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First Coast Man Creates 'Boycott Casey Anthony' Facebook Page

10:42 PM, Jul 5, 2011   |    comments
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GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A First Coast father is so angry about the Anthony verdict, he started a "Boycott Casey Anthony" Facebook page to spread the message nationwide.

Since it went online Tuesday afternoon, the number of likes have grown to the thousands.  

"I'm a parent, and for me it's a travesty," said Aris Fernandez.

Fernandez was working from home when he saw the news feed on the First Coast News Facebook page at 2:23 p.m.

"You guys were the first one to pop that the verdict had been reached," Fernandez explained.

Minutes later, he was using Facebook to put out his own message.

"I went straight and created 'Boycott Casey Anthony' because I don't think she should benefit in any way."

The group encourages people to boycott books, movies or any goods from which Anthony could profit.

In mere hours, the group exploded.

By 7:45 Tuesday evening, there were 875 likes.

An hour later, 1,143 likes.

And at 9:45 p.m., the group had grown another 500 likes.

"Looking at the page you can see some of the other opinions out there," Fernandez said. "It's unbelievable the response that I've gotten on the page."

Responses from all over the country.

"With the way things are today, with technology and social media I think that's the best way to get the word out."

People for "Team Casey" are also using Facebook as a platform.

Some, commending the defense, and others reminding Casey is innocent until proven guilty.

"I don't know what the truth is," Fernandez said. "I think only Casey knows."

But Fernandez said, whatever the truth, Casey shouldn't profit from her daughter's death.

First Coast News

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