Saturday, March 12

Mez: Ineffective Refutation (6#) -

Was Amanda Knox shuttled
to Hell in a hand basket or effectively
moved to an innocent haven in her lover's bed?

Still under contention in the appeal process is testimony placing Knox and her lover Sollecito at the scene of the crime.

Luciano Ghirga for Defense argued that the new testimony removed Amanda Knox from the scene of the crime.

Prosecutor Manuela Comodi characterized the new testimony in the appeal case as an ineffective refutation of the previously given Curatolo testimony because the new testimony did not cover the category absolutely:

"there are other discos in Perugia and other bus
shuttle services whose operators had not been heard."

Antonio Curatolo, of no fixed abode, is a longtime habitué of that neighborhood who testified that he observed Amanda Knox and her lover, Raffaele Sollecito, on the night in question near the cottage which was the scene of the crime.

Curatolo appeared in courtroom testimony in this case at potentially great personal sacrifice. The Homeless are vulnerable to forces that can abuse, bully, extort, or subjugate them for sinister purposes. In calling such public attention to himself, Curatolo may pay a dear price by putting himself in harm's way. For example: he can easily be framed, defamed, or targeted as a snitch.

With the increasing rarity of birth defects uncorrected by surgical repair, the Homeless have often come to fill the void of monsters in the public's imagination. And the legal system has had to adapt to this change.

Curatolo is expected to take
the witness stand again on March 26th.

:: Nick Pisa: Tgraph :: -- [BBC] -- [Reuters]

:: Curtis Cartier notes the
development of cultish jargon in this case.

:: Lewis Page reveals: "neutral journalism is not just
incredibly boring, it is also bad for readers' mental health."