Many avid followers of the trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, were incensed by Tuesday's not-guilty verdict. Unlike most others, though, Michelle Crowder did more than just fume about it.
By dinnertime, Crowder had hopped on the social-change site Change.org and launched a petition, aimed at President Obama and members of Congress, calling for a federal law that would make it a felony for parents to fail to notify police within 24 hours of a child's disappearance or within an hour of a child's death. Casey Anthony waited 30 days before reporting her daughter, Caylee, missing — one of several bizarre behaviors to which many pointed as evidence of Anthony's guilt.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/united-states/36148-curious-case-of-casey-anthony.html
A jury found Anthony not guilty of murder, but convicted her of lying to police in their investigation of her daughter's death. Casey had initially claimed that Caylee was kidnapped by a nanny, which spurred a nationwide search before the girl's skeletal remains were found in the woods near the Anthony family home six months later.