I haven’t posted this week because basically my life is boring, and because the only thing going on in the news this week has been the Casey Anthony trial. I have been trying my hardest to avoid writing about it because really there isn’t that much to say. But, I give in because it’s just to hard not to acknowledge it.
I will keep it short though. My opinion on the case should be the same as any rational human being’s – it’s a sucky situation and a disgusting story, but it is what it is. Everyone is 99.9 percent sure she killed her daughter, but that’s just not enough especially when someone could be sentenced to death. The fact is she is innocent until proven guilty – and that’s guilty beyond a reasonable doubt – and they just could not find any concrete proof that she did it. It had all literally rotted away. People can criticize the legal system all they want, but we are so lucky in the United States to have these laws in place. Sure every now and then someone “guilty” (umm OJ…) might walk free, but I will take that over convicting people based on hearsay and shotty evidence.
The one thing that bothers me most, though, is that she didn’t take the stand. I think that’s where they would have caught her. She is the only one who knows what really happened, and the fact that she didn’t testify looks shady to me. Wouldn’t you want to tell your side of the story if you were being falsely accused of murder? I think she would have cracked under pressure and slipped up. She prides herself on being a good liar, and she is a good liar, but she knew that if she went up there her lies would fall apart.
Basically, this woman either got really lucky or committed the perfect crime (or maybe she really didn’t do it) because she got off with 4 years in prison for providing false information, with credit for the three years she already served and for good behavior so she is getting out NEXT WEEK! In the end, it’s just a sad story and murderer or not, Casey Anthony is a sick woman. Who would wait a month to report their child missing and go party in the meantime and get “la dolce vita” tattooed onto them? She may have won, but she will be hated forever. Even her own parents said they were disappointed that she didn’t get more jail time.
And one more thing: leave Kim Kardashian out of it. The poor idiot can’t even Tweet about national news without getting beat up on. Just because he father defended OJ Simpson does not obligate Kim to root for the bad guy in all trials. I get what people are saying – how can she be outraged that they are letting a guilty person go free when he father did the same thing back in ’95? Well that’s just it. it was her father not Kim, and it was 1995 – Kim was just 15, what did she really know about what was going on? Give her a break, I mean does it really matter what Kim K has to say on the topic anyway? Let’s just consider ourselves lucky that none of the Kardashian sisters (or brother) decided to walk in their father’s footsteps and go into law.
ADDENDUM: Well I am impressed with myself. This post sounds very similar to Harvard Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz’s, article on the case in the Wall Street Journal. Maybe i should consider a new career path…