I'm a little slow today. I just switched to Sanka. So...have a heart?

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Re: Casey Anthony.

Thoughts: Shocking verdict. Unexpected verdict.

But good for the Jury, which is supposed to be an impartial trier of fact and keep in mind that a Defendant is innocent until proven guilty by the State "beyond a reasonable doubt."

My reaction was "GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY!" and if I was a juror, I don't know that I would have been able to acquit her, and I would probably have fought for a conviction even though there wasn't enough evidence.

But I would have been wrong.

Those jurors had a really hard task, and they did what they were supposed to do - because our system is based on the principle that it's better to let a guilty person go free, than to incarcerate an innocent person.

Good job, Jury.