I feel sorry for these people. They did their civic duty, they followed the law the way it was explained to them, and they came to a verdict that several of them have stated they did not feel was accurate. The “problem” is that they weren’t supposed to follow their feelings. They were supposed to follow the law.
You know what the scariest thing about all of this is? Check out the quote below from one of the jurors.
“If I knew then what I know now, I might not have been so honest,” Ford said after the trial. “I didn’t know the whole world was watching and that everyone had their mind made up on what the verdict was. I didn’t understand the magnitude of it.”
What she’s essentially saying, if I’m reading this correctly, is that if she had known the verdict was going to piss so many people off she’d have voted differently.
What a terrifying statement to make.
I’m going to be honest, folks. I believe that Casey Anthony had something to do with the death of her child and that she tried to cover it up after. I also believe that it was most likely an accident, and that the reason she got off is because they prosecution tried for a harsher conviction than the crime itself warranted.
That being said…The behavior of the mob in this particular case is far more disturbing to me. Nancy Grace and her army of self-righteous, judgmental, back-seat jurors are a pitchfork and a torch away from the angry peasants of yesteryear. Sad to see that some things never change.