Is Casey Anthony guilty?
Of course, she is. She’s as guilty as O.J. She’s as guilty as Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
But that’s not what the jury decided. They only found her guilty of lying to police investigators, which she’d already admitted.
And, under our system of justice, even Casey Anthony, O.J., and DSK are innocent until proven guilty by a jury of their peers. It’s the jury that has the last word, not Nancy Grace, believe it or not. Thank God.
Like most of you, probably, I don’t get this verdict. Seriously, if your kid drowns in your pool, would you wait 31 days before calling the police? Would you go out and party like hell while her body’s in the trunk of your car? Would you dump her poor little body in a swamp?
I think this is just one more case of a known killer, like O.J., walking free. The prosecution blew it.
But I’d rather live in a country where an occasional guilty person escapes punishment – than live in a country, like too many today, where innocent people are still rounded up and disappear without a trial.
Our system of justice may not be perfect, but it’s the best there is.
That’s my parting shot for today.