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Amanda Knox Release Challenged By Italian Prosecutors
Yahoo News ^ | February 14, 2012 | Nikki Battiste

Posted on 02/14/2012 1:32:39 PM PST by QT3.14

An Italian prosecutor wants to put Amanda Knox back in prison, saying today that he is "very convinced" that she killed her roommate Meredith Kercher.

Prosecutor Giovanni Galati filed a 112-page appeal today seeking to throw out a court ruling that found Knox innocent of her roommate's murder and set her free after four years in an Italian prison.

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KEYWORDS: amandaknow; homicide; italy

1 posted on 02/14/2012 1:32:44 PM PST by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Oh for goodness sakes Amanda, let them waste their money on this. It’s not like Italy doesn’t have money problems as it is. JUST DO NOT STEP FOOT IN ITALY EVER AGAIN. Tell your parents not to go to that court case on so called slander in Italy either. The entire family should just cross Italy off their list forever.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 1:34:56 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

But didn’t I read the other day that this chick actually wants to go back to Italy?

Why, I do not know. But I would LMAO if she did and then was arrested.

Hoo boy!


3 posted on 02/14/2012 1:37:09 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: QT3.14
Come and try and take her, figlio di puttana. Ehh!
4 posted on 02/14/2012 1:37:43 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: napscoordinator
It isn't just Italy.

If they get a warrant, she should probably avoid any EU country and maybe avoid any country besides the US that has an extradition treaty with Italy.

5 posted on 02/14/2012 1:39:22 PM PST by wideawake
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To: QT3.14

I think I heard on the news a while back that she had inteneded to return this fall to go to school. DONT DO IT!!!!!!


6 posted on 02/14/2012 1:40:05 PM PST by elvis-lives
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To: QT3.14

Now if we could just get Casey Anthony re tried. . . . . . .


7 posted on 02/14/2012 1:41:36 PM PST by DeaconRed (What is worse? Bad men doing bad things or good men doing nothing.)
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To: wideawake

If they get a warrant, she should probably avoid any EU country and maybe avoid any country besides the US that has an extradition treaty with Italy.

by extradition treaty, do you mean that if she gets a warrant, the U.S. is going to turn over one of our American citizens to another country? Please tell me that would never happen.


8 posted on 02/14/2012 1:41:54 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why, I do not know. But I would LMAO if she did and then was arrested.

If she were to go to Italy voluntarily and gets arrested, my support for her would be gone. She cannot be that stupid. Wanting to go and going are two different things.


9 posted on 02/14/2012 1:43:26 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Why, I do not know.

She speaks fluent Italian, she has many Italian friends, her fellow inmates were very nice to her, the Italian public was also largely supportive.

Only the local Italian prosecutor has it in for her - oh, and also the entire UK.

She would be wise to never set foot in the UK, ever.

10 posted on 02/14/2012 1:44:22 PM PST by wideawake
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To: QT3.14

Amanda, don’t set foot in Italy. Go to school somewhere else.


11 posted on 02/14/2012 1:45:22 PM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: napscoordinator
I am saying that the US would be the only country with an extradition treaty with Italy that would not enforce a warrant - with the possible added exception of Canada.
12 posted on 02/14/2012 1:46:04 PM PST by wideawake
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To: napscoordinator

It does seem stupid, but I think the Italian prosecutor is holding her parents. She may have to return to testify on their behalf... but yeah... she needs to stay away.

The whole case is just bizarre, and that prosecutor is an overzealous wingnut. It’s just mind-boggling that Italy allows a prosecutor to appeal a not-guilty verdict. That kind of double jeopardy is the worst kind of third-world nonsense.


13 posted on 02/14/2012 1:48:48 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

>But didn’t I read the other day that this chick actually wants to go back to Italy?
>Why, I do not know. But I would LMAO if she did and then was arrested.
>Hoo boy!

Sort of reminds me of an incident a few years back in VietNam. A guy escaped from prison, killing a guard in the process; he got to the States and disappeared into the local community. After about ten years, he decided he wanted to visit home. He applied for a visa to visit Vietnam and they granted it. My wife was aboard the same flight on her way to visit her folks and when the plane touched down outside of Saigon; the authorities came aboard and took the guy away. You can’t make this stuff up. There are people that stupid.


14 posted on 02/14/2012 1:52:18 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Ramius

Her parents are being held in Italy? On what charges?


15 posted on 02/14/2012 1:52:33 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Ramius
That kind of double jeopardy is the worst kind of third-world nonsense.

Take it down a notch.

That's the nature of code law, which is just as "first world" as common law.

There are aspects of common law that code jurisdictions also consider strange or backward - like prosecution in absentia.

And there are specific American practices - like allowing attorneys to coach witnesses before they testify - that are considered beyond the pale by foreigners, both common law and code.

16 posted on 02/14/2012 1:56:26 PM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake

I am saying that the US would be the only country with an extradition treaty with Italy that would not enforce a warrant - with the possible added exception of Canada.

That is good. The last thing I want is foreign countries dictating what will happen with our American citizens. I guess it is like France not giving back that child molester French producer a while back. France said “go to hell” you are not taking him which although the behavior of the producer is disgusting and should be in jail, I don’t think America should be dictating another country either even though we are the greatest country on Earth.


17 posted on 02/14/2012 1:58:37 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: katana
Speaking of puttane, I am not convinced that Amanda has told the cops ... or anyone else ... all that she knows about this murder. Hai capito? I am sure the whole story would be worth billions of Euros, Lire, or Bozzutos ... whatever the Euro-weenies wind up with.

BTW, no matter what she did or didn't do or know, she would have walked in the USA, too. The cops did not (a) read her her rights. (b)Did not allow her to get a lawyer to be present during the interrogation. (c) had no interpreter present. (d)did not record the interrogation. It was a foregone conclusion that the Eyeties would walk her out of the can. They actually have the same rules as we do ... it's just that ... well .... they do it their way.

I think she should go back. She is a star. She speaks great Italian now, perhaps with a charmingly tough jailhouse accent. Besides, the case actually cannot be re-opened.

But, with her erotic and chemical hobbies, who knows, maybe this Galati chap will get a new crack at her?

18 posted on 02/14/2012 2:00:51 PM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: NEMDF
Her parents are not being held in Italy.

They are under indictment there for criminal slander and will be arrested if they go back.

19 posted on 02/14/2012 2:03:09 PM PST by wideawake
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To: NEMDF

Her parents are charged with slander, for making comments about the prosecutor. I do not know where they are, whether they are still in Italy or not. If they are in Italy, I’m sure the prosecutor would use them as leverage.


20 posted on 02/14/2012 2:08:13 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: NEMDF

Both she and her parents are being tried for slander becuase they claimed to the press that she was beaten during an interrogation. Amanda is also being tried for slander because she accused her boss of committing the murder during said interrogation. IIRC it was lengthy and she had no council present.

The real irony here is that during her trial, lots of stories were leaked to the press about her strange behavior while in custody, her alleged prosmiscuity, and her mental health. One doesn’t have to think very hard to figure out where those leaks came from and yet she is the one being tried for slander.


21 posted on 02/14/2012 2:14:55 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: wideawake
Take it down a notch.

Sorry, but for a prosecutor to just relentlessly appeal a not-guilty verdict is simply absurd. Give them enough bites at the apple and they can convict anyone they want to eventually. In watching parts of that trial I was appalled at what I saw of the Italian judicial system. Sure, we've got problems here too... but I saw nothing that impressed me that their system is interested in due process at all. Quite the opposite. I wouldn't expect perfection anywhere but I sure expected better.

22 posted on 02/14/2012 2:16:42 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: wideawake
Her parents are not being held in Italy.

That's good. They couldn't be foolish enough to go back, I hope...

23 posted on 02/14/2012 2:18:31 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Ramius

It’s a mystery but if the prosecutor is convinced he should appeal it


24 posted on 02/14/2012 2:53:24 PM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: QT3.14

Bizarre. The entire family should stay in the good old US of A for the rest of their lives.


25 posted on 02/14/2012 2:57:31 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Who are you and what have you done with Ann Coulter?!)
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To: wideawake
If they get a warrant, she should probably avoid any EU country and maybe avoid any country besides the US that has an extradition treaty with Italy.

The U.S. has an extradition treaty with Italy.
26 posted on 02/14/2012 3:17:04 PM PST by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: napscoordinator
by extradition treaty, do you mean that if she gets a warrant, the U.S. is going to turn over one of our American citizens to another country? Please tell me that would never happen.

Duh. By signing and ratifying an extradition treaty the U.S. pledges that it will extradite people. So yes, it would happen. That's the point of an extradition treaty.
27 posted on 02/14/2012 3:26:23 PM PST by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

From what I have heard the Italian legal system is vastly different than in the US. Read the book “Monster of Florence” for a start.


28 posted on 02/14/2012 3:48:07 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: napscoordinator

Yeah, if that knife-weilding scumbag OJ can get away with murder, then that cartwheeling scumbag Amanda Knox can get away with murder, too.
So there, Italy.


29 posted on 02/14/2012 3:54:09 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Cheburashka

Nice explanation (roll eyes). Well if you had stopped you trigger finger you would find out that America does not extradite Americans. Of course you just had to be a know it all but failed horribly.


30 posted on 02/14/2012 4:05:21 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Lancey Howard; redgolum
.... Then that cartwheeling scumbag Amanda Knox can get away with murder ....

Don't be so harshly judgemental. Why, when I was in college I turned cartwheels every time a bloody dead room-mate was found in my flat.

In re "The Monster of Florence," the legal systems of countries that don't operate by the precepts of Anglo-Saxon Law ... are well .... different from us. However, the Italians also seem to offer many of the guarantees we do to those arrested. It was a violation of those guarantees that ...eventually ... got young Amanda sprung.

That prosecutor sure was nutty with his satanic theories ... and like a Amanda ... he has fans ... and detractors in high places. But, we have nutty prosecutors here too ... like that SOB Mason in Cleveland who has had Mr. Koslovsky in jail for over a year for shooting an intruder that was trying to beat him and his tenant to death.

Autre pays, autre merde

31 posted on 02/14/2012 4:33:10 PM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: napscoordinator

Don’t know where you got you information, but it’s wrong. For example:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120125006765.htm


32 posted on 02/14/2012 7:42:30 PM PST by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: napscoordinator

The prosecution needs to be send to prison.


33 posted on 02/14/2012 8:59:53 PM PST by dangus
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To: Cheburashka; napscoordinator
There are always exceptions, Cheburashka. We have extradition treaties with many countries wherein those countries make exceptions due to inconsistencies between their laws and ours. Countries without capital punishment will refuse to extradite fugitives who are facing it in the US. France will not extradite persons convicted in absentia. The US would refuse to extradite an American who was already exonerated and then reconvicted of the same offense because we do not countenance double jeopardy.

No extradition treaty is unconditional.

34 posted on 02/15/2012 4:36:19 AM PST by wideawake
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