If any case in our lifetime cries out for re-examination and prosecution by the Federal Government it is this one.
Under the United States Dual-Sovereignty Doctrine more than one sovereign may prosecute an individual without violating the prohibition against double jeopardy if the individual's act breaks the laws of both sovereignties therefore; the federal and state governments may both prosecute someone for a crime.
This petition may be just the impetus the Federal Government needs to recognize that we know the verdict was erroneous and we are demanding dual sovereignty doctrine to be exercised in this case
It is also imperative to restore our faith in the justice system. The federal interest in this case is to ensure the safety of the children of this great nation. The verdict in this case sets justice for children back hundreds of years, by depicting to the population that seeks to harm these nations’ children that murdering a child will not result in a loss of freedom. The verdict in this case was in direct opposition to the evidence presented and reeks of unethical, egregious acts on the part of the defense and quite possibly the jury.
Although this petition is important, the most effective method to communicate our dissatisfaction and strong desire to see justice served in this case is to write letters. All information on who to contact can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/WE-SEEK-Justice/201898996535957
Please encourage your friends and family to sign the petition, email, call and most importantly write letters. Together we can make a difference. Thank you so much!
We the people, as citizens of the United States of America are petitioning to you in regards to Case of The State of Florida vs. Casey Marie Anthony in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Orange County Florida, Case Number 48-2008-CF-015606-O.
This crime committed against this innocent child and the resulting verdict are repugnant to the conscience of mankind on every level. In the American system of jurisprudence, a murdered child should receive the justice for which the system demands, pursuant to ideals of our founding fathers. Justice was not served in this case.
It is a well-settled principle of law that the Fifth Amendment's Double Jeopardy Clause does not bar the Federal Government from prosecuting an individual on similar or exact acts formerly tried in a State Court following acquittal or conviction. The Dual Sovereignty Doctrine allows for prosecution by one or more agencies and is not considered double jeopardy under these circumstances.
This defendant was indicted and tried on murder charges pursuant to the Florida Statute 782.04 (1)(a)(1), a general provision forbidding the unlawful killing of a human being. She was subsequently acquitted by a jury on murder charges even thought the jury's decision was in direct opposition of the evidence presented.
Due to the many newly-enacted laws designed for the intensified safety and protection of children all across this country, both on the State and Federal levels, it is our contention that the United States indeed has a "compelling federal interest" to apply these standards to Caylee Anthony's untimely death in determining who or what caused her death and bringing forth that person responsible.
If the Federal Government is serious about enforcing laws designed to more adequately and more sufficiently protect our country's children and to provide proof that the attorney General of the United States, Mr Eric Holder's statement was not political rhetoric when he said, Quote:
“We are signaling that, when it comes to keeping our children from harm, a new era of collaboration has begun.” We need Federal prosecution of this case is to ensure all of the above to be true and correct.
The violations of federal law that I contend she committed and request prosecution of, are as follows:
It is our contention that based on the evidence Casey Anthony did unlawfully kill this child and the over 400 pieces of evidence concretely prove that to be true.
Based on charges the Federal Government has jurisdiction to indict Casey Anthony on we ask that she be charged with the following;
Violation of 18 U.S.C. § - Section 1001: Statements or entries generally The False Statement Act, Federal law establishes a possible penalty of 5 years in prison for making a false statement to the federal government or its agents:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully -
(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;
(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or
(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years
In a statement to FBI agent Nick Savage on October 14, 2008 Ms. Anthony said, "I as a Mom I know in my gut, there's feelings there, you know certain things about your child you can feel that connection and I still have that feeling, that presence, I know that she is alive. Whether you have a bucket load of evidence downstairs that contradicts that and says otherwise or all you have is speculation, or nothing at all. These statements were made after she knew the child to be deceased. Hundreds of federal agents and NCIS members were disposed to search for and review tips in regards to this childs whereabouts. The defendant aserted that the "nanny" kidnapped the child but in the defense owns statements at trial conceded that there never was a nanny and that it was all "a pack of lies".
42 U.S.C.A. § 5106g The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)
"Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation"; or
"An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm."
While CAPTA provides definitions for sexual abuse and the special cases of neglect related to withholding or failing to provide medically indicated treatment. If the defense argument has any ttruth to it and the child did drown in the pool, Casey Anthony failed to get medically indicated treatment by calling 911 she violated this statute as well.
In a report released On August 8, 2011 the The Florida Department of Children and families released a report stating quote "It is the conclusion of the Department of Children and Families that [Casey Anthony] failed to protect her child from harm either through her actions or lack of actions, which tragically resulted in the child's untimely death"
If true justice were to be served in ths case, the monetary costs to us, as U.S. taxpayers is a small price to pay. There were so many egregious, unconscionable and unethical acts committed by the defense in this case that a trial by the federal government is truly warranted. Additionally, the jury did not listen to or obey the Judge's jury instructions, in fact they have been noted as saying, "We could not determine the punishment without knowing what the crime was." The jury was instructed specifically no to consider the punishment in their deliberations. The jurors did not ask to review one single piece of evidence in their delibertions, nor did they have even one question for the Judge.
In closing we respectfully request that Casey Anthony be duly prosecuted for the insidious crime she committed against this innocent child which are in direct opposition of the standards of decency that mark a progressive society. The verdict in the Casey Anthony trial set justice for crimes against children back hundreds of years.
This verdict makes a mockery of the American legal system. It is a slap in the face to all Americans who expect and deserve the legitimate functioning of justice when criminals commit horrific crimes, especially against children.
We the people seek nothing less than for justice to be served and respectfully request that our voice be heard. We beseech our government to pursue the meritorious, commendable and upright action in this case and hold this blantant murderer of a child accountable according to the standards of the people of this country.
United States Citizens