The Illusion of Justice part one
Casey Anthony was found not guilty by her jury today do to lack of evidence, but the media and the millions of people who have been following the case disagree.
As most of you know, Casey was accused of killing her 2 year old daughter. Some people wanted to her to get life, some wanted her to get death. A lot of good people on this site are outraged about it and hope someone still kills her.
My own opinion on this issue is that the jury made the right call. Lack of evidence doesnt bother some people. They are willing to look at a person quickly, consulting mostly their emotions, and then decide that person is guilty. We all do this one way or another. Some of us are willing to go even further and gamble with that persons life, saying they should die or suffer to pay for their sins.
Several years ago, I would have been in this category. In fact, I was in the case of Michael Jackson. I thought Michael Jackson should be killed. He was rich and weird and clearly used his money to get off scot free. In my opinion, there was nothing worse then hurting a child and that deserved death. This was easy for me to justify because I believed in the bible. Even Jesus, the prince of peace, was all for violence against those who hurt children.
"It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones."
But my opinion on this has changed a lot. There are two reason why I think the jury in the Anthony trail did the right thing.
1. With holes in evidence, they could have sentenced an innocent person.
2. I don't think the death penalty is right for anyone, even a person who kills there child.
More to come on why later.