My Thoughts on the Casey Anthony Verdict
This is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and write since hearing the Casey Anthony verdict. I’m appalled and questioning the effectiveness of our judicial system. Where is the common sense? For 12 jurors to agree that Casey Anthony was not guilty of anything more than lying to police is absolutely asinine. Let’s start right there. Common sense question – when and why do people lie? Answer – they lie when they have done something wrong that they don’t want people to know about it. Why? Because they are trying to stay out of trouble. That’s point 1 in the argument for guilt. If you aren’t guilty then there is nothing to lie about.
Let’s peel that back a little further and look at what else she was doing after the poor child went ‘missing’. We already know that she was hiding the situation. She was doing her best to make it seem like everything was fine. Instead of calling the police like any normal person she went in the opposite direction. She went out and partied instead. Why would she do that? Everyone in the world knows she’s a pathological liar at this point, but it doesn’t look like she’s stupid. So what goal could she have by going out and partying? It looks to me that it was a tactic meant to establish plausible deniability. After all, who would go out partying if they thought their baby was missing? By going out like she did it made it seem like she couldn’t have known the baby was missing at all. I have to wonder if this is one of the things the jury couldn’t get past.
The thing that I can’t get past personally is the fact that even a bad mother would know relatively quickly that their baby was missing. Every single thing she did to throw people off the trail, to obscure justice and obfuscate the truth is a screaming indictment of guilt. These are things that you do not do if you are innocent and have had nothing to do with the death of your daughter.
Of course we all know it gets worse. There is the issue of premeditation. Let’s play a game that I’m going to name ‘fill in the gap’. You fill in the gap. Step 1, a person does internet searches on making chloroform – GAP – baby is dead and chloroform was used to incapacitate her. What goes in the gap? I’ll tell you, it’s the part where the person searching for making chloroform brews up a batch to use on the baby. How difficult is that? It is nonsensical to think this is coincidental.
What else… gosh I don’t know, how about the fact that the body was dumped unceremoniously into the woods to rot and decompose. Is this something that you can allow to happen as a mother if the death was accidental? It’s impossible right? But it happened.
That brings me to the last thing, the thing that drives me craziest of all. All you truly had to do to establish the guilt of Casey Anthony was to analyze the defense tactics. The defense had nothing they could do to truly refute the evidence and facts of the case. Everything pointed to Casey. So what did they do? They tried to create as many possible scapegoats as possible with the hope that by throwing so much shit against the wall that maybe just maybe something would stick.
There wasn’t a single logical counter case made by the defense. The evidence did not support any of their claims. Common sense did not support any of their claims. They didn’t even have a leather glove. If Casey was truly innocent then the defense would have been spectacularly easy. Why? Because she wouldn’t have done all of the things above that establish her as the guilty party.
I’m done. I won’t talk about this one again. I’m just disgusted. I think the thing that disgusts me most of all is the fact that Casey Anthony is going to make a living off of this. She is going to charge for talk show appearances and write a book or two and make a fortune. She’s going to look back on killing her daughter as the best thing that she ever did. That’s what bothers me most of all.