Aug 25, 2013

Arias Case: New Juror's twitter accounts will be monitered!

Yet another bizarre effect that the tech- age is having on the criminal judicial system.
Chasing Justice will give you updates on the upcoming second sentencing trial of Jodi Arias, convicted murderess of Travis Alexander.

As most of you know Arias was convicted of the brutal murder of her ex boyfriend last year , but the Jury became hung" during the sentencing phase, the portion of the trial where the sentence is decided amongst the jurors. The case was clearly pre-meditated, in fact some of I was caught on camera as Arias accidently took some photos whilst holding Travis's camera with one hand and dragging his bloodied body into the shower.

Police later retrieved the camera and the memory card with a plethora of photos intact after arias  tried to put the camera through her victims washing Machine.

According to Arizona law when a Jury becomes deadlocked on a convicted persons sentence, a mini mistrial of sorts is declared on the Sentencing portion only, thankfully sparing everyone involved the pain and expense of an entire new trial which is the case in many other States.

Arias's trial was lengthy and her defense carried on quite a show trying to depict her as a battered woman who " snapped" .

This theory was largely debunked by Arias's own words in Television interviews as well as mountains of evidence supporting pre meditated murder provoked by jealous rage. She and Travis Alexander had dated a short time, but the relationship was extremely volatile and several incidents of Arias stalking Travis after he had begun dating another woman were related to the Police and the Jury during thetrial.

The stalking evolved into destructive law breaking such as slashing her ex beau's tires on two spearte occasions. Despite the obvious instability of Ms. Arias Travis Alexander made the same mistake many women who are involved with predators do; he continued and on again off again sexual relationship which ultimately was his undoing.
After an afternoon of sexual romping Jodi Arias began snapping photos of Travis taking a shower, the photos were retrieved from the washer days later when Alexanders friends found his body stuffed nto his shower stall.
He had been stabbed almost 20 times was shot in the face and his throat was cut from ear to ear from behind.

Arias originally denied being anywhere near Travs's home on the day of the murder eventually admitting she was there once confronted with the photographic and DNA evidence.

Naturally she now claimed it was self defense although could not explain the furious overkill of 20 stab wounds a gunshot to the head and the horrific throat slashing.

The nation has its eyes trained upon The Jodi Arias Trial it was one of the most highly covered cases in the past 15 years. Arias was and is clearly a sociopath as well as a borderline Personality disorder.

While society is used to seeing these disorders in male murderers, unfortunately especially for Travis alexander, it is not largely understood that these oft times violent personality disorders also affect woman, who can be as dangerous or perhaps more so especially when they are attractive and or have a demure affectation. And the word affectation is key here; Sociopaths and other serious Personality disordered persons are expert manipulators; they can be charming persuasive and more often than not articulate and intelligent. This is what makes them so dangerous; people do not want to believe that they are capable of acts of brutal violence and the consequential cover-up of such acts.

Twitter Accounts of New Jurors in Arias Case will be monitored

Aug 3, 2013

FBI Sex Trafficking Raid Saves over 100 Children 150 Arrests Made

child sex trafficking rescue

                                     Story at HuffPost regarding Operation " Cross Country "

This FBI  operation is an excellent  start and while I am very happy for these rescued victims, much more needs to be done across the Country.

From what I have read, this sting was one of a Government operation called "Innocence Lost"  focused on putting a crimp in the sex trafficking business, with the emphasis on saving children, teens and young adults who are tragically the bread and butter of these particular sex crimes.

Many of these victims are thrust into the nightmare of forced prostitution via coercion from pimps who might  first play the concerned adult friend to a  naive runaway.

These "pimps" are often white, as you can see in the arrest photos attached to the link. The pimps may work alone, but many are part of larger criminal organizations that ultimately make millions from the exploitation, pain and misery of runaways and kidnapped children and teenagers.

Let's hope that this project is only the beginning of a long overdue Government assault on the atrocity of "sex trafficking."

As is often the case, the term "sex trafficking" itself is far too benign for what these crimes truly are, and what they involve on a day to day basis. This is organized purposeful rape often of  our nations most vulnerable youth -  huge sums of money being made from  brainwashing beating torture and
The Government the media and even society has a way of  using words that cleanse and make more palatable certain violent crimes,  dehumanizing them in the process which serves to invalidate the pain and suffering that the victims of these crimes endure often for years.

In some cases, this niceified nomenclature is done unwittingly ( ie without malicious purpose) but nonetheless, it contributes to an overall perception that ultimately robs these crimes of their actual grotesque nature. Secondarily, this whitewashed terminology plays down the evil and callousness committed by the perpetrators.

In the meantime, as individuals and communities,  we would do well to understand that raids such as "Operation Cross Country"  need to be organized and executed as steadfastly as the sex trafficking industry grows.

As individuals and communities we must aggressively support ongoing projects such as " Operation Cross Country." This was a herculean effort by the FBI and participating law enforcement agencies:

The Operation saved one hundred  lives -almost all of them very young lives - Lives, otherwise doomed to a hellish existence.

In order to gain some insight click on the Huff Post Link above and watch the posted videos included in their piece. This should help the average person comprehend the common question "why didn't the teenagers/ children simply run away" ie from their pimps, the forced prostitution etc

The article also helps opens eyes to the emotional and physical scars that these crimes leave upon their victims. No matter how much time passes there is a shame that accompanies being victimized by crimes like these.

Just like any other victim of violent crime, these victims are going to need a great deal of therapeutic assistance and support from their families and their communities in order to heal and re-integrate into society. This is where Social services is usually not enough and the Private Sector needs to stand up and step in.

These are our children. they are being victimized by the hundreds of thousands and they will need a lot of help to recover from the crimes besot upon them.

This is made more complicated by the fact that many of these victims were children or teens originally running away from physical and/or sexual abuse at home. This is not to say that every runaway was abused; certainly a smaller portion ran away over more standard adolescent/parental discord. However social service agencies and other peripheral agencies need to be extremely cautious in not sending a at risk teenage or the now young adult victim of sex crimes back into an abusive environment - or even under the influence of a familial would be predator/abuser.

The terrible  reality is that forced prostitution and sex trafficking is a booming illegal business in this Country and many others.. Sickeningly, the sexual demand for children and young teens never abates - it is a constant. We have actresses actors and other such stars walking carpets for breast cancer Aids and a myriad of other worthy causes, lets give equal time to this rapidly growing horror show.