Well right now in the USA Casey Anthony, although acquitted, is about the biggest Villain the public can focus on. What makes her a Villain? Probably because the majority of the public believes she murdered her adorable daughter or at the very least let her daughter die and did nothing. Her failure to report her missing, her lies and her partying prove it to many people.
The attorney in me honestly believes the jury made the right call because based on the law there was no evidence to convict. These poor jurors took their duty seriously and while the easy thing would be to convict and satisfy public opinion’s need for blood they took the harder path and voted based on proof. To me they are Heroes because they protected the integrity of our judicial system against public opinion, the media and probably their own families. To the public they are Villains who must hide and avoid nasty hatred from people they don’t know because they chose to uphold a system that in order to be valid must work and if they voted on public opinion that would not be justice for that little girl.
Today I feel the Villains are the public and the media because while they covered the death of this poor little girl and her mother’s trial fervently – how many other children disappeared or were killed and no one shed a tear or blinked an eye because they were not white? To me the media outlets, public, and public agencies that find these children less worthy of concern, they are the true Villains.
If we stop and think all of the big media stories involving children are usually adorable white female children, sometimes white male children but only so rarely does any outcry over the harm, disappearance or death of a child of a non-white background occur. It is sad that our media feeds into this valuation over one small segment of children over all the others. It does not mean that this segment should become less important, more that crimes against any child should elicit the same outrage, fervor and public attention.
You may not agree with my opinions and thoughts here but no nasty comments please.