You know, I didn’t sit through the entire trial, so I don’t know the ins and outs of it that well, but what occurs to me is that this may be a perfect example of the justice system doing its job.
Did she do it? Probably, but that doesn’t mean it was proven beyond a shadow of doubt. I, and other liberals, always yammer that it’s better for a system to occasionally let a guilty person free than vice versa, and then when that very thing happens suddenly we’re all shouting that it’s a travesty.
Undoubtedly the jury “knew” she did it, but were bound to go simply by the evidence in front of them. It’s possible, then, that this is for the best. It shows that our justice system is still run by laws and not by juries acting on their own accord.
So sure, maybe Casey Anthony got away with murder, but I’ve got a feeling that the innocent people who don’t get sent to prison for crimes they didn’t commit are grateful that their juries also didn’t reach a verdict based on intuition and gut feelings.