Saturday, February 6, 2010


Dateline: December, 17, 2009


Does anyone really believe that American college student, Amanda Knox, slit her roommate’s throat because the girl complained about Knox’s being a slob and not picking up her clothes? Come on, people!

The Italian justice system is so screwed up that if they’d tried O.J. Simpson there, they’d probably have ruled that Ron Goldman hacked Nicole Brown Simpson to death and then committed suicide! They had no better evidence that the twenty-two year old girl from Washington State joined her Italian boyfriend and an African-American guy in gang-raping and butchering the English student than they’d have had against poor Ron Goldman.

So how did it happen?

AMANDA: “Hey, fellas, my roommate dissed me. I left my panties on the bathroom floor. Big deal. Let’s teach her a lesson. We’ll hold her down, rape her, then we’ll slice her throat from ear-to-ear, got to your place, and I’ll discover the body tomorrow!”

Sorry, but that’s not how it went down. With millions of Americans watching “CSI,” “CSI New York,” “CSI Miami,” “NCIS,” “Bones,” “Criminal Minds,” and all the other modern crime/murder shows, we’ve grown into a nation of armchair forensic scientists. Prosecutors are complaining that juries are demanding DNA tests, fingerprints, and chemical analyses to convict defendants, not being satisfied with the old-fashioned techniques of coerced confessions, perjurious jailhouse snitches, and misconducive prosecutorial shenanigans that have been mainstays of American injustice for generations.

They must not watch “CSI” in Italy. If they did, the jury would never have convicted Miss Knox when not a scintilla of forensic evidence connected her to the murder. No fingerprints, no DNA, no pubic hairs, no video.

Perhaps one side effect of the Italian injustice concerning “Foxie Knoxy” will be a refocusing of attention on the same kinds of prosecutorial misconduct in America. Does it take the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of a sexy, young college student in Italy to outrage the American public to the point where they say, “What about cases like this in our own country?”

Do not say, “It couldn’t happen here,” because it has been happening all along. Corrupt prosecutors like the now-disbarred Mike Nifong of Duke University lacrosse team infamy and state attorney Mark Ober, formerly best-known as the tireless advocate of notorious rapist and serial killer, Oscar Ray Bolin, who terrorized the Tampa, Florida, area, are just two examples of unscrupulous men who “do whatever it takes” to get a conviction.

In Mark Ober’s case, I know firsthand what it feels like to be accused of and framed for a murder I didn’t commit. I’m sure that Amanda Knox’s prosecutor has already used her case to promote his overweening political ambitions, as Mark Ober did to me.

Just like in “Criminal Minds” each week, all the evidence is right there in front of us in the Amanda Knox case. Unfortunately, Miss Knox doesn’t have the benefit of Hollywood experts to solve the case and clear her in the last five minutes.

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, the black guy did it!


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