Amanda's Book Due Out April 30, 2013

Friday, July 1, 2011

Amanda Knox Appeal: Should Knox Be Given House Arrest Rather Than Another Hot Summer In Prison?

July 1, 2011-  Perugia gets hot in the summer. So hot in fact the court usually shuts down for the season. In Capanne prison where Amanda Knox is being held the temp. can soar above 100 degrees F., something most people will never experience and would never want to. Since it has become clear that Knox is not guilty, would it not be more humane to place her under a 'house arrest' type situation until the end of her appeal rather than for her to spend another broiling summer in Capanne?

Is this possible? Yes, it is. It is not unusual for people convicted of crimes, including murder, to wait out their appeals outside prison walls in Italy. The Knox prosecutor Mignini himself is walking around completely free as he awaits his own appeal for abuse of his office and wire-tapping, for which he was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in prison. In actuality, this would be a humanitarian move on the part of the appeals court. After more than 3 years in prison and clearly innocent, I think Amanda Knox deserves an act of compassion. In Italy you are not considered guilty until you have lost all your appeals, and I think at this point in time, with no valid evidence against her, she deserves to wait for the outcome of her appeal in a more humane environment.

This would not be unreasonable. Nor would it be complex or a risky venture. She has no passport to leave the country, and since she is 'high profile' I don't think she can blend in with the crowd and find her way back to Seattle. Why would she even try- she is winning her appeal and will most likely be set free in October in any case. So why add insult to injury and prolong her time in prison for something she did not do.

It isn't difficult to place someone under house arrest- particularly if her people were paying the rent on a house- a house that would be monitored, and expenses paid for food and clothing by her own people. They could even put a monitor on her ankle so that she would not be able to leave the grounds without an alarm going off. She could even be put under the protection of the U S State Dept. with a few U S Marines for her protection- yes, I think it is time for the State Dept employees in Italy to take some long overdue responsibility as concerns Amanda- particularly now that it is very clear she is not guilty.

Can this happen? Yes. Will it happen? I have no idea. Perhaps if Amanda did not face another grueling summer in Capanne prison, and perhaps if she had not already done over 3 years for something she didn't do- than perhaps I wouldn't even be bringing up this idea of house arrest. But as it stands, I think this girl and her family have suffered more than enough, and the same goes for Raffaele and his family. Regardless of how much the idea would ruffle the feathers of the prosecution, I keep thinking, with everything Amanda and Raffaele have been through, when will it stop- how much is enough?


Anonymous said...

I dont agree that people are in Hate Camps for Amanda Knox, I feel that with all of the evidance stacked against her, lies,falsely pointing the finger at an innocent man for Miss Kerchers Murder, oviousley havent helped this troubled young lady. I believe that people arent stupid and everybody that i know are all 100 percent that amanda was present when Meredith was stabbed to death. There are to many discrepencies in her stories, as well as her boyfriends. On a personel note i do feel sad for this young lady, she has her life ahead of her and i believe shes holding up as well as expected in prison. We all make mistakes , none of us are perfect. Part of me hopes that her appeal goes well for her, but i must say im very dubious about the outcome. We must also remember that a beautifull young girl had her life taken from her, its all very well these so called amanda supporters stating that amandas been throught this and been through that...
If Amanda is guiltyof this gruesome act then i believe prison to be the best place for her, if she is the innocent in all of this terrible ordeal, then she has her life ahead of her. THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT SOONER OR LATER. I feel all you people that belong to the Amanda camp will be in for a bit of a surprise. You cant keep protecting someone that is an accessory to murder or even the murderer.

Saint_Michael1 said...

Use your common sense- You can not kill someone in the manner of which Miss Kercher was killed and not leave any evidence behind. If you take the whole case from scratch, and re-learn the facts from reliable sources the picture changes. You learn for instance, that the investigation of the murder in Italy would not have been done in say- a place like the US or the UK. It would not hold nor would the tactics that were use to place her in the position she now finds herself.
This was not a mafia hit in a dark alley- this was a bloody murder in a small confined space. Scotland Yard in the UK or the FBI in the US would not push this issue as a lack of evidence in these circumstances mean a lot. Have you ever considered that you may be wrong- and if so, what a thing to have on you soul by looking at only one side?
The sad truth is that a prosecutor and police in Italy had made a crass mistake and ruined a young woman's life, but instead of correcting the error, they now proceed poker-faced to still try and win in the face of all reason. This is not a mystery- only corruption exposed. I suggest you pay close attention to the defense's side of this case coming later this week. What would it hurt to do that? You may see something you had missed before.
And there will be no surprise as there is no evidence anymore. This case will go down in history as a grave error that was very slow in being corrected. We will are see very shortly how it ends.


This forum is not endorsed by Amanda Knox nor her family or legal council. It is an independent venture for the purpose of an open public forum on Amanda's pending appeal in Italy. It is for educational purposes only.