I am so tired of hearing how the jury got it wrong in the Casey Anthony trial today. Of course, the loudest complainers are those who have been calling for her head for years, long before the first piece of evidence was ever presented to the jury, so clearly they have no respect for the jury system in the first place.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I have no idea why it makes me so crazy. I know most of the world cannot separate their emotions from the facts before them, and it scares the hell out of me that we let regular people like that on juries. This is not news to me.
I am shocked that she was found not guilty but not for the same reason everyone else is shocked. The State flat did not prove their case. Simple as that. I am shocked the jury could see through the emotion of it to get down to brass tacks to return the verdict the evidence required. For one of the few times, I am proud of a jury.
I know juries. I deal with them every day. I have talked to lots of jurors after a verdict and am shocked and amazed every single time at the information they give us. If I can be surprised, and it is my business to understand juries, then it is no wonder the rest of the world can be surprised at jury behavior. What I do not understand is the rabid reaction of the general public to this verdict
Where is the outrage against the State for wasting resources on a case they knew they could not prove? For torturing the families involved? Why is the anger directed at the jury who could only work with what they were given.
In the end, Caylee is still dead. Conviction or no conviction, nothing can change that.
Posted by Paige at 9:14 PM