Casey Anthony to Be Freed Wednesday, Juror Wants Cash for Interview
Casey Anthony was sentenced to four years for lying to police and will be freed Wednesday, with credit for time served.
Florida legislators are introducing a bill called Caylee's law. It would make it a felony for a parent not to report a child is missing.
Online petitions for a federal law are going viral.
Laws named for specific crime victims are almost always a bad idea. They reek of vigilante justice. Laws should not be passed in response to singular events, no matter how tragic. Cooler heads are needed.
If we must have a "Caylee's law," how about making it one that prevents jurors from cashing in on their service?
Other news that doesn't sit right with me: Child crime victim Elizabeth Smart, now all grown up, will join ABC News as a commentator on missing persons cases. It's not quite as offensive as Beth Holloway getting her own talk show (at least the news networks are finally done treating her as news so she's far down the channel list on Lifetime), but it's close.
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