Jodi Arias Should NOT Be Put To Death

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.Jodi Arias reacts as a guilty verdict is read in her first-degree murder trial in Phoenix

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Let’s Bring More Sex Into America’s Education System

In America the majority of public schools require students to attend class until the age of 16, this is when they are given the opportunity to drop out of high school. Those that earn their high school diploma spent nearly thirteen years getting “educated”, learning how to read, write, basic math, and may have participated in extracurricular activities such as sports. What our education system fails to do is educate our youth on vital subjects that need to be addressed. We do not teach our youth how to master a job interview, how to manage their money, how to think outside of the box, and challenge others. The biggest thing many public schools fail to provide its students is Sex Education. Let’s bring more sex into our public schools.

Parents wake up, and smell the coffee. Whether you like it or not your teenager is probably having sex, thinking about doing it, or beginning to experiment with sexual activities. I know you are dreading the moment where you are forced to discuss the topic that is still considered taboo among many Americans, but the truth is it is very important to your child’s well being. Sex is healthy, sex is normal, and its fun. Which is why your teenager is thinking about doing it or already has done it. 

I strongly believe that ALL public schools in the United States should require students to take, and pass a Sex Education course beginning in the eighth grade. I believe they should be required to take one every single year until they graduate high school. These courses should educate students on: different contraceptive methods, economics, and the cost of raising a child, sexually transmitted diseases, and how to raise a child with a learning disability. You make not feel like the last one has anything to do with Sex Education, however I feel like people do not think about these things. Raising a handicapped child, or one with a disability is tough, they need extra love, and care. If a couple is financially struggling, that child could suffer twice as much.

When I was in eight grade, the class was required to participate in a program called T.A.S.K., I honestly cannot even fathom what it stood for. I clearly remember a young girl lecturing us about how sex is a gift, and you should share it with someone you truly love, your husband/wife. All they did was shove the idea that sex should wait until marriage down our throats. There was a significant amount of students already having sex, they sat in the back of the classroom rolling their eyes. It was lame, than again the city I lived in was ran by Mormons. I do not have anything against the Mormon community, however I think many of them are in lala land, and do not comprehend the idea that most of us do not want to be married by the age of 18, have six children, and smile like we are in a tooth paste commercial all day long. 

Here is a quote from a CBS News Article

“STIs take a big health and economic toll on men and women in the United States, especially our youth,” CDC epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite, who led one of the studies, told NBC News”

In Massachusetts, there is a school district trying to get a stronger sex education program into its schools, both inside and outside of their education system. They have a high teen pregnancy, therefore they believe strengthening their sex education will help to decrease this issue.

In conclusion, teenagers are going to have sex whether their parents approve of it or not. Why not educate our youth on proper contraceptive methods, the difficulties of being a parent, and the cost! 

Here are links to the articles 

http://www.wamc.org/post/berkshire-county-school-district-seeks-strengthen-sex-ed-programs

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57569429/cdc-110-million-stds-among-u.s-men-and-women/

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