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  • Amanda Knox back in Italy for first time since acquittal

    06/13/2019 7:42:04 AM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    kvue ^ | June 13, 2019 | AP
    Amanda Knox has arrived in Italy for the first time since she was acquitted by an appeals court in October 2011 in the murder of her British roommate in the university town of Perugia. Knox arrived at Milan's Linate airport on Thursday en route to the northern city of Modena, where she will participate Saturday in a panel discussion on wrongful convictions. She was escorted by plainclothes officers and kept her eyes downward as she exited the airport. Knox's 2011 acquittal was just one step in a long judicial process of flip-flop decisions before she was definitively acquitted in 2015...
  • Italian Court: No Proof Amanda Knox Was at Murder Scene

    09/07/2015 10:58:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/2015 | Breitbart News
    ROME (AP) - Italy’s top criminal court says it threw out murder convictions against Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend because there was absolutely no proof they were at the scene of her British roommate’s slaying. The Court of Cassation on Monday issued its formal written explanation, as required by Italian law, for its March ruling vindicating the pair once and for all in the legal battle over the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy.
  • Kercher family have a bitter pill to swallow after verdict

    03/27/2015 5:11:30 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 27, 2015 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    The mother of murdered British student Meredith Kercher said she was “surprised and very shocked” by an Italian court’s decision to overturn the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. Ms Kercher, 21, from Coulsdon, Surrey, was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her bedroom in 2007 while studying in Perugia, Italy. ********************* Francesco Maresca, the lawyer for the Kercher family, was also disappointed by the ruling, saying: “I think that it’s a defeat for the Italian justice system.” On Friday night the long-running case appeared to have been brought to a conclusion after more than seven years of...
  • Amanda Knox Case: Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction

    03/27/2015 2:52:26 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 161 replies
    WWW.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | 3/27/2015
    The highest court in Italy on Friday has overturned the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the sensational 2007 stabbing death of her British roommate. The ruling was the latest turn in an odyssey of international justice for Knox, who spent four years in an Italian jail after the killing. She has returned to the United States and vowed not to return to Italy. She and the ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted in 2009, then acquitted and freed in 2011. An appeals court overturned the acquittals and ordered a new trial, and they were convicted again last...
  • Islam’s ‘Relaxation of the Intelligence’

    08/23/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/23/14 | Benedict Kielly
    In times of evil, prophets who see it in what Ronald Knox called a “clear light” are not necessarily heeded, though they are desperately needed. Such a man was Hilaire Belloc, as Monsignor Knox described him at Belloc’s funeral Mass in 1953. “By derivation,” Knox explained, a prophet “is one who speaks out.” Belloc, the first truly revisionist historian, made it his life’s work to speak out. He warned of the rise of Islam throughout the early years of the 20th century and then between the two world wars, when such prophecy seemed absurd. In 2006 another great prophet, Pope...
  • DUKE UNIVERSITY PORN ACTRESS: ‘I DON’T FEEL RESPECTED’

    05/30/2014 10:26:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 30, 2104 | Nathan Harden
    Duke dropout Miriam Weeks, aka porn “star” Belle Knox, who achieved fifteen minutes of fame earlier this year when she threw away a lifetime’s worth of privileged private school education, Catholic upbringing, and her place at an elite university in order to star in online porn videos, has a complaint. Are you ready for this? She told Rolling Stone magazine that she does no longer feels “respected” at Duke. This outcome apparently came as a surprise to her. Weeks also complains that some of her family members have “turned their back” on her.
  • Italian judges report that convicted Amanda Knox killed roommate with knife . . .

    04/30/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 82 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 29, 2014 | Bill Hutchinson
    The appellate court in Florence on Tuesday issued a 337-page explanation for its January guilty verdicts against the American and her former boyfriend Rafaelle Sollecito. American beauty Amanda Knox slit her roommate’s throat with a knife in a fit of rage over being accused of stealing money, the Italian court that convicted her explained Tuesday. The former exchange student from Seattle delivered the fatal slash as cohorts restrained victim Meredith Kercher during a 2007 drug-fueled get together, the judicial panel in Florence asserted in a 337-page document. In their lengthy dissertation explaining the “motivation” behind their guilty verdict, the judges...
  • Italian Court Finds Amanda Knox and Rafael Solecitto Guilty, Again

    01/30/2014 6:50:58 PM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 1-30-2014 | Ace
    Amanda Knox is in America and she's not going back to Italy. However, Rafael Solecitto -- every bit as innocent -- is an Italian citizen, and they're determined to jail Amanda Knox, but they can't, so they'll jail the guy no one cares about, Rafael. The Italian judicial system has a quirk unlike ours. When a trial court pronounces you culpable, you're not actually convicted of the crime -- not yet. The actual conviction only occurs when a court, sitting in review, confirms the conviction. I believe I read that Italy considers this trial finding of culpability less seriously than...
  • Amanda Knox Found Guilty of Murder By Italian Court

    01/30/2014 1:13:40 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 370 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 30, 2014 | PHOEBE NATANSON | Good Morning America
    Amanda Knox was found guilty of murder today by an Italian court, the latest twist in a murder case that goes back to 2007. The verdict reached by the two judges and six jurors came after several hours of deliberations at the Florence courthouse. The judge sentenced Knox to 28 years in prison. Her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and co-defendant was sentenced to 25 years. Two Italian judges and six jurors began deliberations earlier today. If Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are found guilty, the court is also expected to pronounce a prison sentence. The prosecutor...
  • Answering Common Objections to the Uniqueness of Christianity

    11/24/2013 3:01:00 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | November 23, 2013 | Peter Kreeft
    Ronald Knox once quipped that "the study of comparative religions is the best way to become comparatively religious." The reason, as G. K. Chesterton says, is that, according to most "scholars" of comparative religion, "Christianity and Buddhism are very much alike, especially Buddhism." But any Christian who does apologetics must think about comparative religions because the most popular of all objections against the claims of Christianity today comes from this field.   The objection is not that Christianity is not true but that it is not the truth; not that it is a false religion but that it is only...
  • Obama to talk about economy at Illinois college (Knox College, Tuition: $38,286/year)

    07/21/2013 7:04:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/21/13 | CNN Political Unit
    President Barack Obama will hit the road again to talk about jobs and the economy, resetting the message amid a busy summer that's so far been dominated by immigration reform efforts, the IRS scandal, national security leaks and the president's trips to Europe and Africa. Obama will return to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois on Wednesday to kick off a series of speeches about his economic plan, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer wrote in an e-mail to supporters Sunday evening.
  • ITALY'S HIGHEST CRIMINAL COURT OVERTURNS ACQUITTAL OF AMANDA KNOX AND ORDERS A NEW TRIAL

    03/26/2013 2:16:28 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 84 replies
    News Alert.
  • Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend to find out on Monday if they will face a retrial

    03/23/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 03/23/2013 | Steve Robson and Nick Pisa
    Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito are anxiously waiting to find out if their acquittal for the murder of a British student will be overturned by Italy's highest court. Supreme Court judges will rule on Monday on whether there should be a retrial regarding the death of Meredith Kercher or if the case against them should be closed completely. In 2011 Knox and Sollecito were cleared of the 2007 murder on appeal after they had initially been found guilty and sentenced to 26 and 25 years respectively. Meredith, 21, was found semi naked and with her throat cut...
  • Freaks and Oddballs – You're One

    05/17/2012 2:09:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 16 May, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    [Less than] 200 days away from what will undoubtedly be one of the most important elections in US history, and most of the country still isn't even paying attention yet. Of course, those of you reading this have been paying attention for years, even decades, but that's because you're all freaks and oddballs like me. At least that's what the majority thinks of us. We prefer to think of ourselves as exceptional and concerned – responsible citizens, but they see us as demented political junkies lacking in real life. Any way you want to define us – those of us...
  • Patience, Organization, Brilliance... and a Victory on the Heights

    03/04/2012 9:23:53 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 4, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By March 4, 1776, the American forces had been stationed outside Boston for nearly a year. British soldiers had been there longer. For eight long years, Boston had effectively been under martial law. Ever since the Massachusetts House had objected to the Townshend Acts in 1868, the British forces who arrived that October were a constant fixture around town, a continual reminder that to King George III, the colonists – those of Boston, at any rate – were prisoners in their own city. They may have thought they had the rights of free Englishmen, but England’s monarch thought otherwise. After...
  • A Noble Train from a Bygone Era

    11/17/2011 9:59:27 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 17, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In April of 1775, one of America’s most promising young officers had an idea. A Connecticut merchant who joined up as soon as shots were fired at Lexington and Concord, Arnold was a sharp idea man and a fine strategist, and he approached General Washington with a proposal to lead a mission to Fort Ticonderoga, up at Lake Champlain, to take it from the British. Oh, it was a decent enough prize on its own, sure, but its major value, said Arnold, was the opportunity to acquire all the artillery sitting in the fort. They moved forward and accomplished the...
  • Not-So-Free Speech in New Jersey

    10/23/2011 9:57:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2011 | Jan LaRue
    Who can say "gay" isn't okay in New Jersey? Judging by Gov. Chris Christie's actions, teachers can't. Christie told CNN's Piers Morgan on June 15 that he doesn't think homosexuality is a sin even though his religion does. To be sure that the citizens of New Jersey are aware of Christie's beliefs, the interview and transcript are posted on the official New Jersey website. Okay, that's his opinion. But read on. New Jersey high school teacher Viki Knox may have been inspired by Christie's comments to think that it was okay for a New Jersey public employee to express an...
  • New Jersey High School Teacher Posts Anti-Gay Entry on Facebook

    10/14/2011 5:30:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 13, 2011 | WINNIE HU
    A New Jersey high school teacher became the center of a Facebook controversy on Thursday after writing on the site that “homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation” and complaining about a school display recognizing October as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History month. The teacher, Viki Knox, posted a photo of a display from the school, Union High School in Union Township, on her personal Facebook page last week. It included photos of Virginia Woolf, Harvey Milk and Neil Patrick Harris. When a friend asked if the school had really put it up,...
  • Visiting police officer's gun, badges stolen in West Knox County(TN)

    10/06/2011 5:36:26 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 7 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2011 | staff
    KNOXVILLE — A visiting law-enforcement officer from Maine reported that his gun and badge were stolen from his vehicle at a West Knox County apartment complex this week, according to authorities. The officer, with Maine's Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, was attending a training session at the National Forensics Academy in Oak Ridge, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
  • AMANDA KNOX ACQUITTED, TO BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY

    10/03/2011 12:57:47 PM PDT · by montag813 · 541 replies · 1+ views
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    AMANDA KNOX ACQUITTED, TO BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY