Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Distasteful Celebration for Casey Anthony's Defense Team

As the old saying goes, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. Although I do understand all sides, I also have to wonder about the opinions on the behavior of the lawyers, which sparked quite a controversial thread on my Facebook page. I put a status message up that said, “Casey Anthony’s defense team is out at a bar celebrating. Hrmm... Almost as insensitive as Casey out at a bar while her child was missing. Just sayin’...” Of course I was glued to Nancy Grace, who drilled the story about the celebration into a deep hole, but it does raise some pretty good questions. Why not take your celebration somewhere behind closed doors a bit farther than one block down the road from the courthouse, especially with this highly sensitive case full of mothers clutching their little ones, crying out for Caylee’s justice? That’s all I was trying to say. I absolutely agree that all lawyers have a right to celebrate a job well done, but in this case, wouldn’t have been a bit more tasteful to have been a little more discreet about it? They showed the defense team in a huge window of a bar that could be seen from outside on the street, jumping and clinking champagne glasses, as well as giving one another high fives. Do they really think Casey is innocent? Or is it more about the win? I’m not sure, but to see them celebrating in public as if they won a softball game gave me a bad taste in my mouth.

There’s a time for everything. There’s a place for everything. Celebrate your “win” somewhere else, where tears aren’t flowing, where people aren’t emotionally attached to the loss of the ‘game’, because in fact, there was no win in this case. Every single person in this case lost, because we are still without Caylee Anthony.

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