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The Slippery Grip of Justice

Justice is an ideal that sometimes sacrifices itself in the name of fairness by freeing the guilty to preserve the innocent.


It’s 1:15 pm. In a tense courtroom in Orange County, Florida, Judge Belvin Perry very calmly reviews the verdict handed down by a jury. It is the case of Casey Anthony; a young woman charged with murdering her daughter. The judge dispassionately passes the verdict on to his clerk with a stern command to read it aloud. Shockingly, the verdict is that she is not guilty. How is this possible? Is this a failure of the justice system? No it is not, and I will tell you why:

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  1. michellefrommadison
    July 13, 2011 at 9:14 am

    If someone finds Casey Anthony in the public and threatens Casey, how many times can Casey shoot them before it becomes excessive? 10shots? 20shots? How many times can she reload? ten times? If someone threatens Casey, can a bystander shoot the suspect themselves in order to protect Casey Anthony from potential harm? Will Casey be allowed to carry automatic weapons? Will people she associates with carry automatic weapons? When Casey has another child, how soon can the child brandish a weapon? Would the child have to first pass an approved gun-safety course? Can the child shoot a suspect if they threaten Casey? How many bullets can Casey put into a suspect after the threat was removed? 5? 10? 20?

  2. michellefrommadison
    July 13, 2011 at 6:28 am

    No slip, Justice for Caylee has prevailed.

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