Just the mention of the state brings forth a landslide of jokes, the tone of which has changed over the past ten years to outrage. Florida now enjoys a reputation as “America’s most corrupt state” and no one is jumping up to defend them either. Thanks to the “Sunshine Laws” the rest of the country watches in disbelief as a system rife with courtrooms that reek of impropriety and worse, set killers free with no consequences and show the rest of the world that if you want to kill children and get away with it, Florida is the place to go for that.
Bad verdicts coming out of Florida taint the entire system of justice and effect all future trials coming from that state. With so much unfinished business coming from Florida and people taking the law into their own hands it is only going to get worse.
The verdict in the CAYLEE ANTHONY case was the first big wake up call in a series of trials and verdicts that has left the rest of the country stunned and outraged. America followed the trial because it was one of the first cyber-trials ever. As a result of the “Sunshine Laws” Zimmerman and many others have revealed how disturbing the legal system actually is in the “Sunshine State.”
In the Caylee Anthony case, how does a defense team with no ethics, committing a string of offenses in front of the American public remain virtually untouched by any legal consequences? How is this kind of illegal behavior sanctioned by the Florida Bar?
BELOW: Judge Belvin Perry allows Jose Baez to stick his tongue out at the American people in his court…
What might be called the circus of the century is still fresh in the minds of everyone who witnessed it and I dare say many of us will never forget what we saw happen before our very eyes. As we wait for some kind of legal consequences from a severely broken system, we also watch in continued disbelief at the inadequacy of Florida courtrooms and juries alike.
BELOW: Judge Belvin Perry allows Casey Anthony to give the finger to the American people in his court…
That Florida should be host to a fiasco that played out in front of a nation of shocked trial watchers comes as no surprise. A family cleans up the crimes scene, lies to the FBI, commits perjury and never suffers one criminal charge. The Anthonys hire private investigators to go to the body dump site LONG before the police found Caylee’s body and they still enjoy immunity. No one who watched the trial and followed this case has stopped waiting for consequences in a state that we slowly are realizing is virtually lawless.
How many have forgotten that the Anthony family got on TV and asked for money to look for a child they knew was already dead?
The Anthonys also started a charity who’s sole purpose was collecting money from people to look for their granddaughter Caylee Anthony, someone they knew was already dead if you believe what they are saying now!
Isn’t that charity fraud?
The Anthonys received reportedly over half a million dollar donation from Dr. Phil McGraw for an interview. Who’s investigating this? If no one then why not?
This is just the tip of the iceberg in the Caylee Anthony case and in my opinion the reason no one will ever forget about it. Millions were forced to watch offense after offense play out in court before our eyes and are still waiting for something that even faintly resembles justice.
This year the respected law firm of Morgan and Morgan have been a voice for the woman who suffered the most from all of Casey Anthony’s criminal lies. They are the last chance Florida has to prove that anyone left in their system of justice has an ounce of character. If anyone can do it, Morgan and Morgan can.
Many have continued to watch and wait. Even though what has been termed for the past 4 years as “the circle of evil” has been broken, there is much that has been left unresolved.
Jose Baez, who clearly thought he could parlay the murder of a little girl into a giant career move for himself, complete with his own TV show and unlimited amounts of fame and money, demonstrated his true worth after the outrage died down. He has been relegated back to his proper post. After being dropped by his talent agency as a result of the verdict, there was a failed attempt at a book and now he is back where he belongs. Obscurity.
Cheney Mason, a man who used to have at least some public respect, will forever be known for his drunken one finger salute and his photoshopped image wearing diapers and holding baby bottles.
The Anthony’s who were dysfunctional enough to raise a baby killer and gathered ranks to clean up the mess, cover up, lie on the stand and cash in as much as possible, are quickly going broke and perhaps may finally end up worse off then they were before Caylee was murdered, instead of profiteering from their crimes.
And Zenaida Gonzales will finally get her day in court thanks to the honor and tenacity of Morgan and Morgan. Many of us who are still in shock over what we saw happen in 2011 will be watching and waiting.
While her family continues to diminish her existence, calling Caylee “a shell” and selling her toys off for grotesque amounts of money… America waits.