The other day I decided that Casey Anthony deserved the death penalty. Today, I was shocked she was acquitted.
I saw exactly ZERO minutes of her trial. I had fewer than four, brief conversations about the case. Yet somehow I believed she was guilty. This should concern all of us.
Regardless of Anthony’s guilt or innocence, the “Court of Public Opinion” ruled her guilty weeks ago. She may not fry, but her life as she knew it still ended with this trial. And I think that’s wrong.
Listen, I’ve written in this blog before how I have little patience for people hurting children. But, this particular post has nothing to do with the facts of this case; like I already mentioned, I don’t know any.
This post is about the federal government, state government, or whoever makes these decisions, getting the cameras out of the courtrooms. It’s one thing to record cases and maintain records, etc. It’s a whole different solar system to broadcast the case to all of us in the kangaroo court. The media needs to check their motives on this issue.
The whole world thinks O.J., M.J., and C.A. have redder hands than the Kool Aid man, but the law says we are “innocent until proven guilty.” Allowing the media unfettered access to a hearing denies all parties that right. Justice is supposed to be blind. When we receive the case, supplemented by our preferred news source, we are receiving a biased opinion. It’s then that justice loses its proverbial blindness and I can condemn someone to death, even though I’m absolutely ignorant.
No doubt, emotions are high right now. And this simply offers the harmony to my initial point. I don’t have the right to be angry.
- If Casey Anthony applied for a job at your business tomorrow; would you hire her?
- If she showed up as your son’s or friend’s girlfriend; would you approve?
- If you met her at the tattoo parlor; would you be her friend?
I wouldn’t. I doubt you would either. Yet I wonder if either of us are truly qualified to make that judgement. This case should have involved the prosecution, the defense, the judicial branch, the jurors, and the families involved. I guess I don’t even mind the court, as a public building, being open to the, on location, witnesses. But, I shouldn’t have had the same access.
The prosecution rests.