Casey Anthony Trial Jury Member’s Names to Be Released by Judge Belvin Perry Jr.October 25, 2011 No Comments
After three months of what the legal system calls a “cooling off period” the judge in the Casey Anthony murder trial plans to reveal the names of the 12 jurors, and 5 alternate jurors, who deliberated in the Casey Anthony trial and ultimately found Anthony not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony, 3.
As reported by The Huffington Post, “Following the trial, Judge Belvin Perry Jr. decided that the identities of the 12 jurors and five alternates would temporarily remain private information as a precautionary measure, explaining that while the public has a right to know each juror’s identity, the panel’s safety must be the top priority.”
Judge Belvin Perry Jr.’s intentions and motives were correct, however, much of the country, and particularly, locals in central Florida, seem to be incited all over again. The jurors who served on the Casey Anthony trial jury panel may be in a great deal of danger, or at the very least, at risk for constant harrassment and bullying by an angry public.
Judge Perry told The Tampa Tribune newspaper, “In a democracy, criminal trials should not, as a rule, be decided by anonymous persons. However, anonymity, at least from the media and the public, relieves pressure on jurors and protects impartiality.”
Agreed, but now the names of the 12 jurors and 5 alternates, who found Casey Anthony “not guilty” of the murder of her deceased daughter Caylee, will be released to the media and to the public at large, these jurors do remain in danger.
While, like most Americans, I did not agree with the jury’s final verdict in the trial of Casey Anthony, I do feel passionately about the juror’s collective right to continued privacy and anonymity for the sake of their safety and their familys’ safety. I feel that revealing their names will open each Casey Anthony juror up for intimidation, bullying and God only knows what else. These factors could create a sense of duress for future criminal trial jurors on all future cases, causing them to bring in the popular verdict rather than the verdict they genuinely feel is correct.
Case in point, according to CNN, “Following the trial, jurors faced threats from a people upset with the verdict, with some remarking to court staff ‘that they feel like prisoners in their own homes.’” CNN also reports that another juror quit her job and left her homestate after receiving threats from co-workers.Tags: 'Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony, anonymous jury, Casey Anthony, Casey Anthony being sued, Casey Anthony book deal, Casey Anthony found not guilty of murder, Casey Anthony jurors names to be released, Casey Anthony Keith Ablow book, Casey Anthony News, Casey Anthony St. Martin's Press, Casey Anthony trial jurors to be revealed today, Casey Anthony trial jury revealed, Casey Anthony was convicted of misdemeanor, Caylee Anthony, Fox news, FOX News Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow, Judge Belvin Perry Jr. to release names of jurors, Judge releases names of jurors in Casey Anthony Trial, jurors who aquitted casey anthony names, Keith Ablow, Los Angeles Times, names of Casey Anthony jury revealed, Reuters, Should Casey Anthony be allowed to cash in, Should Casey Anthony be allowed to profit, three month colling off period, who were the jurors in Casey Anthony trialCrime Scene, General, Politics