Today, a Department of Children and Families (DCF) report was released with regards to the death of Caylee Marie Anthony. The DCF called Casey Anthony responsible for the “Maltreatments of Death, Threatened Harm, and Failure to Protect.” Their 12-page report itemized the neglectful responsibility which led to the death of Caylee:
Anthony’s actions were “neglectful.” She failed to “report her child missing in a timely manner” and left her in the care of “a baby-sitter for which she was unable to provide accurate information.
The report stopped short at naming how Caylee died since the autopsy report concluded it was not possible to determine the cause of death.
Here is a link to the report: Department of Children and Families (DCF) report.
Reading this report tonight, with its details and thorough timeline of events, once again brought back my feeling that the jury in the case against Casey Anthony, completely failed to do their civic duty for Caylee, the victim.
This jury took the easy way out by deciding to err on the side of caution and vote Not Guitly.
Well, after all, they did not have adequate time to debate the facts of the case because they sure wanted out of Dodge . This jury had cruises to go on; there were children to get home to, animals to care for; jobs to return to, and lives to live. There was no time to consider the evidence since they knew in their heart that they had all the doubt that the defense dumped on them. All the cow manure that was shoveled in their lap by the defense team, made no difference. (Even cow manure has value, they may have concluded.)
Did they try to reason with one another by concluding, “A dead child will still be dead whether Casey walks or faces death?” Apparently they never heard Dr. G. say Caylee’s death was homicide. Did they only hear, “death by an undetermined means,” and in their warped conclusions, “undetermined means” meant “homicide” was not proven?
The people on this jury were just plain lazy. They all decided that there were too many unanswered questions. Had they taken the time to weigh the KNOWN facts of the case (evidence), against what they felt was UNKNOWN, you would think the pile of the knowns would exceed the pile of unknowns. Right?
Who drove the car with the smell of death? Who had the most to gain from Caylee’s death? Who was the primary care-giver during the time of Caylee’s “disappearance?” Just those three things, by themselves, tell a damning tale about responsibility.
So, this DCF report brought my anger out, again.
Soon the jurors names will be released to the public. No doubt they will be bombarded with questions and comments. I have no desire to hear from them.
I hope these jurors will slink away and stay clear of the limelight. I hope they’ve each come to the realization that it’s not a good idea to profit from their jury experience in this case.
Casey Anthony was just voted the most hated person in America. The individual jury members may well join her on the list should they not choose to go gentle into that good night.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night. ~Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.
It is difficult now to go back and think about the trial and its outcome in light of this report. It only serves to remind us that justice did not happen for Caylee, but it did for Casey.
I can’t live with anger. Holding on to any anger over what happened only hurts me.
I guess all that’s left is to forgive and forget (in between the times when I cringe and want to cry).