Thursday, July 7, 2011

For Caylee....

The shocking verdict in the Casey Anthony trial is pushing some people to action.
A petition for a campaign called "Caylee's Law" started shortly after the verdict was read. In 24 hours, it has more than 75,000 signatures from people in all 50 states.
Attorney Joe Touger was not surprised by the proposed law.
"Anytime you have an intensely scrutinized media case, like this one, with a great deal of emotional reaction over a verdict, you're going to see efforts like this that try to remedy what people perceive to be an injustice," Touger said. "And a good number of people perceive that this verdict was a miscarriage of justice."
Caylee's Law calls for parents who fail to notify police of missing child to be charged with felony.
The petition hopes for Congress and the President to step in and change the laws on the books in every state.
However, Touger believes the law has a better shot if it's done at the state level.
"For the most part, these types of crimes are prosecuted at the state level," he said. "And so, to try and petition congressmen and senators at the federal level is noble but I think a lot more can be done with a passage of a law like this if we instead try to contact our state legislators and state senators."
On Tuesday, Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008 but was found guilty of lying to police.
Caylee wasn't reported missing until 31 days after she was last seen.

Please, in memory of Caylee, contact your state senators and representatives and ask them to bring this about in each and every state.  This sweet little girl did not deserve what happened to her at the hands of her own mother and so maybe her death will help another child.
Blessings as always,


~*Shar*~ said...

I can't believe they found her innocent; they need to hang her...I recieved the pattern today hun; ty so very much; I can't wait to get it stitched up...

Hugs, Shar

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

I strongly support such a proposal and hope to see this become law, and soon.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad they are doing that. It's sad that people don't do it within hours......but days???? The case is pretty sickening to me. And seems tonight they said she will be out in a week and wants to have more children. So scarey.