The former Arizona Attorney General told ABC15 that the Jodi Arias case “is over” after watching her testimony on Thursday where prosecutors poked holes in her story.
“Before, she said she doesn’t remember the stabbing,” said Grant Woods, “Today, she admitted that, obviously, she’s the one who did it.”
Woods said when the trial started; he thought it was “questionable” if the jury would recommend a death sentence for Arias. Now, after hearing the suspected murderer on the stand, he’s changed his mind.
“I think she may have succeeded in talking herself into the death penalty,” he said.
I agree, I never thought she was innocent especially after telling three lies to cover up her story in the first place and then to kill anyone in self defense by shooting them several times, then stabbing them 27 times and slashing their throat from ear to ear...nearly beheading them...that is in no way self defense! That is overkill and the actions of an enraged, psychotic, jealous lover or someone downright evil.
In addition, I don't see Alexander as someone she portrayed as abusive. She enjoyed their sexual fantasies and obviously participated willingly. What she did to him was something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy unless I was raped and tortured by him for years and prostituted to others. What she did was pure evil and an act of rage.
I don't buy any of her story because she could have ran out of the house before choosing to kill him, slash his throat or stab him so many times. He was the victim who was helpless in this situation. He was nude, taking a shower and unexpectedly attacked by an evil witch he thought he could at least trust with his life by allowing her in his house while he took a shower following their day of sexcapades.
I hope this teaches other young men and women not to trust anyone or turn their back on anyone they don't know very well. Their relationship was only a five month relationship. Obviously they rushed into things, were in lust with one another and let their sexual fantasies overtake reason and common sense. He tried to end it but couldn't resist the temptation to continue a sexual relationship with her despite his Mormon upbringining. Nobody is a saint nor without sin and in this case his own temptations led to his own death. But, what she did to him was murder and she deserves nothing less than the death penalty. I can't imagine anyone on the jury letting her off with less, but if she gets life in prison without parole that is the minimum sentence she deserves.
She is a cold blooded, selfish and heartless murderer. I feel for Travis Alexander's family and hope they find peace and closure and the jury makes the right decision in this case.
Two years ago in the pages of the student newspaper, SMU police called Daniel Hux a
Without reading the story first....I hope he is successful if he was mistreated....it seems a lot of military veterans get mistreated once they become part of civilian life again. If he was in the wrong, may justice be served.
So why that carrier, why two days before it was due to deploy? The Navy could have kept other, less visible ships at home -- like the littoral combat ship Freedom, sailing now to much-threatened Singapore. It could have lowered readiness requirements for other parts of the fleet, or stood down a training cycle.
Rear Adm. John Kirby put it this way: "Could money have been found somewhere, anywhere, to pay for the Truman's deployment? Maybe. But without the ability to transfer money from other accounts, there aren't many places from which we could have taken it without a greater cost to readiness elsewhere."
That is nonsense. The Navy does have the flexibility Adm. Kirby says they lack -- the whole operations account is trade space under sequester. And what cost to readiness where? The Navy doesn't tell us what the cancellation of this deployment allows it to protect.
It seems likely that given overall operating tempo for carriers (one at sea, two in port), deploying two was going to stress the fleet, anyway. And the requirement for two carriers in the Gulf was, and should be, subject to review, sequester or not. So maybe the timing was just serendipitous.
According to this article and Admiral Kirby, the truth is they were going to go to one carrier anyway, but descided to do it during the sequester debates...for added attention and shock value. More Obama posturing and using our military for political maniplulation.
On Morning Joe, commenting on the story of the Obama White House having threatened Bob Woodward over his reporting on the sequester, Joe Scarborough tells a story--without naming names--about having been threatened by the Bush White House,and Andrea Mitchell claims she was threatened during the Reagan years for her Iran Contra reporting.
However, it seems more common in the Obama White House then we have seen before:
According to reports on Breitbart and Hot Air, others claiming they too have been intimidated in the exact same way: Lanny Davis and CBS News's Sharyl Attkisson, just to name a couple. [Added: Ron Fournier.]
Psychological manipulation is a game of chess, not checkers, and those claiming Woodward is exaggerating need to take into account more than just these two moves.
Bob Woodward isn't always right, but to say he deserves respect and the benefit of the doubt over a White House with a track record of intimidation is an understatement.
Bill Clinton’s former special counsel told Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson on WMAL that his columns at The Washington Times got the Obama administration so angry, they threatened Davis’ editor with removing the paper’s accreditation to cover the White House:
Lanny Davis, formerly a special counsel to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor that a White House official once threatened to have The Washington Times’ White House credentials revoked over columns Davis had written.
Davis says his editor “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.”
Davis isn’t buying the pushback on the Woodward story, either. While he allows that the context may have been couched as friendly advice, a White House that uses the words “you will regret” is a White House threatening a reporter."
The White House has vehemently denied the claim in Woodward's book, though the claim has been in the public domain for several months since the publication of the book, The Price of Politics, in mid-2012. Democrats and a slew of sympathetic liberal journalists have joined the White House in attacking Woodward--a remarkable turn of events given his elite status in the media as part of the duo that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1973.
Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, "received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn't like some of my columns, even though I'm a supporter of Obama. I couldn't imagine why this call was made." Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, "that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials."
You could have listened to Michael Barone. He saw it coming even before Barack Obama was elected. In October 2008, he penned “The Coming Obama Thugocracy.”
I experienced it when DOJ press harpy Tracy Schmaler yelled at a half dozen reporters, as the White House official did to you, about my under-oath testimony involving the New Black Panther dismissal. Her victims included Pete Williams,Quin Hillyer, and Sharyl Attkisson. After Schmaler’s thug tendencies were well known, she was nurtured and promoted within the Thugocracy instead of being canned, as any administration before this one would have done to her — Republican or Democrat.
Schmaler has since been appointed a Made Man of sorts, entering the rarefied private sector air of David Axelrod’s shop.
Schmaler’s story is typical of this gang. Her shouting, threats, and rants at reporters would have rendered her unqualified to serve in the press shop of a state department of agriculture.
But this is serious stuff. When the elder statesman of the industry that guards the First Amendment is threatened by the White House, it marks a dangerous turn.When other“reporters” join in, it is even more dangerous.
J.C. Penney Co. slid the most in more than three decades after the department-store chain lost $4.3 billion in sales in the first year of Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson’s turnaround plan.
If the Obama economy continues soon more long-term companies like JC Penney will have to file for bankruptcy or go out of business entirely. Obama is weakening our economy with his policies while more companies are having to make cuts and consumers are forced to buy less because of high prices and high unemployment.
Hundreds of undocumented immigrants are released from detention because of looming budget cuts. They remain under order of supervision.
Thanks to this administration the rule of law is becoming a joke. They are no longer enforcing immigration laws, now they are releasing illegal alien criminals...who they claim are non-violent. Yet why the special privilege to illegal immigrants and not citizen inmates that are considered non-violent?
Obama's administration did this for political reasons, despite claiming Obama knew nothing about it, but also to give these illegals a chance at citizenship once any amnesty law is passed. Giving illegals a path to citizenship is just another way for the DEM party to manipulate the system and attract more voters for upcoming elections.
I'm sure DHS will ignore their criminal records once amnesty passes. The weak RINO GOP better not give into any amnesty bill, especially after this blatant disrespect for our country's laws, security and sovereignty.
After recently exposing Obama campaign attempts to deny voters their right to serve as poll clerks in Ohio, True the Vote published new research today that directly challenges the dominant liberal narrative that voter suppression activity was...
We all receive junk mail on a daily basis touting a miracle weight loss vitamin or promising everlasting good fortune if we forward it to 13 friends, but I never imagined that the most annoying spam would come to me from the president of the United...
Obama doesn't realize campaign season is over...unfortunately he won re-election and it's time for him and the do nothing, obstructionist Senate to pass a budget, which they have failed to do in the last four years. Instead, he's out fear mongering and campaigning to push his sequester taxes instead of making necessary cuts to his spending and wasteful programs. Apparently it's gotten so bad, some people are getting spammed by him through their email.
A senior Homeland Security Department official announced his retirement the same day the agency said that hundreds of people facing deportation had been released from jails.
WASHINGTON - The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants announced his retirement the same day the agency said that hundreds of people facing deportation had been released from immigration jails due to looming budget cuts, according to a letter obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. The government said he had told his bosses weeks ago that he planned to retire.
Gary Mead, executive associate director over enforcement and removal operations at Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, disclosed his departure in an email to his staff Tuesday afternoon. The announcement of the release of the illegal immigrants had come earlier in the day.
President Barack Obama's spokesman, Jay Carney, said Wednesday that the decision to release the immigrants was made without any input from the White House. He described the immigrants as "low-risk, non-criminal detainees."
The announcement that a few hundred illegal immigrants were being released was among the most significant and direct implications described so far by the Obama administration about the pending, automatic budget cuts that will take effect later this week under what is known as sequestration.
Republicans in Congress quickly criticized the decision and pressed the Homeland Security Department for details.
In an email to his staff obtained by the AP, Mead said he was leaving the agency at the end of April "with mixed emotions." He did not say what prompted his departure. Mead did not immediately respond to an email and a telephone call.
A spokeswoman for the agency, Gillian Christensen, said there was no connection between Mead's announcement to his staff and the decision to release the illegal immigrants. She said Mead had told senior leaders in the agency several weeks ago that he planned to retire.
Mead said Tom Homan will succeed him as acting executive associate director.
At the White House, Carney said the decision to release what he described as "a few hundred" of the 30,000 illegal immigrants in federal detention was made by "career officials" at the immigration agency. He said the immigrants who were released were still subject to deportation.
"All of these individuals remain in removal proceedings," Carney said. "Priority for detention remains on serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety."
ICE is required by Congress to maintain 34,000 immigration jail beds. As of last week, the agency held an average daily population of 30,733 in its jails.
OH sure, he had plans to retire before he released all these illegal alien criminals....what a coincidence. Obama found someone to blame and he likely forced him to resign so the heat was taken off of him while going around scare mongering everyone. He intentionally released these illegal criminal inmates to create his own manufactured crisis and the more he goes around screaming about the 'sky falling down' under the sequestration cuts the more drastic measures will occur. He is working his way at manipulating the GOP into giving him what he wants, more tax increases, now they will just lower those who are the 'rich' from those making $400K/yr to $200K/yr until eventually it will be those making $50K/yr. Each time he whines about cuts he'll demand tax increases...it's a game with him and until he's stealing more of our money he will not be satisified. It's like feeding a beast or a drug addict.
The cuts haven't even taken effect yet and they are already releasing cirminals from jail without a court hearing rather than deporting them! Now they are free to roam in our country, get away with future crimes and eventually become citizens as Obama pushes for amnesty and the stupid GOP caves again to Obama and the liberals. The GOP needs to learn these illegal immigrants don't come here to prosper but to leach off our welfare system and abuse our society and laws. IF they had any respect for the US they would NOT come here illegally!! My family immigrated here LEGALLY, it took one of my Uncle's almost ten years to get his citizenship.
As the article continues to say:
According to the National Immigration Forum, it costs the government about $164 a day to keep an illegal immigrant facing deportation jailed. In a report on immigration detention costs last year, the advocacy group said costs for supervised release can range from about 30 cents to $14 a day.
Republican lawmakers have decried the jail releases. The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, sent a letter Wednesday to ICE Director John Morton asking who was released and what was being done to keep track of them.
"This decision reflects the lack of resource prioritization within the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is indicative of the department's weak stance on national security," McCaul wrote.
This is not the way to run a country. There is not only a lack of leadership in this country, but there is not any leadership....just a bunch of whiney liberals who if they don't get their way will manufacture a crisis to instill enough fear in the public and Congress to go along with his demands! This is an impeachable offense and goes beyond the rule of law. Obama ignored the calls to save Americans in Benghazi in Sept 2012 and now this....along with his other violations of the law and Constitution if it doesn't fit their liberal agenda, such as DOMA being ignored and backdoor Amnesty with deferred deportation and now this...this MUST stop and if the Congress and the Military won't take him out...there is only one way and it is up to the people as written in our Declaration of Independence! Our country was founded on freedom from big government and tyranny. They left the control and taxation of a King to come here to create a free country and live independently through hard work they created prosperity and our country became a super power. Obama is doing everything he can to undermine our status in the world.
Citing runaway deficits and long-term debts Detroit could never repay on its own, Gov. Rick Snyder today pulled the trigger and announced he will appoint an emergency financial manager for the state’s largest city.
How soon will this start happening in CA, and other bankrupt cities across the country?? The rate Obamanomics is going soon more states and cities will be filing bankruptcy and the US will be on it's way to becoming like Greece!
Her mother said the elevators in their high-rise building on Surf Avenue and 24th Street have been out of order for months, leaving the 8-year-old a virtual prisoner in their third floor apartment.
I guess Obama's manufactured sequester crisis has taken priority over getting the Sandy Aid money to the people 'suffering' in New York, which he promised would not see any 'red tape' while making claims. What's the hold up now that Congress approved the aid money and Obama signed the bill authorizing it??
Interesting facts are often found when journalists, activists and individual citizens file Freedom of Information Act requests seeking information somebody in the federal government might not want the public to know.
I'm sure there are plenty of other overpaid federal employees that could have their salaries cut. They should start with Obama and work down through Congress and each agency and cut their pay in half.
New Balance is the last company that makes running shoes in the U.S., a testament to its commitment to domestic manufacturing. The economics are tough, but executives say they can also respond faster to custom orders.
Video - The Last American-made Running Shoe //Who knew...Guess which American company makes running shoes in America?Today 99% of US shoes are imported from Asia
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he spoke by phone with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today. He says the governor will announce his decision regarding the possible appointment of an Emergency Financial Manager for the city of Detroit on Friday.
This is going to happen to CA soon if they continue spending like they do and soon the US will be just as bankrupt and broke as Detroit and CA and Greece if they don't stop spending and taxing.
Conservative radio host Mark Levin delivered a no holds barred monologue on Wednesday basting Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) for supporting the passage of the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Background – AP Blames DHS, Not Obama, For Prisoner Release, Says Official Resigned Over It
ICE statement calls AP report “inaccurate and misleading.” Says that Mead told ICE leadership “several weeks ago” he planned to retire.
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) February 27, 2013
Excerpted from Mediaite: According to a breaking report from the Associated Press, an official with Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) has resigned as questions about the government’s decision to release imprisoned illegal immigrants due to pending budget cuts continue to mount. In an email obtained by the AP, Gary Mead, the head of enforcement and removal operations at ICE, informed his coworkers that he will leave his post in April. A spokesperson for ICE, however, says that Mead has been scheduled to retire for many months after his 40 years of service.
A spokesperson for ICE told CNN’s Jim Acosta that Meade was not resigning but retiring. He “announced several weeks ago to ICE senior leadership that he planned to retire after 40 years,” Acosta wrote on his Twitter account. ABC News producer Jordan Fabian quotes the ICE official attacking the AP for their “inaccurate and misleading” report.
UPDATE: AP has revised their original story and acknowledged that Mead’s intention to retire was not influenced by ICE’s move to release some undocumented immigrant prisoners.
Of course the lying media covers for him...the ICE agent had planned to retire, but conveniently Obama could put the blame on him and try to make it look like he was forced to resign over releasing illegal inmates. What a fraud and unethical POTUS!!
Sequester update: Gary Mead steps down after hundreds of illegal immigrants freed from jails--Obama claims he knew nothing...yeah sure...just like with Benghazi. http://sco.lt/63CtZh
Tweets, pics give real-time peek into North Korea: "Hello world from comms center in (hash)Pyongyang."
Only the privileged and govt employees get to use the Internet in NK, otherwise they are only allowed to use an intranet which controls what is viewed and accessible and does not link to the outside world.
WASHINGTON –The fate of a landmark civil rights law that has ensured the right to vote for millions of people in Texas and other states is now in the hands of a deeply divided Supreme Court.
The provision they want to remove is NOT going to stop anyone from voting, it gives states and local election officials the right to change polling locations if necessary without going through Federal approval! What's the big deal...the provision they want to remove is an outdated provision that was needed at the time and meant as a temporary provision under President Johnson and was never amended from the Voting Rights Act. Learn more here: Congress ensured that states could not get around the new law by coming up with more changes to local voting rules. For those areas that had historically discriminated against people, the law required that they check with the feds before making changes to their voting practices. This part of the law is called Section 5. Section 5 was supposed to be temporary. It was supposed to transition the states into the new law and ensure that they were all implementing it correctly. As President Johnson said at the time, “if any county anywhere in this nation does not want federal intervention, it need only open its polling places to all of its people.” The problem is, that federal intervention continues to this day. And that is what the Supreme Court is considering today—the outdated Section 5, not the whole Voting Rights Act. The Voting Rights Act provides “broad and powerful protection against discrimination,”explains Heritage’s Hans von Spakovsky, a former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Regardless of the Supreme Court’s take on Section 5, the Voting Rights Act remains in effect to protect all Americans from voter discrimination. But Section 5 outlived its purpose decades ago—and the federal government is still forcing some voting jurisdictions to justify all of their local rule changes. Von Spakovskypoints out: [Section 5] effectively presumes that all voting-related actions by certain states and jurisdictions are discriminatory and therefore requires that they obtain pre-approval from the federal government for otherwise ordinary and routine actions, such as moving a polling station from a school that is under renovation to another one down the street or drawing new redistricting plans. This is a major and unusual imposition on state sovereignty. What was originally intended to safeguard individual liberty has become a way for the feds to attack state liberty. For the Department of Justice and many activists, Section 5 merely exists to bully local authorities. Von Spakovsky says that if Section 5 were struck down, “The only change would be to curb the abuses of federal bureaucrats and check the power and influence of the liberal activist groups that rely on Section 5 to enforce their agendas.” http://blog.heritage.org/2013/02/27/morning-bell-voting-rights-at-the-supreme-court-today/ LEARN MORE: VIDEO: Panel discussion, Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder: The (Un)Constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act http://www.heritage.org/events/2013/02/shelby-county
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