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6
Sep

try casey anthony in federal court???

Every day spam is scooped up by the excellent WordPress spam-blocker and deleted.  Sometimes I have to manually delete the spam because occasionally legitimate comments are mistakenly caught.

I found one of those “legit” comments tonight.  Although, it wasn’t exactly a comment, it was a link to a petition about the Casey Anthony trial.  It’s a legitimate link and an actual petition that already has 48,000 signatures.

48,000 people agree with this petition.

The petition, on change.org,  is intended to convince the legal and political community in this country to consider trying Casey Anthony in Federal Court,  with a federal crime!  What federal crime they believe Casey Anthony committed, I cannot tell you, but the petition refers repeatedly to the murder of Caylee Marie Anthony.

The petition will be sent to:

  • Office of Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll (Jennifer Carroll)
  • United States Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida (ROBERT E. ONEIL)
  • State of Florida Attorney General (Pam Bondi)
  • Governor of Florida (Florida Governor Rick Scott)
  • United States Attorney General (The U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder)
  • Director in Charge FBI Headquarters Washington DC (Robert Mueller)
  • Assistant Director in charge FBI Headquarters Washinton D.C. (James W. McJunkin)
  • ORANGE COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY (LAWSON LAMAR)
  • FBI Orlando Headquarters (Special agent in charge Steven E. Ibison)
  • President of the United States (President Barack Obama)

Though I am loath to publicize this petition, if you would like to review what is written, here is the link:  http://www.change.org/petitions/united-states-attorney-general-try-casey-anthony-in-federal-court

Apparently, there are 48,000 people who don’t know the reason for the double jeopardy rule of law.

The concept of double jeopardy is based on the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. “Nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.”

The reason for this protection?  To make sure that We the People are not abused by the government via repeated prosecution, or other abuses.

If repeated prosecutions were legal,  it would amount to a form of  oppression that denies human rights.

In Communist countries the government has total control over such things, and will convict because they can.  Communist countries also control religious beliefs, political parties, and the distribution of wealth.

As we know from WW2, Hitler’s goal was to design a type of German individual that fit his liking.  Under Hitler it was a crime to be Jewish.  13 million people were given the Death Penalty because of their religion.  Catholics, and homosexuals were singled out, too.

Communist countries don’t have trials.  They have convictions.

Casey Anthony was already tried for the crime of murder.  She was found Not Guilty.  Yes, the verdict is difficult to swallow.  Yes, it seems like a travesty of justice, and yes, most of the country believed she was guilty.   But, to even consider trying her again is chilling.  Think about what it would mean if citizens could be tried twice for the same crime!

Casey Anthony is not guilty; that does not mean she is innocent.  Though, she was innocent until proven guilty.  She was proven not guilty and now, she can sing from the rooftops that she committed the crime, and not a single thing can happen to her.

People say, our system of justice didn’t work in this case.  I do not agree.  The system of justice worked.  Just because we didn’t like the outcome of the trial does not mean the system didn’t work.

Casey Anthony now deserves all the freedoms that you and I enjoy.

She had a fair trial – she was given protections and special treatment that most defendants don’t enjoy.   Unfortunately, 12 jurors did not believe the evidence presented – that’s the bottom line.

Reforms are needed to improve the jury system in long, media-laden trials.  But no one could say that Casey Anthony did not have a fair trial or a fair jury.

Judge Belvin Perry is a Jurist of the highest caliber, as was Judge Stan Strickland.  The Prosecution won most of their motions leading up to the trial.  No one can say the prosecution got a bad wrap.

The defense, we said, was  incompetent, unethical, and morally challenged.

But they did what they had to do and won the case.

They won.  In life there are bitter pills to swallow.

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