|Amanda Knox weeps as she leaves court|
It also occurs to me that had this crime been committed in Texas or a bunch of other states, Miss Knox would be on Death Row. Or maybe not. Anyway, those who have been clamouring for her release are quite likely to be the same as those hollering for more intravenous deaths. Time to reflect.
This case is unsatisfactory, though. Whilst Miss Knox goes free the parents and family of Meredith Kercher have to wonder what happens next. Their daughter did not commit suicide, she was murdered. But by whom? The DNA evidence is to all intents and purposes tainted and corrupted. The circumstantial evidence, of which there was plenty, is just that. The Italian prosecuting authorities have no more to go on. No solid evidence. A killer is out there. Can the Italians cope with finding the perpetrator? I got the impression that they didn't want this to continue. But an appeal should be granted on facts rather than a desire to see the case over. Low on facts high on drama. Not a good basis for justice.
Now its said that Amanda Knox is set to make millions. The unscrupulous media that is American Television is falling over itself to make blockbuster after miniseries after tv movie par excellence. You can be sure the scripts won't be that accurate. "Names and places have been changed to protect the innocent" - that sort stuff. Much as I welcome Amanda Knox's acquittal I do hope that those seeking wealth and fortune take time out to reflect on true justice and the real truth itself.