We are now a month away from what promises to be a very complicated, confusing, and frustrating trial. The first degree murder trial of Casey Anthony, who is charged with killing her 2 year old daughter, Caylee. For those of you that have been following this case it can’t come soon enough, and likely you’ve already made up your mind as to her innocence or guilt. Right or wrong. It is true that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and this is as it should be. Although the law can be flawed in it’s application at times and even it’s interpretation by judges can be incredulous it is the standard by which we live our lives. Don’t steal, don’t drive drunk, don’t do drugs, and wear your seat belt. There are varying degrees of severity and punishment, and while say stealing a candy bar is different from driving intoxicated they are both illegal, wrong, and require some type of punishment. Obviously the punishment doled out for the former will not be as severe as the latter and this is where we get into the different aspects of criminal law. There cannot be a “one punishment for all”. Or can there.
Murder. Some would express the opinion that this is the worst crime that can be committed by another human being. It is surprising to me that there is not a “one punishment for all” type of sentence when dealing with these types of crimes. Plea deals, good behaviour, overcrowding, costs, lawyers ability and judicial opinion should have no bearing on what the accused would be facing after committing one of these crimes. Do the crime do the time, that sort of thing. And it should be consistent and severe, but it is not. We have seen some very strange things happen in court rooms over the years, and there are times when I wonder if the judge has seen all the evidence that the rest of us have seen. I will provide some links at the end that I’m sure will shock you.
Now before get back to the 31 days and it’s meaning, what about when it is one of the parents responsible? I submit that any crime against a child is worse, more unimaginable, and horrific, And the punishment in such cases should reflect that. But again, they don’t. Is it our legal system, or the judges that make the final decision? Whatever it is there needs to be a review and public discussion on how things need to be changed.
Parents out there will tell you that they watch their children when they are outside, and seldom if ever are they not under some sort of supervision. It is not the same as it was 30 years ago, when we went out to play as kids and didnt come back till dark. I can remember as a young boy riding my bike around Toronto and my parents had no clue where I was, or how far I was from home. Today, the reins are kept tighter and kids are not allowed to take off for the afternoon. It just is not as safe anymore. Is that it, or are we hearing more about the bad things happening to children around the world? Has it always been this way but just now we are more aware because of network TV, the internet, and global communication? That perhaps is another discussion for another day, but we do not let our girls outside alone to play without knowing where they are, ever.
Casey Anthony did not report her daughter missing after 31 days not knowing where she was
If your child was at a babysitters house and you could not reach her the next day what would you do? If this continued for a week, what then? What about not seeing or speaking to your child for a month? Not knowing where they are, if they are okay, what happened to them. Would you not be totally losing your mind freaking out? Speaking for myself I would be freaking out after the first 30 minutes. So it is very difficult for me to believe the story that Casey Anthony is telling us. One of the problems is that her story keeps changing, some so bizarre it is almost comical save for the fact that a little girl is dead. There is nothing funny about that. While her daughter was missing and she had no idea where she was Casey was seen at night clubs, renting movies with her boyfriend, and cashing cheques to buy clothes with money she stole from a friend. No where is Caylee, and nobody asked where she was? Her grand parents have never met the babysitter, never spoken to her, never been to her home, and in fact never even seen a picture of her. Yet supposedly this person had been watching their grand daughter for over a year.
They find their daughters car at a tow yard, and so they go there to bring it home. According to George (grandfather) the smell was so bad as he approached the car it almost made him gag, and he had to drive home with all the windows open and his head practically out of the window, so he could breathe. When Cindy (grandmother) smells the car she sprays an entire bottle of febreeze in to it, puts dryer sheets in it to try and cover up the smell. She even takes clothing out of it and washes it. Does that seem strange to you. Cindy is a registered nurse, and George used to be a cop. They bring their daughters car home that smells like that and this is what they did. George and Cindy went to work, and while Cindy was at work told a co-worker that the car smelled like a dead body. All the while little Caylee was no where to be found, and Casey was giving them the run around. Later that evening after pressuring Casey to tell her where Caylee is and getting nowhere, she calls the police. This is now 31 days since anyone has seen Caylee, the car smells like a dead body, and Casey tells a police officer it is just her mother causing problems. Casey then leads the police on numerous wild goose chases, and lying to them. The police are trying to find her daughter and she is lying to them. She lied about her job she didn’t have one, and that means for the past year she has been lying to everyone. The story about the nanny is also a lie, which means that what she has been telling everyone happened to her daughter is also a lie. It does not take a genius to realize that.
Now we are listening to her attorneys in court trying to suppress evidence, they’ve implicated innocent people, Casey is laughing in the court room. Caylee deserves Justice.