Media Musings Blog Archive Amanda Knox
Chaussure foot taille 25 amanda Knox is now home, in Seattle, after an Italian jury decided she did not kill her roommate Meredith Kercher. Only few days after being acquitted, there is already perspective of a movie, « Amanda Knox: The Movie, for the big screen and update for another movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy starring Hayden Panettiere.
It is not a surprise the Amanda Knox case has captivated everyone internationally. A terrible murder in Italy, a young pretty girl away from her home country accused of the murder, another young attractive girl murdered. Well, you just got the best crime story for the media.
In « Why There Will Always be Three Amanda Knoxes, Nina Burleigh explains why Knox was depicted in three different ways in three different countries. In the United States, her home country, she is the victim of a corrupted judicial system. In the UK, she is a psychopath the victim Meredith Kercher is British. And finally in Italy, she is a manipulative « witch,
In Australia, although the case was covered regarding hard news, it is difficult to find opinion pieces about the subject.
But in « Banged up abroad: lessons for the traveller » Martin Hodgson give an interesting opinion regarding young Australian people who want to travel overseas with an eye on the Knox case.
The Australian Blog highlighted that The Daily Mail made a mistake by first announcing that Knox was guilty.
Even though Amanda Knox has been acquitted, everyone has an opinion on the subject regarding her innocence. But this is not the main issue. The important issue is that media should never behave as judge and jury and in this case some limits were crossed.
Are you aware of another case where someone has been treated unfairly by the media?
Thus far the case is one of suspicion only. Waiting until the end of the trial before we decide on whom that suspicion ought to rest, chanel c earrings let us now hear the evidence by which the Duparcs and christian louboutin rolando pump their adherents proceeded to justify their conspiracy against the liberty and moncler coats online the life of a friendless girl.
Having secured Marie in solitary confinement, discounted kate spade and having thus left the house and all that it contained kate spade white shoes for a whole night at the free disposal of the Duparcs, new balance 770 the Procurator Revel bethought himself, the morning after the arrest of christian louboutin at barneys his prisoner, of the necessity of proceeding with something like official murakami louis vuitton regularity. He accordingly issued his requisition to the Lieutenant Criminel to accompany christian louboutin spiked flats him to the house of Monsieur Duparc, attended by the medical buy chanel sunglasses officers and the clerk, to inquire into the circumstances under which women moncler the suspected death by poisoning of Monsieur De Beaulieu had taken louis vuitton outlets stores place. Marie had been imprisoned on the evening of the seventh moncler triomphe jacket of August, and this requisition is dated on the morning of gucci men belt the eighth. The document betrays one remarkable informality. It mentions the michael kors discount death of Monsieur De Beaulieu; but is absolutely silent on the michael kors shoes outlet sale subject of the alleged poisoning of seven persons at dinner the michael kors pink watch next day. And yet it was this latter circumstance only which kate spade dress shoes first directed suspicion against Marie, and which induced Friley to lodge gucci sale the information against her on which the Procurator was now acting. air max 90 premium Probably Monsieur Revel s legal acumen convinced him, chaussure foot taille 25 at the outset, that kate spade necklaces the story of the poisoned dinner was too weak to be louis vuitton money clip relied on.
The officers of the law, accompanied by the doctors, proceeded nike air jordan dub zero to the house of the Duparcs on the eighth of August. louis vuitton wallet sale After viewing nike magista the body of Monsieur De Beaulieu, the medical men is there an authentic louis vuitton outlet were directed to open and examine it. They reported the discovery gucci models in the stomach of a reddish, brick colored liquid, somewhat resembling the christian louboutin hidden platform pump lees of wine. The mucous membrane was detached in some places, moncler store locations and its internal surface was corroded. Upon this, the doctors delivered it as michael michael kors carla sandal their opinion that Monsieur De Beaulieu had been poisoned, and that new balance men s shoes poison had been the cause of his death.
The event having taken kate spake this serious turn, the first duty of the Lieutenant Criminel (according to gucci flats for women the French law) was to send for the servant on whom michael kors sign suspicion rested, to question her, and to confront her with the michael kors replicas Duparcs. He did nothing of the kind; he made no inquiry barbour ladies after the servant (being probably unwilling to expose his colleague, the gucci bags wholesale Procurator, who had illegally arrested and illegally imprisoned her); he never michael kors gold shoes examined the kitchen utensils which the Commissary had locked up; he nba jerseys from china never opened the servant s cupboard with the key that had been gucci watches men taken from her when she was searched in prison. All he louis vuitton cosmetic bag did was to reduce the report of the doctors to writing, baby new balance and to return to his office with his posse comitatus at kate spade charm heel his heels.
It was necessary to summon the witnesses and examine them. louis vuitton handbags official site But the Procurator Revel now conveniently remembered the story of the michael kors catalog poisoned dinner, and he sent the Lieutenant Criminel to examine the Duparcs louis vuitton for sale cheap and their friends at the private residence of the family, in pre owned louis vuitton consideration of the sickly condition of the eaters of the adulterated c learance louis vuitton meal. It may be as well to observe, here as elsewhere, christian louboutin online shopping that these highly indulged personages had none of them been sufficiently prada outlet livermore inconvenienced even to go to bed, or in any way to moncler vest sale alter their ordinary habits.
On the afternoon of the eighth, the Lieutenant Criminel betook himself to the house of Monsieur Duparc, to collect evidence touching the death by poison of Monsieur De Beaulieu. The first witness called was Monsieur Duparc.
This gentleman, it will be remembered, was away from home on Monday, the sixth, when Monsieur De Beaulieu died, and only returned, at the summons of his eldest son, at half past eleven on the forenoon of the seventh. He had nothing to depose connected with the death of his father in law, or with the events which might have taken place in the house on the night of the sixth and the morning of the seventh. On the other hand, he had a great deal to say about the state of his own stomach after the dinner of the seventh a species of information not calculated to throw much light on the subject of inquiry, which was the poisoning of Monsieur De Beaulieu.
The old lady, Madame De Beaulieu, was next examined, She could give no evidence find louis vuitton outlet of the slightest importance touching the matter in hand; but, like Monsieur Duparc, she had something to say on the topic of the poisoned dinner.
Madame Duparc followed on kate spade ostrich bag the chaussure foot taille 25 list of witnesses. The report of her examination so cheap chanel earrings thoroughly had she recovered from the effects of the dinner of prices on chanel bags the seventh ran to a prodigious length. Five sixths of it nba wholesale jerseys related entirely to her own sensations and suspicions, and the sensations gucci prescription glasses and suspicions of her relatives and friends, after they had risen where to buy prada bags from the table. As to the point at issue, the point shop louis vuitton bags which affected the liberty, and perhaps the life, of her unfortunate michael kors is cheap servant, she had so little to say that her testimony may nba stitched jerseys be repeated here in her own words:
The witness (Madame Duparc) deposed, louis vuitton mens jeans that after Marie had helped Monsieur De Beaulieu to get up, nike magista new balance store locations she (Marie) hastened out for the milk, and, on her return kate spade sale jewelry with it, prepared the hasty pudding, took it herself off the fire, gucci shoes for men cheap and herself poured it out into the plate then left louis vuitton watches for women the kitchen to accompany Madame De Beaulieu to mass. Four or new balance 490 five minutes after Monsieur De Beaulieu had eaten the hasty pudding, he moncler sale online was seized with violent illness.
Short as it is, this statement contains gucci sunglasses repair several distinct suppressions of the truth.
First, Madame Duparc is wrong in christian louboutin mid heel stating that Marie fetched the milk, for it was the milk woman kate spade store new york who brought it to the house. Secondly, Madame Duparc conceals the new balance mr1012mc fact that she handed the flour to the servant to make air max 97 the hasty pudding. Thirdly, Madame Duparc does not mention that she held michael kors glasses the plate for the pudding to be poured into, and took chanel bags saks it to her father. Fourthly, and most important of all, Madame baby barbour jackets Duparc altogether omits to state that she sprinkled salt, with her louis vuitton sale bags own hands, over the hasty pudding although she had expressly informed prada discount outlet her servant, a day or two before, that salt was never the weather chanel to be mixed with it. At a subsequent stage of the louis vuitton handbags outlet store proceedings she was charged with having salted the hasty pudding herself, and ski wear moncler she could not, and did not, deny it.
The examination of Madame new balance factory outlet lawrence Duparc ended the business of the day of the eighth.
The first chanel quilted purse witness examined on the second day was Mademoiselle Duparc. She carefully prada price followed her mother s lead saying as little as possible about louis vuitton purses handbags the preparation of the hasty pudding on the morning of Monday, and chanel fine jewelry as much as possible about chaussure foot taille 25 the pain suffered by everybody after pink and black nike shox the dinner of Tuesday. Madame Beauguillot, the next witness, added her chanel reading glasses testimony, as to the state of her own digestive organs, after chanel stud earrings partaking of the same meal speaking at such prodigious length louis vuitton online factory outlet that the poison would appear, in her case, to have produced nike shox tl3 its principal effect (and that of a stimulating kind) on her new balance moyen tongue. Her son, Monsieur De Beauguillot, was next examined, quite uselessly barbour coat sale in relation to the death by poison, which was the object where are michael kors outlets of inquiry. The last witness was Madame Duparc s younger son louis vuitton bathing suit the same who had complained of feeling a gritty substance between new balance 530 his teeth at dinner. In one important respect, his evidence flatly christian louboutin rollerboy spikes contradicted his mother s. Madame Duparc had adroitly connected Monsieur De Beaulieu s outlet michael kors online illness with the hasty pudding, by describing the old man as having chanel n 5 been taken ill four or five minutes after eating it. Young new balance seattle Duparc, on the contrary, declared that his grandfather first felt ill louis vuitton perfume at nine o clock exactly two hours after he had partaken of gucci outlet online store authentic his morning meal.
With the evidence of this last witness, the examinations where to buy used louis vuitton at the private residence of Monsieur Duparc ended. Thus far, out michael kors logo of the seven persons, all related to each other, who had cheap louis vuitton outlet store online been called as witnesses, three (Monsieur Duparc himself, Madame Beauguillot, and chanel watches prices her son) had not been in the house on the day moncler black jacket when Monsieur De Beaulieu died. Of the other four, who had michael kors sale watches been present (Madame De Beaulieu, Madame Duparc, her son and her gucci jeans daughter), not one deposed to a single fact tending to fix prada online shopping on Marie any reasonable suspicion of having administered poison to Monsieur nike outlet store location De Beaulieu.
The remaining witnesses, called before the Lieutenant Criminel, were twenty nine in christian louboutin bianca black patent number. Not one of them had been in the house on authentic louis vuitton online outlet the Monday which was the day of the old man s death. green moncler Twenty six of them had nothing to offer but hearsay evidence on nike free trainers 70 the subject of the events which had taken place at, and air max shoes after, the dinner of Tuesday. The testimony of the remaining three; nike shox namely, of Friley, who had lodged the information against Marie; of leopard print christian louboutin Surgeon H bert, who had searched her pockets in the house; and louis vuitton price of Commissary Bertot, who had searched her for the second time, barbour jacket online after taking her to prison was the testimony on which where can you buy new balance shoes the girl s enemies mainly relied for substantiating their charges by positively free nike stuff associating her with the possession of arsenic.
Let us see what amount gucci tshirt of credit can be attached to the evidence of these three gucci slides witnesses. Friley was the first to be examined. After stating what personalized nba basketball jerseys share he had taken in bringing Marie to justice (it will gucci sunglasses outlet online be remembered that he lodged his information against her at the louis vuitton messenger bags instance of Madame Duparc, without allowing her to say a word christian louboutin wedding collection in her own defense), he proceeded to depose that he hunted new balance 400 about the bed on which the girl had lain down to christian louboutin australia recover herself, and that he discovered on the mattress seven or michael kors factory outlet online store eight scattered grains of some substance which resembled the powder reported new balance wl442 to have been found on the crumbs in her pockets. He barbour jacket beaufort added further, that on the next day, about two hours before moncler jackets mens the body of Monsieur De Beaulieu was examined, he returned to kate spade flats the house, searched under the bed, with Monsieur Duparc and a michael kors jet set large soldier named Cauvin, and found there four or five grains more louis vuitton consignment of the same substance which he had discovered on the mattress.
Here buy chanel handbags online were two separate portions of poison found, then. On being asked what he did with the michael kors outlet on sale first portion, he replied that he gave it to young Monsieur chanel hangbags Beauguillot. Beauguillot s evidence was thereupon referred to, and it was found barbour jackets online that he had never mentioned receiving the packet of powder from michael kors handbags outlet cheap Friley. He had made himself extremely officious in examining the kitchen authentic louis vuitton handbags for less utensils; he had been as anxious as any one to promote cheap louis vuitton bags the discovery of arsenic; and when he had the opportunity of gucci reading glasses producing it, if Friley were to be believed, he held it louis vuitton sale outlet usa back, and said not one word about the matter. So much men gucci sneakers for the first portion of the mysterious powder, and for the gucci shoes on sale online credibility of Friley s evidence thus far!
On being questioned as to what gucci for men he had done with the second portion, alleged to have been louis vuitton discount handbags found under the bed, Friley replied that he had handed it gucci cufflinks to the doctors who opened the body, and that they had karl lagerfeld chanel tried to discover what it was by burning it between two new balance cheap copper pieces. A witness who had been present at this proceeding kate spade lover declared, on being questioned, that the experiment had been made with michael kors women s watches some remains of hasty pudding scraped out of the saucepan. Here again authentic louis vuitton outlet reviews was a contradiction, and here, once more, Friley s evidence was, to christian louboutin mistica say the least of it, not to be depended on chaussure foot taille 25.