Animals Get More Justice
Cases in Point
I am sure that everybody is aware of the trial of Casey Anthony. She was acquitted of the charges of murder and manslaughter of her daughter Caylee.
What you may not have heard of, is the trial that took place in New Orleans this week. An elderly couple was found guilty of animal cruelty; they had dressed up a Monkey as a pirate at Mardi Gras.
I do not know what their punishment will be but imagine what it could be if they had abandoned that monkey for thirty days, I shudder to think.
Casey Anthony will be released from prison on 13th July, having served time whilst awaiting trial. That’s it, plus a $1000 fine.
I’m sure the elderly couple would be happy if they were awarded the same.
In the first case, the law has been served, yet justice has not.
The second case displays justice as it should be.
Don’t children deserve at least the same justice as animals? OK, I know children can’t vote but there again, neither can animals.
There is now a petition on the internet, to bring in new laws dealing with the non- reporting of incidents involving children. A petition! Why should any one have to raise a petition to acquire rights for children, they should already be there but if they are not, then what sort of leaders need to be petitioned to correct the lack of foresight.
I discuss law and justice in my hub http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Great-American-Injustice-System and this is a clear case where although the law has been appeased justice has not.
In the treatment of Caylee there has been no justice. I cannot say if the jurors were at fault, I was not there and did not see and hear what they did. However, that was about the death of the child. What about the treatment of the child prior to death and soon after. There are definitely questions to be answered on child abandonment, cruelty to children, and abuse of parental powers, dangerous recklessness, leaving the scene of a crime, illegal dumping and various health violations.
For justice to prevail, on release, Casey should be arrested and sent to jail on charges of which I don’t care. It could be: acting in a court room, disrespect to parents, getting pregnant before getting a heart or even littering of the sidewalk. It doesn’t matter but in order for her daughter to obtain any kind of justice, Casey should accept these charges and not fight them in a court of law. One way or another she should do more jail time.
Also a legal ruling should be made that neither she, nor any other member of her family be allowed to make money from Caylee’s death, whether it be by books, articles, movies or interviews.
For once, with the world watching, America should show that its justice system is not something of the past; it still lives and can prevail.