Casey Anthony Released From Jail Like a Rock Star (VIDEO)

casey anthony releaseIt used to be that the only people to fly on private planes were rock stars, royalty, and the President. Now they're the preferred getaway vehicle for killers, too. That's how Casey Anthony flew out of the Orlando Executive Airport at about 3 a.m. yesterday (July 17), after being released from jail under cover of the night style. Orange County Jail spokesman Allen Moore insists that Anthony did not receive special treatment as an inmate ... her release, on the other hand, was practically a velvet rope affair.

Not only did law enforcement officials make an exception for a sneaky just-after-midnight release for Anthony, they shut down the Booking and Release Center parking lot and allowed only three journalists -- a videographer, a photographer, and a reporter -- inside the jail. The rest of the media was only alerted by email about the time of Anthony's release after she was already a "safe distance" away.

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Protesters, meanwhile (and there were hundreds), were confined to grassy areas on either side of the highway. Nobody knows where Anthony went, though apparently she could have left the country with a valid passport, even with several civil lawsuits against her pending. (There's a joke in here somewhere about TSA regulations and exemptions for murderers.)

So, part of me gets why the jail would go overboard on security for this particular release -- basically to save themselves from having to clean up the mess that would have resulted from giving angry crowds easy access to Anthony. But my capacity for understanding ends there. The implication that special efforts were made to ensure the safe passage of Anthony for her own sake makes me feel absolutely sick. As if enough money hasn't already been wasted on clearing this woman's name of a crime everybody knows she committed anyway.

In fact, the more I think about it, the more I'm sickened by the jail taking any special precautions for Anthony's release at all, even in their own interest. Extreme security measures are probably technically acceptable as a means of preventing vigilante justice, but in this case, they were just symbolic of our judicial system's cowardice. I wouldn't mind seeing some vigilante justice in action here. (Check out the pink shirt -- she would've been such an easy target, too.)

Do you think the jail went overboard on security measures for Casey Anthony's release?

 

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