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Orlando Preparing for Riots at Casey Anthony Murder Trial
Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, explained how he planned to keep the neighborhoods in the downtown area safe from the massive crowds gathered for the Casey Anthony trial. The Mayor intends to increase security, and rightfully so.
If you remember the events that took place prior to Casey Anthony's arrest in 2008, then you remember the angry crowds in front of George and Cindy Anthony's home, frantic telephone calls to the police, web cameras in trees, strange-looking bounty hunters and the Anthony's hammering "Do Not Trespass" signs all over their property. Three years later, not much has changed; people act crazy when the name "Casey Anthony" appears in a news headline.
Those who believe Casey Anthony murdered her child can't fathom the possibility of Casey Anthony getting away with murder. And parents, particularly mothers, of young children, cannot even imagine waiting 31 minutes, let alone 31 days, to report their child missing. And it's high emotions like these that make increased security a priority at the Casey Anthony murder trial. So, it's totally understandable that the Mayor wants to prepare for Casey Anthony protests that could easily turn into riots. But does the Mayor have a hidden agenda ($$$) or is his main priority to protect the citizens of Orlando? Only he can tell us. According to Mayor Dyer, the Council slapped together "temporary use permits for the media to build broadcast locations. There are a couple of vacant lots across from the courthouse, fortunately, for production areas. But you know, it will cost a little bit." Yeah, huh? Enough said.
Let's be blunt: This case has drawn out every loon in the state of Florida. The presence of the media seems to do something peculiar to both Casey Anthony supporters and those who wish to see her put to death. Hopefully, the Mayor does not underestimate the security needed for a case with this type of media exposure.