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    Why is the case so popular? What draws us to certain cases over another? There are lots of missing children in this world. There are children who die by the hands of their own parents and yet this case seems to stir up our emotions. Why? Why this one and not another? I look and see that Caylee has sooooo many supporters and prayers going out for her and yet there are others who are missing that don't have the support she is getting. Why is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
    Why is the case so popular? What draws us to certain cases over another? There are lots of missing children in this world. There are children who die by the hands of their own parents and yet this case seems to stir up our emotions. Why? Why this one and not another? I look and see that Caylee has sooooo many supporters and prayers going out for her and yet there are others who are missing that don't have the support she is getting. Why is that?
    Funny you started this thread PD - I was just thinking the exact same thing a few minutes ago. Oh, and BTW, I have no idea.

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    I hope this thread doesn't offend anyone for that is not my intent. I'm just curious as to why some things get soooooo much attention when others don't. I'm not taking anything away from Caylee what so ever for she deserves our prayers and support, too..


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
    I hope this thread doesn't offend anyone for that is not my intent. I'm just curious as to why some things get soooooo much attention when others don't. I'm not taking anything away from Caylee what so ever for she deserves our prayers and support, too..

    What drew my attention to this case was the way Casey Anthony spoke.
    I watch HLN, CNBC, MSNBC etc. quite a bit so obviously I came upon this case.

    In watching the released phone conversations and tapes, I really found the way Casey Anthony spoke intriguing. Her tone reeks of this really interesting confidence. Her words always sound so deliberate. And some things she would say or explanations she gave made no sense to the conversation she was having. As we have all heard it seems like she was speaking in code. I remember thinking to myself "why isn't anyone bringing up the fact that she is speaking in code!?!?!" LOL.

    Her words, her tone, her thought process all seem so familiar to me..

    I don't mean to say I am habitual liar (lie)...(jk)..(lie)...(jk)...or a sociopath lol.. I just thought there was just something really interesting about this girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
    I hope this thread doesn't offend anyone for that is not my intent. I'm just curious as to why some things get soooooo much attention when others don't. I'm not taking anything away from Caylee what so ever for she deserves our prayers and support, too..
    I have often wondered the same thing. My opinion is that we need to ask the media to take away 30 minutes per day, per presidential candidate and focus that time on missing children. After all, who cares how many homes John McCain owns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
    I hope this thread doesn't offend anyone for that is not my intent. I'm just curious as to why some things get soooooo much attention when others don't. I'm not taking anything away from Caylee what so ever for she deserves our prayers and support, too..
    Well, I think this case is getting so much attention because we don't understand how a "mother" could NOT report her child missing and NOT even tell her family for 31 days. Then add in all the lies Casey has told. We want to know WHY?!

    ANd...we just want peace and justice for this little girl.
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    I think my main draw to this case is the way Casey is being strung up when there is so little to go on that points in her direction.
    Seriously, so she steals...anyone checking these forums from work PC's when they are supposed to be doing what they get paid for is "stealing" in a sense. So, that doesn't make her guilty of murder in my book, at least not without incriminating a whole bunch of forum readers/posters as well.
    She lies...who doesn't? Maybe tiny lies, maybe big lies, we all do it. I lied this morning when I told my friend I had to get off the phone so I could go out and get my mail. I really just wanted off the phone...period.
    To watch this young woman being raked over the coals without sufficient cause is making me feel a great deal of sympathy towards her. And honestly, I am so thankful that there are people like Jose Baez, Leonard and Tony Padilla and all the others that are willing to help Casey.
    We don't know why she has kept her silence. Plain and simple. I prefer to give her the benefit of the doubt until I see reason not to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alyzabeth View Post
    (1.)I think my main draw to this case is the way Casey is being strung up when there is so little to go on that points in her direction.
    (2.)Seriously, so she steals...anyone checking these forums from work PC's when they are supposed to be doing what they get paid for is "stealing" in a sense. So, that doesn't make her guilty of murder in my book, at least not without incriminating a whole bunch of forum readers/posters as well.
    (3.)She lies...who doesn't? Maybe tiny lies, maybe big lies, we all do it. I lied this morning when I told my friend I had to get off the phone so I could go out and get my mail. I really just wanted off the phone...period.
    (4.)To watch this young woman being raked over the coals without sufficient cause is making me feel a great deal of sympathy towards her. And honestly, I am so thankful that there are people like Jose Baez, Leonard and Tony Padilla and all the others that are willing to help Casey.
    We don't know why she has kept her silence. Plain and simple. I prefer to give her the benefit of the doubt until I see reason not to.

    I have underlined and numbered the points in your post that I would like to respond to.
    1.) There is a MOUNTAIN pointing to her.
    2.) To equate sneaking a look at a forum while at work and lying to the police about your missing daughter is like saying that a man who murders another man is the same as someone who swats a fly. They HARDLY compare. It is apples to peanut butter and it does not compute REALISTICLY...
    3.) But we do not all LIE to the police when the ISSUE is our missing CHILD. We do not lead the police on a wild goose chase that in no way helps them locate our child and only wastes their time...This, again, does not compute in REALITY. Yes, everyone may lie to get off the phone, that is SIMPLISTIC-but everyone does NOT lie to the POLICE when their child's life hangs in the balance...
    4.) Spend some time and read the 471 page document dump with all the statements and the REALITY may just set in you too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alyzabeth View Post
    I think my main draw to this case is the way Casey is being strung up when there is so little to go on that points in her direction.
    Seriously, so she steals...anyone checking these forums from work PC's when they are supposed to be doing what they get paid for is "stealing" in a sense. So, that doesn't make her guilty of murder in my book, at least not without incriminating a whole bunch of forum readers/posters as well.
    She lies...who doesn't? Maybe tiny lies, maybe big lies, we all do it. I lied this morning when I told my friend I had to get off the phone so I could go out and get my mail. I really just wanted off the phone...period.
    To watch this young woman being raked over the coals without sufficient cause is making me feel a great deal of sympathy towards her. And honestly, I am so thankful that there are people like Jose Baez, Leonard and Tony Padilla and all the others that are willing to help Casey.
    We don't know why she has kept her silence. Plain and simple. I prefer to give her the benefit of the doubt until I see reason not to.
    What about her not reporting the child missing? Or partying while she was supposedly looking for her? Her total and complete lack of concern over the wellbeing of her child? I can't believe that there are people who can still give her the benefit of doubt when the only thing she was concerned about when she was first put in jail was getting her boyfriend's phone number. "All they care about is Caylee." You want me to give THAT the benefit of doubt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alyzabeth View Post
    I think my main draw to this case is the way Casey is being strung up when there is so little to go on that points in her direction.
    Seriously, so she steals...anyone checking these forums from work PC's when they are supposed to be doing what they get paid for is "stealing" in a sense. So, that doesn't make her guilty of murder in my book, at least not without incriminating a whole bunch of forum readers/posters as well.
    She lies...who doesn't? Maybe tiny lies, maybe big lies, we all do it. I lied this morning when I told my friend I had to get off the phone so I could go out and get my mail. I really just wanted off the phone...period.
    To watch this young woman being raked over the coals without sufficient cause is making me feel a great deal of sympathy towards her. And honestly, I am so thankful that there are people like Jose Baez, Leonard and Tony Padilla and all the others that are willing to help Casey.
    We don't know why she has kept her silence. Plain and simple. I prefer to give her the benefit of the doubt until I see reason not to.
    Okay, it's understandable that you want to give her the "benefit of the doubt" - she is, after all, innocent until proven guilty. However, I've never stolen my best friend's checks and went on a shopping spree with them at Target. I've never used the routing number on my grandmother's checks or stolen money from her assisted living account. And furthermore, sure, we all lie, but I've never made a sport of it. I have a real job, I don't send myself fake emails in case anyone ever questions my employment. I could go on and on. But I will say this. I am with you on her silence. With all of the whoppers coming out of her mouth I think it's best if she keeps it shut, because every time it opens the hole just gets deeper and her credibility plummets further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alyzabeth View Post
    I think my main draw to this case is the way Casey is being strung up when there is so little to go on that points in her direction.
    Seriously, so she steals...anyone checking these forums from work PC's when they are supposed to be doing what they get paid for is "stealing" in a sense. So, that doesn't make her guilty of murder in my book, at least not without incriminating a whole bunch of forum readers/posters as well.
    She lies...who doesn't? Maybe tiny lies, maybe big lies, we all do it. I lied this morning when I told my friend I had to get off the phone so I could go out and get my mail. I really just wanted off the phone...period.
    To watch this young woman being raked over the coals without sufficient cause is making me feel a great deal of sympathy towards her. And honestly, I am so thankful that there are people like Jose Baez, Leonard and Tony Padilla and all the others that are willing to help Casey.
    We don't know why she has kept her silence. Plain and simple. I prefer to give her the benefit of the doubt until I see reason not to.
    I hope the underlying reason for her lying in regards to her daughter being missing is to protect Caylee and not her own self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
    Why is the case so popular? What draws us to certain cases over another? There are lots of missing children in this world. There are children who die by the hands of their own parents and yet this case seems to stir up our emotions. Why? Why this one and not another? I look and see that Caylee has sooooo many supporters and prayers going out for her and yet there are others who are missing that don't have the support she is getting. Why is that?
    Maybe that is a message that Caylee wants us to receive-to put more energy and love into situations that desperately need to be healed; especially involving innocent children. Maybe that is why the case has drawn out the way it has, to try to wake people up and make people of FEEL again-

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    I have been drawn to this case because as far as I know this is the only case in which a little 2 year old girl has been missing for 30+ days and the mother never reported it. This was the very first thing to intrigue me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsiechavi View Post
    I have been drawn to this case because as far as I know this is the only case in which a little 2 year old girl has been missing for 30+ days and the mother never reported it. This was the very first thing to intrigue me.
    Actually there was another case not too unlike it just reported today. I wish I could find the article. It was from the US Southwest, and the mother is an American Indian. The child was missing for about a month. The mother finally admitted the child was dead and claimed it was an accidental death. Very shocking. But somehow it never reached the level of this case.

    I suspect in part it is a combination of those pictures of Caylee that just grab you attention, combined with the absolute unconcern of casey. People are watching something completely alien to them. They cannot understand how Casey thinks or is wired. It is rare that we see quite that level of for lack of a better word, cold calculating evil, in a woman. We tend to expect in more in the Jeffrey Dahmer type serial killers.

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    I think because it's such a strange case with all the twists it has taken. The family, the lies, everything about it is just plain strange.

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    I think it's a combination of a few things. One being that there is so much to speculate on in this case...the bizarre behavior, lies, etc. Whereas in many cases there is not a whole lot to follow. Another reason I believe is that to look at Casey she looks like any other typical young mother and like many typical young mothers has not grown up and makes mistakes. I mean I have known a lot of bad moms through the years that look the part of loving and caring on the surface, but their actions with their kids suck. But to see someone as a bad mother and to see someone as a murderer are two completely different things. I think it's shocking because we ALL know bad moms...and that shock of OMG, this could be that person is just too much. Just my opinion.

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    This case is interesting because:
    The mother did not report the girl missing [ which is normal to do?]
    The mother has a history of stealing & using other people's money & accounts.
    The mother has been said to be a known lier.
    Many adverse reasons for my interest.
    As we all know though, there are two sides to every story.
    We do not know why we chose the side we chose,for me I did not think about it much.
    I just read what was going on,listened and watched the news and Nancy Grace plus Greta also Geraldo.
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    until I really see something positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperDoll View Post
    Why is the case so popular? What draws us to certain cases over another? There are lots of missing children in this world. There are children who die by the hands of their own parents and yet this case seems to stir up our emotions. Why? Why this one and not another? I look and see that Caylee has sooooo many supporters and prayers going out for her and yet there are others who are missing that don't have the support she is getting. Why is that?
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    I have wondered that too....I think as gypsie said, 30 days missing and no one reported? The trail of lies....and lies that are larger than I gotta hang up the phone....

    There has to be a "gotcha" for there to be a media frenzy. This "gotcha" has to be the darling girl of course but also the crazy situation that Casey has created. If you love doing puzzles, this one is for you! The "gotcha" for
    Laci Peterson was expectant mom missing at Christmas.

    In both of these cases the bazaar behavior of the people that should have been loving and protecting the victims the most feeds the frenzy IMO

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    Hi PD!

    IMO, I think that this case has touched so many because it doesn't seem that anyone in Caylee's life has put her first! So many people seem more worried about Casey and IMO, this takes the focus off of Caylee. Now she has over 600 people on her thread, focusing on finding her and praying for her! She is FIRST with all of us...

    On a personal note, I'm the mother of a Caylee (Kaileigh) and I guess in a way, I feel like I'm a voice for her!

    Just my opinions of course....and I do feel that other cases deserve this attention as well so I'm not taking that away from them by any means. But I think when you look at all of the aspects of this case, you can really see why this has touched so many of us and made us focus on Caylee.

    I think she just really needs us....

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasgirl View Post
    IMO, I think that this case has touched so many because it doesn't seem that anyone in Caylee's life has put her first! So many people seem more worried about Casey and IMO, this takes the focus off of Caylee. Now she has over 600 people on her thread, focusing on finding her and praying for her! She is FIRST with all of us...
    You hit the nail on the head for me!!

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    I can't answer for others but I know why it has my attention and I do follow other news stories. I'm a parent, I've spent the last 26 years watching out for my kids. As much as I like to think that I can protect them from all the evil and rotten things that can happen, I know bad things happen to even the most watchful parent.

    Caylee's age; three year olds are about my most favorite little people in the whole world. It is magic age of learning and growth. It is hard for me to imagine that someone would not want to spend all day with a child that age.
    (I know they keep calling Caylee a toddler, she passed toddler age 18 month ago, she is technically a preschooler.)

    I was a board member of a Child Abuse Emergency Shelter. I went to family court and visited the units where child victims were treated. It opened my eyes to ways children are exploited, injured, and neglected. For this reason, I do follow many child cases.

    The last reason is more, I don't know, hard to define. We've all known a Casey in our lives; the pretty, snotty, party girl who loves being the center of attention. She could get straight Ds and still make the A students feel stupid.
    She's probably peaked in the first three years of high school and then couldn't make the transition to planning for her future. Casey didn't get there by accident either, her parents helped and I guess by judging their parenting, it makes the rest of us feel better about our own parenting.
    So there go, this case has it all; two layers of questionable parenting, a missing vulnerable child and the *itchy girl who might finally be getting brought down. Toss in the vortex of news reporters, web-boards, dandies and carpetbaggers, it's a Lifetime Movie.

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    It caught my attention, first because I don't live far from Orlando, so it was on the local news, second because of the length of time before she was reported missing. Then, when the case just snowballed in the news and on WS, it kept my attention from there.

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    This case is so popular because it reads like a good mystery novel, it was easy to find an "internet" presence, the media continues to hype it and the family has been inconsistent from day one.

    What's not to keep the brain engaged.

    I really think the media and the internet presence play a major role here. This is a case we can actually find stuff on even if we are clear across the country. In many cases, the media dies down quickly and it is difficult to track what is happening unless you live in the area or you work directly with LE or the family. Not the case here.

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    I think that the answer to your question has many different aspects.

    1) Caylee is a gorgeous little girl, she looks so sweet and innocent in all of her pictures.
    2) This case keeps spitting out twists and turns, it is keeping people interested. They check each day to see what new info has come out.
    3) Casey has lied, and been uncooperative from the beginning. I think that there are many people out there (myself included) who can't get past that, can't understand why. And human nature is to "try to figure it out".
    4) The media is keeping the story in the news which keeps interest in the case. The media is able to keep the story in the news because there is always new info being reported.


    Those are some of the main reasons that people are drawn to this case, IMO. I know that it makes some people sad/upset that other cases don't get the same interest or attention. And I agree, but I also know from watching the Laci Peterson case in it's entirety, that many people will continue to follow missing persons cases if/when Caylee's disappearance is solved. I'm grateful for that. Anything that will get people to pay more attention, is a good thing.

    And finally, I wanted to say that personally, I felt that the MANY people praying for Laci Peterson and unborn Conner, played a role in the fate of the case. I feel those prayers were heard, and I am hoping the same will happen for Caylee.

    This post is all IMO.
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    The only thing that comes to my mind is the episode of Dora I watched with my children this morning.

    Throughout the whole show Dora asks the kids "do you see swiper" and they reply "he's right there, he's right there" (no doubt in their heads they are adding the word dummy at the end of that phrase). Then they need to chant with her "Swiper no Swipping" three times and he goes away. In the end of the show they call for him to share their cookies.

    So what is the point of even having a Swiper in this learning show? Has he really ever swiped anything and why don't they just put him in jail instead of telling him to quit swiping?

    Even in a children's show they are conditioning us to be the watchers of criminal activities and help to call the guilty out.

    We as adults are doing the same thing in this case, saying "the evidence is right there dummies, the murderer is right there dummies, can't you see".

    Therefore I think the proper phrase in this case should be "Casey stop lying".
    Maybe if we all chant this together three times she will stop and then we can give her a cookie!

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