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Amanda Knox Is Too White Bread America To Be A Killer

On November 2nd of 2007, Meredith Kercher, a twenty one year old British exchange student who was sharing a house as part of a university exchange program, was found murdered.  The Italian police said she was partially clothed under her bed with her windpipe crushed and her throat slashed.  On November 6th, twenty year old Amanda Knox from Spencer, Indiana and twenty three year old Raffaele Sollecito from Giovinazzo, Bari were arrested suspected of the murder of Ms. Kercher.  On the 20th of November, Rudy Guede was arrested in Germany on a warrant issued for his arrest on the basis of DNA and fingerprint evidence found on the victim’s body.  The three suspects were held in custody in Perugia and were charged with murder, sexual assault and theft.

On the 28th of October 2008 Rudy Guede was convicted of conspiracy to murder Ms. Kercher.  He was sentenced to thirty years in prison and was quickly forgotten.  The trial of Ms. Knox and Mr. Sollecito didn’t begin until January of 2009.  The trial concluded on December 4th when both were found guilty of murder.  Ms. Knox was sentenced to twenty six years in prison while Raffaele Sollecito received a twenty five year sentence.

According to police reports, Amanda Knox implicated herself in the crime during questioning on the two days following the murder.  She initially told the police that she had been in the house when the murder took place and had heard screams but was too afraid to do any investigation or call for help.  But during the police interrogation, she gave several different versions of the events of that particular night.  She claims that her memory was cloudy because she had been smoking hash.  Later, she was ordered to be held while the police continued their investigation.  After her arrest, the media began to focus on her peculiar behavior during police questioning, the grand jury investigation, and throughout the trial.  Often during the proceedings, Ms. Knox could be seen smiling and not taking the matter as seriously as someone should who is on trial for such a serious crime.  The Italian press described her as the face of an angel but the eyes of a killer.

The case against Amanda Knox received extensive media coverage.  Depending on the desired perspective, the woman has been portrayed as everything from a cold blooded killer who took part in a murderous sex game or a poor, innocent middle class white girl from America helplessly caught up in the judicial process in a country where the legal system is often compared to the inquisition.

People most concerned with Amanda’s defense contend that she is the victim of character assassination and Italian’s hatred of America.  When the verdict was announced people outside the Italian courtroom applauded, assumingly for a job well done, when the prosecution emerged.  Amanda’s family vows to continue their fight for justice.  They claim Ms. Knox is still the strong, kindhearted girl they have always known and not the cold killer prosecutors portrayed during the trial.  She’s the kind of strong young woman that smokes hash and claims to be too afraid to do anything, even call the police, when she hears screams from somebody being murdered.

This poor girl’s case has attracted widespread media attention.  It has even prompted a statement from United States Senator Maria Cantwell from Amanda Knox’s home state of Washington.  Ms. Cantwell issued a statement saying she was saddened by the verdict and had serious questions about the Italian justice system and whether the prevailing anti-American sentiment tainted the trial and would be conveying concerns to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  But when does Ms. Cantwell lift a finger to help raise attention to all the cases of blatant injustice that goes on right here in America?

Some people are trying to paint Ms. Knox as an outsider in Italy’s justice system, unable to gain any semblance of fairness in a system designed to assume that she’s guilty and demands that she proves her innocence.  Is this anything like the court system here in America that finds black people automatically guilty with jurors who are more than ready to convict black people because they know that they’ve done something sometime and somewhere in the past?  The American collective stands ready to believe that it’s okay for black people to be assumed guilty based on per capita statistics instead of the facts of the case.  But the moment we believe that we see one of our blue eyed, pretty white girls being railroaded, we want to cry foul.

Whether or not Ms. Knox is innocent or guilty is pretty pointless.  People will believe what they want to believe regardless of facts.  People will even pick and choose what they accept as facts.  A statistic that shows black people as criminals can be taken to the bank while statistics that show black people as victims of a justice system predisposed to find black people guilty will be scientifically flawed or just plain hogwash.

Let a white American girl go on trial for murder in an environment outside of America’s jurisdiction.  Not even the Italians have the right to convict one of the members of our dominant class.  We don’t have a problem believing the men we hold in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are the most corrupt of the most corrupt.  We are ready to believe that those foreigners are so guilty that they don’t even deserve the protection of our justice system.  They can go straight to hell.  But the American girl found in the house where a gruesome murder took place, heard the murder being committed but couldn’t do anything to help because she was racked with fear?  She wouldn’t hurt a fly in her drug induced stupor so thick she can’t remember jack.  People’s opinion on this case, like so many others, is just another manifestation of America’s hypocrisy.

Saturday, December 5, 2009 - Posted by | Life, Thoughts |

19 Comments »

  1. I know that is the truth! When the hell do any of these people sit and watch the blatant disparity that IS our justice system in action and say “gee those blacks are being railroaded, we need to do something!” Um, NEVER!

    We will cry and profess the innocence of this chick knowing damn well that her story is flimsy as a piece of white bread dunked in milk. But let the court hear that a 20 something year old white jogger was raped and beaten to death in NY central park where some black and Hispanic youth were enjoying a night in the park. And bingo bango those animals (literally what they were called) are guilty as sin.

    They spend the rest of their childhood and part of their adult lives paying for this crime. Then of course it comes to light that they didn’t do it at all. In fact the man who did it confesses and his DNA matches the crime. Do those kids get an apology? NOPE! Just more animosity and cat calls of animal!

    Yet, somehow that is to be expected in America where blacks are consistently railroaded, blamed and the victim of a legal justice system akin to the inquisition as Amanda’s family puts it. But who cares they aren’t anyone that we should care about. And just like one of my many nemesis said. They have no future they are black, but that white girl, now she has a future and we don’t want to ruin it over a drugged induced night of murder.

    Thanks.

    Comment by theblacksentinel | Saturday, December 5, 2009 | Reply

  2. This post proves that white people are not the only racist, as it paints whites as always beleaving in the guilt of blacks. Post like this do none of us any justice and hate is just as bad coming from any race.
    If she is guilty (and it looks that way to me), she now has 26 years to think of what she has done. I don’t like to think of anyone innocent losing their freedom (no matter what race), and if they are we can rejoice in the right to appeal and pray that they be freed.
    Even if you don’t like a persons race, at least have the love of justice.

    Comment by mike | Saturday, December 5, 2009 | Reply

  3. Thanks for the feedback mike,

    Unfortunately, words only do so much to convey meaning. But I’ll do my best. Please read the next part with as much condescension and sarcasm you can imagine coming from someone’s voice…

    Really? I’m the racist?

    Your comment proves just how much people have no clue what racism really means. People like you want to think that other people are racist because we can show clear distinctions in America’s racial hypocrisy. If Amanda Knox was black and her gender was male and her trial was being held here in the States instead of Italy, we would have assumed her guilt a long time ago and turned our collective attention to the Next American Idol or some other crap that keeps us distracted through entertainment. Everyday we see instances of black people railroaded by our injustice system and that should register on our conscious. But it doesn’t. But let a white girl in Italy get time for her crime and it’s all over the news. And you want to point the finger at me and call me a racist. You are too typical of the ugly disparity that continues to consume this country. Even if you don’t like the article you should have at least some crumb of racially based fairness. People like you want to assume black people don’t have the right to talk about our racial inequality. Please spare us your lame attempt at high mindedness wrapped so conveniently around white privilege.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Sunday, December 6, 2009 | Reply

  4. Just to point out for the record of other readers, I am not the mike in the above “mike’s” comment. Thank you.

    Comment by Mike Lovell | Sunday, December 6, 2009 | Reply

  5. Thanks for the feedback Mike Levell,

    You mean that wasn’t you!!!

    Just kidding…

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Sunday, December 6, 2009 | Reply

  6. To me, as one who lives here in Seattle where Amanda is from, I get a lot of the “local” perspective, which, of course, is that she is innocent. I personally believe that, based on the evidence presented in the case, it is highly unlikely she was involved with the murder in any way greater than possibly, as you said, knowing that “something bad” was happening and failing to act in her “drug induced stupor”. With that said, I’m not one to fall into the “Us vs Them” game, as if the Italian jurors were completely blinded, irrational nationalist bent on convicting the American “white girl” (same with the rest of the Italian system and citizenry).

    Though I believe the system in Italy has some serious systemic issues (I don’t agree with how they allow jurors to read media accounts and even give interviews during trials), and though I believe these issues most likely led to the wrongful conviction of Amanda Knox (see show trial, corrupt prosecution, etc etc), I also am under no delusion that our justice system in the United States of the Americas “gets it done any better” on a whole, in terms of “wrongful convictions”, especially against minorities (and in particular black men).

    So what does this mean in the grand scheme of things? To me it says that injustice anywhere is unacceptable, and it doesn’t matter if it’s against a pretty white American girl in Italy or a black 20 something male in the United States (and everything outside and in between).

    With any justice system we must accept that sometimes people will be wrongfully convicted for the plain fact that we just can’t always know for sure, so let’s hope that if this is the case for Amanda, she will have an opportunity to prove her innocence in the appeals to come.

    One thing she does have on her side that many of those wrongfully convicted here in the US (especially due to the “heavier hand” of *in*justice inflicted against the poor and minorities) do not is media exposure, a pretty face, and the fund raising that comes along with it.

    Comment by Jason | Sunday, December 6, 2009 | Reply

  7. I should have said “pretty *white* face” in my final sentence to make my point complete. As it is that “white” part that will help keep the fund raising dollars coming in, at least here in the Americas, many years into the future. And not that it’s a bad thing, especially if she is innocent, but as you said, what about the thousands of young black men who don’t have that on their side when they are thrown in the slammer with no hope that the concerned masses will ever set up a website to raise an appeals fund for them? Pointing that out as a matter of fact is not racist, it’s realist, and the consequences demonstrate the true folly of human nature. We’ve got a long way to go.

    Comment by Jason | Sunday, December 6, 2009 | Reply

  8. The evidence against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is overwhelming.

    Amanda Knox’s DNA was found on:

    1. On the double DNA knife and a number of independent forensic experts – Dr. Patrizia Stefanoni, Dr. Renato Biondo and Professor Francesca Torricelli – categorically stated that Meredith’s DNA was on the blade.

    2. Mixed with Meredith’s blood on the ledge of the basin.

    3. Mixed with Meredith’s blood on the bidet.

    4. Mixed with Meredith blood on a box of Q Tip cotton swabs.

    5. Mixed with Meredith’s blood in the hallway.

    6. Mixed with Meredith’s blood on the floor of Filomena’s room, where the break-in was staged.

    7. On Meredith’s bra according to Dr. Stefanoni AND Raffaele Sollecito’s forensic expert, Professor Vinci.

    Amanda Knox’s footprints were found set in Meredith’s blood in two places in the hallway of the new wing of the cottage. One print was exiting her own room, and one print was outside Meredith’s room, facing into the room. These bloody footprints were only revealed under luminol.

    A woman’s bloody shoeprint, which matched Amanda Knox’s foot size, was found on a pillow under Meredith’s body. The bloody shoeprint was incompatible with Meredith’s shoe size.

    Two independent imprint experts categorically excluded the possibility that the bloody footprint on the blue bathmat could belong to Rudy Guede. Lorenzo Rinaldi stated:

    “You can see clearly that this bloody footprint on the rug does not belong to Mr. Guede, but you can see that it is compatible with Sollecito.”

    The other imprint expert print expert testified that the bloody footprint on the blue bathmat matched the precise characteristics of Sollecito’s foot.

    An abundant amount of Raffaele Sollecito’s DNA was found on Meredith’s bra clasp. Sollecito must have applied considerable pressure to the clasp in order to have left so much DNA. The hooks on the clasp were damaged which confirms that Sollecito had gripped them tightly.

    According to Judge Massei and Judge Cristiani, Rudy Guede’s visible bloody footprints lead straight out of Meredith’s room and out of the house. He didn’t lock Meredith’s door, remove his trainers, go into Filomena’s room or the bathroom that Meredith and Knox shared.

    He didn’t scale the vertical wall outside Filomena’s room or gain access through the window. The break-in was clearly staged. This indicates that somebody who lived at the cottage was trying to deflect attention away from themselves and give the impression that a stranger had broken in and killed Meredith.

    Guede had no reason to stage the break-in and there was no physical evidence that he went into Filomena’s room or the bathroom. The scientific police found a mixture of Knox’s DNA and Meredith’s blood on the floor in Filomena’s room. They also found irrefutable proof that Knox and Sollecito had tracked Meredith’s blood into the bathroom.

    The murder dynamic implicates Knox and Sollecito.

    Barbie Nadeau wrote the following:

    “Countless forensic experts, including those who performed the autopsies on Kercher’s body, have testified that more than one person killed her based on the size and location of her injuries and the fact that she didn’t fight back—no hair or skin was found under her fingernails.”

    Judge Paolo Micheli claimed that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito knew precise details about Meredith’s murder that they could have only known if they were present when she was killed.

    Amanda Knox voluntarily admitted that she involved in Meredith’s murder in her handwritten note to the police on 6 November 2007. She stated on at least four separate occasions that she was at the cottage when Meredith was killed. She also claimed that Sollecito was at the cottage.

    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito both gave multiple conflicting alibis and lied repeatedly. Their lies were exposed by telephone and computer records, and by CCTV footage. Neither Knox nor Sollecito have credible alibis for the night of the murder despite three attempt each. At the trial, Sollecito refused to corroborate Knox’s alibi that she was at his apartment.

    Legal expert Stefano Maffei stated the following:

    “There were 19 judges who looked at the evidence over the course of two years, faced with decisions on pre-trial detention, review of such detention, committal to trial, judgment on criminal responsibility. They all agreed, at all times, that the evidence was overwhelming.”

    Comment by Harry Rag | Monday, May 10, 2010 | Reply

  9. Its definitely true that the coverage in the US has been completely one-sided in favout of Amanda Knox and has been extremely racist in its assumption of innocence for her and guilt for the black man also involved. It has been pointed out that there is hard physical and circumstantial evidence against all three convicted, yet the American networks dismiss the evidence against her while accepting the evidence against Rudy Guede.(Apparantly DNA works for him but not for her and SHE was treated roughly by the olice but not him!) He has also been routinely called ´a drifter, drug dealer and burglar´although he has no convictions and there is no evidence of this. Just one more point, the news outlets routinely show the ´vampire´ picture of Meredith and angelic pictures of Knox, not so subtly biasing people against the victim- grrrr. Please find another picture of Meredith! The vampire pic is the most unflattering pic of a gorgeous girl, please check it out and provide an alternative. Thanks.

    Comment by claire | Sunday, September 19, 2010 | Reply

  10. Yet another American killer that embarrasses the free world with her claims of innocence and mistreatment. I wish this self proclaimed “Foxy Knoxy” was killing people in the state of Texas and then we the tax payers would see what justice really looks like as she is given her last tingle and takes her last breath! She deserves more than what she is getting since the young woman she killed can’t spend another moment with her family. I hope this bitch dies a slow death in solitary since the other “foxys” in prison have decided she is deserving of far more than Italian tax payers are getting for their buck. I know our female bleeding liberals in the states will rally will Satan himself if they believe they can get their name in the paper but they are fighting yet another losing battle for trash trying to get off for murder. Good for you Italy, stick to your guns because we don’t need or want this trash coming back to America. I wish O.J. could be sent there also since they seem to be the ones with balls and stand up to murderers and send them to prison where they belong.

    Comment by John | Monday, October 18, 2010 | Reply

  11. I have decided to set up a “Anti Amanda Knox” website this week. It’s time to stop wasting time and money on this convicted killer and move on to things worth the coverage, like illegal dumping of trash on back roads or seat belt laws. Anything that has nothing to do with trash like Amanda. The address to my website will be placed on this blog this week. Be sure to write your congressmen or women and tell them to not waste another penny on this killer. We don’t want or need her back on US territory.

    Comment by John | Monday, October 18, 2010 | Reply

  12. Interesting that the black guy got 30 years for ‘conspiracy to murder” and Amanda and the other white guy got 23 and 25 years for actually Murdering the girl. Also, Amanda has no ‘connection’ to what she did. In other words she is very psychologically ‘disconnected’. People like that kill and hurt others very easily. If you look at the photographs when she is in custody, she is smiling and everything as if she is happy to be on camera. She’s sick and needs to be put away for the rest of her life! White or not, she’s a guilty murderer and deserves every year she got- though it should have been more, because she lied and tried to send innocent people to prision along the way. In 23 or 16 years when she gets out…I believe she would do it again in the right circumstances.

    Comment by Koko | Sunday, March 6, 2011 | Reply

  13. I agree with everyone except the comment by “mike”.

    Amanda Knox is trash and she isn’t beautiful like people make her out to be. Oh, the poor little white girl finally has to accept responsibility for her actions in life…what a shame!

    The REAL tragedy is that Meredith, a person who truly was innocent and beautiful, was murdered. People should be on her side. It is clear that Amanda did not get along with her because Meredith was a classy girl who actually took showers and flushed the toilet and didn’t sleep around.

    Meredith complained about Amanda’s disrespectful attitude, poor hygiene, and lack of morals. She isn’t just sloppy or untidy…she is dirty. It is difficult to live with somebody who refuses to flush the freakin toilet constantly and leaves her dirty panties or sex toys out for the world to see.

    Amanda was annoyed by Meredith. She felt that Meredith was a “prude”, when in reality Meredith was just sick of the constant disrespect.

    I feel bad for the parents of both girls, even though Amanda’s parents seem to be blinded by love. She is not the angel that everyone makes her out to be. I’m thankful for sites like this, where people can see the truth for themselves without being fooled by the illusion that she presents to the world.

    And it is true that if Amanda were a young woman of color, American or not, people wouldn’t think she was so “innocent” and “beautiful”. They would say that she is guilty as sin. But when you are a young white female, especially in America, your innocence is rarely questioned. You can always point the finger at others and if you can find a minority to pin it on? All the better!

    Only she can know whether or not she is guilty of this crime. No one can be 100% sure. But I believe that she is one of the most likely suspects. If she is indeed innocent, then I take back what I’ve said.

    Until then, I stand by my statement.

    Comment by PrettyIsAsPrettyDoes | Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | Reply

    • White makes Right. All one needs to be is white and female in this craphole nation and you will be above it all. Given it all. Troy Davis was assassinated by the Savage state of Georgia with little to no recourse. Not even My Uncle Tomas “Hope and Change” made a move, not a whisper out of the Brand.

      But Foxy Knoxy, the maggot walks free while the black male sits in prison. White makes right, white makes right. That is why I hate America and always will. It will never change, blacks are slave forever in this dump of a land.

      “…But when you are a young white female, especially in America, your innocence is rarely questioned. You can always point the finger at others and if you can find a minority (black males) to pin it on? All the better! ”

      100% Agreement.

      Lohan did it and countless others. White + Female = GOD in USA

      Comment by I hate the usa a lot | Monday, October 3, 2011 | Reply

      • Thanks for the feedback I hate the usa a lot,

        Don’t forget about Casey Anthony!

        Peace

        Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Monday, October 3, 2011

  14. “White bread”? Funny how you wanted to make decency and a moral nature sound like something cheap, mediocre. I think you meant “As an average American White women, she’s too decent to be a murderer.” Let’s get real here.

    Comment by Julian Curtis Lee | Monday, October 3, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Julian Curtis Lee,

      I will endeavor to use sarcasm in a way that’s more understandable in the future just for you.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Monday, October 3, 2011 | Reply

  15. If anybody wants to understand the reasons why Amanda Knox was convicted of murder, I recommend reading the translations of the official court documents and court testimony. They are available online at the Meredith Kercher wiki website:

    http://themurderofmeredithkercher.com/Main_Page

    Comment by harryrag | Tuesday, December 31, 2013 | Reply

  16. Where is the fight for justice of the black man already in prison for this crime..Here we go again this white girl is given the benefit of he doubt along with her white boyfriend while Guede sits in prison…ANDA KNOX IS GUILTY..Italy is not racist like this country who uses skin color as an indicator of guilt or innocence..We better send her back to italy or allow Guede to plead his innocense and out of prison…My God America….wake up..

    Comment by james | Saturday, February 1, 2014 | Reply


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