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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budh.aaah said...

Oh yes I agree there is a time and a place for everything. And what the heck was there to celebrate with the kid still out of the safe haven called home....still missing.

Anonymous said...

Baez et al danced on little Caylee's grave yesterday.

Never ever have I seen a more guilty person than Casey Anthony or a more dumber jury.

Admittedly Ashton didn't help matters with his pompous supercilious attitude - laughing and ridiculing Baez but I believe the jury made their minds up on Day 1. The state got in bed with the Anthony family and trusted them. Big, big mistake.

No one is laughing today Ashton. You screwed up big time

Trooper Thorn said...

The defense team would do well to remember the advice of George Washington: "Show not yourself glad at the misfortune of another though he were your enemy."

Gloating can be such bad karma.

Deb said...

Thank you everyone. I got a lot of flak over on my Facebook page about my opinion.

Trooper Thorn, I quoted you over at Twitter. Well said!!

YogaforCynics said...

They say that the most important factor for a defense attorney is convincing the jurey that s/he truly believes the defendent is innocent...and that's gotta to be a lot easier if they actually do. Nonetheless, in a case where a child died, I'll agree, whatever happened, better to keep celebrations behind closed doors...

Just_because_today said...

totally right on.
As I commented on your FB post, there are many kids that are brutally murdered all the time, but this one was brought home to us by the media so it feels closer to us.
Lawyers, celebrate all you want, you did a good job, did what you were paid to do, but do it behind closed doors; somewhere in a nice expensive restaurant where it is not put in people's faces.

the walking man said...

You ever met an attorney that had any sensitivity in them? Think they care what you or I or anyone who was not racking up billable hours thinks?

That party was a part of the paycheck, more face time on TV for the victors,

D.B. Echo said...

I suspect this was more a celebration of all the future business they're guaranteed to get. "If we can create reasonable doubt in THIS case..."

OK. A little girl died. Was murdered, probably. And her body was dumped in the woods like an old mattress, and gnawed on by wild animals. And while this was happening, the child's mother was out partying and having a good time and celebrating having gone from "young and available single mother" to "young and available, no kids." I get that.

But I am disturbed and disgusted by the media obsession with this one case. OK, it sure beats having to report actual news, and having to program hour after hour of television time. And it lets Nancy Grace do her furious-about-injustice shtick that guarantees soaring ratings. And I am disturbed and disgusted by the lynch mob mentality among people who got their facts about this case from a talking picture box, people who have probably done all that they could in the past to get out of serving jury duty. And I am disturbed and disgusted by the fetishization of a dead little girl by people who probably couldn't be motivated to lift a finger in defense of all the children within a few-mile radius of themselves who are living in squalor, subject to abuse and neglect, and, without intervention of some sort, destined for their own miserable fates.