Afterward I contemplated publishing it here as my post, but couldn't decide. Sometimes people are so negative when something is said with which they don't agree and I didn't want to start a big brouhaha. However since then, two fellow bloggers have expressed similar opinions to mine and that has given me courage (I guess) to talk about my opinion in this matter. So here it is. What do you think?}
The Casey Anthony Trial
I do not know if this woman killed her daughter, I wasn't there, but I'd like to remind you all, that in this country, one is "innocent until PROVEN guilty". It is one of the most basic tenets of our society. The jury agreed that the prosecution did not prove the charges. By law, that means that Casey is innocent of the charges in the eyes of the Court.
Also, I also believe that capital cases must be decided by a unanimous vote of the jurors, not just one holdout. It is either unanimous or it results in a hung jury and a new trial.
So many seem to be sure that she was guilty. Nevertheless, unless they are privy to evidence that the prosecution did not have, it appears their opinions are based what 's been read or heard in the papers or on TV or from people around them. Juries are not given access to newspapers and TV news when they are sequestered for that very reason....to ensure fairness and impartiality and to settle the matter based solely on what happens in the courtroom..
A person cannot and MUST NOT be convicted of a capital crime just because they don't act like one might expect or they don't seem like a nice person. Whether or not they are likable is not part of the equation!
Many people said that there has not been any justice for Caylee Anthony. That may be so, but the child is long dead and cannot be hurt anymore by ANYTHING done or not done by the living!
For a verdict of guilty in court, there must be a "preponderance of evidence to prove the defendant's guilt". Evidently, those jurors did not see the proof. I, for one, am damn glad that our country requires proof rather than convicting someone of murder based on what the newspapers say or a photo showing the defendant dancing!
I think the justice system worked just fine! And trust me, without our system of justice in place and working correctly, all of our lives would be quite, quite different. Do not doubt that for one single minute!