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Troff
I am not superstitious
12:58 PM on 07/09/2011
I think it is the appropriate response to the verdict. Clearly, failing her responsibility the way she did should be indisputably criminal.
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hoobit
GOP/TBs: The USA is Not a game!
12:57 PM on 07/09/2011
Knee-jerk reaction laws passed in the glow of righteous indignation to a situation inevitably cause more unintentional problems than the do-gooders could ever imagine.

As will be the case if these 'laws' pass; they'll they solve nothing [the underlying dysfunctionality of an Anthony-type family] but they'll make criminals out of completely innocent adults who fail to file a report within the [proposed law's] 'allowed' time-frame.

Just think of all the -current- miscommunications between custodial and non-custodial parents/grandparents re: who has the child(ren) at any given time and for how long. For all the reports *made* [of missing kids] and reported by the media with their happy endings, how many are *not* made but end up equally well?

Miscommunication between the 'adults' happens all the time in custody/visitation cases -- it shouldn't, but it does. And it's totally innocent -- not too bright, but totally innocent. The proposed laws would make that innocence a felony. E.v.e.r.y. instance would *have* to be reported ASAP on the monumentally *rare* and exceedingly *off-chance* case that something ill had happened to the child(ren) within the timeframe.

Had Casey been found guilty, no one would be knee-jerking badly thought-out laws. The knee-jerk is to the verdict and nothing more.
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Scott Addison
12:46 PM on 07/09/2011
This law is not going to change a thing. As for Casey Anthony their is no real proof she killed her daughter. I believe there were to many people watching HLN as Nancy Grace tried to make the verdict that she wanted and they agree with her because of a child being involved. The jury stated the state could not prove the circumstantial case they had and they lost it is over. For you Christians on here are you not supposed to forgive people as Jesus did. I just hope that those on here wishing harm to Casey Anthony never find themselves in a situation of being charged with a crime they may not have committed.
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Wendy Davis
Banned!
01:30 PM on 07/09/2011
Duct tape is not required to silence a dead child. There is no real proof of an accident so how can you say that? Taking Casey at her word? She is a habitual liar.
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Susan Shaffer
watching you...
06:06 PM on 07/09/2011
if duct tape is applied to skin then as the body decays it would not stick to the bone.
Further the mandible in the decay process would fall off. The mandible was in place and held there by duct tape. ergo the body was tampered with.
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mixnmatch
Live like there is no tomorrow
01:31 PM on 07/09/2011
I watched this trial..I read every deposition, I looked at all the phone records and the pings. What exactly do you think happened? No one fails to call and get help for a hurt child...no one makes an accident look like mur-der. Oh, and then sits it ja-il and waits to tell the truth(HA) till three months before going to trial.... The evidence was overwhelming that she did something to this child and thought she could lie her way out of it....
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hoobit
GOP/TBs: The USA is Not a game!
02:32 PM on 07/09/2011
She was not charged with "something" - it was not charged "that she did something to this child"; she was charged with specific crimes in the case. The prosecution failed to *prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt* that she was guilty *specifically* of redrum-ing her child, and they reached the only verdict they could on that charge: not guilty.

It should be noted that: Absence of proof does *not* mean proof of absence -- "not guilty" of the charges does *not* mean "innocent" of committing a crime.
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Susan Shaffer
watching you...
06:09 PM on 07/09/2011
since you read every deposition what is your opinion of George's and in specific the date of june 24 and the gas cans?
12:36 PM on 07/09/2011
Too bad Casey Anthony wasn't George W. Bush's mom. That's all i'm saying.

The 48 hours rule is logical, but reporting a death within 2 hours? If someone calls the childs grandparent and notifys them, you know how women are they might be on the phone for 4 hours. If the parent doesnt tell the person, I have to go call the police so I don't go to prison, women don't do that. I know women who will starve for hours before telling a person firmly gotta go bye.


There should be a ban on naming laws against people. "oh caylees law, how sad about her. Of course I would never vote against that law. I will sign it right now, without even reading it. Just like the patriot act, to stop another 9/11. Oh, we spied on our own citizens, oh well all in the name of the patriot act!"

OBAMA, ban the partiot act! If you don't, we'll vote for someone who will, it is unconstitutional. Also, fix the economy, lower taxes in a trade for no more outsourcing (i.e. if they outsource work and production or import products, increase their taxes so american labor and products have leverage. Yes, I know this last paragraph has nothing to do with Caylee.
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nohopepope2187
Honest † Impartial † Enlightening † Centrist
01:05 PM on 07/09/2011
Since all of America is in this forum, I hope at least some read it and are enlightened.
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phoebequeen
I blame the dog
01:21 PM on 07/09/2011
You scare me.
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stopnlisten
Simplify, simplify!
12:06 PM on 07/09/2011
I need to set something straight from a previous post. When I said that where I live the police recommend a day before reporting a teenager missing NOT a small child. I wasn't giving advice, just chatting and I'm sorry. If any minor is missing at ANY length of time that is a concern, do what is best. Again, I apologize.
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mixnmatch
Live like there is no tomorrow
12:29 PM on 07/09/2011
No need for that....:-)
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NativeSonKY
Always hopeful, yet discontent...
12:32 PM on 07/09/2011
Most jurisdictions require a 24 hour period before someone is even considered "missing", although that doesn't hold true for missing or possibly kidnapped children. I guess when it starts costing the police a lot of money to look for the kids that certain elements of society might even want to curb costs by waiting the 24 hours anyway...you know, cause we can do without all these public services and their unions.
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Jillianw
Small Business Owner & Proud Dem
11:48 AM on 07/09/2011
The problem is that the police force and other child protective agencies have been cut back so drastically that they will not be able to follow up on this new law. When Governor's need to balance their budgets, they cut back in these areas rather than - gasp - increase revenue to keep these vital services.
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joyf1
Glad I live on an island.
12:23 PM on 07/09/2011
No one thinks of any of this as they slash away at budgets.
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nohopepope2187
Honest † Impartial † Enlightening † Centrist
12:44 PM on 07/09/2011
Never forget that it is YOUR money that the government splurges oh so freely.
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jsgaetano
"Conservative" is not a political party, genius.
11:42 AM on 07/09/2011
More laws brought to you by "Smaller Gubment" conservatives.
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Bill Duckworth
It is a DOOZY
12:03 PM on 07/09/2011
Yup, less freedom and the rich get richer by false laws
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Olderandwiser55
getting older and wiser....
02:27 PM on 07/09/2011
Exactly. Certainly there are laws in place that already fit-child negligence or abuse. But they have to have a new law.
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vcrozas
One can still have an opinion...right?
03:18 PM on 07/09/2011
So how come they didn't use them referencing the 31 days missing? Just sayin
11:42 AM on 07/09/2011
This is going to be tricky. What happens when there are divorced parents plus a caregiver? there will be the whole "i thought she was with you!!" thing. And will they eventually involve teachers who are in charge for a whole day? It looks good now, but the implications can be far reaching.... maybe 24 hours could be 48?
12:42 PM on 07/09/2011
Any attentive parent knows where their child is. Whether it be at school, at play, at the other parent's house and so on. It's not so tricky. It's common sense.
01:29 PM on 07/09/2011
Well communication among adults and or kids is not always what it should be either, lets not make that a crime. Not to mention vindictive parents in a strained relationship. Some maybe so imbalanced socially as to try to set up another parent! This could be a slippery slope indeed. So as the poster "Mieke47" points out this is not as cut and dry as first believed.
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mlm4420
Liberal progressive
01:53 PM on 07/09/2011
Not always. I remember one time, when my son was about 5 (he is now 13), he was taking a nap while I was running the vacuum cleaner in the house. When I went to wake him up, I could not find him anywhere. He had fallen off his bed and continued sleeping, and I could not see him from the doorway of his room. I was crying hysterically and running up and down the street looking for him. When I came back inside to call the police, he was awakened by the door slamming and I realized he was in his room practically under the bed the whole time. So anyway, under certain circumstances, you may not know the location of your child.
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hornedcog
Tax Tea Now!
11:40 AM on 07/09/2011
There ought to be a law about making too many laws. By the way, I predict that she will be pregnant within two years.
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vcrozas
One can still have an opinion...right?
03:19 PM on 07/09/2011
Agreed
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Captain Hindsight
Seeking the truth is my only agenda.
11:37 AM on 07/09/2011
If you want to exact vengence then turn your attention to Washington and Wall street. They never even get charged with their crimes against children, the elderly and the disabled.
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Marioth
Artist, Scientist, Musician
11:35 AM on 07/09/2011
Such laws would not have save Caylee. Such laws could very well lead to the exact same outcome. More laws are not needed. A better understanding of American jurisprudence has the much larger value; it does not rely, for example, on the hyperventilation of "people" such as Nancy Grace.
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Carrie AllenCole
06:14 PM on 07/09/2011
11:27 AM on 07/09/2011
Not necessary.
11:25 AM on 07/09/2011
Why do we always wait until something horrible happens before we make changed to protect?
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bdcelina777
Family in America since 1662, before the GOP/TP
11:25 AM on 07/09/2011
Ask Caylee how that Republican justice is working.