Doktor_Zhivago: If a US appeals court declares you get a new trial during your appeals process you get a new trial. There's not really a difference here.
Oblio13: Knox is probably innocent. She also tried to throw that bartender under the bus to save herself. So I have difficulty mustering sympathy for her.
mrlewish: A good argument.. except for the dead body.... and the fact that the skank did it.
Kit Fister: Didn't an italian guy already confess and cop a plea and go to jail for this? Doesn't that sort of prove that Amanda Knox is being tried simply because "fark the american"?
Bacontastesgood: I stayed away from this story for years because it looked like tabloid crap. Finally did some reading about the details and holy crap, how could anyone conclude she and her boyfriend had anything to do with it? This wouldn't even be brought before a grand jury in the US. There's simply no evidence, just fantasy and prosecutorial misconduct.And yet news accounts are still written with horribly misleading bits like "she said she was at the apartment covering her ears so she wouldn't hear the screams". Basically they interrogated her Frank Pembleton style and got her to "imagine" how it might have gone down with her there.
incendi: Wasn't it an Italian court that convicted some scientists for not predicting an earthquake, or something silly along those lines?
Kiwimann: Kit Fister: Didn't an italian guy already confess and cop a plea and go to jail for this? Doesn't that sort of prove that Amanda Knox is being tried simply because "fark the american"?There was an Italian guy caught and confessed to it already. He changed his story to one of conspiracy that implicated Amanda Knox as his partner in crime when they offered him a reduced sentence in exchange for such testimony.
o'really: OgreMagi: Threaten to close a few military bases in Italy. The local economies where they are located would collapse./I'm all for closing those bases without even considering the Knox caseJust Italy, or overseas bases in particular?/Italy is a coveted assignment, despite the mafia polluted groundwater...
a21ozcoldcup: Doesn't matter, she is still super hot.
worlddan: Spiralmonkey:You're not in a minority. What tabloids print and what people really think are usually poles apart. I've not heard anyone say they think she's guilty,I think she's guilty.
uncoveror: Amanda Knox is only guilty of being an American. They let gangsters who murder toddlers run amok, but try to frame US college students. A picture of Italy should be next to the word corruption in the dictionary.
rico567: you think the U.S. media is batstink crazy, check out the Italian papers sometime. We returned from a month in Campania a few weeks ago, and so far, this place appears normal to me.
OtherLittleGuy: Gecko Gingrich: Doktor_Zhivago: If a US appeals court declares you get a new trial during your appeals process you get a new trial. There's not really a difference here.Yes. *You* can appeal your guilty verdict. *The Government* cannot appeal your innocent verdict.But the family of the victim can sue in civil court, and if the State doesn't get a conviction, the Feds can try the case (and vice versa).
Slaxl: Rapmaster2000: If you want to amuse yourself, or perhaps be concerned, check out the comments regarding this on British tabloids. America is basically a land of violent criminals who are also rich and arrogant and you can never trust them to tell the truth and they think they run the whole planet and no real Brit would ever visit such a horrible place. It gives you a window into why no amount of evidence (or lack thereof) will change the mind of some people. Someone has to pay for the death of one of their own, and if you're convinced about the way "those people" are it's pretty easy to assume she did it./not accusing every British person of being like thisNonsense, I've never seen or heard anything like that, except in Youtube comments. While I don't read tabloids, and I suggest you stop, I don't know a single person who thinks Knox did it, and pretty much everyone is supportive of her and thinks the Italian system is wrong.It would sadden me if I was in the minority.
Some Coke Drinking Guy: Amanda Knox and her boyfriend are extremely good suspects in the murder case. They may have actually even done it. That said, there is a big gulf between reasonable suspicion, which the Italians do have in this case, and actual damning evidence that shows she is guilty, which they seem to be missing.From our own ethics, on this side of the pond, there exist things like, reasonable doubt, double jeopardy, and prosecution ethics, that do not seem to be universal in regards to the Italian system. If she actually did play a hand in her room mates death, than I wish to hell that the Italians could have done a better job establishing that guilt. If she truly innocent, then I wish they would leave her in peace.
Gecko Gingrich: Doktor_Zhivago: If a US appeals court declares you get a new trial during your appeals process you get a new trial. There's not really a difference here.Yes. *You* can appeal your guilty verdict. *The Government* cannot appeal your innocent verdict.
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