Casey Impersonator Joins Protests, A woman dressed up to look like Casey Anthony said little to Eyewitness News about her views. (09/30/08)Residents "More Than Fed Up"That a Judge ruled the protestors can stay.
September 30, 2008
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A judge ruled against an injunction , but residents in Casey Anthony's neighborhood are still planning to show up at the county commission meeting Tuesday to demand protection from protestors.
County leaders are trying to figure out what can be done legally to protect everyone's rights. Eyewitness News has been told the county has ruled out a neighborhood protest ordinance similar to the one the city of Orlando has, because it likely would not hold up in court.
George Anthony showed up at the meeting Tuesday morning, either to voice his opinion at the meeting or just to listen to what everyone else has to say, but the issue will be heard Tuesday afternoon during the public comment item on the agenda.
Protesters have been showing up at the Anthony home on a regular basis, starting with the Labor Day weekend. The Anthonys cancelled one prayer vigil at their home because of it, but went forward on Sunday night with the vigil even though the homeowners' association asked them not to.
Most protesters were pleased with the judge's denial of the injunction request, but one protestor, a Casey impersonator, was more concerned about the media.
"I'm not talking, because you guys twist everything around and you don't know how to say what we say," the woman told Eyewitness News reporter Derrol Nail.
"I have the decision that says you can stay. What is your reaction?" Nail asked her.
The impersonator gave no response.
The county has pretty much ruled out a curfew. What's expected Tuesday is for the county commission to tell the sheriff's office to do what it has to in order to keep the peace in the Anthony's neighborhood.
The sheriff's new nearly $190 million budget for next year kicks in Wednesday, so commissioners will suggest Sheriff Kevin Beary can do whatever he needs to so he can "take care of business" as he likes to say.
Neighbors of the Anthonys who want to be heard on how to control the protesting in Chickasaw Oaks subdivision can be heard Tuesday afternoon at the Orange County Administration Building during the time dedicated to public comment at the meeting.