Saturday, July 9, 2011

Nearly a million have signed petition for Caylee's Law

Nearly a million people have signed the petition to create Caylee's law, which would make failing to report the disappearance of a child a felony crime. The petition is addressed to President Obama and lawmakers in all states.

Michelle Crowder of Durant, Oklahoma, placed the petition on to overwhelming response.

Create Caylee's Law, Not Reporting Child's Disappearance Should Be a Felony


On July 5, 2011, at 1:15 pm CST, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder in the death of her daughter Caylee Anthony. The only charges she now faces are four counts of falsifying police reports, each of which only carries a 1 year prison term. Since she has been in jail since August 2008, she will be out of jail ENTIRELY too soon.

 I'm writing to propose that a new law be put into effect making it a felony for a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker to not notify law enforcement of the disappearance of a child within 24 hours, so proper steps can be taken to find that child before it's too late.

 This way there will be no more cases like Casey Anthony's in the courts, and no more innocent children will have to go without justice.

 The case of Caylee Anthony was tragic, and there is no reason for another case like this one to hit the courts. Let's do what is necessary to prevent another case like this from happening.

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