While I am pleased to live in the land of the free, where we Americans can speak our minds, I am still a bit perplexed about the Casey Anthony trial. Like the majority of Americans, I am disappointed in our judicial system and how 12 jurors could reach a decision of not guilty. Yes, I did watch the trial; however, we must recognize what we saw on television was the edited version of the trial. The media has the tendency to show “If it bleeds…it leads.”
I consider myself a professional journalist, but I do weigh the evidence, recognizing that there were many ‘gray areas’ in this trial.
Now, Americans are outraged. Some are reportedly threatening the Anthony family. I think we should all move on, remembering the beautiful child, Caylee Marie Anthony, while simply doing our best to forget Casey Marie Anthony — the stone faced, pout lip who showed her true colors on the day of the sentencing.
Many of us will compare this trial to the O. J. Simpson trial; however, we must remember, O. J. is now in prison, and I truly believe Casey Anthony will do something in the near future to show her true colors. Let us hope she never has another child. Let us hope she doesn’t make lots of money over the events, and let us hope that Casey learns a valuable lesson.
Let us move on and treat our children with love and respect. In the court of public opinion Casey was convicted before all the evidence was revealed; nevertheless, the 12 jurors decided she was not guilty. It is unfortunate that lately our judicial system is a bit shady, but this is America. The land of the free where we can voice our opinions. Let us not threaten and be ugly. It is time to move on — to forget Casey Anthony. Good bye, and good riddance!