Let me first add some clarity here:
The principle that one is considered innocent until proven guilty is a legal right of the accused in a criminal trial, recognized in many nations.
The burden of proof is thus on the prosecution, which has to collect and present enough compelling evidence to convince the trier of fact, who is restrained and ordered by law to consider only actual evidence and testimony that is legally admissible, and in most cases lawfully obtained, that the accused is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
In case of remaining doubts, the accused is to be acquitted. This presumption is seen to stem from the Latin legal principle that ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat (the burden of proof rests on who asserts, not on who denies).
FACT: Yes, Casey Anthony was found guilty on a handful of innocuous misdemeanors – but more importantly she was found Not Guilty in respect of the murder of her daughter, Caylee.
So to the clueless masses out there that stupidly say – “Yes, BUT, Casey was found not guilty… she was not found innocent!” – I say to you – which part of NOT GUILTY does your confused little BS-filled brain have trouble understanding? Hmm?
Hold on though. Could it in fact be that you’re jealous of Casey’s undisputable beauty? Her celebrity status? Her total awesomeness?… or her soon-to-be-claimed fortune? Maybe it’s all of the above? Or, maybe it’s none of the above, and you’re just a sad sorry spiteful piece of self-righteous trash with nothing better to do?
Let me know and I’ll tackle your comments accordingly.
Give it your best shot, and try and keep the f-words to a minimum
You may proceed….