This is inspired by the Casey Anthony case, but isn't just about it. Its about all cases.
I just found this story on Facebook that someone wanted to share in support of our right to a fair trial without media bias...
"I want to share something that happened to me a couple of years ago to help you understand how media can twist facts and destroy your life. . . It was close to christmas and my boys wanted a four wheeler. I found one in a local paper for sale cheap. I got my brother and a friend to go check it out with me. While we were at the house swatt busted the door in arrested all of us. The man selling the 4 wheeler(stolen) had sold crack to a cop a couple weeks before. There was pot in the house so we were all charged and because we couldn't prove what happened found guilty. After the bust the local press said that we were there to buy crack. I wouldn't know what it was if I saw it. The entire small town turned on us. Even most of my family. My brother couldn't go in the Air Force because of the charge. I lost custody of my youngest sons in my divorce because of it. I have moved 5 hours away and drive back to see my kids every two weeks."
Do you think the media should be banned from reporting about the accused? Or do you think you have a right to know? Do you think its ok that this happened to this woman, as long as we can have our drama in the news?
Answer by frogdawg at 5:14 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 4:29 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 4:32 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:31 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 4:32 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
And seriously? You are ok with this woman losing her kids and her family because she couldn't prove why she was in that house?
anyway if she truly was innocent, that's just terrible what happened to her. did you miss this part of my first answer?
Answer by tnm786 at 4:33 PM on Jul. 8, 2011