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Caylee's Law Petition Gains Momentum On Facebook

Updated on July 6, 2011

Anyone who was following the Casey Anthony case undoubtedly knows by now she was acquitted of the charge of murdering her daughter Caylee. Shocked and outraged citizens have been talking nonstop about the case and the outcome on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Most recently, a petition was started by a Durant, Oklahoma woman in an attempt to enact a new law making it a federal offense for a parent or guardian not to notify law enforcement authorities of a missing child in a timely manner.

Michelle Crowder, began the petition two days ago and already has 75000 signatures added. Crowder told a local news station, "I am hoping that this will be made into a federal law so that no other child's life, disappearance, and/or death is treated in the manner that poor Caylee's was treated," Crowder said. "No child deserves that."

If you’re not a Facebook member that’s okay because you can visit the website and sign the petition there. The site also provides a widget code for website owners to conveniently paste on their website.


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      lovesleftovers 6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for taking action RealHousewife! This is a very important law. It's unbelievable that we have to legally force parents and guardians to be take reasonable and responsible measures when something happens to a child. It's certainly a crazy world we live in.

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      That law makes a lot of sense. The fact that she didn't call anyone for a month? That is horrifying. If my child was missing for 30 minutes I would over react! I think that the whole family may have been involved in a cover up. I think letting 30 days go by was a premeditated move to ensure it would be very difficult to find her and easier to believe she was kidnapped. The prosecutors should have waited for more concrete evidence before taking her to trial. I think they should have charged her with lesser crimes and held off on the murder charge. It's a terrible shame. Excellent hub though - I'll sign the petition.

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      Deborah-Diane 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      This sounds like a good law and I plan to sign the petition. One of my daughters already sent me the link.

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      lovesleftovers 6 years ago from Texas

      I think the issue is the terminology of finding a person guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt". Jurors are often bound and confused by this restraint, and not being lawyers or legal experts themselves, their determinations have the consequence of producing disastrous results. Whatever the reason, it's a darn shame.

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      Shawn 6 years ago

      Sad day to be an American!