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'Caylee's law' drafted to force mothers to report missing child in first 24 hours
Daily Mail ^ | 7/7/11 | Paul Bentley

Posted on 07/07/2011 4:16:47 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Four states are drafting legislation in the wake of the Casey Anthony trial which will force parents to report missing children in the first 24 hours.

Lawmakers in Florida, New York, Oklahoma and West Virginia have announced they will propose versions of the legislation, which comes in the wake of nationwide fury following the acquittal of young mother Anthony on charges that she murdered her two-year-old daughter Caylee.

The prosecution case in the Anthony trial was largely hampered by the fact that Caylee's body was found so late. The child was reported missing a full month after her family last saw her.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: casey; caseyanthony; caylee; ojsimpson
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It's amazing that such a law even needs to be passed, but the sicko Casey Anthony proved the need.
1 posted on 07/07/2011 4:16:52 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
More from the article:

"Michelle Crowder, from Durant, Oklahoma. launched the petition calling for a federal law which would make it a felony for parents to fail to inform police of a missing child within 24 hours of disappearance or within an hour of a child's death."

2 posted on 07/07/2011 4:18:12 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

OMG! Really? Report your two year old missing within 24 hrs?


3 posted on 07/07/2011 4:19:13 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Sorry, but I think this is just knee-jerk lawmaking as per usual.


4 posted on 07/07/2011 4:22:15 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: FrdmLvr

I know. It’s amazing that this HASN’T been criminalized yet, but who saw Casey Anthony coming?


5 posted on 07/07/2011 4:22:15 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: FrdmLvr

We have become a nation of idiots, this should be common sense, but alas, the Dems have made everyone a warden of the government.
Today I heard the murderess is being offered a million dollars for her story. How sick is that?


6 posted on 07/07/2011 4:22:18 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Ain’t it the truth! If they’re going to pass a law for this they should pass a law making it illegal for idiots to have children. Say goodbye to America.


7 posted on 07/07/2011 4:23:57 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
... but the sicko Casey Anthony proved the need.

Nonsense. There is no need for a stupid law like this. Something happens ~once~ and suddenly it requires wide legislation? Ridiculous.

8 posted on 07/07/2011 4:26:57 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

yeah, you have a point.


9 posted on 07/07/2011 4:29:18 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Ramius

Bravo. What is wrong with conservatives that want to legislate as bad as the dumbocrats? You have to use commons sense.


10 posted on 07/07/2011 4:35:08 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...My theory is, college student body presidents become DEMS or RINO's.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Might as well include a requirement for a mother to disclose who the father is on the birth certificate as well. I don’t think Casey did that either.


11 posted on 07/07/2011 4:35:16 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

12 posted on 07/07/2011 4:36:52 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Your what hurts??)
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To: Ramius

We need a law that all “cause” inspired laws must wait a cooling period at least 30 days for enactment to permit time for consideration of how they could backfire upon those who they were intended to help.

We need a second law that all prosecutors or candidates for prosecutorial office must take an IQ test and score at least 100 in the logic category and 100 average.


13 posted on 07/07/2011 4:37:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

For sure we need this law there is absolutely positivity no way that this could be consider child neglect. A given the large number of unreported missing children .

Then on the other hand how long will the police require to to wait before they will accept a report for a 17 yr old.


14 posted on 07/07/2011 4:40:26 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

What a load of codswallop.

These parasite legislators will do anything to be seen as responding to the media bum-rush to “Do something!”

I have a better idea. Any time a legislator proposes a bill that responds to a sensational event within six months, that legislator can be lynched by a mob and everyone gets full immunity from criminal prosecution and civil damages.


15 posted on 07/07/2011 4:41:21 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I don’t have a problem with this law but I must ask: is it possible that it would be ruled unconstitutional because if the parent is involved in the disappearance then they are being forced to incriminate themselves?


16 posted on 07/07/2011 4:44:08 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

No more laws!

Just stop it!


17 posted on 07/07/2011 4:44:30 PM PDT by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

We do not need more laws.


18 posted on 07/07/2011 4:51:50 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: donna

They are trying to pass a law to make it illegal to NOT report a missing child WITHIN 24 hours it the child’s disappearance.

If you go to the police, or call them to file a missing person’s report, they tell you YOU MUST WAIT 24 HOURS first.

Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t.


19 posted on 07/07/2011 4:53:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

If the law was in place now, the murderous Casey Anthony would not be walking free next Wednesday.


20 posted on 07/07/2011 4:57:37 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Just what we need more f'ing laws. This will just be a burden on normal people who would die trying to save their child. Twisted people like Casey or people that commit murder are not going to worry about a failure to notify charge.

There are already too many useless laws..

21 posted on 07/07/2011 5:01:30 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Breitbart for a Pulitzer Prize)
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To: UCANSEE2

That’s not true at all. The whole 24 hour thing is largely myth. It’s completely false when a toddler is lost. The police will get involved immediately.


22 posted on 07/07/2011 5:01:30 PM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

If these laws pass, the state should be required to act in those same 24 hours and if they don’t, criminal charges should be applied to those state officials who refuse to act.

Far too often, you have parents begging the police to act.

That wasn’t the case here, but it does happen far too often.


23 posted on 07/07/2011 5:05:36 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

If these laws pass, the state should be required to act in those same 24 hours and if they don’t, criminal charges should be applied to those state officials who refuse to act.

Far too often, you have parents begging the police to act.

That wasn’t the case here, but it does happen far too often.


24 posted on 07/07/2011 5:05:36 PM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: EnquiringMind

Yeah, she could get “time served and probation” for “failure of timely notification” and be in jail until July 25.

You really think anyone who murders his or her child is going to worry about this charge? “Oops, I killed Tom. I’d better tell the police he’s missing, or I’ll be breaking the law!”


25 posted on 07/07/2011 5:08:10 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: UCANSEE2

I check the law in my state. California

There is NO waiting period for reporting a person missing. All California police and sheriffs’ departments must accept any report, including a report by telephone, of a missing person, including runaways, without delay and will give priority to the handling of the report.


26 posted on 07/07/2011 5:09:33 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Agreed....another stupid meaningless law that will make felons of innocent people and not save one child


27 posted on 07/07/2011 5:09:55 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Why not 24 minutes? That way, the search radius will be much smaller.


28 posted on 07/07/2011 5:12:34 PM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Another common sense law..


29 posted on 07/07/2011 5:16:53 PM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: EnquiringMind

OK, so what would you like to do? Put the law in place and go back and charge her with breaking it? I’m not happy with this outcome, but the prosecutor failed to convince a jury that she committed a murder and now we’ll never have any way of knowing.


30 posted on 07/07/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
  calling for a federal law which would make it a felony for parents to fail to inform police of a missing child within 24 hours of disappearance or within an hour of a child's death

  There are far too many federal laws. Treason, counterfeiting and piracy on the high seas are federal crimes. That's a good stopping point.
31 posted on 07/07/2011 5:23:44 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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“Oops, I killed Tom. I’d better tell the police he’s missing, or I’ll be breaking the law!”

Not for that reason, but so defendants can't create their own reasonable doubt, should they go to trial.

By waiting a month for ANYONE to report the child missing, Casey increased, with each passing day, the reasonable doubt for her own case.

That shouldn't be allowed.

Reasonable doubt should occur naturally, on its own -- not self-manufactured by the defendant, to use to his/her benefit at trial.

32 posted on 07/07/2011 5:24:09 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: Maurice Tift

It doesn’t have to be a federal law. We can have 57 separate state laws.


33 posted on 07/07/2011 5:26:53 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Emmett McCarthy

>>but the prosecutor failed to convince a jury<<

Or put another way, the jury was too stupid and/or lazy to put 2 and 2 together.


34 posted on 07/07/2011 5:29:54 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Does this really need to be a law? The only parents who don’t report their missing children are the ones who kill them. We all know that.


35 posted on 07/07/2011 5:56:05 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
It sounds like politicians trying to make another stupid law.

Whats the penalty for not complying?

If a person is insane enough not to report their kid missing after 2 or three hours, any penalty of law is not going to help.

I can see all the people waiting 23 hours before making the call, just so they wont be law breakers.

36 posted on 07/07/2011 6:01:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: UCANSEE2

That’s what I thought, that in most places, the police require that parents must wait 24 hours before doing so.

Either the police will have to change their requirements, or parents will remain trapped in a conundrum.


37 posted on 07/07/2011 6:14:26 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: mockingbyrd

What about a 15-year-old who lies and says at 5 p.m. ‘Mom, I’m going over to Suzie’s for the night. See you at dinner tomorrow.’ 6 p.m. the next day, kid’s still not home. Now it’s been 25 hours and Mom is in danger of being charged for a felony.


38 posted on 07/07/2011 6:25:13 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: Spirit of Liberty

No, because the kid hasn’t been missing, in mom’s mind, until 6pm when she isn’t where she should be.

My kid, I would speak to the parents of Suzie and make sure she got there safe and sound, but that’s me, not necessarily good parenting.

Mom wouldn’t be in danger of being charged with a felony.


39 posted on 07/07/2011 6:38:31 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: Spirit of Liberty

and, it’s a stupid idea for a law anyway.


40 posted on 07/07/2011 6:39:22 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: Ramius
A few years ago, a girl was kidnapped at a car wash. Then some camera-hog politicians sponsored legislation requiring cameras to be mounted at car washes.

They always think that the crime is caused by a deficiency of trivial nanny-state laws.

41 posted on 07/07/2011 7:18:03 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Tax-chick

Kind of like the “I’m not allowed to have a gun law”......Someone who is going to murder someone will stop and think.....”WAIT, I’m not even supposed to have this gun!”


42 posted on 07/07/2011 9:17:51 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
It's amazing that such a law even needs to be passed, but the sicko Casey Anthony proved the need.

A child is not considered missing by the FBI until AFTER 24 hours has elapsed.

43 posted on 07/07/2011 9:51:12 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder

We dont need this law. This is legal drama, not good law.


44 posted on 07/07/2011 10:04:26 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proved to prevent totalitarian genocide.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I know.

We don’t need anymore laws.


45 posted on 07/07/2011 10:08:08 PM PDT by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: library user
By waiting a month for ANYONE to report the child missing, Casey increased, with each passing day, the reasonable doubt for her own case. That shouldn't be allowed.

If failing to report a "missing" child were against the law, she *still* could have waited a month to do so. And that action would not prove murder, but would only prove "failure to report." We're back at square one, in this case, only with another hysteria-driven law on the books to try to prevent something that's already against the law: murder.

46 posted on 07/08/2011 4:13:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: proudtobeanamerican1

Exactly.


47 posted on 07/08/2011 4:14:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Why don’t these states just make stupidity a felony? Then when you do something somebody else doesn’t like, a government institution can decide if you were felony stupid or not?

At the end of the day, both the left and right want to tell us all how to live. The only difference is the views on which behaviors should be legislated and which should not.


48 posted on 07/08/2011 4:27:51 AM PDT by IamConservative (Do peeps that drive Smart Cars on freeways have a death wish? If not, they better have spare undies.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Prosecution failed to convince a bunch of LAZY, IDIOT, Democrat Losers from Pinellas County who didn’t take the time to discuss the CHARGES, much less deliberate the evidence. They wanted to go home and start reaping the big bucks. Well, ha. Even Bozo Baez’s talent agency dropped him.

Whatever, Emmett McCarthy.


49 posted on 07/08/2011 6:29:30 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: NVDave

I hear you Dave. How about making it mandatory when you report finding a body the responding LEO actually looks at the area you reported instead of getting p@ssed his uniform got wet and blowing you off! Just a thought.


50 posted on 07/08/2011 7:17:32 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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