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Old 10-03-2011, 07:20 PM
 
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I'm not racist. I'm making a point that white women get away with murder, domestic violence, and other crimes than any other demographic.

Tell that to Donna Ordway. Convicted of killing her abusive husband before Battered Wife Syndrome was an accepted defense.



Knox is free to come home. Let's hope that she can pick up the pieces of what's left of her life. It's easy to spew oral diarrhea about an acquittal and innocence being two different things but spending 4 years in a foreign prison because some "expert" has mistaken rye bread for human DNA is inexcusable.

Give the family their space and let them heal.

The prosecutor should partner up with Mike Nifong!
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:20 PM
 
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We will never know if this was a nightmare of being accused of a crime in a foriegn country, or a diabolical, calculating sociopath. But I would rather a sociopath be free than an innocent be in prison for life.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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We will never know if this was a nightmare of being accused of a crime in a foriegn country, or a diabolical, calculating sociopath. But I would rather a sociopath be free than an innocent be in prison for life.
I think you've gotten your wish then.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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She should be punished for her involvement in the murder of her roomate. Being acquitted does not equal "innocence"...it never has. . . .<snip>
This is true of the judicial system here in the US, but not always true in Italy. I'm quite sure I read that this jury could make the decision either acquitting her of wrongdoing OR declaring her innocent of wrongdoing.

I'll look around for that piece I read. . .

ETA: here it is.

"The jury had two options to acquit: determining there wasn't enough evidence to uphold the conviction or that the pair simply didn't commit the crime. The jury determined the latter, clearing Knox and Sollecito completely." Knox freed after conviction overturned - TODAY News - TODAY.com

Of course, this is MSNBC, so I'm not 100% certain it's accurate but there's always the chance that it's correct.

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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This is true of the judicial system here in the US, but not always true in Italy. I'm quite sure I read that this jury could make the decision either acquitting her of wrongdoing OR declaring her innocent of wrongdoing.

I'll look around for that piece I read. . .
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There were two options to acquit: that there wasn't enough evidence to uphold the conviction or that the pair simply didn't commit the crime. The eight-member jury determined the latter, clearing Knox and Sollecito completely.
Amanda Knox now free in Italy - CBS News
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Thanks, Dorthy we cross-posted. I took too long in trying to make everything look nice....
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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I also read somewhere that the plan is for her to fly home on Tuesday, which won't be long from now.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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We will never know if this was a nightmare of being accused of a crime in a foriegn country, or a diabolical, calculating sociopath. But I would rather a sociopath be free than an innocent be in prison for life.
are you serious or are you just joking?
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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^^ Well I for one, would agree with her: Blackstonian Law declares one to be innocent until proven guilty, and in this case, it's so clear that the prosecution was at best bungling and inept, and possibly criminally negligent. That the verdict was overturned illustrates this very clearly.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:49 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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While I believe this was the right decision based on faulty DNA, I still find it pretty sad that Knox accused the barman of this murder.

If he hadn't had an airtight alibi he could very well be spending many many years behind bars. Amanda owes this man a very public mea culpa.
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