Show trial in Italy - happy for my choice
I saw how they had a kind of show trial where a student from the United States name Amanda Knox was convicted of murder of some English student.
In fact the police caught the real killer rather fact. An immigrant was arrested in Germany where they interviewed him and he gave a statement that he was alone with the victim in the house. The German police had no interest in the case. With other words they could afford to be objective.
A young woman was murdered. A young life was cut short but they had the murderer and the case should be closed.
A poor immigrant murdering innocent girls is hardly a headline worth. We see all kind of crime being committed by immigrants here in Denmark all the time. It would make it to page 37 if most.
So the prosecutor in Italy had to do more with the case. He couldn't use the testimony from the accused to the German police to anything. He had to find a motivate which could boost his own career.
So he opened a lot of dirty magazines and invented a motive based on a sex-game gone wrong. This opened the posibility of charging Amanda Knox with the crime and frankly when the jurors wear sashes in national colors when giving the verdict it smells that they are doing it as a kind of revenge over a woman, who happens to come from a country which had insulted Italy just months before because they deny to extradite 23 CIA employees who according to the Italian courts had abducted a man from the streets of Italy without reason.
Amanda Knox did not have a fair chance of getting aquitted from the very start off. It was a kind of show trial we should expect in a court in Europe in this millennium.
I stated in an early blog entry why I have chosen not to study abroad. This only confirms that my choice was right.
Oh lordy. What did Europe come to?