May 29, 2011

Casey Anthony, the Internet, pitchforks and torches - ComPost - The Washington Post

Well, thus far the circus surrounding this trial is beyond revolting.

The fact is that at the nucleus of this entire show is the murder of a innocent and vibrant five year old child has become seemingly lost in most of the Country's collective emotional intelligence; Caylee Anthony is the victim here, she will have no life, no favorite sports, graduations, proms, no chance to fall in love, marry nor make her mark upon this world in whatever striking, or seemingly modest way.
(Many people who never achieve fame nor fortune will contribute greatly in a thousand quiet but influential ways)

And once again, the mood and demeanor in the courtroom, a room filled with a veritable handful of people charged with finding justice for this child's murderer is too often anything but the somber and moreover, professional one that we should expect and demand in a capital murder trial especially one involving a child! A example of this bizarre and surreal mood was the judge's closing words on Friday's court- day; I thought I was imagining hearing the light hearted " Go (whatever local team!" that came out of this Mans mouth at the close of the day's proceedings.

This little ditty was made apparently because the Judge had received a formal request from the Jury, asking for a TV set so that they could watch some local game or another. The fact that that enough Jurors participating in a brutal murder of a child, were that interested in some stupid game, in the midst of listening to a week of very disturbing testimony; testimony and evidence about trunks of cars that reeked of dead bodies, duct tape chloroform that were used in in the murder of five year old Caylee - is extremely disturbing and that the judge brought it to center stage is beyond inappropriate.

While I'm at it the Judge overseeing this case has made various unsound rulings that time after time favor the slimiest of defense teams that I have seen in a long time - and I've watched quite a few"perform."

In fact, the lawyers for Casey Anthony could barely contain their smirks as the Judge would announce his pro-defense rulings before the Jury, rulings that the attorneys were already privy to, as they had been made with the Jury having been asked to leave the courtroom while the Judge spoke and announced to the prosecutors and lawyers how and why he was going to rule regarding a questionable piece of evidence or testimony and whether he would allow or disallow its entry before the jury. A perfect example of this obviously- defense leaning prejudice was a major judicial decision regarding extremely essential text messages that Casey Anthony made to her then boyfriend during the period when little Caylee was missing.

The text in condensed form read to the effect of just a few more days baby and you can come over any damn night you want!"

The Judge asked the jury to leave and informed the prosecution that he wouldnt allow the texts in as evidence because they made no sense, because after all, was Casey going to kill her parents too?"

Yes, that is what the Judge actually used as his official reasoning for refusing to let the prosecution enter the text messages. He declared the texts inadmissable as prejudicial" and the prosecution actually let it go, which I cannot fathom. My only guess is that they think they've got enough evidence without it, but this is always, always unsound thinking and legal strategy. I have to say this situation really made me question the prosecution's experience, intelligence and or dedication to this case.

In way of explanation of the Judge's ludicrous ruling; Casey Anthony apparantly lived with her parents at the time, therefore in his mind little Caylee wasnt the only one in the way of Casey having her main sex- mate (she had several so it was hard to distinguish at times) spend the night for fun" however, the child was an obvious obstacle to her life-style, something which is at the very core of the prosecutions motive theory.

If this motivation sound familiar, it might be because it was the very same motive that seemed to drive Susan Smith during the 1990's to  drive her beautiful children in a car into the water and drown them, claiming a black man had car jacked her car and taken
her children with the car.

Susan,also white and not resembling what people choose to imagine a person that kills her own children looks like, had police searching for weeks for this imaginary black man, until the submerged car with the children still strapped in it was found by Police, who were already looking at Ms. as a suspect ; her story of car jacking was not adding up evidenciarily, as well her behavior following the supposed kidnapping of her children was not consistant with a panicking or grieving mother.

It turned out that she'd been dating a man who told her in a letter that she wasnt right for him and among many reasons cited were the fact that she had two kids from her previous marriage which was yet to be finalized in divorce at the time of the dating and her two sons murders. It appeared that he did not want the package deal of a woman with three children, but rather would marry her if she were not bogged down with 3 kids.  However upon closer inspection, the man who came from a prominant local business family, had many many other misgivings about susan, including her promiscuity which undoubtedely was borne ofa
deep rooted need for male approval related to her father killing himself when she was a young teen.

I can vividly recall when they found the car and those three beautiful kids and my heart sank when I learned that the two older children had drowned holding hands, and because of this the remaining family decided to bury the children together. It breaks my heart to this day and It changed my entire view of woman as sociopaths.

Although far less common than male sociopaths, there are in fact women who have this personality disorder, and while all will not necessarily kill in their lifetimes, like their male counterparts, they often live volatile parasitical and destructive existences, as Casey did with the inadvertent help of her somewhat enabling parents.

And this is another common thread of socio's; enabling parents who often will bail thier adult children out of inevitable scraps with the law, and other agencies like the IRS ( sociopaths do not believe that they are like other people and often refuse to abide by any rules, societal or otherwise, often starting in childhood or adolescence with what is called "oppositional defiance disorder " when one is a child or adolescentyoung adult which segueways into sociopathology 9 times out of 10. (casey anthony owed 70,000 in back taxes) sometimes both shielding them financially as well as allowing their "kids" to hide behind the families typically respectable middle class lives. IE Casey Anthony, Joseph Duncan, Geoffrey Dahmer, Joshua Komisarjevsky, and Paul and Karla Homolka, the Canadian so called " Ken and barbie killers" are but a few examples.

Karla Homolka helped her boyfriend and later husband, to kill first her own sister, while raping her, then helped abduct, torture and murder at least four other teenage girls, kidnapping them and keeping them in her home for days before murdering them. In one instance she insisted her husband kill their latest victim who was being held hostage at their house because she was afraid the girl would escape while the two attended Easter dinner at her parents house.!

Karla later turned on her co-murderous husband making a deal with Canadian police to testify in exchange for a plea bargain that involved a very low sentence for her in a minimum security prison for women that resembled a dormitory.   She only came clean regarding the murders once the police were already hot on the trail of her husband as they had collected his DNA as a suspect for some rapes that occurred prior to the murders. Also he had made the decision easy for her when one night for whatever reasons he assaulted her-giving her two black eyes and quite a beating. This is when she gave police and her lawyer a version that depicted her as a woman suffering battered woman's syndrome-this altho there was absolutely no evidence that her co-murderer husband had ever hit or abused her in the past, family friends never witnessed one bruise prior to the beating that prompted her cooperation with the already closing in Police dept.

Later after the plea deal was officially agreed upon, videos surfaced of the rapes and tortures of many of the victims, and they all showed a smiling Carla homolka sadistically participating in said torture and rapes.

The people of Canada and the United States amd beyond were furious that the court was contending that despite the videos which had been in the possession of Carla's attorney the whole time, was still going to be allowed to serve only the short plea bargained "prison" sentence, as the videos were found after the "agreement"

Homolka had also admitted prior to the finding of the tapes that shed helped chop up the body of one of the victims a 17 year old girl shed helped lure into a car with hubby by asking the girl directions while her husband jumped out and grabbed the girl with a knife to her throat. Karla also stole drugs from the Veterinary clinic she worked at, used to slip mickeys to other girls prior tot he killings, whom the pair would rape together.

There was no question that this young woman was and is a full blown sociopath in her own rite. But because she was Blonde and attractive and came from a "good family" no one wanted to believe that she could have been a willing participant to such horrific brutal torture rape and murder. This isn't even addressing the fact that she was a woman and a young woman at that and as a society and a people, we are simply not willing to accept that woman are capable of evil, but as we see in Casey Anthony's case and others, this is not so.

The worst part of the Homolka case is that Karla Homolka was released from her dorm style women's prison about five years ago, amidst a fervor from the Canadian people who had since learned of the tapes and were already angry about the lenient plea deal she received for killing at least four teenage girls.

Despite the outcry -  she was released, and almost immediately got pregnant, which  re-ignited the anger and concern of the Canadian country, as well as the States, where the case had also made headlines for it's seemingly unusual female involvement in serial murder. Soon after her release Homolka changed her name and literally dropped out of sight after making what was surely a counterfeit statement via a radio station basically saying she was not the same person that she was when she was forced into committing murder by her husband and asked the press and people to leave her alone to live her new life"

Her ex husband Paul Homolka by the way received a life sentence in a maximum security prison, which is exactly where Karla herself should and would be, were she not female blonde and a better sociopath( ie lying manipulating, enlisting the help of unsuspecting, trusting others.)

That particular case snapped to mind when I started to read and study Casey Anthony; of course the former was a rarity of two sociopaths who both came from "respectable middle class families" that got together and formed an unholy alliance that resulted in over ten rapes, four kidnappings, rapes tortures and murders, all on underage teenage girls, the first of which was Karla Homolka's own sister, who she was seen in the video co-raping with zeal.  However it proved beyond a doubt that women can be as bad and indeed worse than thier male counterparts when it comes to murder and anti-social personality disorder, narcicistic personality disorder and the destruction that so often lies in their wake.

This is why education, awareness and hyper vigilance within society, the criinal justice system and individuals within families who often anable through denial and embarassment and a whole host of other terrible reasons, thier family member who exhibits symptoms of any of these personality disorders. They usually do not start off killing people, its an evolution and usually involves many many people before it becomes full blown pathology..

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