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On this Day in 2011: Casey Anthony – Not Guilty & Acquitted

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Today marks the 1st Anniversary of a truly monumental day – that being Casey’s Not Guilty verdict and acquittal. How time flies.

Here are my comments and the 3 videos I posted 12 months ago. The same comments still apply.

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The Verdict:

Shame on every single one of you still holding on to the myth that Casey is guilty – when the truth is out there for all to see. Shame on you. No way she killed her child! The whole image the media created was a lie that YOU fell for. Respect the verdict and get over it.

The Verdict in the Casey Anthony Trial – Not Guilty… GO CASEY! –  July 5th 2011:

NOT GUILTY VERDICT Casey Anthony Trial - July 5th 2011

Casey Anthony: Not Guilty Verdict Celebration + Geraldo Reaction, July 5th 2011:

Dorothy Sims, Cheney Mason & Jose Baez speak after the Not Guilty Verdict, July 5th 2011:

Jose Baez after the verdict

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Here’s what Jose Baez stated after the trial (in the above video):

“Casey did not murder Caylee. It’s that simple. And today, our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction.”

As far as historic moments in TV history go, this one is right up there. If you remember what you were doing before, during and after the verdict – post your comments below.

Congrats once again to Team Casey.

Celebrate the day!

Keep the faith,
SJ

Comments

  1. Thank the good Lord for Jose Baez! I was very surprised with all this hate. Go’s to show what media and tv can do. So sad!& Very scary!

  2. Anthony says:

    Hey Everyone, we’ve all had those days where you remember what you were doing when it happened (Ex (When Elvis Died, when JFK was assassinated, when 9/11 happened), so I would think it would be cool if we could remember what we were doing when we found out the good news about Casey’s Acquittal.

    I was eating lunch in one of the student cafeterias on the college campus where I work at. I kept checking my Blackberry to see if there was any news on a verdict and then all of a sudden I see the breaking news on cnn.com that a verdict had been reached and that it would be read in about 45 minutes). I wasn’t near a TV so when the 45 minutes was up, I kept checking and checking to see if they had an update and I admit, I was surprised at the Not Guilty verdict… esp when you consider all the hatred in the media towards casey, but I was elated never the less 🙂

  3. I was at home on a lunch break watching it on TV and very saddened and disappointed she wasn’t found guilty because at that time I was drinking the media kool-aid. However I remember I prayed for the right verdict and that was when I thought somebody knew something I didn’t and began to investigate further. 🙂

  4. I remember that my son wanted to go swimming, and I convinced him to wait until the verdict was read. I remember watching Casey’s face as the “not guilty” verdicts came through, and I thought, “That is how an innocent person reacts.” I took my son swimming, but couldn’t wait to get home and witness the Nancy Grace disciples melting down on the crime forums!

    • Kira,

      I agree that her face told it all in the moments the verdict was read. I teared up watching her tear up and I don’t cry easily either!

  5. I was at work watching on the internet. My cousin called me just prior to the verdict being read because she was driving and couldn’t watch it. As the verdict was read I relayed them to her…I remember saying OMG…not guilty, I knew it. The evidence just wasn’t there.” I felt relief for Casey. I believe with all my heart the jury got it right. At first, when I first started watching the trial I thought she was probably guilty, but to me I just didn’t believe the prosecution’s story…it didn’t make sense to me at all. I began to read the discovery and quit listening to Nancy Grace and formed my own opinion. I’m glad I’m not one of the “sheeple!!”

    • I think it’s interesting that many of us received a call prior to the verdict. How cool is that…

  6. i was at work i recived a text messege from wofl (fox 35 in orlando) saying that a verdit is in i was so nervous so i called my mom and told her to call me once the verdict is in and read i couldn’t watch the the reading live cuse i was to nervous and i didnt what to lose my job knowing if there was a not guilty verdict i would jump up and down in happyness then at :2:20 pm my mom called me she said “she not guilty its her lucky day” after my shift i just went home and watched hln all night long it was the happyist day of my life so far

  7. I was at home watching on TV, just as I have watched the trial everyday and when they read the verdict I was so happy and relieved and then they showed the reaction of the people outside of the courthouse and other places and all of a sudden I was so scared for her. But now I am glad she is somewhere safe, and I pray that she continues to stay safe.

  8. Hi everyone! Good questions SJ:) I was home from work on an extended leave, recuperating from an illness. I had spent the weeks prior to the verdict watching the trial, and reading the evidence online for myself.
    This day, one year ago, while tidying up my house my husband called from work saying, “Quick turn on the TV, the verdict is in! Given all the brouhaha by the media, I felt resigned to a guilty verdict on at-least one of the counts. When the jury foreman read the first verdict of not guilty, my heart began to race. I couldn’t believe that they saw what I saw!

    Once the verdicts were read, I naively posted my happiness to my facebook page in the form of a headline reading, YEAH! Casey Anthony was found NOT GUILTY!!!

    Much to my surprise, I was attacked by some of my facebook “friends’. (Keep in mind, I was working 12 hours a day prior to this leave and had not heard of this case so I didn’t know my reaction would be met with such condemnation!) It was then that I realized the media had swayed so many, and sadly, they never took the time to read the case for themselves or even watch it as they brainlessly admitted so in their comments.

    Consequently, it was only my husband and parents who shared my enthusiasm and it was they (parents) who taught me while raising me to question everything, think carefully before rushing to judgement and to never allow a person or an entity to do my thinking for me.

    What happened this past year to Casey has left me SHOCKED. I now realize the power the media has and find it a bittersweet victory for Casey. Nevertheless,I realize that Casey Anthony is strong and will in her time and God’s time will be publicly vindicated someday very soon:)

    • One more thing: I prayed while the jury was deliberating that if Casey was innocent like I thought, that she be let free. As a mother of beautiful little girl who is now six years old, I couldn’t imagine the horror of an innocent mother being found guilty of killing her own child! So to all the naysayers out there, I believe God answered my prayers and the prayers of many about this case. God always knows best!!!!

      • Marilyn C. says:

        Sonja it sounds like you were raised like me,to think for yourself.I do not mind admitting where I was when the verdict came in…I was on my knees praying in front of the TV.I just knew God had THIS ONE.I had read & seen enough that regardless of WHAT the verdict was,that there was PLENTY for an APPEAL! YES….God heard a lot of people who could see & feel that Casey was NOT GUILTY.I had a gut feeling when they said the jurors were dressed up,that there was going to be a verdict.

        • I love meeting a praying woman like myself:) I do believe that God was the author of this verdict and he was with everyone who supported Casey, giving them the wisdom and discernment needed to muck through this mess! i think she will be okay, don’t you? My prayers for her now are that she get the help needed ( as reports say she has given up therapy) because oftentimes people stop therapy right when it’s about to work. They stop because the process is painful and uncomfortable. My other prayer is that God protects her from vultures who want to exploit her situation and that she weigh all offers about her story carefully and choose the way that will benefit her in all the ways that matter. I know those reports about her stopping therapy may be lies though. You can’t believe the media about anything these days!!

        • Do you think it’s safe to leave my real name on Amazon when I’m finished reading this book? I ask because I have seen two bloggers stalked and physically threatened by these so called Caylee warriors. I do think the sanity of these people are a concern. Do you have any thoughts about that?

          • Hi Sonja!
            If in doubt, just use your initials on Amazon – then post your review here too.
            Take care,
            SJ

          • Marilyn C. says:

            I also have not posted over there because of this reason.Its pretty UGLY over there!! I want people to read Jose’s book,but they attack anyone who does TRY to give an HONEST review!

  9. I just replayed the verdict delivery and even though I obviously know the outcome, I had the same nervous, nauseous feeling I had when waiting to hear the verdict the first time.

  10. Harry N says:

    I remember watching the verdict being replayed that night and having a big smile on my face, thinking that justice was served. Like many, I started out thinking she was probably guilty, but as I watched more
    of the trial and the evidence I realized the narrative being sold by the media and prosecution was not
    believable. The chloroform-and-duct tape theory of murder was ridiculous and not backed up by any
    real evidence, and the portrait of Casey as some boozing party girl who neglected her daughter was
    refuted by all of the people who knew her. What I didn’t expect, was the irrational hatred the verdict
    unleashed which still persists to this day. That saddens me, and makes me fear for Casey’s future.

    • Yep, the prosecution’s narrative was absolutely ridiculous. By all accounts, Casey was a loving mother who doted on Caylee. Suddenly, she just decided to mix up her own chloroform and suffocate Caylee with duct tape so that she could party? Like Jose said: “Where was the party on a Monday afternoon?”

      • I’ll never forget the verdict and Casey’s reaction tearing up as it was read. I thought she’d be convicted on a lesser charge – like manslaughter, but saw her as she stood, NOT as a Monster, NOT as a Sex object, NOT as a threat to society, but as a human being and frightened girl. I couldn’t help but feel good for her. But, as I glanced around the room, I noticed by the expressions on the faces of others that this was NOT the prevailing sentiment. The foam mouthed clenched teeth stares were a phenomenon I couldn’t understand. The mob didn’t want her convicted. They wanted blood. This is the kind of mentality that led to the Inquisition, Salem Witch Trials, and lynch mobs – and must be vigilant in defending against. The US Constitution grants citizens the right to a trial by jury. Anyone who would take that right from Casey, will try to take it away from you and I.

  11. Acquitted, we must respect juror decision. sometimes a wrongful conviction, sometimes wrongful acquittal. Regardless. she is not guilty, and should be left alone

  12. Cindy L. says:

    Folks, there is something I will never be ashamed of and that is loving this young lady Casey Anthony. I have watched her life since 2008 and God placed her life upon my heart. Her life during the trial and the absolutely stunning reaction of the verdict are forever fused in my psyche and my heart. There were a core group of us who commented on Linda Kenney Baden’s FB wall daily during the trial. For that I will always be grateful. Thank you Linda!

    Casey looks, talks, and acts somewhat like my own daughter. Both of them have the same hair color and texture. My name is Cindy and that is Casey’s mom’s name. So all that combined to give me a personal reason to look at her legal proceedings from the beginning in 2008. I’ll say this: Jesus died for every sin except the sin of unbelief. Casey has never been beyond the grace and mercy of the Jesus I love and serve.

    Dear Casey,

    That video of you being found not guilty get’s me every single time. I was so jazzed and elated when I watched the verdict live, that verdict that led to your being set free. More people that some would like to consider celebrated along with you.

    Many didn’t celebrate. Their hate and their judgment, beyond what God allows, will be to their detriment. That hatred still continues a year after the verdict. The faces of your accusers, your prosecutors, were of stark disbelief. Their reactions still makes me smile. They spent millions and twisted many things to try to make the jury see something that wasn’t true; from the faux science, to the many witnesses they paraded thru. Yet not one witness ever said you weren’t a good Mom. They thought they had you but God wanted you set free.

    I hope you did get baptized this past May. If you and your little dog ever need safe harbor, “Mi Case, Su Casa.”

  13. Cindy L. says:

    Does anyone know how I can get the entire trial & verdict, etc. on DVD? Does FoxNews sell that type of thing? I’d love to watch the entire trial again. I only had the ability to audio record most of the trial.

    FYI: The time and date on this site is off by exactly 6 hours. I posted my comment above at: July 6, 2012 7:22 PM.

    • Marilyn C. says:

      Cindy L….SJ has a lot of the trial on here,but you can see it on you tube.While I was reading the book & needed to look up certain days he would be talking about questioning certain witnesses,if it wasn’t on here,I usually was able to find it on You Tube.I hope this helps you.

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