Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Casey Anthony Verdict


Yesterday Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter. Do I think she did it? Honestly I don't know. I do think she made terrible choices, and is a terrible person, but there wasn't enough evidence to convict her of murder. That is how our justice system works folks. I know this is a completely un-popular view point, but its not what you know, its what you can prove in court.

The one person I can blame for this national outrage is people like Nancy Grace. Unfortunately children are murdered every day in our society, but Nancy Grace, and others, decided to turn this trail into a media frenzy. She decided to completely attack and destroy this woman's character for ratings on her tv show. She decided to turn a person who made terrible choices, and reacted to her daughters death in a very unsettling way, into the central figure of a nation wide witch hunt without having enough evidence to back it up. Did Casey Anthony probably do it? Yes, but with out a murder weapon, motive, or DNA evidence in her trunk, you can't charge her with the crime.

The prosecution made the terrible decision to push for murder one, and say that it wasn't negligence, and they could not provide enough evidence to back it up. Because they pushed so hard for the strictest crime, they screwed themselves out of the crime that would actually stick. I know this is not an opinion people will agree with, but thats how our justice system works. You have to be able to prove that someone committed a crime in order to charge them with it. They went to trial way too early, and were unprepared for what happened. The national buzz, created by people like Nancy Grace, forced them to trial earlier then they should have gone. I don't think its "right" that she walks free, but you cannot blame the jury or judge. They made the only logical decision based on what evidence they had. It totally sucks, but thats how we do things around here.

Also Kim Kardashian does not get to voice an opinion on a case like this, Casey's trial was the biggest since the O.J. trial, and your dad got him off. Your last name is the only reason any one cared about your sex tape, and that tape is why your famous today. I just hope you are friends one day with the daughter of Jose Baez, so you can teach her how to become famous for no apparent reason.

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