There’s no doubt – none – that the Casey Anthony case was a horrible tragedy…
The death of an innocent little girl – Caylee Anthony – because her mother was at best reckless or much worse. But we cannot bring her back, so we must accept the three years Casey Anthony did in county jail (which is a very bad place) as her punishment.
It may not be enough, but that’s it.
I covered the O.J. Simpson trial for HARD COPY. I knew Simpson, met Nicole and had some video on them that we used etc. I interviewed some people for that trial that were in prison, Bill Wasz who was the dealer, went to the Kardashian home, was at murder scene, saw the jury, the whole nine yards.
O.J. without a doubt was guilty. Zero chance he didn’t do it, none.
The unfair and sad news though is that what comes from these cases is not good for the rest of us.
It creates a public anger and a rush to make new TOUGHER LAWS. Like we don’t already have a billion of them. And many of the people who will later find themselves entangled in this new legal web/nightmare may not be guilty of anything.
For example, the O.J. led to this: If a woman says you did it – anything – you did it.
UNLESS YOU can prove you are NOT GUILTY, you are guilty.
Nationwide, the No. 1 arrest now (ahead of DUI) are fights between men and women. With men playing the role of the abusers. Likely more than half never really happened or are just boy/girl arguments. None-the-less, arrest, jail, fines and on and on is what most men in these disputes will get.
Unless they can prove they are innocent.
As for drunk driving, do I really have to go there? Likely again, way too many people who have had a couple drinks and can drive just fine are treated the same as the person who had 20 drinks and truly is a danger.
The blood/alcohol limit is too low now and how close you are to that magic number should be a big consideration.
But usually it isn’t.
Have you ever driven drunk in the last 10 or so years? Most of you likely have. Not on purpose, it just happened. After a game, a party, a dinner, a late meeting, etc….Now you’re branded a criminal and taken to JAIL.
The Casey Anthony case will likely lead to, "Where is Your Child" laws.
Laws that require you to report a missing child (under say, 16) to law enforcement within 24 hours.
So now, we’ll have thousands of moms and dads going to jail because daughter Cindy spent the night out, was on a date and didn’t come home. Or she left town. And on and on.
Maybe if the law is for babies and toddlers only it’d be OK to a certain extent.
But again, it will not change this case. This terrible tragedy. Or any others.
We continue to punish ourselves. We already have good laws in place. We need our police to be doing the big things not the small ones that make money for the city or state or government.
By the way, that’s what they are told to do. Cops need to be out looking to prevent crime, not doing DUI checkpoints over and over.
Be careful what you ask for. Ask Tommy Chong and Martha Stewart. Sure glad they got locked up. I feel a lot safer / better, don’t you?
I mean, if not, boy would we ever be in trouble.