Okay, Nancy! What do you have to say about this NOW?
Earlier this week, Nancy Grace had a lot to say about the Casey Anthony verdict. Here's the overall gist of Nancy's thoughts: She wasn't happy with it.
Now, Nancy has opened up further about the Casey Anthony trial. Here's what she had to say about it during a recent interview:
"The trial has been exhausting and emotional and has required so much hard work, but I think that once again it has focused a lot of attention on our justice system. It's a very hard thing to digest when your justice system fails you, but coming to terms with the fact that you cannot stop believing in it, because it is the best system in the world, it is."
"It's hard to grapple with those two conflicting facts. That the system can fail, but that's all we have, all we have is our justice system to cling to and to believe in…the only thing I can do is keep working and keep trying and just keeping on."
And here's Nancy's thoughts on Casey's lack of jail time:
"She will be walking by July 13, there's not any 'could' to it. I'll tell you what disturbs me more than the "no-jail" time is the conviction itself. I mean as far as the death penalty goes, I think that is an option that should be offered to jurors in certain heinous cases, but I was never about her getting the death penalty in this case. I was about a verdict that spoke the truth about what happened and we were robbed of that by this jury."
And here's Nancy on one Juror's statement that the murder was never proven:
"Well, she also said she is sick at the verdict [and] that she does not believe the mom is innocent. Look, when you walk outside of the building, and you see that there are puddles on the pavement and women are rushing by with their umbrellas and men have on their raincoats, you don't have to see a storm to know it rained probably while you were inside. Nobody needs to tell me it, right? I can figure it out. This is a circumstantial case, and under the law, circumstantial evidence is as valid as direct evidence. That they couldn't figure this out?"
And here's Nancy on the public's perception of her following her Casey Anthony coverage:
"Well I know that a lot of people hate me and say rotten things about me, I know that much. I mean sure, ratings are great, but my contract is not tied to ratings, and I do not have incentives in my contract that are ratings based. I don't have any incentives period in my contracts. So, to me, this is a story that transcends TV ratings. I've never really considered myself a TV person anyway. I'm a crime victim and a lawyer, a former prosecutor, and that's how I lead my life in every way. Sure, ratings are wonderful, but I think more important for me is that this story shows that our system, while it is the best in the world as far as I'm concerned, is not infallible. That's why it's so important that you strike the right jury and you do everything right when you're in that courtroom, because there are no do-overs, you get one chance."
What do U think about all of this? Do U agree with what Nancy Grace has to say here?
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