After the not-guilty verdict was announced, Casey Anthony's defense team went to a local bar and celebrated their victory. Many people of the local community who expected her to be found guilty were furious about the celebration. The local media were also outraged about the celebration - some even thought it was bad taste to celebrate.
The celebration was caught on camera by a local news team, who hung out outside the bar where the celebration was taking place. It included champagne, laughter and applauses. In addition, defense attorney Cheney Mason was caught giving the middle finger to spectators.
The defense team now defends their celebration and actions taken during the not-guilty verdict celebration. Mason explains that the celebration was for saving Casey Anthony from the death penalty and a guilty verdict. All members of the defense team believe Casey is innocent and that Caylee died by accident.
In addition, Mason explains that the middle finger was given to a spectator who made mean and derogatory comments to the defense team, including asking the women if they were on their periods. Mason also points out a radio station host who had stalked the defense team for months, calling them baby killers. Mason admits that he would do again, because he believes he saved a life.
Despite the public verdict and opinion, the situation must be analyzed objectively. The defense team was merely celebrating a victory. Let's be honest - if the prosecution team had won a first-degree guilty verdict against Casey Anthony, they would also be celebrating. In a trial, it is one side against another and the winner will celebrate, whether the public agrees or not.