Prof. Leslie Garfield talks to the AP about the jurors who acquitted Casey Anthony

More than three months after a jury acquitted Casey Anthony of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, the names of the jurors were made public on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press’ story, which ran in dozens of news outlets, “In the days since the verdict, Anthony and the jurors received death threats and angry messages were posted online. Many people across the nation thought the jurors let a guilty woman go free. Anthony went into hiding, and it appears jurors have done the same thing.”

Judge Belvin Perry had delayed releasing the jurors names for their safey, saying he wanted a “cooling off period” to pass.

“I can’t recall another situation like this, but I think in this case it was necessary,” said Leslie Garfield. “… You ask people to serve the justice system, but in situations like this there has to be protection for these people. We have to try to protect them somehow.”

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