Florida Cops Need Refresher Course

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  • Is this a Florida thing?

    Perhaps to no one’s surprise, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in Florida recently revealed it never told prosecutors that someone did an Internet search about “foolproof suffocation” on Casey Anthony’s computer.

    In case you’ve forgotten who Anthony is – and you’d be completely forgiven if you tried to blot this woman from your memory forever – she’s the one that was acquitted last year of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

    Although there was a wealth of circumstantial evidence pointing to Anthony’s guilt, jurors weren’t convinced. They acquitted Anthony; whether they bought the tall tales Jose Baez weaved, we’ll never know.

    Baez is Anthony’s defense attorney, and if the Casey Antony trial proved anything, it proved this: many lawyers lie for a living. And, in some cases, the more outrageous the lie, the more successful the lawyer.

    Lies and lying figured prominently in Baez’s defense of Anthony. Unable to deny that his client had lied repeatedly to police, Baez basically told jurors this:

    “My client is a compulsive liar, but you should believe her when she says that she didn’t kill her daughter.”

    And Anthony was such a compulsive liar, Baez contended, because her father had sexually abused her as a child.

    Did he offer any proof? Hey, we’re talking about a defense attorney speaking on behalf of a woman he admitted was basically a lying, dysfunctional excuse for a mother. Baez probably figured he didn’t need proof.

    In his book about the Anthony case called “Presumed Guilty,” Baez pointed the finger at his client’s father again. It was HE that had done the Internet search about “foolproof suffocation,” Baez contended.

    According to the Web site http://www.wptv.com, Baez was probably lying about that.

    “Local 6’s investigators say the timeline suggests it was Casey (that made the search), based on newly released records.

    “Her father was at work and no one else was home when ‘fool-proof suffication,’ ‘plastic bag over the head’ and other terms related to homicidal murder were searched under the password-protected account that Casey used.” (Casey Anthony is so pathetic she can’t even spell “suffocation” correctly.)

    We have to give Baez credit for one thing: his defense team knew about the search; prosecutors didn’t. Those geniuses in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department knew about it, but never told prosecutors.

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