Skip to comments.The Casey Anthony Verdict is Not an Endorsement of Our Criminal Justice System
Posted on 07/08/2011 11:27:44 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
When the Casey Anthony verdict was announced I expected celebration from her defense team. I was more taken aback by the celebratory tone taken by pundits like Geraldo Rivera and Judge Andrew Napolitano. Their position is the same one that many liberals, anti-death penalty activists and libertarians are promoting now: this proves the system works.
But it doesnt.
The American justice system is the greatest legal system in the world but like any other it is fallible. In the interest of liberty we err on the side of caution in criminal cases, but that means that in many cases we do not get justice. Talking heads on Fox were making the point that this was justice, that the verdict is a victory for the Constitution. This is wrong. Criminals getting off is a byproduct of a our love of liberty but it certainly isnt an endorsement of our system.
Casey Anthony may or may not have killed her child but we know she committed several crimes afterward. She didnt report her daughter missing for weeks. When police were finally involved she attempted to frame an innocent woman for murder. While her daughter was supposedly missing she was out partying. If not reporting your daughter missing for a month isnt child abuse or at least child neglect nothing is.
Little Caylee Anthony was abused, possibly raped according to her own mother who claimed George Anthony was a child molester. She disappeared and her mother did nothing. She died a horrible death and her family hired lawyers. Her body was desecrated, thrown into a ditch like so much garbage and her mother will likely walk free at sentencing. How is this an endorsement of American justice?
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
Hard to argue against the truth.
All this "due process" gets in the way of justice!
Our system is set up with a bar high enough that very few innocents are convicted, but that means some guilty go free.
Excellent article. No one wins, we all just see how far society has collapsed.
Why not mob rule? Yep, that’s the ticket!
>>I think it would be better to return to the days when we tied rocks to people and threw them in the river. If they drowned, they were innocent. If they lived, they were guilty and put to death.
All this “due process” gets in the way of justice! <<
Obviously you didn’t even read the article, or you wouldn’t make such a comment, which shows that you missed the point entirely.
But, at least your jerking knee seems to be in fine working order.
Try reading the article, then respond.
How much will the Anthony family make from book(s)/movie(s) based on this tragedy? They should be banned from making a nickel on it. However our sick society will clamour for reading about it or seeing it in 3D.
“this proves the system works.But it doesnt.”
it did work, in this case if few others...
The parade of people who give a kneejerk reaction to the headline without even reading the article has already started. No doubt others will join the parade soon.
The “system” does not work when our citizens lack any common sense whatsoever.
it did work, in this case if few others...<<
Would you care to elaborate?
I'm sure you're just being sarcastic and frustrated when you state this.
She is a white O.J.. She will also make the headlines again. All this has done is EMBOLDEN her. She will truly believe she is invincible. Her life is ruined and she doesn't know it yet. She still believes that she can have her old life back again. No way! That's over. Trust me, Casey will NOT lead a happy life. Her carefree whorey lifestyle is done. Now ONLY the scum of our society and fellow [psychopaths will associate with her. Casey will have an unhappy ending. There truly is a God and He will punish her.
Too bad the jury didn’t understand their assignment. They took no notes, did not review evidence.
One juror said the state had to prove motive and it didn’t so they couldn’t find her guilty. Also they couldn’t figure out what the sentence should be, so they couldn’t convict (hint: that’s the judges job).
An alternate juror state “We” knew early on they couldn’t find her guilty. Excuse me? They were admonished by the judge to not speak to each other about the case.
The system failed. One juror said it’s not for her to judge, that’s God’s job or something to that effect. How pathetic. She should have been excused from the jury.
Nice of you to tell God what he should do.
>>One juror said the state had to prove motive and it didnt so they couldnt find her guilty. Also they couldnt figure out what the sentence should be, so they couldnt convict (hint: thats the judges job).<<
Jennifer Ford said she couldn’t convict without facts, then in the same interview said authoritatively that that the Dad had something to do with it.
She also said the chloroform evidence confused her. So to be on the safe side, neither she nor the rest of the jury asked any questions about it, they just dismissed it.
Not one question did they have.
And the jury was split on guilt or innocence, then, without asking a single question, hurried to their “not guilty” verdicts.
The alternate juror said Casey was a “good mother.”
Yet there are idiots on this forum saying that “the system worked.” If anyone thinks the “system worked” because the “a jury made a decision”...ladies and gentlemen, I give you....O.J. Simpson!
The jury in this trial was another example of people not understanding the difference of proving guilt “Beyond a reasonable doubt” and “Beyond the shadow of a doubt”.
Of course not. It's more of an indictment of it.
...Casey Anthony got off because she worked the system...
What does that mean? She wasn't supposed to have a defense attorney? That's the system. She got off because the State failed to provide enough evidence to convict her.
...The courts cant always dispense justice, it is up to society to protect our children....
Like this perhaps?
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