Skip to comments.ITALY'S HIGHEST CRIMINAL COURT OVERTURNS ACQUITTAL OF AMANDA KNOX AND ORDERS A NEW TRIAL
Posted on 03/26/2013 2:16:28 AM PDT by SMGFan
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I doubt she returns to Italy anytime soon ...
WOP = With Out Papers
Extradite the murdering skank back to Italy, let her pay for what she did to the other girl
“Italy’s highest court overturns Amanda Knox acquittal in murder case, orders new trial”
Is this the article?
Knox could be extradited under an agreement between the United States and Italy.
I express disgust with my Italian heritage. My grandma's parents had the intelligence to come over from the Lake Como region sometime in the 1880's. It's a Darwinian phenomenon, but on a shorter timescale.
She’s been found not guilty. This high court decision violates the US standard I accept. If you think this “un-acquittal” fair perhaps you should go in her place.
Thank you sir!
Your tagline transforms your reply into a high compliment!
eff off mayonnaise face
There are about six or seven explanations for the origin of that slur; the word “Guappo” being the most likely but no one is really sure. Guappo in the neopolitan dialect means thug or bully or bandit. The “G” is very soft sounding to an American ear like a “Y” or a “W”.
She seemed guilty of the crime to me and I have a good knowledge of the evidence. Her acquittal in my opinion was due to favorable press in this country by the likes of NBC GMA, etc.
She has not a leg of US law to stand on if found guilty again and sent back. I could really care less about her if she is found guilty.
The murdered girl deserves justice and that is the Italian courts job here. I’ll be not disappointed with another guilty verdict.
Just review passenger ship lists. Every once in a while you’ll come across an Italian or Irish immigrant with the handwritten word “WOP” where it is suppose to be confirmed that they are carrying the proper documents to come to the United States.
“This high court decision violates the US standard I accept.”
And as a caution to anyone going to Europe - most of those countries, Italy included, do not have the “innocent until proven guilty” standard. It is the opposite.
The murder wasn't in the U.S.
It was in Italy, and that's their system.
Don't like the local laws, don't go there.
Then why aren’t the Irish ever referred to with that slur? Guappo seems much more likely.
Hey! If it works, it works!
I hope she never leaves the U.S. again. She was unfairly put in fail for four years and was given a trial and found innocent. God Bless this young woman. Stay out of Italy and the EU!!!!
I wasn’t arguing law, I was commenting on justice. There’s a difference but it is not apparent to all, I see.
In Tagalog, guapo is male beauty (handsome) .. guapa; female beauty
That’s taken directly from the Spanish where the same word has thecsame meaning
King Philip, Spain, Philippines .. and the many Spanish words and influence in the language and culture.
NEVER try truth with a proud Fulipina ..
They were in the early 1900s. Atleast here in the northeast.
“Shes been found not guilty. This high court decision violates the US standard I accept. If you think this un-acquittal fair perhaps you should go in her place.”
LOL! I like that thought! I’m thinking that the Italian government is searching for a distraction that will take the focus off of their sucky economic situation. A tried and true formula when dealing with those low information aka stupid voters.
Yup, guapo (in spanish) means the same. Handsome. Guappo/Guapo come from the same latin word.
Plural: guapos (sp) and guappi (it)
I never heard anybody refer to a group of italian with... “what a bunch of WOPIES!” :)
I wonder if the Italian CIA will sneak into the USA, and kidnap her for “rendition” back to Italy?
And you know she’s guilty because.....? But if she’s guilty of murder, why both with a trial? We’ll just have the White House Basement Drone Corps kill her as she drives to work next week, and save the Italian government the cost of a trial. Much simpler, and no one has to ask silly questions about double jeopardy, especially when attempted by a foreign power.
What out for that Italian drone.
I hope they are better than Italian rifles: Never fired, only dropped once.
Can you find a single reference in print? I’ve lived in the northeast almost my entire life and never heard it and I’ve been around awhile. I’m also if Irish descent and never heard a relative mention it.
If I were her. I wouldn’t even drive past a Olive Garden...
Good knowledge? did the Italian prosecutors share information with you? Did they ask you for help?
why would favorable press here help her? It could just as easily have had the opposite effect in Italy.
It is fairly obvious that Guede killed Kercher.
What seems equally obvious is that Knox and Sollecito had a pretty good idea that Guede was responsible (and probably believed his likely claims that it was an accident), but concealed their knowledge from the police because telling the unvarnished truth would have revealed that they were drug users and possibly low-level dealers.
This would make them accessories after the fact.
As to your point about Italian law, double jeopardy is unconstitutional here but is also a principle that deserves universal approbation - without it, every person is vulnerable to vindictive prosecution.
This case has exposed a flaw in the Italian legal system.
Where should she ‘disappear’ to??
With all due respect, many of us whose last name ends in a vowel
are offended by the term W@P.
I would appreciate it if you would refrain from using it or inferring, as you did, that Americans of Italian descent can be referred to by that word.
Sorry tsowellfan, my post #36 was intended for cynwoody, not you.
Maybe the mods can redirect it?
So, Burger King is now an Italian restaurant because they serve WOPPERS.
In the USA she has he right to double jeopardy protection.
Whether she did it or not is irrelevant. She was acquitted and can’t be put on trial a 2nd time.
If you don’t like the rules, then leave and go live somewhere that removes all of your rights.
How many times can Italy try someone?
If I were her. I wouldnt even drive past a Olive Garden...
POST OF THE DAY!
EARLY START THIS MORNING.
How many times can Italy try someone?
until they get a guilty verdict, evidently.
She is innocent. The man who did this was tried, convicted, and sits in jail now. You should really educate yourself on this case before you make statements like this one.
I believe she is ‘not guilty’ as opposed to ‘innocent’. Innocence is never an issue, only guilt.
I believe she is both.
Among the various aspects of police misconduct:
She was not apprised of her rights, their law and ours.
She was interrogated without a lawyer present ... their right and ours.
She was not provided with an interpreter, their right and ours.
The chain of evidence was faulty, just like OJ's, their right and ours.
No matter what exactly happened, Foxy Knoxy would have eventually walked in the USA, just as she eventually walked in Italy.
However, Unlike our Supreme Court, the Eyetie version wants to go beyond the technicalities, to learn WTF actually happened. Did she and Rafe do it? Who knows? I bet they know one hell of a lot more than they told the cops! As for reviving this case, Italy has likely come under some pressure from EU partner The UK
Whether she did it or not is irrelevant. She was acquitted and cant be put on trial a 2nd time.
Well, she wasn't exactly acquitted as we might know that term, she was sort of their version of commuted and released. Of course to us, it's "Double Jeopardy." Of course, when an American gets in a foreign police jam-up with a dead body front and center, our rules don't really count much
BTW, what's with the "racism" on this thread. Substitute the "N-word" and see if how far that would fly. Embarrassing for the site, Mr. Moderator.
A college professor of mine said “wop” was the sound of a meatball falling onto linoleum as heard in the apartment below.
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