We suddenly have ZERO complaints about our justice system – Anywhere that is NOT Arizona
Hai kids. It is me, Stabby hater to the Nth degree, Law Professor and Dean of Fuckery, blogger extraordinaire and resident sarcasm expert Kelly. Hope everyone is well. There was no blog yesterday because as we all know, Stabby had a day off and Bashara, who I was going to cover picked the day before to lose his shit and then pass out cold so he’s probably in Psych till Monday.
Court reconvened today in the never ending Stabby trial. Sometimes Judge Stephens began the day with a 10 minute recess because why the fuck not at this point. The only reason she said December 12th was because of all the fucking sidebars and recesses. Court would be done in three weeks otherwise.
After the recess we of course went right to a three minute sidebar before the Jury even came in because that is how every normal court should work. srfoesathoshnf269wyu. Sorry, banged my eahd off of the keyboard I think the “Judge” has hot pants for Nurmi. He spends more time in front of her than he does trying to get the CONVICTED MURDERESS something less than death.
Travis’ sister Tanisha, who has been there every day of both trials was present and looking very much like she was going to vomit or pass out. She was a color that only those who have suffered a horrific tragedy ever are. That color that is not quite white and not quite grey. She was carrying papers and everybody realized at about the exact same moment that she was going to read a victim impact statement. It was at this point that I realized this was not going to be one of my normal blogs.
For the very first time since this re-trial started I was grateful that I was not watching this live. I was suddenly grateful for the buffer that an emotionless tweet can bring, and I was sick for my brethren in the courtroom who had the terrible task of conveying this information to us. Please everyone give a big thank you to Dave Erickson, Jenn Wood, Jeff Gold, David Lohr and everyone else who has been supplying us with tweets throughout this mess because the price they pay is high. Not as high by a mile as those that have lived it, but high enough.
Stabby for the first time looked nervous to which I say GOOD. SWEAT YOU EVIL BITCH!! She knows that the victim impact statements are going to carry a lot of weight and since they are edited so that things like “I want this bitch to die, preferably by 27 stab wounds” are not heard by the Jury she already knows what they say. Unfortunately things like this are not allowed in victim impact statements. It is the exact same in Canada. I know, I’ve written one for myself.
Tanisha says she is going to do her best to speak for her family, but just a few words in she is already fighting hard against the inevitable tears. Because the fifty billion tears she has already shed have not lessoned her pain, not by a longshot. The woman standing at the podium right now is a broken human being.
She says she feels fortunate to be blessed with such a wonderful brother. Sadly at 34 she is now four years older than her older brother will ever be. He was her best friend growing up, the one who comforted them all in times of crisis and when he died there was no one to comfort them. She tells how she has been diagnosed with PTSD. The real PTSD not the fake I need to get out of a murder conviction kind.
She tells how the family has fallen apart since his death, how she cannot get the images of her brother dead, grey and rotting out of her mind. She says she feels guilty now when she has fun, how she alienated her husband and how she lost her faith in God. It would be here where most of the gallery and a good portion of the Jury gave up even trying to remain emotionless and collectively cried for this family’s pain and loss.
Tanisha’s voice was alive with agony as she described making her brothers funeral arrangements with her Grandmother. Even Stabby was crying now, really crying not that fake bullshit from before. She was feeling something. She may be crying for herself, she may actually be reacting to this woman’s pain, but the tears are real this time.
Tanisha is crying and at a near shriek telling the Jury how she has been forced to relive this over and over. She just wants to be able to close her eyes and see Travis her brother but she can’t. Every time she sees Travis it is the dead, grey, decaying and thrown away body crumpled in that shower stall. Tanisha is done. She did this one last thing for her brother through her own pain and she did it very well. Even with the buffer of twitter I found myself crying for the horror that Stabby has visited upon this family. And for what? The wound to her ego was so great that she had to make sure that if she couldn’t have him nobody could have him!!
Steven was up next. He looks more gaunt then he did during the last trial the pain in his face was very evident. You could hear a tremble in his voice even more this time and there is just a deep sadness about him. Here is a link to the last trial so you can hear the victim impact statement in its entirely if you feel so inclined.
Some of the Jurors began to cry once again as Steven read his victim impact statement although not as many as during Tanisha. Jenny from the Cell Block is now obscuring the media view of Stabby. I don’t know if this is tactical or accidental but I am going with column A. After the victim impact statements the sometimes Judge called a 15 minute recess which was desperately needed. The entire REMAINING Alexander family left the court in complete devastation.
Because the Stabbyites are such caring feeling things here is a sample of what they were saying after the Alexander siblings gave their victim impact statements.
Lets see now. We feel pain and sadness for the loss that this family has suffered. They worship a lying, conniving, convicted murderess and say things like this of their obvious pain still after all this time. Yup, we are totally the haters here. We should all be ashamed and immediately beg Stabby Fucking Einstein for forgiveness. If every man that ever called me a bad name was dead we wouldn’t have an overpopulation problem. Where do all these FREAKS come from? WHERE? do they ship them in from some island somewhere? Island of the fucking idiots? Island of the brain dead?
Of course because nothing in Stabbyland is ever the way it is supposed to be a sidebar is called again while the Jury is not present. That sidebar is over, the Jury has reconvened and we are immediately taken to another sidebar. This one is never ending. Because of course it is.
The sidebar ended and the media and gallery were kicked from the courtroom. WTF???? We came to find out after a long wait that the defense wanted the mitigation witness to testify under fake names and seal. The sometimes Judge has allowed this farce and the super sekrit witness was allowed on the stand. The media held out for the rest of the day in case anything else happened but the day ended with the Jury leaving looking tired but unemotional and the super sekrit witness remaining unidentified.
For what it is worth; my guess is it was Satan herself on the stand today. Why? Because if there are no witnesses and she is testifying under seal, she can say pretty much with impunity whatever she wants without the backlash of last time. For all we know she could be admitting to everything and begging for forgiveness…….. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! OMG I just put pop through my nose. Yeah, stabby is going to admit that she did something wrong and ask for forgiveness. Zombies will walk the earth before that ever happens.
Of course the media has concerns for things like the constitution, you know that thing that COURTS are supposed to uphold and their lawyers immediately began filing motions. There probably isn’t a lawyer in AZ that is not getting rich off of this trial. This is more serious than money though. This is some Judge that has very obviously gone off of her medication pissing all over your constitution. Is she secretly related to Stabby? Is she secretly from another country? Not mine, we don’t do media blackouts in Canada.
Here is a statement from Mark Casey: Statement from 12 News VP & Station Manager Mark Casey on appealing judge’s ruling closing courtroom:“I am very concerned with this court’s many decisions to conduct secret proceedings. We respect Ms. Arias’ right to a fair trial but do not believe banning the public and the media is constitutional or necessary. We should not become a state or nation of secret courts.”
This tweet today pretty much summed it up. It has been used with permission PV so you don’t have to rush and tell Dave it is here. “This must be a helluva witness if they can command an entire courtroom to be cleared” – Dave Erickson. Journalist, Producer, Social Commentator.
Here is a thought. Maybe the court could put the Christmas decorations up early and the media could hide behind the Christmas tree. Or perhaps the court could install a doggie door for the media to crawl through. It’s totally not breaking any law as long as you go through the doggie door.
I get it now why so much time was allotted for the re-trial. It was for motions to be argued. It has nothing to do with the length of the actual trial. Sometimes Judge Stephens just got demoted to Never Judge Stephens. I swear to you all that this is the most fucked up trial I have every seen. She is going to appeal, it IS going to be granted, and everybody is going to have to do this ALL OVER AGAIN. All because of this Judge. Stabby is probably laughing maniacally back in her cell because she is obviously still pulling all the strings in this trial and she knows it and Judge Stephens better start downloading the paperwork for her unemployment papers because she should be losing her job any time now.
Since Court is dark tomorrow I am dragging in the in-house Psychic for some Halloween readings on Stabby and the Funky Bunch.
RBMD peacing the fuck out!!!
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