"I threw a bone to the idiot."
“Se fossi stato nei Pubblici ministeri avrei fatto esattamente la stessa cosa: loro avevano elementi piu’ che sufficienti per indagare questi due ragazzi”
If I had been the prosecutor I would have done the exact same thing: they had more than enough elements to try these two kids.
"I threw a bone to the idiot."
The key here is two fold.
1. Was justice "served" or was authority abused and pride served instead?
2. This was a questionable set of charges, and a really sad commentary on the whole law enforcement and legal system of that township/region/municipality. If you are spending $300K on a PORTION of a case that, when brought to the eyes of the world is eventually found to be so flimsy that they all wonder how it could have held that much poop for so long, you wonder if the PEOPLE of that area would welcome, say, $1M of their money being spent on a frivolous criminal case with no real basis.
^ Despite what the last trial found, most people here believe that Knox and Sollecito are guilty. As (I think) most Americans believe that Casey Anthony and OJ are guilty...no matter what the court ruled.
Most people probably believed Knox and Sollecito were guilty long before the trial.
Big difference: There was plenty of evidence that Casey and OJ were guilty at the trials.
@NH: Why do they even care about the money? That's what was wrong with the entire saga?
Another dog and pony show.
It should be noted that the video only covered what the prosecution believes were the dynamics of the last minutes of the crime, based on the knife wounds, position if the body etc.
Even more absurd than the video's 180,000.00 Euro price tag (including VAT)...is Hellman's contention that Guede acted alone.
This is a case of the prosecution having clear evidence that a person was there, in the murder room, at the time Meredith was bleeding to death -- a person who admits he was there, then told a series of obviously bogus stories trying to claim he did not actually kill her. But instead of prosecuting him fully, they do contortions and backflips to convict two other people who they cannot prove were even present at the scene. As a result, the real killer has received an overly light punishment, the state has spent huge amounts of money, and much unnecessary suffering has resulted.
That's what I would call absurd.
"35000+ tapped phone calls"
Quite a figure. That works out to how many phone calls a day?
Re: Guede acted alone. Not only the first trial, but The Supreme Court too came to the conclusion that he did not act alone.
At least with the Casey Anthony prosecution video they used emotional wrenching effects like a baby's face decaying into a skull.
All we got were avatars like an old Dire Straits video.
We was robbed.
Last edited by Fabrizio; May 3rd, 2012 at 11:45 AM.
She's a ninja.
39,952 calls over a 6 month period. Really rough math makes that 222 calls a day. Seems high, but I guess that depends on how many people they were tapping.And yes, you was robbed. On that we can agree!!
Last edited by dougm; May 3rd, 2012 at 08:53 PM.