Casey Anthony

This Casey Anthony verdict is bullshit. How can you do what you do for a living? All of you defense attorneys are scumbags.

How can I not do what I do for a living. Imagine if you were persecuted in the media. Imagine if people thought you should have no rights.

I hear from folks all the time, on both sides, about the unfairness of the system. Prosecutors complain how dumb juries are and defense attorneys and public defenders complain about how the prosecutors and judges are in cahoots and cheat all the time.

My only answer to both sides is that we must believe in the jury system and trust the results. The assumptions that we make as lawyers and as a society about the criminal justice system all go out the window when a jury comes in to play. Regardless of what everyone says the case "looks like" a jury tells you exactly what they see. Unlike the lip service the courts pay to the system, the jurors actually tell us what they see.

Remember, the prosecution has the burden of proof and the defendant is innocent until proven guilty. That is the law throughout our land. The jury in the Casey Anthony case heard all of the evidence and obviously concluded that the prosecution did not show that Casey Anthony killed her daughter--in other words, the district attorney failed to provide enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Casey Anthony committed a crime. Remember in the Casey Anthony trial had no forensic and/or physical evidence was presented that Casey Anthony was in any way responsible for the killing.

I hope no one ever accuses you of committing a crime that you did not commit.

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