Two critical factors need to be remembered. We cannot ever let go of the reasonable doubt.
" She was guilty of not telling police officers and investigators the truth, and that was all that could be proved. The prosecutor went into this trial with insufficient evidence, only emotion and now Casey walks away. This trial only proved that the American way works and yes not guilty does not mean "innocent".
Above is all true. But you misquote. The "american way " comment was about the THEATER that some trials take on, the sensationalization of such trials. The emotional media fostering even more emotional reaction........to the point where facts and logic are lost. Also in that comment is included the " Book writing, Book circuit and making megabucks out of a CATASTROPHE.
THAT is what I meant by "american way"
Let's not ASSUME that the legal system in the US works all the time. Some trials have been grossly mishandled or mismanaged. But no system is perfect.
In this case........ there was just not enough hard evidence. But truckloads of bias, emotional over reactivity , sensationalism , and your garden variety circus activity. (mostly by the media. which distorts just about everything )
The public, Nancy Grace and others spoke as if the guilty verdict was a given.
THis case falls in the same category as OJ, Simpson, and other high profile people ( Kennedy, M. Jackson , OJ to name a few)
This has been over exposed by its continuous coverage, both live and then the biased commentary.
The one that was really disappointing with his lack of OBJECTIVITY........is Dr. Drew. He was too emotional and for a trained psychologist that is a hindrence.
A dramatic series of soundbites ..........theater for the publlic......... but the seriousness of the legal system and what it is supposed to be has been lost. Nothing more than another form of "reality TV".
The "story" that is being addressed now ( and rightly so) is the one about the MEDIA and the publics fascination of such cases.
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf
She got off on lack of evidence. If she did it, she'll pay eventually. Karma's a bitch....
WELL SAID. Karma ( IF she did it) will bite her in the butt eventually. THAT she won't escape.
Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJack
She will probably be approached by porn producers. She will probably accept.
that is an assumption. Just like so many about the case. WHAT exactly are the FACTS ??
Was there a witness or two??
What was the method of death?? HOW did she die??
What did the forensic evidence reveal. Anything conclusive??
What did the family dynamics have to do with this??? What did her dad's affair have to do with Caylee's demise??
WHEN did Caylee die??
I am not saying she did NOT do it. I am saying that who ever did it .......was clever enough to know how to handle forensic evidence , human remains disposal, Yet.........was foolish (arrogant???) enough to leave little tell tale clues. The heart shaped sticker on the duct tape. So there were little things that might have made a tangible connection to Casey
But is it conclusive in determining her GUILT BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT.?? & warranting a death sentence?? Logically, No.
( the death penalty should never have been part of this. ....as the prosecution did not have enough for that .......