Before you judge me for speaking out on this topic, remember my blog is always opinionated and often controversial. When word of Ashton’s book came out, I wrote a blog titled Look who is Dancing with the Devil Now…Then, as now, I am questioning why people are so quick to judge the jury in the Casey Anthony case and not the prosecution. After all it is the prosecution who has the OBLIGATION to put their best efforts into convicting the defendant.
Now we have former prosecutor Jeff Ashton, who LOST the Casey Anthony case, on every show in America promoting his new book. At last the book is here. What a joke. This book and all of the media who pretend to like it and Ashton, is full of how bad Anthony is. Please Jeff, tell me more things I didn’t know. Of course Casey Anthony is awful, her actions illegal and careless and maybe she murdered her daughter and got away with it. At the very least, she acted in ways that no normal mother would ever understand or empathize with. But, that is not the point. Ashton and his team of lawyers had a case to win and they LOST.
Why did Ashton loose the case? I have always said arrogance and grandiosity. Two patterns of behavior in criminal thinking. Hmmm. Something he and Casey Anthony may have in common. Now we have more of the same from newly crowned media whore wanna be Jeff Ashton. He is smug, flip and blaming others on talk programs, instead of admitting that he bears some responsibility for the freedom of Anthony.
Remember, you cannot convict somebody of 1st degree murder simply because they get a tattoo and lie. Look at the population of people charged with crimes. They are all lying about something. The point is what and proving that.
Books like Ashton’s should tell a story and offer solutions and resources so that another child will not die and be treated the way Caylee Anthony was. The Jeff Ashton book does not. It is simply a tell all about his obsession Casey Anthony and a little about his other obsession Jose Baez. Jealous anybody?
Next time you spend money on a book ask two questions: what will I learn that helps make positive change and is the writer now shining a light on a greater cause like child abuse? Jeff Ashton YOU have committed a crime. You have misused your platform and helped nobody. Well, maybe not a crime, but your actions and lack thereof are a shame. People wise up and spend your time and money on helping children in need and stopping child abuse. There are great organizations like Child Help that can make a difference.
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