Question of the day

Do you think our Justice System is broken given the Casey Anthony verdict?

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9 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Sue says:

    As much as we all know she did it, the justice system did it’s job. You can’t convict someone if there is no evidence against them. Real, hard evidence. Yeah, she did some obscene things in the 30 days before she reported her missing, but they can’t even tell for sure how the poor girl died. It just seems like the innocent ones are always the ones that end up in jail while the scum bags roam free.

  2. mssc54 says:

    Nope. But I do firmly believe that there are those in the judulicial process who have their minds made up and will do what’s necessary to see their desired outcome come to fruition.

  3. Laura says:

    I don’t know. There are some things that make me think, “yeah, this system is a mess”, and then other times, mostly when an innocent man walks off of death row after new evidence comes to light, I think, “thank God we have the system that we do.”

    So I guess the best answer I can give is, “sometimes”.

    I didn’t watch the Casey Anthony debacle, but from what I heard, the problem wasn’t with the system – it did exactly what it was designed to do. The problem lay with the Prosecution, and the fact that they went all-out for a First Degree charge, when they didn’t have enough. That they could have easily gotten her convicted for something like negligent homicide, or second-degree, or something like that. That’s where the whole thing fell apart.

  4. SKL says:

    I am still very confused by the Casey Anthony situation. It seems so strange that even having found a body, supposedly with duct tape on its mouth, and having only one suspect that I know of, they couldn’t pin it on her. How there could be reasonable doubt of intentional harm when a child has duct tape on her mouth is completely beyond me. But whether the problem was with the prosecution or the jury or he system or just dumb luck, I don’t know.

    I think our system is pretty good, but there is no perfect here on earth. The “innocent until proven guilty” principal was adopted with the full knowledge that it would allow some guilty folks to go free. In spite of that, most people in this country are pretty decent, trustworthy (if imperfect) people – we are not a culture of criminals (except in some pockets) – so there must have been some good logic in the theory that innocence should be presumed. The Casey Anthony case is an extremely rare situation. There have been plenty of moms who have been convicted even when there was some public sentiment in their favor. Like that lady who drowned her five kids.

    One area where I think we have lots of room for improvement, though, is with child molesters. Why is it that so often we hear that a child has been raped and/or murdered by somebody who was previously convicted of a sex crime against children? Why should parents be expected to lock up their children because child molesters are set free with the ability and some likelihood of doing it again? When something happens to a child, it’s always “why did the parent let that happen” instead of “why did the state give that guy another chance.” Makes me really angry.

  5. Phyllis says:

    I have thought for a long time that our justice system is in need of fixing. Unfortunately, when I think about it I really can’t think of how exactly to make the changes or where to for that matter. I do believe a person should be considered innocent until “proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt”. But if there’s a history of violence, that doubt is pretty much removed, in my opinion, and those are the people that need to be removed from society.

    With the advance of technology I think the chances of innocent people being convicted of crimes they weren’t involved in has been pretty much eliminated, thank goodness.

    I can’t really get further in depth right now cause the greats are up with me, I’ll try again later.

  6. Joy says:

    I agree with everyone here. They should never have gone for “first degree” but we all know something “fishy” went on here. My bottom line question is why in the name of God didn’t she or her parents report this child missing RIGHT NOW?? They might not have had anything to do with it but they know SOMETHING!

    Also, if they know something, why do we get locked up for spanking our kids? At least they’re still alive!

  7. Nikki says:

    Their first mistake was going for 1st degree. The evidence just wasn’t there. I’m not sure if our system has failed as a whole but it certainly needs some fixing! I don’t know who killed that sweet child, or that it was even on purpose, but her mother did not protect her and she neglected her in the worst ways.

  8. Joy says:

    I never watched on lick of this on TV either. I don’t know how people could watch this day after day. I’d have been so depressed.

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