Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Casey Anderson, Not Guilty Verdict

In actuality, "Not Guilty" does not mean "Innocent".  Very seldom, if ever is the term innocent used when a person is let loose from a crime, so obviously committed, or seemingly so. Casey's verdict shocked me.  For one thing, and the only thing that seems to make sense that this girl is a guilty Sociopath, is that she partied away - giving out different tales of where her daughter was. This went on for 30 days.  This was a baby, and babies have to be accounted for every moment of the day.  And she had been apart from this child for quite some days.  But, to our dismay, and perhaps it should be for our satisfaction too, the Justice System does work.  The Jurors are not bound by dramatics as we witness on popular television shows.  Our High Courts must prove a person "Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt" and since so many things were circumstantial in this case, they could not find her guilty, is the point.  Not that they found her innocent either.  The same with the O.J. Simpson trial.  Some murders are so strange and complicated that the perpetrators probably can't believe they're let off so easily but when a case comes like this, the Jurors seem to have no choice but to do what is legally right, not go by emotions....

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Are Black Women Un-Marriageable?

I'm a Black woman myself and this myth has been roaming around for quite some times.  I don't believe in statistics, particularly and do not appreciate being categorized as part of a crew of women that men don't want.  It's not true but can we do anything to  improve this myth or just ignore it and do what we do?  Please let's talk cordially about a topic that many Talk Shows (Oprah, Tyra, the past Ricky Lake Show) featured and I found it personally offensive but there were also Black women attesting to this.  Some said that they were too 'strong' for the men out here.  Let's share some dialogue on this disturbing so-called phenomena.