After Casey Anthony Verdict, State Lawmaker Drafts "Caylee's Law"

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Casey Anthony may walk away with little punishment stemming from the strange death of her daughter Caylee after yesterday's stunning verdict, but the case may still have legal repercussions in Florida.  State Representative Bill Hager, a Republican from Boca Raton, has announced that he will file a bill dubbed "Caylee's Law" during next year's legislative session. The law would make it a felony for parents or legal guardians not to call police when a child goes missing.



"What we witnessed in the case of two year old Caylee Anthony was truly tragic," Hager told CapitolSoup.com. "Placing a law on the books requiring parents and guardians to report missing children who are in significant danger in a timely manner will ensure that parents are held accountable for their actions. It will also assure that we put justice on the side of those among us who are most vulnerable. And finally, it will put an end to the kind of irresponsible and outrageous behavior we observed with Caylee's mother."

Casey Anthony had never reported Caylee missing. Caylee's grandmother first reported that the child was missing 31 days after she had last seen her. 

Police agree that in cases of missing children, the immediate hours after the disappearance are the most critical, but police can't do anything if they don't actually know the child is missing. 

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SoloJ52
SoloJ52

It's sad that no-one reported this child missing for 31days. What are we coming too in this nation, this is a different world,than the one I come from. Your children are the most important person in you life, too have such a I don't care attitude about a 2 yr old missing. It's so sad.

Dubydooh
Dubydooh

Do away with the 24 hour rule, hire more police, raise their pay and things will change for the better.

Lmacia82
Lmacia82

It's very depressing when you watch the justice system fail so terribly.  So what now we may have other disturbed people thinking that they too can get away with such disturbing crimes!!!!

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so when you say "Police agree that in cases of missing children, the immediate hours after the disappearance are the most critical" does that count the 24 hours that are required for you to wait to report a disappearance? 

Njnjjnjnj
Njnjjnjnj

It is not true that you have to wait 24hrs if the circumstances dictate it. Especially when its a minor.

SoloJ52
SoloJ52

Does that calls for the same rule as a small child.

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