opinionated, and empathize with Jodi. Do I think she is guilty? Yes, I think my cat would have convicted her. All of the evidence points at her, the stolen gun, her DNA all over the crime scene, scratches on her arms, fleeing the scene, and her obsessive behavior when it came to Travis.
Here is why I do not believe Ms. Arias should be put to death, for one thing Travis Alexander used her for sex. I do not care if she enjoyed it or not, he still only kept in contact with her because he wanted to engage in sexual intercourse, meanwhile he knew she was in love with him to the point of obsession. He lied to his friends, said their relationship was finished than he goes and continues to sleep with her despite breaking up with her, giving her false hopes that the relationship could blossom again. He was a cheater. He cheated on his girl friend with Ms. Arias. He emotionally manipulated Jodi, listening to that phone sex tape made me sick to my stomach, I heard the voice of an innocent woman that was clearly harmed by an emotional abuser. Telling a grown woman she sounds like a 12 year old the first time they orgasm is pretty sickening. I would not want any children near that man. Bottom line is he used her to act out his sexual fantasies, and that is not okay because she was emotionally harmed in the process. All he wanted to do was take naked photographs, and make pornographic videos, that he felt were “so amazing.”
The media vilifies people, because it intrigues audience members which provides networks with high ratings. Most people are not even listening to what the woman has to say instead they believe she is crazy/evil. In my opinion she snapped. In the beginning of the trial, she discussed her childhood, and than proceeded into discussing her previous romantic relationships. One of which was a user, just like Travis Alexander, only he used her to pay the rent. She was living with him at the time he was like 19 or 20, without a job, and was not in school, Arias worked as a waitress to pay the bills.
I think Jodi Arias committed an evil crime, however I do not believe she is an evil person, she was a victim of her negative surroundings. Killing Travis was a disgusting thing to do, and she should be in prison for it he DID NOT deserve to die, yet alone so violently.
Serial killers such as Ted Bundy deserved the death penalty, because he enjoyed killing, and was not going to stop. Serial killers such as the BTK killer, explained how killing was just a part of who he is, and how sometimes it took years to find his next victim. He spoke of murdering his victims like he was baking a cake, he lacked resentment, he was cold, and emotionless. Arias cried on trial, there was a sense of sadness that was seen in her eyes. Do I think she would kill again? I cant answer that maybe…that’s why she should remain in prison. The death penalty should be for people that murder children, serial killers, and in my opinion animal abusers. I HATE, HATE animal abusers, I think they are sick, disturbed, terrible people but that is a completely different topic-this entry is about Ms. Arias. I do not believe she deserves death, and I hope the jury agrees with me in September.