As everyone knows, or at least it seems that everyone knows, Casey Anthony was recently given a "not-guilty" verdict on the three major injunctions she faced involving the death of her daughter, Calyee Anthony. If you've been around media, then you've in all likelihood seen the "the justice system has failed" headline. Most people whose opinions I've had shoved down my throat seem to think that not only is Casey guilty, but that she should be put to death and that the lack of doing so is our failure to avenge Caylee's death.
I disagree completely, mostly because of what lies at the fundamental core of our judicial system: innocence unless proven otherwise. The fact that so much public contempt and loathing has been going around in the last three years and she was still rightfully given an acquittal, gives me a slimmer of hope for our courts, and even our society.
The prosecution failed to prove that Casey was guilty. It's as simple as that. Not only that, they couldn't prove when Caylee died, where Caylee died, or even how Caylee died. The only reason that the trial made it as far as it did is because Casey was caught in so many lies. This verdict does not imply that she is innocent, only that the law cannot say she's guilty.
Cases like these show that there is still integrity to our courts. Rather it's cases like Kerry Silvers, a man who had his entire life taken from him for a single, non-violent crime, where he was convicted on circumstantial evidence, where the police handled every part of his investigation poorly, and even used him as a scapegoat for another case; cases like these that really make me worry. I eagerly await his book and the completion of his site.