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Topic : 09/22 Behind the Headlines

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Created on : Friday, September 19, 2008, 05:22:43 pm
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Three-year-old Caylee Anthony made headlines when her grandmother, Cindy, placed a frantic 911 call to report her missing. By the time she called the police, her granddaughter had been missing for one month. Where was Caylee’s mother, Casey, all that time? Now considered a person of interest by authorities, is Casey a pathological liar with something to hide, an irresponsible 22-year-old or is something else going on? Then, Casey claims she was out searching for her daughter on her own, but pictures of her partying at a local club surfaced shortly after Caylee vanished. Were those photos taken before Caylee's birth as Casey's father claims? Lisa Bloom, renowned legal analyst and host of TruTv’s In Session, explains what a jury might think. Next, meet two local residents and find out why one believes Casey is innocent, while the other is convinced of her guilt Then, bounty hunters Leonard Padilla and Rob Dick say they helped bail Casey out of jail after she agreed to help them find her daughter. Rob says he drove Casey around in search of Caylee for nine days, and what he claims he observed might surprise you. Plus, why is Caylee’s story splashed across newspapers and TV screens, while other missing children go virtually ignored? Is the seeming disparity in coverage because she’s white or attractive, and the other children are different races? Ernie Allen, president and founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, says racism isn’t the reason some missing children make headlines while others do not. But April Morris has been searching for her grandson, Benjamin Everett, since he disappeared in 2004 and says he didn’t receive any media attention because he’s biracial. Share your thoughts, join the discussion.

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September 22, 2008, 4:37 am CDT

TIME WILL TELL

TIME WILL TELL all of us as to what has happened to CAYLEE ANTHONY. Somehow...Someway there has to be ANSWERS to the QUESTIONS we all have as to what CASEY ANTHONY did with her child. From observing Casey's parents, I don't believe they had a good relationship with Casey. Remenber when Casey did not want her parents to visit her? That made me believe she had no intentions to tell them anything. Another observation I have is when I saw the pictures of Casey partying with her friends knowing her daughter was missing showed her lack of concern to her child's disapperance. That is somone who is a
SELFISH PERSON thinking of her own needs. A Mother who truly LOVES HER CHILD would never act like she did.
CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE..this I believe is so true. The way the parents are acting pushing and yelling with a baseball bat in their hands tell me that they deal with issues in their life with VIOLENCE. Casey is being protected in an inappropiate way which is not what Casey should be observing. Is this what she has seen in the past with other situations?
This is my opinion...I believe that Casey did not want her daughter Caylee to be around family and friends so Caylee would not tell anyone how she was being treated when people were not observing her Mother. For all we know Casey could not handle the responsibility of being a MOTHER and then became RESENTFUL that she had to put Caylee first instead of herself. From RESENTFUL it turned into ANGER..from ANGER it turned into ABUSE. Maybe from ABUSE it turned into wanting her out of her LIFE. This opinion is coming from a person that was ABUSED most of her life until the death of her MOTHER. All of what I have stated are all the feelings my MOTHER had about me...SAD BUT TRUE.
So for me this is a very SAD STORY that brought me to think of my past but in my case I got a chance to have a FUTURE with NO ABUSE again in MY LIFE... I am grateful for that. My THOUGHTS and PRAYERS are for those who have been affected in one way or another who still do not know where that precious and innocent child is and what has really happened to her.
TIME WILL TELL!!!!!
 
September 22, 2008, 4:46 am CDT

just alittle girl

Hi Dr. Phil

How could a mother do this to her own child especially to a sweet little girl? I mean what  was she thinking at the time.? Dr. Phil I just can't wait to hear what you have to say see you today sept 22 at 4:00pm

 

H Wilson

 

 
September 22, 2008, 4:46 am CDT

Missing kids

I have yet to see this show, but will watch when it comes on this afternoon. (I'm in central time.)

 

Just reading over the topic smmary, I am already feeling frustrated. I seriously question, WHY DOES EVERYTHING ALWAYS COME DOWN TO RACE? Don't people realize sometimes things just happen, people get overlooked, or someone thinks you're an idiot because that's the truth? I get so sick of people always bringing up the race issue. Most times when people say, "It's because I'm ____________", it's really NOT. It's just because of the circumstances surrounding that particular moment in time.

 
September 22, 2008, 5:15 am CDT

The Grandmother

I feel that the animosity against Cindy is because she wanted the help from the Media in the beginning and now she is treating people as though they are hateful and stupid.  I know that the evidence is hard for the Grandparents to see but they are reacting in a very poor manner, which is causing those people that were there in the beginning to help them become extremely angry.

 

There is so much concentration on the fact that Casey didn't call the Police when her Daughter disappeared but Cindy and George didn't call when their Daughter and Granddaughter disappeared.  I don't see the difference here.  If my Daughter and Grandson disappeared for more than 24 hours I would be calling the Police.

 

At this point in time I no longer feel bad for the Grandparents they raised their children and something went terrible wrong and now the whole world knows it.

 
September 22, 2008, 5:22 am CDT

POOR LITTLE GIRL

IM SURPRIZED THAT THIS MOTHER HAS'NT BEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER.I HAVE BEEN WATCHING NANCY GRACE AND THIS POOR LITTLE GIRL,WHERE THE HELL IS SHE.I KNOW IF THIS WAS MY KID I WOULD BE SEARCHING AND SCREAMING WHERE IS SHE.AND THIS MOTHER IS A LYER EVERYONE KNOWS THAT.SO WHY IS SHE STILL WALKING AROUND.THE EVIDENCE SHOWS SHES GUILTY.SO WHY.I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEONE CAN JUST MURDER SOMEONE AND STILL BE FREE.WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS SO CALLED JUSTICE SYSTEM.AND WHY WAS THIS MOTHER PARTYING INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR HER LITTLE GIRL.AND WHY DIDNT THESE SO CALLED GRANDPARENTS CALL THE COPS BEFORE THREE MONTHS.HOW ABOUT WHEN THIS POOR LITTLE GIRL WENT MISSING PICK UP THE DAM PHONE AND REPORT HER MISSING.I WOULD BE GOING CRAZY IF THIS WAS MY KID.IF THIS SO CALLED MOTHER DIDNT WANT A KID THEN WHY THE HELL DID SHE HAVE ONE.SHE SURE DOES'NT LOOK UPSET  ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOING ON.AND SHE HAS CHANGED HE STORY SO MANY TIMES.WHATS UP WITH THAT.THIS POOR LITTLE GIRL DIDNT ASK TO BE BORN YOU HAD HER.YOU JOB IS TO LOOK AFTER AND PROTECT HER.NOT GET RID OR KILL HER.WHAT KIND OF GRANDPARENTS ARE THE IDIOTS.IM AM OUTRAGED AT HOW THIS IS BEING HANDLED.THAT SO CALLED MOTHER SHOULD BE PUT AWAY FOR LIFE
 
September 22, 2008, 6:03 am CDT

Caylee and the media

I think that the reason that this missing child received so much media attention has nothing to do with race or appearance - or even the child - it is the outrage by the public that a Mother could behave in such a way that is questioning whether she had something to do with the disappearance of her child.  All of this media attention is surrounding Casey Anthony - not Caylee.  Often times people with personality types such as what Casey Anthony  appears to have will create a situation that  gains then much attention.
 
September 22, 2008, 6:10 am CDT

What kind of mother waits 30 days?

One time I was in Walmart and my daughter was about three at the time. She went missing for all of three minutes and I was in a panic mode.  Walmart was almost going to do a call Adam and then my daughter found me.  What kind of mother would wait 30 days?  My children are too precious to me.  Most mothers go in a panic mode when they see their child out of their site for 2 seconds.
 
September 22, 2008, 6:12 am CDT

09/22 Behind the Headlines

Dear Dr Phil,,

 

Isn't there anyway or anyone or anything that would jar Casyee to finally tell the truth about what happened to her daughter Caylee...........there must be a way to make her open up and talk

 
September 22, 2008, 6:41 am CDT

Motive

 This Mother ( if you fell you can call her that)  is a lier.  I have listen to Nancy Grace also and in all the tapes that have been played Casy has never given any reason why the fictious nanny would take child. A motive of any kind.  I'm glad to see that Dr Phill is have a show about this.  Thanks Dr. Phill
 
September 22, 2008, 6:48 am CDT

Casey

It is hard to believe that any mother would go a month without telling someone that her daughter was missing.  Even if Casey accidently gave to much cough syrup (another rumor going around) so she could go out to party doesn't make sense at why she won't tell anyone where her daughter is.  The longer this drags out the more the public will judge her.  I don't know if she did anything to her daughter I just know that the police released tapes of her lies and she won't speak to anyone concerning the truth about her daughters last day with her.   

 

 I understand that the police will sooner or later arrest her but they need to put all their ducks in a row.  What is it that makes a person snap?  Is this what happened?  Innocent until proven guilty?  I beleive that most of the protestors don't know what the constitution says in full.  I believe that we now have a circus of messed up people needing attention and they are using Casey's family to feel better about themselves.  There is no way she will get a fair trial now that this is all over the media.  How do you handle this?

 
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