Appeals, more law suits, motions, judge recusals, protective orders, Casey look a-likes, death threats, social media analysts…. And that’s just today’s news in the Casey Anthony saga.
The saga continues to have legs in the media and the public.
The most disturbing news today came as a result a women in Oklahoma who was literally attacked because she “looked” like Casey Anthony. The victim, Sammay Blackwell, was seen by the suspect while Blackwell was working. Suspect, Shireen Nalley, having waited for Blackwell to get off of work, followed in her van and rammed Blackwell’s truck a few times until she flipped on the road.
This is bizarre and very, very frightening. How many people in communities out in America have this violent mindset? Is it ignorance that causes this reaction? The people who react this way are no better than Casey Anthony.
It is ironic the people who would attack Casey Anthony are defying the law, just as the Anthony’s felt they were above the law, early in the case. No one is above the law and the people who think they can take matters in their own hands, are very harmful to society.
Casey Anthony will be released on Sunday, and the jail will allow three media representatives to capture the event. And, “event” is what it has become.
Here we are in the year 2011, and yet there is a seventeenth century witch-hunt mentality in this country that reminds me of the Salem, Massachusetts witch-hunt trials, as playwright Author Miller wrote of in his play, The Crucible. Although this is a work of fiction, it was written as a treatise against Senator Joseph McCarthy’s own witch-hunt trials conducted in the name of the United States of America.
Incidentally, today is the third anniversary of Cindy Anthony’s call to report Caylee Marie Anthony as a missing child. Some have a tendency to claim that Casey Anthony waited 31 days to report her daughter as missing. The fact is, Cindy Anthony reported her granddaughter missing on July 15th, 2008. Sadly, we now know that Caylee was never a missing child; she was a murdered child.
The Social Media Influence
What we write on blogs, on Facebook or MySpace, or tweets has been examined and turned on its heels to benefit the defense in this case. Click to read the article.
A social media analyst used data gathered from these social media sources regarding trends and opinions. For instance, many blogs, including this one, expressed disdain about the confounding behavior of the Anthony’s – the perceived lies they told. Then, when it came out that George was involved somehow with River Cruz, there was disdain for George’s alleged behavior. And so, because the reaction to the Anthony’s was intensely negative in the sphere of social media, it was not a far stretch to figure out that a jury just might have the same reaction. And so the horrible attack of George was born.
The defense is appealing the misdemeanor charges for lying that the jury found her guilty of. It is outrageous that the defense should try this tactic when they ADMITTED Casey Anthony was a liar! They will lose this appeal, that is my prediction, anyway.
This mornings Civil Court hearing concerning Zenaida Gonsalez, ended sharply when Judge Jose Rodriquez recused himself. “Surprise, surprise!” This was a great ploy to get the case postponed. But….A new Judge was appointed! There was a 3:00 hearing in which the defense won a protective order, which means the deposition that Morgan & Morgan wanted to conduct before Casey was released from jail, is now rescheduled for October.
Sue, sue, sue! So, there are lawsuits flying everywhere! Now, Roy Kronk is suing Leonard Padilla – (a well deserved law suit, in my opinion). I believe Leonard Padilla is suing Casey Anthony. Tim Miller is suing Casey, who is suing Zenaida Gonsalez who is suing her back……………
Things just get curiouser and curiouser in this saga, don’t they?