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    Re: Amanda Knox - Railroaded

    If you do not appreciate, respect, or if you even fear the judicial system of another country, do not move there, period.

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    Re: Amanda Knox - Railroaded

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Let's take a look at all of the "evidence" the prosecution cited that supposedly proves Knox and Sollecito committed murder:

    Falsely accusing her boss - This theory was concocted by the police and thrust upon Knox during her 14-hour interrogation. Eventually she told them what they wanted to hear, as many people would after being subjected to harsh interrogation techniques. Strength of evidence: Very low
    Her behavior after the murder (doing cartwheels, smiling in the courtroom, etc) - People handle stress differently. Since murderers don't typically do cartwheels or smile in court, it in no way indicates guilt. Strength of evidence: Very low
    The CCTV camera showing her entering the apartment - Never happened. This is completely false. Strength of evidence: Nil
    The broken window - In no way specifically implicates Knox or Sollecito. If the prosecution's fake break-in theory is correct, all it proves is that SOMEONE staged it, not that Knox and Sollecito specifically did. Strength of evidence: Nil
    Sollecito's DNA on the bra strap - Was left at the crime scene for SIX WEEKS before it was discovered. Investigators used no gloves or protected it in any way. Strength of evidence: Nil
    The knife - Was not the murder weapon, and there was not enough DNA on it for a conclusive match. Strength of evidence: Nil
    The prosecution's sex-game-gone-wrong theory - Concocted by an occultist blogger who claims to speak with the dead, of whom the prosecutor is a big fan. He has used the exact same implausible theory in other cases. Strength of evidence: Nil
    The DNA at the murder scene - All Guede's and Kircher's. None from Sollecito or Knox was found. Strength of evidence: Actually exonerates them

    So the only things even REMOTELY resembling evidence were her behavior after the fact...and even that is merely strange, not particularly incriminating.

    The more I read about this case, the more I think she is innocent. Apart from the lack of good evidence, the jurors were not sequestered, and allowed to read the news. Because of the high profile of this case, there was lots to be read, including a bunch of junk from tabloid-type websites and papers. It kind of reminds me of the OJ trial, in which it became a zoo from just having the press and cameras in attendance. I can barely imagine how a juror could stay focused and impartial.

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    Re: Amanda Knox - Railroaded

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    The more I read about this case, the more I think she is innocent. Apart from the lack of good evidence, the jurors were not sequestered, and allowed to read the news. Because of the high profile of this case, there was lots to be read, including a bunch of junk from tabloid-type websites and papers. It kind of reminds me of the OJ trial, in which it became a zoo from just having the press and cameras in attendance. I can barely imagine how a juror could stay focused and impartial.
    Not only that, but Italian prosecutors have a tendency to leak their theories to the press (before the theory is confirmed), knowing full well the jury will have access to the stories.

    Also, if a piece of evidence is ruled inadmissible in court (like Amanda's "confession") it will still sway the jury's opinion regardless, since they can read all about it.

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    Re: Amanda Knox - Railroaded

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    If you do not appreciate, respect, or if you even fear the judicial system of another country, do not move there, period.
    She didn't do anything. It has nothing to do with her not showing appreciation or respect for their judicial system. And how was she supposed to know that Italy, a purportedly modern nation, has a trial system that is practically in the stone age?

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    Re: Amanda Knox - Railroaded

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    She didn't do anything. It has nothing to do with her not showing appreciation or respect for their judicial system. And how was she supposed to know that Italy, a purportedly modern nation, has a trial system that is practically in the stone age?
    Americans are not very popular in europe, and obama has not effected this reality, one iota.

    As for their system, it is tame compared to the strict system we live with everyday, I do not feel sorry for this woman.

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    Re: Amanda Knox - Railroaded

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    I do not feel sorry for this woman.
    That's because you don't know enough about the case. If you really knew what was happening to her you'd be outraged.

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    Re: Amanda Knox - Railroaded

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    That's because you don't know enough about the case. If you really knew what was happening to her you'd be outraged.
    I know she was laughing and doing cartwheels one day after her friend was found dead.

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    Re: Amanda Knox - Railroaded

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    I know she was laughing and doing cartwheels one day after her friend was found dead.
    And this means what, exactly? Maybe that's her way of dealing with trauma. God forbid someone doesn't act like you expect them to.

    Either way, it doesn't matter if she was doing cartwheels or singing the Beatles; all that matters is the evidence against her, of which there is literally none.

    But nevermind that...she was doing cartwheels...

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    Re: Amanda Knox - Railroaded

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Peter Van Sant's report on the Amanda Knox trial. This poor girl is being railroaded by an over-zealous prosecutor; it's egregious.

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    I wasn't in the courtroom and I didn't see all the evidence. But for me, it seemed strange, she never seemed to be very sad about her friend's death.

    I hope she got a fair trial, but it certainly was a very strange case any way you look at it.

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    Re: Amanda Know - Railroaded

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    And like has already been explained to you time and time again (which you've chosen to ignore), defendants should NEVER be obligated to prove their innocence. The burden of proof is on the prosecution, and there was NO evidence linking her to the murder.

    Please cite the evidence that you believe proves she committed murder. I'll wait.
    please cite the evidence that you believe proves she's innocent.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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