I am not going to voice my opinion on the Casey Anthony verdict. At the end of the day our justice system is designed that a jury of our peers has the final say ‚Äì whether we agree or not.
What is upsetting to me is the more than 200 items listed on eBay by people trying to profit from the case.
From bumper stickers to newspaper copies to T-shirts and magazines many people are trying to make a buck of the sad case of a 3-year-old girl who left this world too soon.
For instance a classmate of Anthonys is selling three yearbooks when she was in fifth, 11th and 12 grades. So far one bidder has placed a $450 bid on the set.
If $450 is too steep you can always get a ‚Äúgot kids‚Äù car decal featuring a silhouette of Anthony for $.99.
Orlando newspapers are listed at a buy it now price of $35 and some people have placed $50 bids on court house documents.
A five-pack of ‚ÄúWhich one had the dumbest jury?‚Äù bumper stickers that features Anthony‚Äôs and O.J. Simpson‚Äôs headshots is listed for $12.50.
Other people have listed artwork, T-shirts and other publications for sale. Her defense attorney, Jose Baez even has a cameo in the listings with a vote for Jose poster for $7.88.
As someone who followed the trial pretty closely I understand the fascination with the case. But I cannot approve of people trying to profit from such a tragedy. Whether she is truly innocent or guilty at the end of the day there is still a precious child who has died.
Go ahead read articles, follow news coverage listen to talking heads, but please do not commercialize on this case. It is a slap in the face to the memory of a tiny 3-year-old girl to try and profit from her untimely death.