Discussion in 'Politics' started by Contumacious, Oct 3, 2011.
For all of the millions of Americans who have been following the case since day one. Who hasn't accused the Italian Judicial System of being biased to Amanda for the only reason that she was an AMERICAN? Now you tell me, what do you all think would of been the outcome of the case within a year if Amanda Knox was "Maria Gina Pescatolli", an attractive 23 year old Italian student who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time? and with all the same shoddy evidence? This case is a mirror image of the O.J. Case.
Thank God she is free, if she was sent back to prison, there would of been riots !!!!
Who fucking cares?
The guilty always walk while the innocent are jailed......
Progressives love that....
Way to go Amanda. What a travesty for justice. The prosecutor should be the one in jail. They have a suspect with DNA at the crime scene in jail, he is from Africa. Funny how that works.
Let you get your ass in a foreign jail and then ask the same question. It is a good thing the board tolerated idiots here.
You cannot compare the judicial system in Europe to what we have in the United States...
There is the Civil Law in Europe, and the Common Law in English speaking countries, the US and England.
Fifteen centuries after Justinian, Codex Juris Civilis, or the Code of Justinian, still exerts its influence on Europe and is known as the Civil Law tradition. The Inquisition, Renaissance, the Napoleonic Code, and the Holocaust are all, in part, an outgrowth of the lex regia: The will of the prince has the force of law.( Quod principi placuit, legis haget vigorem) Today, European law gives preeminence to legislatures, the institution that drafted the statute prevails. In Anglo-American Common Law tradition, the institution that interprets and adjudicates the statute has the final word. Due to the absence of a jury, and the deference to whomever writes the laws, Civil Law tradition is friendlier to tyrannical regimes than the Common Law tradition. Under Justinians code the emperor is named nomos empsychos, law incarnate.
1. The Italian judicial system is based on Roman law modified by the Napoleonic code and later statutes. The Supreme Court of Cassation is the court of last resort for most disputes. The Constitutional Court of Italy (Corte Costituzionale) rules on the conformity of laws with the Constitution and is a post-World War II innovation.
Juries were not introduced into the Italian Legal system until 1848
2. To the English and other peoples who have adopted the English common-law system, trial by jury became a cherished protection against the possibility of judicial and administrative tyranny. Among the abuses recited in the American Declaration of Independence is "depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury." The Sixth and Seventh Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, reflecting this concern, require a jury in federal trials, in criminal prosecutions, and in civil suits at common law where the damages sought exceed $20; the traditional exemption of cases in equity was left unchanged.
3. The concept of a modern jury trial stems back at least to Magna Carta, which gave English nobles and freemen the right to be tried by a panel of their peers, rather than by summary judgment of the king or other official who often had the utter power to impose his own arbitrary judgment. In certain parts of the world (eg Europe), juries have largely died out, and many countries including Italy, France, and Germany have abandoned the institution altogether.
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4. It is not unusual for the charges against the persona indagata- indicted person to be secret, even from the prisoner and his lawyer, as the public minister, who is in charge of the collection of evidence and the trial itself, can seal the accusations under an order of segreto instruttorio, judicial secrecy order that makes it illegal to reveal anything about the charges.
From The Monster of Florence, p. 240, Mario Spezi
A pretty face mostly female face always persuades a jury.
"how can such a pretty face kill"
Why does it matter?
What, pretty people are incapable of murder?
As much as many of us may have been upset with the Italian justice system, in the end, I believe they got it right. I bet Troy Davis would have liked a second opportunity like Amanda Knox had. He most likely would have walked away a free man also instead of being six feet under now.
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