Caylee Anthony case cries for justice

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I know I am not the only person disgusted over the Casey Anthony verdict. Now I read an article that may bring something positive out of the tragic death of this little girl. It is called Caylee's Law.

Lawmakers outraged over Casey Anthony's acquittal have responded by proposing laws that would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children.

Florida's proposal would make it a felony for a parent or other caregiver to not report a child younger than 12 missing after 48 hours. It also makes it a felony to not report a child's death, or "location of a child's corpse" to police within two hours of the death. Had Florida's measure been in place, and Anthony been convicted, she could have faced another 15 years behind bars.

I am asking that everyone support the passage of this law by contacting their state representatives. There is a Children and Youth Committee for Georgia's legislature and a Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children for South Carolina's. Georgia's chairwoman is Judy Manning and South Carolina's chairman is Mike Fair.

Let's give justice to Caylee.

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mtxbass1
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mtxbass1 07/15/11 - 07:31 am
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A jury of 12 found her not

A jury of 12 found her not guilty. Lawmakers (and others) emotional response to the system working properly is irrelevant. Knee-jerk emotions have no place in law making. Even if you believe she did it, the legal system worked the way it was supposed to. The prosecution had a terrible case with a lack of evidence and the jury acted appropriately.

Signing a law in to effect like this doesn't "give justice to Caylee." It does nothing but put something in to place that wasn't well thought out, with an emotional name attached.

A_ATLSoldier_IN_Iraq
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A_ATLSoldier_IN_Iraq 07/15/11 - 07:50 am
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Let me first say I too

Let me first say I too strongly believe Casey Anthony is guilty or directly involved in her daughter's death. I watched the trial daily when possible, but I watched it from another perspective that being of an juror sitting in that box. You see in the past twice, I was picked as an juror both criminal proceedings.

Before the trial starts and after the closing augments the judge gives you instructions to listen to the evidence and only the evidence. The judge also said if that was ANY doubt after all the evidence is presented vote not guilty. The opening and closing statements are just that... statements and NOT considered evidence. The state's case had almost no physical evidence and all circumstantial at best. Sure her not reporting her daughter missing for 31 days and making up individuals proved nothing but Casey Anthony was a bad mother and liar at best, again looking at it from an juror's perspective. The tape had no DNA was it was not proven if it was over Caylee's mouth. It was almost mentioned the person who found the remains put the tape in place.

The defense threw doubt maybe the dad was involved but it was not proven but at the same time it threw out doubt that it could of happened. Again I am looking at everything from the juror's side. I am sure as those 12 juror's deliberated they all believed Casey Anthony was guilty but there was not enough evidence to convict her beyond an reasonable doubt especially being an death penalty case.

I watched and heard after the trial that the juror's were just sick to their stomachs but they had an obligation one they took very serious and could not convict her beyond an reasonable doubt. Again that is how it's done. Having traveled the world in the military I seen lots of things and our justice system may not be the best but it's the best I have seen! Most of the time our legal system works. I think too a lot more individuals who are not guilty are convicted than ones that are guilty as sin and found not guilty but that's our justice system and I think it's a fair one even in the Anthony case. Do I agree? Again no! but being that 13th juror I understand the verdict and I too am sick to my stomach!

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Beck Tears 07/15/11 - 09:14 am
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This law, this knee-jerk

This law, this knee-jerk reaction is dangerous, and silly. Making it a felony for parents who do not quickly report missing children... what's the criteria? How long is too long? What age? I would report my kid missing every time he was out of my sight if this law passed, so that I would be protected in case something did happen on his way to school, or if he's with his mother, or at a practice... just every time he is out of my sight.

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billcass 07/15/11 - 11:39 am
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Does anybody really think

Does anybody really think Casey Anthony would have called the police earlier if this law had been in effect? This is a stupid, knee jerk reaction to an unpopular verdict. How does this not interfere with an accused's right to remain silent? Or do we throw away yet another constitutional protection in the name of law and order?

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tiajohnson 07/15/11 - 02:52 pm
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Amen to that. This bill was

Amen to that. This bill was definitely not thought out well. It's just going to give police something to hang over a grieving parents head. What happens if a infant dies of SIDS in the middle of the night? Does a parent have to wake up every hour on the hour to check to avoid a felony? I'm going to venture a guess that someone who would willingly harm their own child and face a death penalty for "Felony Murder" will not be deterred by charges of "Failure to Report". Not to mention that failing to report an incident regarding a child is already covered by Neglect. Which the prosecution dropped in favor of Aggravated Child Abuse and subsequently lost.

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