Orlando, FL—To call this case sensational is an understatement. Little Calee Anthony was reported missing by her grandmother in July of 2008.
The fact was the little girl was not missing, but in fact dead. How she got that way is still a mystery. What’s not a mystery is that the child’s mother, Casey Anthony knowingly covered up a tragic accident or worse with a complicated series of lies and peculiar behavior.
Accidental deaths are covered up all the time by those involved especially when they are ignorant and frightened. Nearly every human on the planet tells lies freely simply because they can. It is sad but profoundly true. Thankfully not every liar is not a murderer or the human race would have killed itself off long ago.
The sordid details of this case, has been fueled by delighted gossipmongers and the vast network of true crime buffs. What should be a dignified search for the truth in a courtroom has degenerated into a disgraceful circus.
The jury is charged with determining if Calee died as the result of accident, neglect or murder. The evidence in this case does not definitively answer that question. That is what reasonable doubt is all about. Acquitting Casey Anderson of the charges would be more than the gossipmongers could possibly stand so the verdict is written on the wall already.
Will Casey Anthony get a fair trial? There’s not a chance in Hell.
The jury is not sequestered and there is no chance that the jury was somehow protected from the influence of publication by TV, radio, newspapers or of course the Internet.
Casey will be convicted not because of guilt but that she knowing covered up with the series of lies and the high profile Guilty verdicts handed down by the groupthink of the true crime writers and pundits.
We must rethink the way we allow prosecutors and police to publically comment on cases brought against accused suspects. I have no problems with cameras in courtrooms as long as the images and video are not released to the media until after a verdict is rendered.
The American trial system looks more like ancient Rome’s Coliseum every day. America’s most basic freedom is in serious peril.