Good morning, America.
In downtown Orlando, the day starts with a sunrise. People are out and about. The cops are actively investigating several incidents, ranging from a deputy that killed a pedestrian in the wee hours of the morning to an illegal street race that didn't end well. They are also addressing calls of drug activity, thefts, break-ins, prostitution, and whatever else God sees fit to throw their way this morning. One young woman, strung out on crack, tells them that she hasn't slept in 7 days. She leaves with family, hopefully to recover control of what once was her life, before it's gone for good. The Casey Anthony case is a #1 topic around the coffee pot, and the sentiments surrounding it are shocking.
"I Just Wonder How Long She's Going to Last Before Somebody Shoots Her."
A quote, overheard from a usually quiet, elderly man who is often a nice fella chills the air. When it comes to Casey Anthony, though, he has nothing nice, or even objective to say. The population in general is hostile, at best. Nobody really cares what the jury says. Nobody appears to respect Casey's right to a life and to live.
Who would you trust to look after your well-being, if you were in her position? Yes, she will turn to her attorney and defense team, but who is in charge of protecting her from snipers? From random attackers on the street? Well, now.... That's in the hands of America, isn't it? No doubt, the police will put up a good showing, as they are doing now on the street that she used to live on. No doubt, as in the press conference yesterday, the police chief will say time and again that it's important to respect the privacy of the family as they pick up the pieces and try to move forward. Any protection provided to her will be short-lived, at best.
It is going to be interesting to see what she makes of all this. It's a tremendous challenge, and it's hard to imagine that she is qualified to protect herself when her family and her country abandons her again. She's still very young, and there are headhunters who want to see her dead so badly that they deliberately plot it. Granted, it's legal for prosecutors to do that, but there has been an insane following to that thought train, and it doesn't seem possible that there aren't other radical, extremist groups of people who still wish to see her dead.
Good day, America.
Is there a bullet with your name on it?