Tuesday, July 5, 2011

You Have To Be Kidding Me

Casey Anthony was a acquitted? Seriously?

This is O.J. Simpson all over again. [Without the race card.]

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/jury-deliberations-to-resume-in-casey-anthonys-murder-trial-over-2-year-old-daughters-death/2011/07/05/gHQAEN5jyH_story.html

Sorry this isn't an all happy, fun, fun post as this truly upsets me. I borrowed Pooldad's computer because I just didn't think a comic was appropriate today.

I want to say this - When your child is missing for over a month and you don't tell anyone, meanwhile concocting a story about how she was with a fictional baby sitter, I have a huge problem believing in your innocence.

Add to that your defense that you claim your daughter drowned in a pool and you were afraid to tell the authorities because your father abused you?!?!?! This was never proven, no history - in fact, you lived with your parents with your child [what abuse victim does that?]

Your 2 year old's skull was found with duct tape attached to her nose and mouth.

And you were acquitted?? GAH!

I have always known the justice system to be skewed, but this just beats all.

Again, I am sorry.  This is just absolutely absurd.  I don't claim to be a perfect Mom, nor even great - heck, I am lucky to hit "good/passable Mom" once a month at this point [ask the kids] - but I will be damned if I didn't know the whereabouts of any of my kids 24/7 when they were 2 [3, 5, 9, ....13] years old. I certainly wouldn't have waited 30 days to have MY Mom call the police if I couldn't find one of them.

Sigh.  The world.  It is SO screwed up.

15 comments:

sapphireblue said...

Sigh! This just sucks. She's going to get rich making the rounds of the news programs.

SkippyMom said...

Oh goodness Sapph, I never thought of that. Dang. So sad.

Jeannie said...

It's that whole "reasonable doubt" thing.

On the other hand, maybe it was her father and she was too terrified of him to point her finger directly at him. Yet if she left her kid with him, she obviously wasn't a great Mom anyway.

But the world IS so screwed up.

The Frisky Virgin said...

The law caught up with O.J. and it will catch up with Casey, whether it's in criminal or civil court. What goes around comes around.

I can hardly think about this verdict without feeling sick to my stomach.

Rudee said...

This entire trial has a been a three ring circus. It's appalling, but then I didn't sit and listen to the testimony, so I can't point a finger at the jury. The jury is shocking.

I always knew where my kids were, too, even when I was the only one checking on my oldest when I was a single mom).

We have a missing 4 month old in northern Michigan now. The dad who kidnapped her has been found, but she has not. It doesn't look good for her, either.

CWMartin said...

I agree. It's a shame that the prosecution was more worried about entertainment thatn competance. I think I could have won a case against that bozo-laden defense, but they couldn'nt. Just remember Casey- you only beat earthly justice.

Mustang Sally said...

I didn't follow this trial at all just because this kind of thing angers me so much.

My biggest dream when I was young was to have a family of my own, but it turned out I couldn't have children. When I see people who kill or abuse kids ... I just go off.

Could be there was reasonable doubt that she actually committed the murder, I can't comment on that without seeing the trial. It would seem to me, however, that neglect should be an open and shut case. She shouldn't get off scot free.

Either way, she can't fool Karma.

Odie Langley said...

AMEN! What Skippy said....

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

so terribly sad. definitely no justice for that baby. i wanted her to be found guilty of something more serious than lying to authorities. i wondered about her mental stability in all of this - she just acted totally odd during this whole thing. i think (if the abuse from her father actualy happened) that the possibility exists that she 'could' be afraid of him. far-fetched, but maybe? she will face the ultimate justice when her time on earth is done.

i certainly hope that she does not make money from this. i will never buy anything that provides her or her family with income.

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

As a mother who loves her children more then anything and who would rather die then let anyone harm my child I am so angry at the fact that she got off.

I am more pissed that she will be able to sell her story and make money off the death of her child.

Where the hell is the justice for the child I can be a cold hard bitch when it comes to those who harm children I would lock them up without parole and hope they are never get out. I also feel if a mother harms her children she should not be allowed to have more children yes I know it is over the top but I just get so mad about things like this........

Knitty said...

I understand instructions to the jury and I understand reasonable doubt. I don't understand how this verdict came to be.

I tried not to watch much of the trial or recaps because it was upsetting to me. Even if she had no part in her daughter's death (which I doubt), how the hell do you explain her behavior and lies?

I wish everyone would avoid listening to, watching or reading anything involving her that generates money for her.

Thisisme. said...

I don't know of this particular story, Skippy, but, my goodness, it sounds horrific. Like you, I always knew where my daughters were 24/7. I can quite understand why you feel so strongly about this. We have cases in England where young children are abused and then killed and it just breaks your heart. It was the bit about the duct tape that did it for me. That poor little soul. Like others have said here, in this sad celebrity-driven world, she will probably be appearing on all the media shows and making money out of the whole sorry business. Just so sad my friend. Hugs to you.

ellen abbott said...

but we can send a black man to prison for the rest of his life with NO evidence.

becca said...

i was so pissed made me ashamed to live in FL knowing people found her not guilty

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Julianna said...

I think the judge should include in her sentancing for "false info" that she should pay back the tax payer money spent looking for a child that wasn't missing AND order that any money made via telling her story be donated to children's charity.

And in the end... someone will get her. IN jail or out. People are pissed, and if someone doesn't do it, KArma will.