View Poll Results: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

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  • Yes, in accordance with the US-Italy extradition treaty.

    27 27.55%
  • Yes, she should be imprisoned somewhere, but maybe in the US.

    2 2.04%
  • No, Americans shouldn't be extradited to foreign nations even if they're guilty.

    12 12.24%
  • No, she isn't guilty.

    57 58.16%
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Whether she's guilty or not, the US should just tell them to **** off. They had their chance and they blew it. That's their problem.

    Besides, she's smokin'.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Technically, there is no double jeopardy as the first trial is still going on. Under the Italian system, which allows for many appeals, this is just one on-going case/trial. The trial ended with a guilty verdict, which was overturned on first appeal and overturned again on second appeal. The final appeal will be brought to the Corte di Cassazione, kind of like the Italian version of the Supreme Court. Italy will not ask for Amanda's extradition until the Corte di Cassazione's final ruling.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    I think any 'final ruling' will be made by Italian corporations who have no desire to jeapordise their US interests.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    We've all heard the story; I'm sure I don't need to fill you in.

    American student Amanda Knox has, after appeal, been convicted of the murder of a British student in Italy along with her Italian boyfriend.

    Amanda Knox has been with her family in Seattle during the trial, but now Italy is going to make an extradition request and put Knox in prison for the murder.

    What are your thoughts on the subject?



    She's been found guilty and she should do the time.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    If the Italians have honored their side of the extradition treaty, there may not be much of a choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    She's been found guilty and she should do the time.
    Putting aside whether the Italian justice system passes muster (by my notions it doesn't), the whole process was marred from the outset by questionable police action (undertaken to compensate for a lack of objective evidence). Even the best justice systems can be sabotaged by questionable police action.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    She's been found guilty and she should do the time.
    not exactly, countries do not have to extradict when doing so would violate their own civil protections.

    for instance, if we convicted an italian in absentia of aggravated first degree murder and sentenced him to death, Italy wouldn't just hand him over unless the death sentence was commuted. Canada won't extradict a capital murderer to the United States unless prosecutors agree not to seek the death penalty. and Mexico won't extradict unless we agree not to sentence to life in prison without parole.

    so I think we can refuse to hand over someone when doing so violates double jeopardy.

    for the record, I have no problem with Knox's first conviction. however after an Italian court rendered an judgement of acquittal following retrial, I think it would be gross violation of her constitutional rights for her government to allow her to serve a sentence after having been found guilty twice.... and not guilty once.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    not exactly, countries do not have to extradict when doing so would violate their own civil protections.

    for instance, if we convicted an italian in absentia of aggravated first degree murder and sentenced him to death, Italy wouldn't just hand him over unless the death sentence was commuted. Canada won't extradict a capital murderer to the United States unless prosecutors agree not to seek the death penalty. and Mexico won't extradict unless we agree not to sentence to life in prison without parole.

    so I think we can refuse to hand over someone when doing so violates double jeopardy.

    for the record, I have no problem with Knox's first conviction. however after an Italian court rendered an judgement of acquittal following retrial, I think it would be gross violation of her constitutional rights for her government to allow her to serve a sentence after having been found guilty twice.... and not guilty once.



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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Technically, there is no double jeopardy as the first trial is still going on. Under the Italian system, which allows for many appeals, this is just one on-going case/trial. The trial ended with a guilty verdict, which was overturned on first appeal and overturned again on second appeal. The final appeal will be brought to the Corte di Cassazione, kind of like the Italian version of the Supreme Court. Italy will not ask for Amanda's extradition until the Corte di Cassazione's final ruling.
    Yeah...you could be right.

    Well, the way I understand it is...when the case went before the appellate court, it didn't use all of the possible evidence submitted by the Prosecutor, which included some of the DNA evidence. So actually it heard the case with "less evidence" than was presented in the criminal trial. The appellate court then declare the verdict NOT GUILTY. The prosecution asked the S.C. to review the case. The S.C. said that the appellate court didn't do its job properly and to rehear the case. So in essence, that nullified the appellate court's ruling of NOT GUILTY.

    Thus, when the case was handed back to the appellate court, the evidence not admitted in the first hearing was heard...and the verdict was changed to GUILTY. The attorney for Knox appealed to case to go back to the S.C.

    Consequently...there may not be a double jeopardy situation going on. ?????? But I could be totally wrong.

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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    No! But not because of her citizenship or possible guilt, but because legally you should get only one bite of the apple. I don't like civil cases for this reason after someone has been tried criminally and found, not guilty.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    No! But not because of her citizenship or possible guilt, but because legally you should get only one bite of the apple.
    I don't like civil cases for this reason after someone has been tried criminally and found, not guilty.



    I hope that Miss Knox likes Italian food because that's probably what they serve in Italian prisons.

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