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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Amanda Knox Appeal: Heroes And Villains Of the Amanda Knox Case

October 23, 2011 - Despite the fact that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were freed of this nightmare as of October 3, 2011,  it really is not over - not if one wants to balance the accounts in this ridiculous case. And that is exactly what people are saying on numerous sites- How can Italy get away with this injustice of sending innocent people to prison for 4 years? And who is to pay for it? All good questions. And there are answers.

Yet just as there are villains in this case there are also heroes. It was a very frustrating ordeal for many people and most could do nothing about it. Personally, I have always secretly delighted in sending in the 82nd Airborne division, just in case Italy failed to redeem itself- but of course that would have been politically incorrect right? Well that was never really a practical consideration, however it does appeal to one's Rambo instincts in the face of injustice. Some people would say that was a typical American mentality, but then again, Americans by nature have always fought against injustice. Like Teddy Roosevelt once said "Speak softly, but carry a big stick". Yet with the Amanda Knox case going on in Italy I think most Americans felt rather helpless and simply 'hoped' it would all work out for the sake of justice. And it did. But who was responsible for that? Who were the heroes that brought, or at least helped this case to justice at last.

One of the first people to raise hell about this case- even before it was widely considered to be the right thing to do- Washington State Senator Maria Cantwell was up in arms the very day of Amanda Knox's conviction in December 2009. Although people were trying to shout her down, she took it all the way to the secretary of state Hillary Clinton's office. What happened after that is all hush, hush. What happened at the state dept level is not common knowledge- but the important thing to remember is that Maria was RIGHT. She took what was once a 'politically incorrect' situation and went for the gusto, because it was the right thing to do. A citizen of her state was found guilty in a trial she paid close attention to and she believed Amanda was being railroaded and she defended the principle. Although I generally despise politicians- Maria Cantwell is a hero in this case. The people of the state of Washington should be thankful to have her. And no she is not my sister. She just plain kicks ass when it's the right thing to do- all politics aside.

There are other heroes of course- too many to mention, but Maria stands out because it was so- not career orientated. So human and so noble. And of course judge H. from Seattle- Well I don't want to say your full name or maybe you'll get in trouble again for defending Amanda. Just kidding- the name of this gentleman is Judge Michael Heavey- God bless you. This is another person who put all thoughts aside as to the reaction and did the right thing. One other person who needs to be mentioned is of course Judge Hellman and with him the Italian jury who freed Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. I knew he would do the right thing and I have said this for the last year. Why? Because he is a good and just man and did not play into the "she is guilty because the prosecution says she is" lie. He is a hero for the Italian justice system, and it is to his credit that he did not submit to the prosecution's fairy-tale with absolutely no evidence to back them up. And the world has seen this man do justice to this case, and he will always be remembered for that.

Ah and now for the villains. We all know who they are. Problem is, what to do with them. Well I think we would know if they were under US law, but unfortunately they are all in Italy- the land of very slow justice. Quick to detain and slow to release- Italy. I think prosecutor Comodi can be forgiven as she was not in charge- although she was way out of line. Rather it is the prosecutor Mignini who should be brought low for his ridiculous case against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. I can not imagine what goes through this man's mind. What did he think he was doing? I find it hard to believe the man is simply clueless in this case- I think he knew very well what he was doing and that was just business as usual. That may be business in Italy, but in the rest of the world it is called malicious prosecution. If you don't mind me saying so sir- You need to go to jail. And when you are there you need to remember what you did to two innocent young people to try and ruin their lives. I think you know better. I don't think for a minute you thought you were doing the right thing. I think you are way past that now, and only think about putting your fantasies into action regardless of the cost to other people's lives. People say you are a good Catholic and go to church- So do a lot of 'Sunday Catholics'. I too am a Catholic, but unlike you I remember the teachings of the Church in regards to sin and one of the first things you learn is this "If you know the right thing to do, and do not do it- you sin". I think you knew these two defendants were innocent and you tried to ruin their lives to save your shady career. Fortunately, your lies did not last and they were released. Pissed you off didn't it? Well get use to it because I think a lot worse is coming. Now Amanda would never say things like this to you- she is too sweet and passive. I on the other hand have no such scruples. You had better pray there is not an investigation coming your way, because if there is, you can count on picking olives in some remote little field where no one will ever hear from you again.

And as far as this case is concerned- that will be justice.


George Barwood said...


I came very late to this case, I have just started reading some of your blog entries, but I would just like to congratulate you for the work you have done here.

Well done.

George Barwood

Saint_Michael1 said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Saint Michael, compliment for your site.

As an Italian, I agree with you the first trial conviction of two innocents was a shameful injustice. I feel very sorry for this young American woman, who came to study in Italy, because she loved our country and had four years of her life robbed. But I would like to underline that this kind of justice miscarriage may happen in every country.
Even in US there are people, sentenced after a forced confession, who spend decades in death row, before being freed by DNA test of Innocence Project.
The crude reality is that judicial systems are basically mincing machines, but unfortunately this is not only an Italian problem.

Saint_Michael1 said...

Thanks for you comment- Yes I know that there is injustice in a great many countries. In no way was I trying to single out Italy, only that in this particular case it was an Italian problem in the person of prosecutor Mignini. I think that justice is in the hands of men and women who represent the legal system and not in the system itself as was proven when Judge Hellmann overturned the conviction. I think it is the job of every nation to root out corruption in it's justice system whether it is American, British or Italian. I think the world has seen that the Italian justice system was not at fault for the trouble of Amanda Knox. Corrupt prosecutors exist in every country, but the really important thing is that the injustice was corrected through the Italian appeals court.
Thanks for commenting.

Anonymous said...

I agree. There are a lot of stupid and arrogant people who think to be Marvel telepat superheroes who, in absence of evidences, are able to detect the guiltiness or the innocence of a person, only looking at his/her face expressions or relying on psychological signs. Nobody has really this kind of superpower, but unfortunatley, these overconfident people often become prosecutors, judges, police officers or jurors and cause a lot of damages.

Nightowl2548 said...

There are many other villians as well, particularly so called journalists who had the opportunity to report on a terrible injustice and railroading of two unlikely college students but instead choose to tell ridiculous falsehoods. No one intelligent should have ever believed this story from the get go. By Bulls**t detector rang off in my head the minute I first heard of this case. However these slimeballs chose to make a buck off the kinds of idiots who believe aliens from outer space are giving anal probes to struggling horror writers aboard flying saucers, Bigfoot lives in Indiana, or 911 was an inside job with George Bush flying radio controlled jetliners into the twin towers. Problem is, in this case making such a quick buck hurt very real people. Rabid belief in the guilt of Amanda and Rafaelle is a litmus test for evil, that's what these people are...Villians of the worst sort.

Anonymous said...

As an example of great injustice, please, look at another famous international case: unfortunatly this clearly innocent woman, was not supported, but boycotted by her country.

Saint_Michael1 said...

Hello- You must be a mind-reader. I am well aware of the Schapelle Corby case and in fact had planned on doing a forum on her for some months now. Actually have it all laid out just not released online, but as of a couple months ago it looked like she would be released soon. At this point in time however, it looks like this clemency thing could drag on for awhile so I am going to take your comment as a 'sign' and release that forum to go online probably by late Friday the 20th. It couldn't hurt and it might help.
Personally, I don't know why the people of Australia did not back this woman more- unless of course they take what they read in print from the media a little to seriously. My personal opinion has always been that the sentence she got was way over the top even if she was guilty. Really heartbreaking.

Anonymous said...

Yes, consider that the mastermind of the Bali Bombing get only 10 years. Consider also that buying MJ in Australia to sell it in Bali is a total loss operation and has the same sense that buyng cocaine in NY to sell it in Bogota. With a bit of common sense it is very very esay to realize if she is a criminal or a victim.

The site exposes prefectly the political sacrifice of an innocent woman for Raison d'Etat. More people will be aware about this, more chances has Schapelle to be freed.

I'm waiting for your new site.

Saint_Michael1 said...

The new site is up now. "Schapelle Corby Freedom Forum" which is located at It will probably take a week or so for the site to be visible on the major search engines although google should have it relatively quick. New sites require time to really kick in. Yes I have watched the expendable expose on Corby and in fact added some of those videos to the new site. My thinking on this issue is that there has to be enough people- willing to make enough noise about this case, in order to get that girl out of there. I believe that there are still too few people who really know the facts of this case. And of course, that needs to change in order to get something done about this sad situation. Let's hope for the best.


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