Well, you're not quite correct on that Oralloy - I saw the statement and was too horrified to respond immediately and it took me a while before I wished to address it. The same as before when you wished the US to nuke Italy and all it's residents.
You can and do talk to people more rationally, respectfully and more calmly when you choose to - but I feel that as with many threads - fury speaks out in unnecessary wording and it becomes a hurling match.
but I 'aint gonna fight with you
and I know I'm not evil either.
recently released murderer Amanda Knox returns to the US
You base things on age and how long someone has been in a country? That is truly daft.
True, there turned out to be no actual physical evidence; but, I'd hesitate on calling the prosecutor a dirty old man or imply he was playing out some fantasy. He was a typical prosecutor, they have a job and that is to convict the person placed on trial. Did he handle it well? Clearly not. He's not that different from prosecutors in other jurisdictions (and in countries other), finding ways to get the media to turn the accused into a monster.
This is one of the better summaries I've seen -- seems to capture the ambiguity well of her not being some wholly-innocent angel, but also probably not actually being a murderer:
Knox proved herself less than innocent when she decided to accuse a bartender of the crimes she was being charged with.
How strange. Her roommate has just been brutally murdered and she says, 'I didn't have the best weekend'?! She just wants to feel better - so 'maybe we can go shopping for clothes'?!
No, I'm sorry. I can't say I've ever had my roommate murdered in the room next to mine or had to make up a lie sacrificing another person to save myself discomfort
but this doesn't sound like the reaction of a normal person whose friend and roommate has just been found murdered.
She's totally immersed in her own selfish needs- Meredith and her demise are only mentioned as the cause of all the inconvenience it has heaped on Amanda.
And I'm really curious to know if any of these police interviews where she is being tortured into turning into an immoral and soulless betrayer of an innocent man are taped. Are they?
Can they really NOT have taped her interview in this day and age?
If anything, this letter convinces me more than ever that she lacks normal empathy and would be capable of murdering someone - and then go shopping for clothes - or lingerie, wasn't it - the next day?
They could have suggested Hitler to me and if I hadn't been there, I'd have had to say, 'I WASN'T THERE! I DON'T KNOW!!!'
She first told them that she was there. That's the only reason they could have suggested that she saw ANYONE leaving the house.
Why did she say she was there if she wasn't?
She started the lying herself. WHY?
All I'm going to say is that there is something not right about this girl and this letter just reiterates that in my mind.
She doesn't seem to display normal empathy.
There are lots and lots of jerky people -- especially 20-year-olds -- who are not murderers.
I won't argue against her jerkiness, I just think it's not enough to convict her of murder.
the entire post (not just the line you quoted) was a jest
Lack of empathy goes beyond 'jerkiness' -at any age.
Individuals who are unable to empathize with others, to the extent that they can look at the butchered body of their roommate one day and the next think about shopping and getting on with their own lives while wailing against the inconvenience said dead roommate is causing them as in - 'Oh **** - I can't get into my house to get my things' - and 'Oh **** - I'm feeling nervous all the time- how sad for me,' are exactly those who feel entitled to objectify people and use them or abuse them, without remorse.
There's something really, really wrong with this girl.
And I do look at her behavior and HER OWN WORDS (in the article you posted) and I can picture her guilty of the crime of which she was accused.
Let's put it this way - I wouldn't let her babysit for my kids or trust her to stay in my house with me- acquitted or not.
But lucky her - she's got her life back- I bet she's out shopping for some new clothes.
It's just tasteless and insensitive the way she's celebrating her celebrity.
It shows a lack of empathy for the victim and the victim's family- yet again.
I think anyone with any taste and sensitivity for the grieving family would just quietly slip away and resume their life.
This whole victorious celebration in the face of a dead girl and a miscarriage of justice which has enabled her killer(s) to escape punishment - whether it was Amanda Knox and Rafael Solocieto (or however you spell it) or not- is in bad taste.
Put the shoe on the other foot. Say it was the British girl who was said to have killed the American girl and this girl shows very little remorse for the girl who is dead and then throws a huge party in the face of the dead girl's grieving parents when the people who were convicted of their daughter's murder are released, leaving them with a dead child and no answers.
Izzie wrote:Well, you're not quite correct on that Oralloy - I saw the statement and was too horrified to respond immediately and it took me a while before I wished to address it. The same as before when you wished the US to nuke Italy and all it's residents.
I realize it's not your fault. I'm under a curse that makes everyone believe that I want to nuke every country on the planet.
But you'll not find any instance of me advocating a nuclear attack on Italy.
Attacks on Italy, yes. Probably more than enough to horrify you. But no nukes.
If I ever meet that pilot that dumped the cable car down the side of a mountain, I'm going to shake his hand and buy him a beer.
Any man throws a can of Italians down the side of a mountain, that's gotta be worth a handshake and a beer.
But in the end it doesn't matter why they are doing it. We just need to go to war and destroy them. God can ask them why they did it if he's interested.
America needs to start killing Italian honors students.
The important thing is to get Amanda and her boyfriend freed and then to take revenge on Italy.
I really hope we go to war to do it. Would be really cool to turn on the TV and see a huge pile of dead Italians.
Actually I favor genocide against Italy. The "killing Italian honors students" thing is just a nice signature line.
I still don't see why we don't just shoot up Italy and bust her out -- and maybe bomb them back to an earlier stone age than the one they're currently in.
Look at any post where I am hostile, and you'll find it is a response to a post that deserves a hostile response.
In what way have the Kercher's shown themselves to be bad people?
I apologise. You are quite correct there, you didn't say nuke at any stage.
I do wonder at times, not just with you, but others too, who talk like this - bomb them, kill them, yay a bunch a folk died in a cable car crash...
that sort of talk - how can the world go around when there is so much hatred, so much vitriol. We can all talk with anger - I'm no angel in the anger department - I just can't talk the way you do or get into it with you.
The thing is, all this time, you were fighting for something you believed in - and the end result for you is Amanda has been freed. You said at the beginning it wasn't personal. It was about rights. But you made it personal.
Do you not see that you could have done more to channel your opinions and to discuss it, even have got some support for your cause, if you had channeled it positively? I don't see the point of getting on the internet to shout at folk when you are trying to get folk to understand, even when frustrated.
Not that you have to take any notice of what I'm saying here, but, I guess I just wanted to say it.
Hatred doesn't work.
At the end of the day, The Kercher family still have a daughter / sister who was brutally murdered. They will never have peace in their family. Wishing any ill to them I find so harsh, cruel. They did not put anyone in prison, they did not make a judge or a system do anything. I don't believe they will ever stop grieving. The right for anger, I believe, should be theirs.