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05 July 2011 @ 02:08 pm
IF ANYONE WANTS TO VOLUNTEER TO BE PUNCHED, LET ME KNOW.  

I CANNOT BELIEVE CASEY ANTHONY WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY.

I AM INCANDESCENT WITH RAGE.

WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH THESE PEOPLE.  HOW DID ANYONE LISTEN TO ALL THAT EVIDENCE AND REALLY THINK SHE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER.  HOW DID ANYONE, LET ALONE TWELVE PEOPLE?

I NEED TO PUNCH SOMEONE IN THE FACE.  IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY NEED TO BE CASEY ANTHONY, THOUGH THAT WOULD BE GREAT.  I JUST NEED TO PUNCH SOMEONE.

WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL.

I MAY CATCH ON FIRE, I DON'T KNOW.


 
 
 
Holly: Kara bwhollywobbles on July 5th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
My mother insists, for reasons beyond me, that I look like Casey Anthony, so I suppose I could volunteer pretty satisfactorily... except, oh wait, I live Very Far Away. *phew!*

If it makes you feel any better, her life *has* been pretty much entirely ruined at this point. Everyone's going to think she's a murderer for the rest of her life -- she may wish she was excecuted after not too long.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 6th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Um, I don't think you look like her at all. Your mom's crazy. Tell her I said so.

I hadn't really thought about how difficult her life is going to be now. I'm just kinda pissed because I know she's going to end up getting paid to give magazine interviews or to "write" a book or something and ugh, she should be in jail.
Holly: BSG Hybrid - Jumphollywobbles on July 6th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
THANK YOU. I asked people about it on Twitter and most people were like, eh, at some angles.... (Hm. Unfortunately these are people who've actually, you know, seen me in person. I'll... just ignore that for now.)

Yeah, I figure she's going to have a shit time ever getting another job, another boyfriend... and is going to be universally reviled, or at least looked upon with suspicion for the rest of her life. She's been pretty much condemned in the eyes of the country. (Also, the death penalty makes me a bit squicky. Like, if I were in a jury I'd practically require a video tape of her commiting the crime before I'd feel close to comfortable declaring her guilty. Life in prison, I'd probably feel a lot more comfortable calling her guilty on less than solid evidence. Not that that's... a good thing? IDK. The whole story makes me so uncomfortable.)
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 6th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Well, if they didn't want to risk her being put to death, they could have convicted her of 2nd or 3rd degree murder, manslaughter, or aggravated child abuse. It was only the 1st degree murder charge that carried the possibility of death. So they just wimped out totally. ARGH.
Holly: TNG - Crusherhollywobbles on July 6th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
Ahhh. The details, I do not know them.

On an unrelated note, I have discovered http://fuckyeahtng.tumblr.com/, and my enjoyment of it knows no bounds. It's put the squee back into my love for TNG.
Shannon: tng picard commandkungfuwaynewho on July 6th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
FYTNG was like the second or third tumblr I started following.

I really need to start watching TNG again. I think about it all the time. FUCKING JOB.
Martine: Fringe/Oliviala_loony on July 5th, 2011 07:43 pm (UTC)
What case? Anywhere on the internet I could read it?
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 6th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Martine: Inception/Arthur bitchyla_loony on July 6th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
WTF???
What the hell did these 12 people really talk about to come to a decision like that???
enigmaticbluesenigmaticblues on July 5th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
That SUCKS. I'm very surprised, considering that her lawyer was TERRIBLE. But this is one of the reasons that I would hesitate to do prosecution. Losing cases like this would hurt.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 6th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
I thought he was terrible, too, but apparently all you need to do in a case like this is throw enough bullshit against the wall - you don't have to prove anything, or even have it make sense - and hope that it's enough to create reasonable doubt.
a universal sigh: Community - Jeff/Annie - kiss and hugnaushika on July 5th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it blows. If the prosecution needed a better case, they should have waited. Because now she can never be tried again.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 6th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
The prosecution's case was pretty solid, I thought. It was a hell of a lot stronger than the case against Scott Peterson, for one thing. I think the problem is that so many people expect murder trials to be like Law and Order or CSI, where there's this one big smoking gun, and this just doesn't happen. There's also this weird thing where almost every huge media trial ends in an acquittal - IDGI.
(Anonymous) on July 6th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
I've not been following it that closely, but I read something about the prosecution's closing being weak and the defense's being great...? Is that right?

From my experience as a juror, I have to say that "reasonable doubt" seems pretty difficult to get past, unless, as Holly says, there's a videotape of the person committing the crime, and it's probably even worse for jurors in super high profile cases like this. I know reasonable doubt is not ANY doubt, but I was actually surprised from my experience how easy it is to feel that there is some reasonable doubt ... they probably get gunshy (ha) about coming back with a guilty verdict. That said, I agree with you, she's clearly guilty.

Holly, that's funny, you do NOT look like her, but when I looked at her picture again, I COULD SORT OF SEE IT from certain angles. You are much prettier though!

-Caro
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 6th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
I didn't watch all of them, but I'd say the opposite - the prosecution's closing seemed really solid, and the defense seemed kinda eh. But that may just be my bias and the way I was watching it.

The thing is, most cases that actually go to trial are determined on circumstantial evidence - there isn't DNA or eyewitnesses or video or any of that smoking gun stuff. If that stuff exists, you usually have a plea deal long before the case ever makes it to the jury. I keep hearing about how the prosecution's case was weak because all they had was circumstantial evidence, and I'm like, but that's okay! If you have enough circumstantial evidence and none of it contradicts, you can convict based on that! I mean, they've found people guilty of first degree murder when the dead body they're found guilty of killing was never even recovered.

I was only an alternate the one time, so I missed the actual deliberation part. I went into the jury lounge sure that they'd come back with a guilty verdict, since I didn't have any reasonable doubts - or doubts at all, for that matter. And it ended up being a hung jury. So I have no idea.