I’ve just read a report about the Justin Harris case, where the 22-month-old died after being left in his Dad’s car. It references a unnamed source “close to the investigation” who said “this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s more than what meets the eye.” It also claims an unnamed law enforcement source says there was a search on Harris work computer for information on how long it takes an animal to die in a hot car.
Hold on a second.
This case is on the verge of spinning wildly out of control, and there is a risk of it turning into another Casey Anthony case or another Zimmerman case. It has all the elements: people are passionate and emotional about what happened. Unconfirmed information is leaking out, maybe, from the law enforcement offices. Or its simply being made up or embellished by someone who wants to have an opinion. We’re seeing public criticism of the charges, and law enforcement is getting defensive.
Speculation should be limited more than our collective imaginations, fed by sensational half-truths.