By Bill Matthews (@The_PeoplesNews)
(ORLANDO) Black people around the country are outraged with the verdict that set Casey Anthony free.
They don’t mind that she was acquitted of killing her daughter. They just don’t like that a white woman got off for murder.
“If her name had been Lekesha Anthony, she’d be under the jail,” Murphdogg Keefe told The Peoples News. “Unless, of course, she was a white woman named Lekesha. Then she would have gone free and that really grinds my gears.”
Actually, had Anthony been black, there would have been no outrage, as there wouldn’t have been any media attention on the case.
“That’s a cop out attitude,” insisted Neecee Johnson, who led a protest outside the court house where Anthony was acquitted. “Black people can never get justice in this country, but white people are always going free.”
The verdict brought an end to a case that riveted white people. Caylee disappeared in June 2008, after Casey Anthony killed her. Caylee’s decomposed body was found that December in woods near the Anthony home, as Casey didn’t walk very far to bury her.
Prosecutors contended that Caylee was suffocated with duct tape by a mother who loved to party. They said Anthony tattooed herself with the Italian words for “beautiful life” in the month her daughter was missing and crafted elaborate lies to mislead everyone, including her own parents. With the seven-week trial in session during the holiday weekend, the jury got the case Monday—and reached a verdict Tuesday after deliberating for less than 11 hours.
Anthony, 25, wept after the clerk read the verdict. As soon as jurors left the courtroom, she tightly hugged defense lawyer Jose Baez, then the rest of her defense team.
“Casey did not murder Caylee; it’s just that simple,” Baez said.
Not to black people. They grew even angrier when reminded that O.J. Simpson went free even though he murdered his wife and her boyfriend.
“First of all, that was one of the greatest days of my life when O.J. got away with killing them white people,” yelled Sindiswa Caffe, as she simultaneously rolled her neck and eyes. “Secondly, as the subsequent years proved, O.J. wasn’t black. He was a rich man who had light brown skin. He doesn’t count.”
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