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(Slate)   Don't just assume she's guilty. We all know the Italian Justice system is insane   (slate.com) divider line 16
    More: Asinine, Amanda Knox, Italian Justice, Italians, country legal systems, Perugia, Italian Court, African immigrants, miscarriage of justice  
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2014-02-01 03:49:19 PM  
3 votes:
She is, however, guilty if ignoring my hundreds of letters.
2014-02-01 07:08:16 PM  
2 votes:

Boojum2k: phrawgh: Until Amanda Knox is extradited, mail for American soldiers in Italy is being held hostage!

http://www.stripes.com/news/italy-begins-charging-taxes-and-duties-o n- us-military-mail-1.264743

Close the bases, bring them home. That way Italy isn't incurring those expenses that are suddenly requiring a tax.


Are you kidding. That's a lot of plane tickets versus just one in the other direction.

Just so you all understand the seriousness of this fiasco,
Mailed items that could be taxed:

Roasted ground coffee and surrogates.
Master keys and utensils for combination locks
Plants and soil
Lottery tickets of any kind.
Slot machines or parts thereof
Albums of any kind (for photographs, postcards, stamps, etc.)
Artificial fruit and flowers and accessories for the same
Bells and other musical instruments and parts thereof.
Capsules and cartridges
Clocks and watches supplies
Coins, banknotes and paper values
Corals mounted of any kind.
Ether and chloroform
Photographic and cinematographic films exposed
Footwear of all kinds
Apparel and sewn clothing of every kind.
Hair and hair product
Products in leather
Nutmeg, vanilla, sea salt, mineral salt and saffron
Playing cards of any type
Postage stamps in letters open or closed
Typewriter Ribbons
Saccharine
Salted meat, smoked, or otherwise prepared
Toys which are not exclusively made of wood
Skins and furs, treated
2014-02-01 06:46:09 PM  
2 votes:
Until Amanda Knox is extradited, mail for American soldiers in Italy is being held hostage!

http://www.stripes.com/news/italy-begins-charging-taxes-and-duties-o n- us-military-mail-1.264743
2014-02-01 03:39:55 PM  
2 votes:

karmaceutical: They may be corrupt or crazy... but at least they can get a conviction.  What would have happened if OJ, Casey Anthony, or ZImmerman were tried in Italy?  A lot less clicks for Fark, that's what.


So what you're saying is that Nancy Grace should move to Italy? I fully support that idea.
2014-02-01 03:31:39 PM  
2 votes:

incendi: Wasn't it an Italian court that convicted some scientists for not predicting an earthquake, or something silly along those lines?


Si, certo. Grazie Obama...
2014-02-02 12:56:59 PM  
1 votes:
I didn't mean oddly clam.

Freudian slip, ahem.
2014-02-01 07:20:51 PM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Well, let's be honest, you're likely an upper-middle class, educated person with educated friends


That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said about me.
2014-02-01 06:37:01 PM  
1 votes:
You're....you're...you're an ICECUBE.
2014-02-01 04:59:34 PM  
1 votes:
Help me. I agreed with a Slate article.

I feel dirty.
2014-02-01 04:35:20 PM  
1 votes:
So, here's what I learnt from the Amanda Knox trail.

Hot white girl gets screwed by a corrupt justice system. Endless media panic.

Millions of mainly poor, mainly non-white men languish in US prisons, screwed by a corrupt justice system. *crickets*
2014-02-01 04:29:50 PM  
1 votes:
People.  Slate Magazine is writing an article that basically agrees with the U-S-A U-S-A crowd.  If that doesn't convince you how bad their case is, I don't know what will.
2014-02-01 04:26:18 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Italy is the Florida of Europe.
2014-02-01 04:12:09 PM  
1 votes:
Correct State Department response "No, we're not going to turn over an American citizen to a crazy prosecutor, but we have plenty of JDAMs, would a JDAM work for him? What's the GPS for his office?"
2014-02-01 04:12:00 PM  
1 votes:

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 this

Nonsense, 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.


And I'll add, none of my friends think the Muslims are going to establish Sharia Law in America, but it's apparently a legitimate concern among some of the people in places like Kansas and Tennessee as evidenced by the attempts of some of those area's lawmakers.
2014-02-01 03:42:41 PM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: 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.



Sure, I think we can all agree to this. And their point is?
2014-02-01 12:18:56 PM  
1 votes:

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.


this is also false

she was found guilty court
overturned in appellate court
that appeal was overturned in the supreme court and sent back for retrial

that is totally possible in the US, esp depending on what the appeal was about in the first place: false testimony, evidence, misconduct, etc etc etc

The high court could have overturned the appeal and just reinstated the sentence. So it could have been worse.

THIS IS WHY YOU NEVER , EVER TALK TO THE POLICE without a lawyer.
AND never ever talk to the health people about HIV without a lawyer.

farkIT, I am becoming a lawyer so I will be safe talking to people.
 
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