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.