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Convolutions of an Evil Mind
::massive eyebrow twitch::
I've been distracted from working on COI Redux by the Casey Anthony murder trial (partying young woman waits 31 days to report her toddler missing, comes up with endless litany of lies to explain her child's disappearance).

I thought the Prosecution were professional, passionate, and did an excellent job, given what they had to work with. The defense was inexperienced, sleazy, and definitely lacked credibility. The family is hopelessly dysfunctional and enabling of their daughter's narcissistic and sociopath behavior.

Disappointingly, the jury "deliberated" for barely 10 hours and returned a verdict of 'Not Guilty' to all substantive charges (murder, child abuse, and manslaughter). It's the OJ Simpson verdict all over again.

All I can say is that this reminds me to never underestimate the ability of people to be unscrupulous, selfish, and/or morons.

So I do what I usually do when I'm annoyed and frustrated at Real Life(tm) -- work on my fic. I'm afraid that the poor characters are in for a rough time....

Current Mood: pissed off pissed off

12 hisses or Hiss in my ear....
tainted_sanzo From: tainted_sanzo Date: July 6th, 2011 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
When I saw the verdict I thought I was seeing things and read it wrong then when realizing that no they let her off after everything made my jaw drop and I am still in disbelief of it all...I mean everything that this women did the evidence the fake babysitter the blood in the car the waiting all that time to report her daughter missing while living it up...really...and oh the lies after lies..

You know giving how people are I would not be surprised that the jury just did that to get away from the case...because with me who gives people the benefit of the doubt and do not think someone is guilty right away unless it is proved to me..when she was made guilty before I thought she did it..something about her just screamed she either did it or had a part in it and mostly those feelings I get from people are not wrong..

Oh...wow..legal system at it's best..excuse me while I stare at a wall that makes more sense then this verdict. Sorry about the rant.
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: July 6th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
No need for apologies. ::offers Zack cookie::

I was sorely tempted to rant myself -- those jurors clearly had their own agendas which did NOT involve justice for a poor murdered 2 year old child.

At least in the OJ Simpson case, the victims' families cared enough for their dead loved ones to fight to get some measure of truth and justice (in the form of civil suits). Unfortunately, no one in Caylee's family was (or is) willing to stand up or seek the truth for her. That was left for caring strangers like the prosecutors and law enforcement.

My only consolation (and hope) is that like OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony (being the narcissistic sociopath that she is) will not be able to stay out of trouble forever and will end up in prison one way or another. >_>

I'm trying not going to brood about this anymore. There's more important (and enjoyable) things in life. ^_^

Edited at 2011-07-06 06:40 am (UTC)
genkisakka From: genkisakka Date: July 7th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, I agree wholeheartedly that Casey Anthony will pay her debt to society one way or another. Karma, baby. ^_^v

Miss you tons, Hydra -- any chance you'll be coming to Yaoicon this year? ^_~
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: July 17th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Great to hear from you!

No chance of YaoiCon, but I'm headed to Otakon at the end of the month.
kyuu_momo From: kyuu_momo Date: July 6th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cases like that are the reason I'm such a cynic when it comes to human nature. There will ALWAYS be people killing people for the dumbest reasons. Period.

...and now that it's "acceptable" to murder unborn children and the elderly it makes me wonder how long such a pitiful race will last in the long run. I truly hope that humans won't last long if this savagery is just going to continue over and over again.

And ooh, maybe I'm just sadistic when it comes to characters I love, but I'll probably enjoy it as long as he gets rescued at some point! (mwahaha, and as long as Hojo gets what's coming to him. ^^)

That being said, I can't wait for your next chapter! :)
Take care!
genkisakka From: genkisakka Date: July 6th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
...and now that it's "acceptable" to murder unborn children and the elderly...

Point of clarification: Murdering one's 2-year-old child is not the same as making the legally protected choices I suspect you are referring to here.

(Sorry, Hydra -- can't let that one go unchallenged. >_<)
kyuu_momo From: kyuu_momo Date: July 6th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
No it's not the same, hence the 'unborn' part.
But abortion is murder nonetheless. ;)

genkisakka From: genkisakka Date: July 7th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Wrong again. According to U.S. law, it's a legally protected medical procedure by which cells are removed from a women's body by her own choice. Whether you believe it's murder is irrelevant to me, and I daresay to a lot of other people on Hydra's friends list whom you ambushed with your unsolicited political opinions.

Now, can we please get back to what's really important: hot guys having angsty sexy fun times? ^^;;
kyuu_momo From: kyuu_momo Date: July 7th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
No one was forcing you to read my opinion.

anyway, see you next chapter madam hydra. :)
salmastryon From: salmastryon Date: July 7th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Totally understandable to be distracted by that. I often take my frustrations on characters in my dreams as well. poor characters. *comfort*
madamhydra From: madamhydra Date: July 17th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
If I didn't have fictional characters to torture and video game enemies to shoot, who knows how I would work out my frustration? :P
From: darthyan Date: August 27th, 2012 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)
1.) Sorry to necro
2.) The prosecution didn't strike me as professional. Given how many innocent people have been executed because the prosecutors tried them when they didn't have real evidence or due to prejudice, confidence that you have proof isn't enough. You have to have a lot more than what they had (at best it was circumstantial). Their behavior was also snide and not professional as per how lawyers should act (you shouldn't laugh at the guy giving arguments even if the case is ridiculous.)
3.) Given that a.) mothers who accidentally kill their children are also given flak b.) that dysfunctional people often try to ignore problems in hope that it will just go away c.) that it is impossible to determine how she died it's wholly possible that Kaylee accidentally died, and that Casey a.) panicked and tried to cover it up in the hopes it would go away and b.) when she finally realized it wouldn't she figured that if she made up some story people would pity her rather than prosecute for child abuse and negligence
4.) You need concrete proof, and it is worse to set a guilty man free than to convict an innocent man. The prosecution pushed for the death penalty when they lacked proof. if they exclusively tried the manslaughter they would have had a better case.
12 hisses or Hiss in my ear....