It has been a long time...

Brittany - posted on 10/03/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Just a few moments ago, via CNN I watched as a Judge in Italy gave Amanda Knox three years in protective custody with time served. She is a free woman!

What do you all think?

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Johnny - posted on 10/03/2011

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I don't know much about the case, just the occasional blurb from CNN.com when I go there. I notice it is front and centre now. I certainly have not got enough info to offer any sort of opinion. Is this a big news story? Seems a little sad that it would be overshadowing the Wall Street protests or other important national issues. But I suppose it might be more relevant to the (international traveling) American public than the Michael Jackson trial.

Jaime - posted on 10/03/2011

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There is a made-for-t.v. movie about Amanda Knox...Hayden Panettiere plays her. I got less than half way through the movie and lost interest. Hadn't heard about her case before then and haven't followed it since.

Kellie, 99% of news is news, 99% of what the media conglomerates showcase on their networks is not actual news, but an interpretation of events.

Johnny - posted on 10/03/2011

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Well, if you watch the main American cable news stations, I'd agree Kelly. It's shocking how much time they dedicate to Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony, Amanda Knox, etc. etc. Our national news mention them, but usually don't have a story with a reporter and such, just a brief synopsis of what happened. And if you watch the less commercialized news, they rarely if ever touch on these stories. I watched PBS News Hour on Friday. I don't think the Jackson trial was mentioned, and the Knox trial was just noted as awaiting a verdict. Not more than 2 minutes on it. It is possible, if one takes the effort, to find out more about what is going on around the globe and in one's own country. The stuff that ACTUALLY effects our lives, alters our own standard of living, changes the laws we live under, the environmental and economic conditions of the planet, the health and well-being of our fellow citizens. You know, that stuff. What many people claim is too "boring" or "depressing" to dedicate time to following or understanding.

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Brittany - posted on 10/03/2011

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I only know what I read about on CNN and MSN from time to time but, it is my understanding that there was no proof she or the other guy were involved.

I was not there so I do not know. I will tell you body language has a lot to do with a persons guilt or innocence.

The protests in New York and those who were arrested, was a sad injustice to the protesters. I have no been able to read much on that today. I am usually busy on Mondays and when I comment it is in between school work.

I did talk to my mom, who recently had a successful brain surgery (just wanted to share!), today and she said she did not know much about it other then 700 people got arrested for boycotting Wall Street. She lives up North by New York.

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I'm happy for her. I think the circumstances surrounding her roommates death were suspicious, but it sure didn't seem like there was enough evidence to convict her of anything other than being a party girl.

JuLeah - posted on 10/03/2011

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well, I am happy for her and her family. I have no idea if she committed the crime or not, but I am happy for her.

Kellie - posted on 10/03/2011

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99% of the news is shiny and designed to distract from the important stuff, whatever that may be Johnny.

Johnny - posted on 10/03/2011

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Yeah, I really have to say. It may be a huge story, but it's not important in any global sense. It is important for the victim, their family, the accused and their families, and those close to the case. It may be important for anyone considering traveling to or staying in Italy to know how their justice system works. For anyone beyond tha,t it is just sensationalism masquerading as news designed to distract from stuff that is acutally important.

Kellie - posted on 10/03/2011

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It's a huge story Johnny.

And Brittany, I think we can't and shouldn't judge. We weren't there in that room when Meredith was murdered, we have no way of knowing what actually happened. We will never have any way of knowing what actually happened.

Obviously there was enough doubt about Amanda's innocence for her conviction to be overturned, I don't believe a Jury or a Judge would overturn a conviction purely for shits and giggles.

Jenny - posted on 10/03/2011

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I'm with Carol. It's just another bullshit diversion to wave something shiny at the public so they stop paying to attention to actual news. I'm so sick of their bullshit. 6 corporations own your media and ALL of them don't want you want paying attention to the protests.

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