I think I was the only person in America who did not follow the Casey Anthony story at all. The prospect of a mother murdering her own little girl was too horrible for me to contemplate. But now that the mother has been acquitted of the crime I am hearing about it a lot, to the effect that a monstrous killer has gotten off.
Feel free to venture your opinion, but also read Uwe Siemon-Netto’s Blog: MEDIA MATTERS: The Casey Anthony story – a farewell to journalism. The conservative Lutheran journalist from Germany just excoriates the media for trying the case outside of the courtroom and for whipping up the public into a lynch mob. Does he have a point?
Say the jury made a mistake, that she actually did that heinous crime, and yet the non-guilty verdict makes her legally innocent and sets her free. You know the indignation you feel? That’s how our Accuser, Satan, feels at God’s verdict on us, His forensic declaration that we sinners are “not guilty” for Jesus’ sake.