Why Casey Anthony Was Acquitted
Sean opened up Wednesday’s show talking about the Casey Anthony acquittal. Sean was surprise by the number of people who were shocked that she was not convicted of murdering her daughter. “Most people probably started where I was. I thought she probably did it. Nobody can go dancing and hanging out a bar and partying up a storm and act the way she did when her child is missing. And who would ever weave such a web of lies like she did? When you put her whole family together you have a whole bunch of lies and a whole dysfunctional family. That is not however what our system of guilt and innocence is all about. The standard of proof is on the prosecution. And the standard, rightfully, is very high, because we don’t want innocent people put to death or spending their lives in prison. I was at the 10-yard line and all the prosecution had to do was bring me over the goal line. The problem is that the prosecution didn’t get me there,” Sean sa id. Listen to Sean’s take on the Anthony acquittal by clicking here.
Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi And Peter Johnson Jr On Casey Anthony Case
Undefeated New York City prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi (she’s never lost a case) and trial lawyer Peter Johnson Jr weighed in on the Casey Anthony verdict in the show’s final hour. Nicolazzi felt the prosecution did a very good job and that there was enough evidence there to warrant a conviction. “This case was very complicated and didn’t have a lot of the things that people expect in trials like DNA. So a lot of this case was circumstantial which means that they had to put the pieces of the puzzle together. So the prosecution had to really lay this all out there which is a much more complicated process.” Many listeners were angry with Sean because they felt that simple common sense would show that Casey Anthony was guilty. However, as Peter Johnson Jr confirmed, common sense and a conviction are two very different things. “Sometimes common sense and the Constitution conflict. I know a lot of people are upset about this case. But we should be grateful for the Constitution that we live in a country were a jury of twelve piers can go in and make a decision. The problem in this case is that the prosecution didn’t get it across the goal line. The prosecution didn’t connect the dots,” Johnson Jr explained. Listen to the entire fascinating interview right here.
The Great American Awakening
Sean welcomed Senator Jim DeMint to the last hour of the program to discuss his new book, "The Great American Awakening." Following his New York Times best seller, Saving Freedom, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint's The Great American Awakening chronicles two tumultuous years from the presidential election of 2008 through the mid-term elections of 2010. DeMint shares previously untold insider stories of the controversial stimulus bill passage, corporate takeovers and less-known executive actions that epitomize the moral decay of our government. "His latest book is a riveting account about the fight for fiscal sanity in Congress. It's essential reading for anyone who wants to understand why so many Americans clued in and got involved with the Tea Party Movement in the last election. Senator DeMint was a huge part of this and I only hope he is as involved in the 2012 race for the White House as he was this past election," said Sean. For more on DeMint's second boo k, "The Great American Awakening" please click here.
James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. He had previously represented South Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party.