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    In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    I have plenty of complaints about the American justice system, but I'm glad we don't allow prosecutors to appeal acquittals.

    Prosecutor to appeal Amanda Knox's acquittal - World news - Europe - msnbc.com

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    Re: In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    I have plenty of complaints about the American justice system, but I'm glad we don't allow prosecutors to appeal acquittals.

    Prosecutor to appeal Amanda Knox's acquittal - World news - Europe - msnbc.com
    Italy is not the only country where prosecutors can appeal not guilty prosecutions. Prosecutorial misconduct has already cost the Knox family a fortune. Fortunately, she is now out of the country and if she is smart, she will never return to any EU country where they might extradite her to a country which has already aquited her because there is no protection against double jeopardy. Unfortunately, I also live in a country that allows prosecutorial appeals...
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    Re: In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    I've got only two thoughts on this case....

    1. If she wasn't a fairly attractive woman nobody would have ever heard of this case.

    2. Just another proof of why no SANE American even considers leaving the United States for any reason other than military service.

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    Re: In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    Amanda Knox should never again enter a country that may extradite her to Italy. The fact that prosecutors can appeal not guilty decisions scares me a bit as it gives the impression that if the government can't nail you for a crime, they will just try and try again. Citizens should be protected against such things and if the state cannot prove it's case, that is it.

    The American system may not be perfect, but I cannot find a system abroad I would rather live under.

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    Re: In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    the ability to appeal an appeal, does seem like a gross violation of justice.

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    Re: In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I've got only two thoughts on this case....

    1. If she wasn't a fairly attractive woman nobody would have ever heard of this case.
    You're probably right. Sex sells. In this case it sold a news story.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    2. Just another proof of why no SANE American even considers leaving the United States for any reason other than military service.
    That's an extreme position. You'll miss out on seeing some amazing things in other countries then. Next summer I'm going up to Lake Winnipeg. I look forward to enjoying its unique beauty and doing fun things there. I'm confident the Canadians aren't going to arrest me and falsely convict me of a crime. Last winter I went on a cruise in the Caribbean. It was well worth it and I plan to do it again. Jamaica was beautiful and the snorkeling was fun. I will admit there were some scary things about Cozumel, Mexico. I saw the Mexican military on the streets armed with assault rifles. I have no plans to hitchhike through Mexico wearing short shorts and a halter top.

    You don't have to ever leave the country if you don't want to. It's up to you. However, it is possible to safely travel abroad and have a great time if you want to. You just need to know what you're doing. There's a big beautiful country to our immediate north that's generally friendly to Americans. Maybe give it a try.

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    Re: In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    I didnt pay close attention to this until yesterday to be honest....the prosector in this case made it his personal vendetta against amanda knox
    he had nothing...he just vilified her...is she guilty I dont know...neither does anyone else.

    I heard the prosecutor was considering re trying her...hopefully someone above him will stop it

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    Re: In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    You're probably right. Sex sells. In this case it sold a news story.
    Yes it did. Again, if this had been some 35 year old, ugly guy/gal none of us would have ever heard of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    That's an extreme position. You'll miss out on seeing some amazing things in other countries then. Next summer I'm going up to Lake Winnipeg. I look forward to enjoying its unique beauty and doing fun things there. I'm confident the Canadians aren't going to arrest me and falsely convict me of a crime. Last winter I went on a cruise in the Caribbean. It was well worth it and I plan to do it again. Jamaica was beautiful and the snorkeling was fun. I will admit there were some scary things about Cozumel, Mexico. I saw the Mexican military on the streets armed with assault rifles. I have no plans to hitchhike through Mexico wearing short shorts and a halter top.
    Yes it is an extreme position. I'm a medieval history afficianado, yet I will never get to experience any of it because it's all in Europe, and I will not give a single penny of my money to those socialist societies. Nevermind the fact that none of them accept my right to defend myself while I am in their country. My philosophy/ideology is more important to me than any museum, historical place, or anything else outside the borders of the United States.

    More importantly, I find it terribly disturbing that most Americans are too stupid to understand that the American Justice System does not extend beyond the borders of the United States. I have a couple friends who enjoy wayching "Locked Up Abroad" and constantly telling me how terrible it is that these things happen to people. My response is.... "What, did they think their Miranda Rights should be read to them in Bejing?" This is especially true for people who want to hike along the borders of places like North Korea and Iran.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    You don't have to ever leave the country if you don't want to. It's up to you. However, it is possible to safely travel abroad and have a great time if you want to. You just need to know what you're doing. There's a big beautiful country to our immediate north that's generally friendly to Americans. Maybe give it a try.
    Trust me, I don't plan to. Whether it's safe or not is only part of the equation. I have no interest in pouring my money into the socialist societies of Europe, Canada, Mexico, etc... Oh, and that big country to our North doesn't accept my Right to Keep and Bear Arms either, so I'm not headed in that direction any time soon either.

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    Re: In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    I'm sure they will all be heaving a collective (see what I did then?) sigh of relief.
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    Re: In Italy a prosecutor can appeal an acquittal? WTF?

    People think Amanda Knox is attractive?

    Guess I roll in different circles. She doesn't do much for me.

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