Casey Anthony found not guilty of murder of her child:
Wikipedia background info:
Let me start off by saying after reading the wiki entry, the evidence is pretty damning against Casey Anthony. Second, if Casey were a dude, not a woman, I’m pretty sure he would’ve gotten convicted. Since this is SRK, I’m sure everyone agrees with my sentiments yes?
my facebook wall just blew the fuck up. its like this case is my generations oj trial. my white friends are super pissed, my other friends are mad, but not as mad as my friends…their writing damn paragraphs in their statuses.
As much as my emotional, irrational self is screaming “she’s guilty!”, my rational, objective self tells me that the prosecution (based on the news reports, so who knows how accurate/biased those are) did not prove their case. Being a liar, slut, etc doesn’t mean that you’re a killer, and that’s pretty much what the prosecution was relying on; Casey’s wild, strange behavior after Caylee died.
EDIT: THE ANSWER, I was actually talking to my co-worker about that too; the chances of a young, moderately good looking (in those club, party photos at least), white, female being sentenced to death was very, very slim. I’m inclined to think that probably factored into the jurors’ bias in addition to a weak case by the prosecution.