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CASEY ANTHONY: Like it or not, the system worked

Letter by Larry Vevig, Lakewood on July 18, 2011 at 9:54 am | 8 Comments »
July 18, 2011 12:25 pm

I am so tired of hearing about the Casey Anthony trial and that it was such a travesty of justice. Twelve people were tasked to determine this woman’s guilt or innocence. These 12 people are the only ones who really had all the information available in this case.

These 12 people came to a verdict based on the evidence presented. Not what was in the media, not the rantings of some television lawyer interested in ratings. Does anyone really think that the media gave us all the actual facts in the case in a clear and unbiased manner?

We have a system in this country. Both sides present their evidence to the best of their abilities and make their arguments for guilt or innocence. Then a hopefully unbiased jury makes a decision based on those arguments and evidence. You might not like the decision but you were not in that courtroom and you did not have access to all the information they did.

Let us assume for a moment that Anthony was convicted and then five or 10 years down the road, evidence was presented that proved she was innocent. Would there be as much of an uproar in the media and the public about how she was convicted unjustly and how the system failed so miserably?

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