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seen only through the filter of the cutting room of tv news.
The jury, who were there for the entire case and listened to all the evidence, felt that the prosecution didn't do enough to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that she was guilty.
If you'd been sat there, you might have come to the same decision.
which due to the extent of the decomposition as well as elemental damage of the body, they didn't have to back up (as there was no way of telling how she died) they could impose reasonable doubt, but to not AT LEAST charge her with reckless endangerment and or child abuse - of which she was originally charged with due to waiting 31 days to report her child missing, shocks me.
I'm not sure that any of us know enough to judge whether that was the best course of action.
Can she not still be charged for the lesser crimes though? I dunno.
But in a claims court, yes she still can - but that would only mean a monetary increment if she loses - this is what happened to OJ, he won the criminal case but lost the claims court case
but I thought that Double Jeopardy meant that you couldn't be tried for the same offence twice. Lesser charges were still possible.
but that was it - and they are now saying that time spent in prison for the duration of the trial (so a total of 3yrs) could be considered as time spent in lieu so she could be out by Monday.
In a criminal sense yes - double jeopardy rules apply, claims courts do not come with a jail term or an actual criminal record - it would be more of a suing situation.
If new evidence comes to light, you can be tried again.
it turns out that she has only received a 4yr sentence as well as a $4000 fine. Due to her time already spent and good behaviour, she'll be out in a few months to a year at the most. She has already made statements that she is looking forward to having more children.
Seriously, I cannot conceptualize any version of reality in which giving a flying philadelphia fuck about that trial would be remotely reasonable. I wouldn't give a fuck if she had calmly stabbed that baby in the face on a crowded street in broad daylight. I'm sick of that shit showing up on every news source I look at. It does not fucking matter. It is not a matter of international importance. There's so much important shit to care about, and the throng of people on the edge of their seat over this Casey Anthony bullshit is more proof that western civilization is going down the shitter.
Think of the children murrp nurr.
Made in Chelsea
The Only Way is Essex
that you don't Get It.
and says exactly that, usually stating, there's been loads of ice ages amongst other things.
I'll be dead before it impacts that badly, so I'm not that bothered.
Pala is a great record, you chumps.
gives me faith that humans aren't all bad, and there's just enough intelligence out there that we might pull through
There are new forces in the World, a conflict between the generations. A powerful feeling that the American system is failing to deal, with the real threats to life. The bomb, the pollution of air and water, the population explosion, the mountainous slums and crime.
Dum dum dum, dum dum dum, dum dum dum, dum dum dum.
and the girl I work with that didn't know what a kilogram was and has never been camping because she thinks there are bears in England. She also told me that when a dog runs up to you you have to shout "I hate you" repeatedly as loud as you can at it so it can sense you aren't scared and won't bite you. She does this fairly regularly.
especially children that don't sem like they were very well brought up in the first place.
just like a female is not a female male.
I've got this sexuality thing a bit mixed up then.
My gf won't be pleased.
Ah. You missed this corker where meths was kinda messing with meo's mind without her realising:
He wasn't. He's just as thick.
The truth is safely in place in the original thread:
And would you say you have reached it?
...since New Labour got in in 1997.
Other than that, Chicken in a Can.
as seen in the rise of religious fundamentalism of all creeds
amongst other things, it's as if we entered the opposite of the age of enlightenment roughly a decade and a half ago.
#gagasmonsters, #directionlessfamily, #cherlloydkfckrew etc
Though today I found out that the 'trending topics' isn't actually what people are discussing, it's controlled by 'The Man'.
As people grow older, they'll always tutut about the new generation, and what's becoming of the world, etc, and yet the world keeps turning, and we adapt as we evolve.
evolution is just a description of the process of elimination that leads to those most suited to their environment being the ones being around at any one point in time.
but I'm not sure we can really choose to evolve in the way you're suggesting.
i guess there's eugenics, posthumanism and transhumanism though. maybe they cover what you're angling after?
what about that?
RIGHT THERE, PUT IT RIGHT THERE, I LOVE IT WHEN YOU STICK IT RIGHT THERE-EE-AIR....OOOH OH! YEAH OH OH OH.
Mainly just peoples general ignorance though, meh. I'm not exactly mastermind, but fuck me sideways. SOME PEOPLE.
yeh, end of the world stiff.
Genuinley interested...define hipster.
Actually genuinely upsets me.
People who must be approaching 25 (were in the years above me at primary school) that still hang around on the street. I never found that acceptable/cool/fun when I was 12 ffs.
People who are just generally ignorant and/or overwhelmingly stupid.
My local train station ticket office never having change for anything greater than a fiver...
lots if thing coming together in a bad way
continued economic gloom to play out and meaning we cant deal with these big issues
climate change, natural disasters, countries fighting over water
oil becoming expensive as we run out, pushing prices up, causing conflict
antibiotics stop working, read 15-20 years they will stop being effective, we will feel really stupid for wasting them on farm animals just to get cheap meat
the more developed developing countries are getting a western appetite for meat, more land used for rearing animals an inefficient use of food energy and clean water, driving up prices for less developed developing countries
the less developed developing countries exhausting all their natural resources with cheap exports before being able to build up any other industry because weve forced them to specialise in cheap labour and raw materials rather than letting them protect their infant industry like we did
new superpowers with a worrying attitude to human rights, the west losing its moral authority because of past hypocrisy and weakened position
the arab spring, one country is bound to end up with an extremist regime once the dust settles, the rest of the world is in no position to give the region the necessary support it needs right now to make sure that doesnt happen, probably will look back upon as a massive missed opportunity
rising population, more conflict over resources
dont think it will be apocalyptic, just a slow decline, probably will happen so slowly no one will notice as they are gradually acclimatised but the past few decades will be seen as some golden age
missing soviet ones being used, pakistan losing its fight against extremist withing, potentially iran
srsly though <hugs>
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot on Rupert Murdoch's foot stamping on a human face — forever.
with really daft names, or named after popstars & celebs
the fact i seen something on one of the Jamie Oliver shows and kids didnt know what certain veg were. Really simple veg! and didnt know beef came from a cow and eggs from chickens. These were English teenagers!!
Crime and sexual violence, i think sexual violence is only going to get worse
whereas there are an unlimited number of 'white men'
it must be one of the most straight forward go straight to jail cases. How can he possibly avoid it