Woman Bites Dog


Yesterday’s news:

Jury in Arias case says it can’t reach unanimous verdict

The judge in the Jodi Arias murder trial declared a mistrial in the penalty phase Thursday after the jury reported for a second time that it was deadlocked on whether to sentence her to life in prison or death for killing her boyfriend in 2008.

The judge scheduled a retrial for July 18. A new panel likely will be seated to try again to reach a decision on a sentence — unless the prosecutor takes death off the table and agrees to a life sentence.


Under Arizona law, a hung jury in the death penalty phase of a trial requires a new jury to be seated to decide the punishment. If the second jury cannot reach a unanimous decision, the judge would then sentence Arias to spend her entire life in prison or be eligible for release after 25 years. The judge cannot sentence Arias to death.

Do you care about Jodi Arias? I don’t.

I only bring it up because of this comment by Angienc:

Second, with all the women murdered and/or beaten daily by their husbands/boyfriends which get ignored by the MSM I’m getting really pissed off at this obsession by the MSM on this one out-of-the-ordinary case where it’s the woman who killed her boyfriend and the bloodlust displayed to kill her.

They say “dog bites man” isn’t news but “man bites dog” is. I guess “woman bites dog” is news too.

At least the media seems to think so.

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98 Responses to Woman Bites Dog

  1. lildoggy4u says:

    I must say that I am definitely out of touch. I keep seeing mentions of this trial on the news and the front page of my newspaper yet know absolutely nothing about it or who she is. I’ve resisted the urge to look it up or google her but I’m going to do just that now. Since its 6am and I’m just reading my emails and checking on the clown I’ll take the minute.

    • votermom says:

      I’m with you – I know what she looks like bec of pics always showing up on the internet & tv, but I always skip to the next page/channel.
      I’m sick of the stone-the-woman-reality-tv culture.

  2. lildoggy4u says:

    OK:”The Huffington Post reported that the Arias case “instantly commanded headlines around the world”.[1] The Associated Press said the case “grew into a worldwide sensation as thousands followed the trial via a live, unedited Web feed”.[63] They added that the trial garnered “daily coverage from cable news networks and spawned a virtual cottage industry for talk shows” and, at the courthouse, “the entire case devolved into a circus-like spectacle attracting dozens of enthusiasts each day to the courthouse as they lined up for a chance to score just a few open public seats in the gallery”; “For its fans, the Arias trial became a live daytime soap opera.”[63] The Toronto Star stated, “With its mix of jealousy, religion, murder, and sex, the Jodi Arias case shows what happens when the justice system becomes entertainment.”- wiki
    THE HUFFINGTON POST says all I need to know.

    • Who knew HuffPo segued itself into becoming the NYT? (spit, spit)
      First mention of the case I recall was a CC banner of a Nancy Grace promo on CNN (sorry, stubborn doctor’s ofc., bless his heart). Thought then it was not gonna turn out well.

  3. elliesmom says:

    My mom used to say when a woman kills a man, the SOB deserved it. When I’d bring up the case of an old rich guy marrying a much younger woman and then she kills him, she say any 80 year old guy who thinks a much younger woman is marrying him for anything other than his money is too stupid to live. She probably would have voted to acquit her, and I have no idea what the facts of the case are, either. But one woman like my mom on the jury, and there will be no death sentence. And she believed in the death penalty.

    • votermom says:

      I wonder if the potential notoriety/backlash of being on a jury that gave a woman the death penalty is a factor.

    • angienc (D) says:

      When my mom asked who this woman was the day she was found guilty (2 weeks ago now?) because she hadn’t been following the case and I told her that he had killed her ex-boyfriend stabbing him 27 times my mom said “27 times? Oh he must have been a real big son of a b!tch.” 🙂

  4. votermom says:

    Pls spread pass this on; my kids school donated to this kindergartener also.

    This little girl needs a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, the dad, who wanted donate his kidney, is now told he cannot. She needs surgery for an implanted catheter while she waits for a donor.

  5. yttik says:

    I loved angienc’s comments and her mention of juries and the DP. She also made an excellent point about how some people want Arias to get the DP, but don’t seem to bothered that the Boston bomber might avoid it. Yeah, good point. Why is that?

    I like myiq’s point about man bites dog. I’d really rather believe it’s the oddity of the case that attracts the media, rather then an obsession with retaliating against women. Unfortunately, there still is a lot of injustice towards women in the legal system.

  6. No longer consider first jury impartial. The hubris or animus that kept them from compromising downward in the penalty phase, to life imprisonment, yells loudly that some involved are stuck on stupid.

  7. wmcb says:

    I haven’t followed one thing about this. I stopped watching news long ago. I didn’t even know who she was, or what the case was about, til yesterday.

    I’m just so burned out on sensationalized nationalized murder trials. Casey Anthony was the last one I paid any attention to, and wish I hadn’t. Unless it has national terror/free speech/precedent/civil liberties/political implications or something, I could care less. It’s a local crime, let the system and jury sort it out. Only the people actually IN that courtroom see all the evidence. It’s up to them.

  8. yttik says:

    LOL, I should confess, the last time I had jury duty, I hung the jury. Actually it wasn’t just me, it was one brave old guy who stood against everyone else and made the best damn arguments I’ve ever heard. I had to side with him, he was absolutely right on every point. We pissed off so many people, the judge, the prosecutor, spectators, other jurors, that we had to have a police escort out of the courthouse. They gave us my favorite female cop, the trigger happy one who has a history of discharging her weapon for no reason. As we were going down the steps he leaned in and whispered, “God, I hope she doesn’t shoot us.”

    • votermom says:

      Somehow I am not surprised, yttik, that you would be a pesky independent voice of reason sticking to principle over peer pressure.

      • yttik says:

        LOL, no I was a good people pleaser until I served on that jury. That guy was a veteran and a geography teacher. He taught me that you know you’re doing the right thing based on how many people are trying to rip your head off. Before that, most of my decisions were based on other people’s approval.

  9. bluestate says:

    oh he was a dog all right

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Nah, I’m saving myself for Obama’s son’s trial …


    On a related note, Ras has Obama’s approval at 47%, first thing I thought of …. Damn you Romney, you were right.

  11. 3 women are killed by their husbands/boyfriends EVERY DAY in the US. Every single day. It is outrageous that the country is so bloodthirsty against Jodi. If she’s guilty and there aren’t extenuating circumstances (which, though I also have refused to follow the case, I highly doubt) then fine convict her and send her away for a life sentence, but honestly this is fucking outraging.

    totally love your comment elliesmom, and love your mother!

    also angienc and yttik.


  12. votermom says:

    Muslims Chase Cops in London….Police Run for Cover
    “free palestine” “allahuakbar”

  13. yttik says:

    I’m curious how people feel about the death penalty? I’m opposed, mostly because of the incredible cost. It is so expensive to try a DP case and often the whole process can take years. I think it’s a waste of money. I also don’t believe that the state should have the power to execute anyone. Certainly not US citizens in drone attacks without due process! But not in our legal system either.

    I don’t think I really have moral objections to executing people. There are certainly some people who need killing and I wouldn’t waste a moment feeling bad if something happened to them. However, I’m not sure the Gov is qualified to purchase toliet seats, so I certainly don’t believe we should hand them the power to execute people.

    • votermom says:

      I agree with you – I have no moral objections to the death penalty, but there are many practical reasons that it is usually a bad idea.

    • I’m in favor in limited cases: terrorism murders, mass-murder, some child murders, some aggravated murders (torture etc)

      But in general, no, I dont think we should execute prisoners – life with no parole is good enough.

    • Constance says:

      I support the death penalty. When a person commits certain crimes they sacrifice their humanity and I have no problem killing animals if they need it. A life sentence means life until released by some vapid bleeding heart who isn’t forced to live in the part of town where released criminals go to live and therefore has absolutely no chance of being the prey of said criminals.

    • gxm17 says:

      I’m anti-DP but I find it hard to get worked up over the slime that massacred the Petit women. Fine, kill them, I won’t lose any sleep. But I agree with your main point, I don’t believe our government has the integrity, or competence, to carry out just executions.

      • Constance says:

        Alas they also don’t have the integrity or competence to keep criminals sentenced to life in prison from preying on innocent citizens.

    • t says:

      It’s antiquated. We can keep people forever with very little chance of escape now. We don’t need to kill them. Let them rot. At least in WA, we can keep them after they’ve served their theoretical sentence (see Kevin Coe).

  14. speaking of eyes wide shut:

    “Dr Taj Hargey, imam of the Oxford Islamic Congregation, said race and religion were inextricably linked to the recent spate of grooming rings in which Muslim men have targeted under-age white girls.
    Earlier this week seven members of a child sex ring from Oxford were found guilty of forcing under age girls to commit acts of “extreme depravity”.
    Their victims, aged between 11 and 15, were groomed and plied with alcohol and drugs before being sexually assaulted and forced into prostitution. They targeted “out of control” teenagers.
    Dr Hargey said that the case brought shame on the city and the community and is a set back for cross community harmony.
    But worse still is the refusal to face up to its realities”

    and this is an imam raising the alarm!


    • wmcb says:

      Good for him. I am well aware that there are a lot of wonderful peaceful Muslims out there. BUT…..I have reached a point that I don’t let them off the hook either. The silence, or the at best tepid protestations of the majority, is part and parcel of why this goes on.

      You are a peaceful Muslim? Fine. Speak the fuck up. CLEAN YOUR HOUSE. Want people to not associate you with these animals? SPEAK UP LOUDLY, with ZERO tolerance, in a very public way, with no excuses and no weasel words. I want to see vigorous, unflinching, unequivocal CONDEMNATION of these things, not “But of course most Muslims would never do this…don’t blame us….whine whine whine….”

      Until the majority of peaceful Muslims do that, they bear some degree of responsibility as well. It’s like being a white Southerner during the lynchings and bombings. There is a point at which whining “Well, we are not all like that…I personally never lynched anyone…” is not enough. Speak up. Clean your fucking house, and stop whining that it’s only a “few hotheads”. Nope – it’s a fucking cancer of violence within your faith and your culture, and YOU need to be part of the solution or YOU are helping continue the problem.

      • swanspirit says:

        Exactly , the silence is complicity , And much of the silence is more than just silence, it is deliberate , because it is agreement as well .
        My son was having an ordinary conversation in a shopping mall with a friend , about the celebrating and cheering reaction in the middle east to 911 ( the first one ) and a muslim woman walking by overheard him and interrupted to say how that was a fake film just shown in the USA .
        He turned and blasted her verbally .. He said ” I SAW IT ON AL JAZEERA IN QATAR YOU LYING B*TCH ” She turned and walked away .
        Every time he tells that story he gets angry all over again.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Preach it, Bro!

  15. catarina says:

    Fuck Jodi Arias and the media that keeps giving her so much attention.

    It’s been a convenient way to change the subject away from the many Obama Administration scandals.

    if Arias was a Muslim none of the media outlets would give a shit about her or who she killed.

  16. votermom says:

  17. votermom says:

    Pigs fly

  18. votermom says:

    Joan Walsh attacks Ted Cruz on twitter

  19. angienc (D) says:

    Just to clarify of course I understand this got attention in a “man bites dog” way (plus helps distract from Obama) and the fact she’s attractive doesn’t hurt (in it makes the crime more horrific — people always expect psychos to be scary/grotesque physically despite all evidence to the contrary). My comment arose from the discussion that Shep Smith was *pissed* that the jury was deadlocked on imposing the DP. WTF? Is he a relative of the deceased? Why the outrage? He’s a reporter FFS. And he isn’t the only one behaving that way about it. It’s unseeminly and undermines the jury system. Those 12 people where voir dired (questioned) by both sides and the judge extensively before they were selected to serve on a DP jury and they have heard ALL the evidence (not just read reports on it). It is theid job — not Shep Smith’s, not the rest of the MSM & not the general public’s — to decide this issue. If they’re deadlocked then there is a reason — Shep Smith being outraged that they are is bullshit. So yes, it seems like blood lust to me (and believe me, I don’t give a flying fig if she lives or dies — don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time is my motto).

    • Clarification. Was Smith churlish because some jurors wouldn’t vote for the DP in this case, or that some decided mid-trial they could no longer vote for the DP in ANY case? I thought I heard, or “assumed”, the latter, but agree in the first case.

      • cameoanne says:

        It’s not the latter. The jury did not think this case warranted death. Also, imho, the prosecution did not prove 1st degree murder “beyond a reasonable doubt”. He focused alot on ‘character assassination’ of the defendent and even the defense witnesses.

    • swanspirit says:

      Wouldn’t it be interesting if there was “outrage” every time a man didn’t get the death penalty for raping some woman /child , hacking her to death , and throwing their body in a ditch somewhere ? There would be outrage fatigue in less than a week .

      • Ysp, agree. The only redeeming feature in many of those cases is an understanding the animal involved will end up with a lifetime of being on the receiving of someone-more-brutal-than-he’s carnal interests. Admittedly, however, there would still be more victim closure if the sentence more closely fit the crime.

  20. SHV says:

    “Constituents linking IRS audits to Mitt Romney donations ”
    That’s the next shoe to drop; political targeting by the IRS enforcement divisions.

    “Tiberi recounted how a former colleague told him about a radio host who received an audit from the IRS after he criticized the Obama administration. ”

    “Tiberi recounted how a former colleague told him ….”

    I don’t know who Tiberi is but he is another fucking idiot, “former colleague told him??? doesn’t he have staff to do research??

    A bunch of Repubs slinging shit will delegitimize the investigations faster than anything.

  21. OT. Don Serber has an entertaining rant up on EfBee today about infrastructure and economy. http://alturl.com/z9oja

    It’s scary when a tired trucker on.cnn.com/Z4aoqW can be the nexus for taking down the entire US economy. usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/… …— 49erDweet (D) (@49erdweet) May 24, 2013

  22. lyn says:

    My little community had a death penalty case 20 years ago. An illegal alien from Mexico murdered an Oregon state trooper. The alien would have pleaded guilty to get life in prison, but the county attorney went to trial because he wanted the DP. Taxpayers’ paid $1 million for the alien’s defense, and the jury gave him life in prison anyway. The bastard was put in a prison in Texas to be near his family and escaped. He was captured and brought back to Oregon. The trooper’s wife committed suicide a year after her husband’s murder. My husband worked with the trooper’s father.

  23. HELENK says:

    my feelings on the jodi arias trial are how many women who really have violence committed against them will not be believed due to women like her? She was found guilty of a horrible crime and is using domestic violence as an excuse. She is exploiting the system and the msm is a part of the exploitation.
    I have just as much contempt for her as I do for women who falsely cry rape. they make it so much harder for the real victims.
    should she get the death penality, maybe but life in prison with no possibility of parole is fine. No selling domestic violence tee shirts, no books allowed. no more exploitation allowed. just put in prison NEVER to be heard from again.

    • swanspirit says:

      Not only that , but when the accurate observations regarding male violence toward women is brought up for discussion , to address the issue and deal with it , Arias will be pointed out as the exception and example of “women do it too” even though the percentages of instances male violence compared to female violence are ridiculous.

    • cameoanne says:

      I do believe Arias was abused. The Jury Foreman said on Friday that he believes she was a victim of abuse.

  24. Propertius says:

    with all the women murdered and/or beaten daily by their husbands/boyfriends which get ignored by the MSM

    I guess I imagined that whole Laci Peterson kerfluffle – but then I didn’t pay much attention to it at the time. I figured it was (as Chris Rock said) all about distracting us from the war – just as this case is all about distracting us from the drones, the scandals, and the economy.

    MSM, FTW!

  25. HELENK says:


    backtrack bunch started targeting conservative groups in 2008.
    hard to understand how backtrack never knew the IRS is targeting conservative groups

    • 49erDweet says:

      Only racists would assume targeting conservative groups is not a good thing. Admit it!

    • Lulu says:

      Broncobama and his henchmen TARGETED Democrats that didn’t think he was the second coming of the messiah, didn’t not vote for him in primaries, caucuses and conventions, and then ran DEMOCRATS out of the party. The media,Republicans and Tea Partiers are late to the fucking party. We told them this was going on in 2007 and 2008. They were fine with it as long as it wasn’t directed at them until it was. They should get a clue. This has been going on for several years and was fine as long as it was directed at moderates and civilized non-Fascist liberals.

      • HELENK says:

        can I steal that comment?

      • 49erDweet says:

        Which is why idiots currently “ruling” the EGOP should be hung out to dry after 2014. They actually deserve a ride on a rail with a bucket of tar, but are probably not even worth the energy to do that.

      • swanspirit says:

        The Obamacrats did say that the “terrific campaign ” he ran proved he would have the ability to govern . Apparently , he really does not know the difference between campaigning and governing.
        Of course , when did actually have an opportunity to learn?

        • Lulu says:

          Unfortunately this is “governing” in Illinois. It is why they are broke and dysfunctional. They don’t seem to know the difference. It is technically an authoritarian kleptocracy and Obama has made it national. On the scandals list why do they keep leaving off Solyndra?

  26. swanspirit says:


    Yesterday we informed you about the “Armed DHS Guards sent to protect the IRS from Tea Party Protesters (Video).” This was just the tip of the iceberg. We have just learned that Obama has set up a special “National Police Force” to target potential terrorists. Several DHS materials that have defined Tea Party Members, Christians, Homeschoolers, Sovereign Citizens, people teaching the Constitution, and anyone else that may “dissent” as potential terrorists.

    Police list demonstrators alongside terrorists.

    Last Saturday’s marijuana legalization rally in Philadelphia, where radio host and political activist Adam Kokesh gave a keynote speech and was arrested by these “national police” under the control of the DHS. Kokesh’s rally was possibly designated as potential terror event beforehand and attended by police specially trained to deal with terrorism. The issue that concerns us is the use of a “national police force” and the treatment of the protesters as terrorists. This is a clear violation of the US Constitution.

  27. HELENK says:


    something to remember who helped give the green light to the IRS

    • swanspirit says:

      You know, when you think about it , women live in a state of “terrorism ” so constant , we almost take being prey for predators for granted .

  28. votermom says:

    Lois Lerner was today slapped with papers, @TrueTheVote lawsuit against her personally delivered to her house. #IRS

    Christian Adams (@ElectionLawCtr) May 24, 2013

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