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.

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

    I voted no, that she wasn't guilty, but in truth given the keystone cops nature of the Italian Justice system, how would we ever know that she was guilty or not? I'd have liked to have seen another option: No, she shouldn't be extradited because the Italian legal process is a frickin' joke.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I hope that Miss Knox likes Italian food because that's probably what they serve in Italian prisons.
    She ain't there yet.

    Hey, if she did it I think it's utterly disgusting but we can't change how things work for the sake of suspicion.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    I voted no, that she wasn't guilty, but in truth given the keystone cops nature of the Italian Justice system, how would we ever know that she was guilty or not? I'd have liked to have seen another option: No, she shouldn't be extradited because the Italian legal process is a frickin' joke.
    Well, she was guilty of something, but odds are it was nothing more severe than having her head up her ass.
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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?
    In America you only get one shot to prove someone is guilty and if that conviction is overturned then too bad you do not get another shot to prove that person is guilty of that crime.Our country should aid other countries in jailing our citizens for things that are not a crime and or unconstitutional over in the US. I would like to see the option no she should be extradited because that would be a violation of her 5th amendment rights.




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

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    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.
    I think where it gets confusing for Americans is that in Italy both parties can appeal a verdict. Even if they had been found innocent at the very first verdict, the prosecution could have appealed. The trial isn't over until all appeals are exhausted. As far as I know, when someone is acquitted in the US system, that's the end of it. The prosecution has to accept defeat and the trial is over. Not so in Italy.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Tell Italy to stick their extradition request where the light don't shine and if Italy makes any attempt to grab the girl, send in a kill team to waste any Italian involved in such activity



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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Do you have any idea where the Mafia comes from?
    Sicily. NOt really relevant



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

    There's the most significant option missing:

    No, the US shouldn't allow Italy to subject a US citizen to double jeopardy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    For those that think she should be extradited, should a foreign government that has acquitted an American citizen have the right to call that person back for the rest of their life? Maybe show up 20 years from now and decide to reopen the case and demand extradition?
    There's no statute of limitations on many of the most heinous crimes. If evidence arises that proves someone's guilt, it ought to be heard and an injustice righted if it possibly can be. Like in this case:

    Pressure by Ann Ming, the mother of 1989 murder victim Julie Hogg—whose killer, William Dunlop, was initially acquitted in 1991 and subsequently confessed—also contributed to the demand for legal change.

    On 11 September 2006, Dunlop became the first person to be convicted of murder following a prior acquittal for the same crime, in his case his 1991 acquittal of Julie Hogg's murder. Some years later he had confessed to the crime, and was convicted of perjury, but was unable to be retried for the killing itself. The case was re-investigated in early 2005, when the new law came into effect, and his case was referred to the Court of Appeal in November 2005 for permission for a new trial, which was granted. Dunlop pleaded guilty to murdering Julie Hogg and was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a recommendation he serve no less than 17 years.
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    Re: Should Amanda Knox Be Extradited to Prison in Italy?

    I really think there should have been one more choice up there.

    Here, is the US, we do not have "double jeopardy". She was found guilty and that was overturned on appeal and found innocent. Once that happens here in the US, the matter is over. Since that is the case, I think we should keep her here and free. If an Italian was tried here and found innocent, we would never bring it up again. It seems to me that you should always err on the side of the accused here. If we were to open it up to being tried over and over again until they get convicted, I think that would be a bad precedent. If we do let her be extradited, then we should form special laws for the citizens of other countries that have double jeopardy so that we can try their citizens over and over again until they're convicted.

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