Today’s Editorial Cartoons started as one but as usual my better half disagreed so I created a second version and decided to run a poll among my readers to see your take. First, I have to say that I am completely against vigilante justice and as pissed off as you can be about the decision in the Casey Anthony trial, calls for individuals to do harm to her outside the justice system is way off IMO. Remember, Dexter is a fictional character that real people shouldn’t emulate.
Some background for those not familiar with the series. Dexter is a series on Showtime starring Michael C. Hall who plays Dexter Morgan. As a toddler Dexter witnessed his mother murdered in a terrible way. He was adopted by a cop who later saw serial killer tendencies in Dexter. Dad must have been off as well because rather than seek help for his troubled son, he created a Code by which Dexter follows to determine whether someone should be executed by his vigilante justice.
According to the Code:
- Killing innocents is NEVER allowed
- Always take time and make sure you have the right person-EVIDENCE
- Be extremely careful with the killing and more importantly the PREPARATION
- Remember: YOU control your urges to kill, they don’t control you.
Once the verdict hit, several people started calling for a Dexter type judgement and this video popped up:
Taking on the mind of Dexter, I say Casey Anthony doesn’t meet the code. Like OJ, most of us are confident she did it but the evidence was sometimes murky and circumstantial. As part two of the code states, Dexter won’t violate the code because he doesn’t have solid evidence (yet somehow he is able to find evidence that the “professionals” can’t). My wife disagreed and therefore I put it to you all. Go vote in the poll under the pictures.
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