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August 4, 2011


hearing tomorrow – Anthony probation issue

by Andrea O'Connell

It was a Project Runway night which meant I have been glued to the T.V.!

I do love that show!  However, I often don’t pick the winning look; worse than that, I often like best what the judges like least!  But I always learn something and end up appreciating the opportunity to see the design from the eyes of the judges.

Tonight’s design challenge was to construct something unconventional from items purchased at a pet supply store.  Josh, the designer sent home during tonight’s episode, made an outfit out of quasi-fabric material – he used umbrella fabric, and a black piece of material used in a fish tank.  The sad thing about his design, it was very dated: A halter top and short skirt.  Not exactly unconventional. The other designers used bird seed, feathers, dog toys, hamster bedding material, dog food, and other non-fabric material.

I thought the worse design was the skirt constructed from dogie pee-pee pads.  The outcome was off center, in a bad way and prompted a stream (pun intended) of cynical retorts!

Tomorrow’s hearing about probation in the Casey Anthony probation issue

Judge Belvin Perry will hear defense arguments concerning the probation issue.  It is difficult to know how Judge Perry will rule on this – many experts have differing opinions.  Whatever the decision of Judge Perry turns out to be, I’m sure it will be the correct one.

I found it interesting that Lawson Lamar, the Orlando State Attorney, made a statement regarding the opinion of his office.  Lamar believes that should Anthony be forced to serve probation (again) it would amount to double jeopardy, which is unconstitutional.

Far be it from me to know the truth of the probation matter from a legal perspective.  Lawson Lamar would know far better than I, but I question that statement never the less.  My opinion is that Anthony did not serve probation in jail – on paper she did, but it was not real probation.

The question for me is: Do we value probation as an important tool to lessen the behavior of the criminal who we want to rehabilitate? Are we treating Anthony differently?  Clearly, she is given far more consideration than another person charged with the same kind of crime.  What other defendant would be able to serve probation while in jail?

Whatever the outcome is, it will be for the best.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Aug 5 2011

    So I take it you liked the dress made with doggie pee pads? LOL! I didn’t have a favorite outfit ‘cuz I liked them all-so creative! If I wore an outfit made of dog food my dog would eat me alive! 😯

    I am trying not to care what the outcome on the probation issue will be-that way it will lessen the disappointment I know I will feel. I don’t see her serving probationary time. But she should!

    All of the Anthonys are treated as special. I know of a mother serving jail time for lying for her murderous son yet Cindy runs free. Its just not right but one day, it will all be made right, of that I’m sure.

    • Aug 5 2011

      LOL! I was thinking that too, my dog would be in dog heaven in that workroom last night! I didn’t like the outfit with the doggie pee pads that was in the bottom. But, I did like the dyed purple one that looked like the fabric was made of gauze. They were really clever! But Bert sure played it safe knowing he had immunity – I think the judges would have preferred he at least try to go for it, but he slept through it. 🙂 I can understand, though, it’s so intense!

  2. Aug 5 2011

    Passing this along~

    “DO NOT Click on any Pics by TMZ or Splash of Casey Anthony!! She has been verified by NBC that she is getting paid for each click on those pics
    Go to splashes fb page & there web site & tell them how u feel!!!!!”

    • Aug 5 2011

      Holy Cow! Okay, thanks for the heads up. Sheesh!


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