“Amanda Knox You Did It” rap-style video by Misty Von Kalow

A reader by the name of DavidB linked this video in his comment on a recent article by Peter Quennell over at TJMK. Be sure to read the article which contains lengthy excerpts of Knox’s contradictory testimony in her original trial.  In anticipation of the calunnia trial hearings scheduled to commence next week, the article is an excellent refresher on her lies and inconsistencies.

This creative young woman, Misty Von Kalow, has delivered a challenge for Amanda Knox that is likely to enrage Knox and her cult. Misty calmly, even gently, sings/raps her way through a scathing indictment of the crime.  Her message is clear and direct, and I won’t ruin it with spoilers.

A quick scan of the youtube commentary reveals that the Knox Cavalry has already descended with typical attempts to bully and intimidate. I encourage all who care about justice for Meredith Kercher to leave a supportive message for Misty.

It strikes me that Amanda Knox was so jealous of Meredith’s appearance in the Kristian Leontiou’s Some Say video that she tried to compete with her own (lame), now-defunct Hands of Time (HOT) video.  Remember how creepy it was?

It’s evident that Misty  has seen and read enough to confront the far from a fox one to come clean.

Amanda Knox,  you did it….

I wonder if Misty has seen the lovely Meredith’s appearance in the Some Say video.

Amanda Knox, you will NEVER be anything but a Meredith wannabe.

RIP Meredith.

Until next time,

Cali


Dear Amanda Knox Fan-addicts…Welcome to my Spam Folder

Unruly Knox Fans Beg for Smackdown

I'm the bossGUESS what, guys and gals?

Threats and insults won’t get your comments published, nor will they intimidate me.

You Just Don’t Get It.  I spelled out the rules and you defy them. Sadly, there is no cure for numbskulls and narcissists.

(Your idol has been acquitted of murder. Have you heard? She doesn’t need you anymore.)

Demonstrate some self-respect instead of whining and clamoring to be heard here on Justice4ever, a site you abhor.  What is wrong with you?

Stupidity

It’s disturbing that an entire subgroup of people like you exists, randomly inflicting your delusions, dumbness, stalking and personality disorders on complete strangers.

As explained above, it’s quite simple. Call it an implied contract. I make the rules, I do the researching and writing and control the content. You are free to lurk and read all you want. Have I mentioned that I’m the owner? I write, you read…or ideally, you go away. Abusers and crazies don’t have rights here.

loserEmojiTo the Pacific Northwest residents who lurk here, send nasty threatening communications and attempt to intimidate me into publishing your comments, get a life. Your geographic area is heavily represented in my spam folder.

Here’s a dose of reality therapy, a proposed mantra. Start every day with the following recitation. Own it.  Self-awareness just might set you free.

I am a loser.  I’m a(n) hybristophile, addicted to criminal felons and accused murderers.  I enjoy abusing and harassing people. Especially families of murder victims and those who support them.  It makes me feel crazy alive and powerful.

No one will sloth-shame me.  Real work, creativity and effort are for suckers.  I could purchase my own website, or even blog for free  (because I’m cheap and/or bankrupt).  But I’m a lazy dumbass at heart (shhh, my secret) and besides it’s fun to troll websites, blogs, articles, social media, forums and message boards. It’s entertaining to harass and stalk people.  I’m very special and entitled.  I like who I am.

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Until next time,

Cali


The Shocking Racism & Anti-Semitism of Amanda Knox and the Fans who Worship Her

“The Nazi Within”

Knox with gun

Before her ill-fated arrival in Perugia, Italy, in the Fall of 2007,  Amanda Knox did some of the things tourists do in Europe.  She spent some time with her mother’s sister and husband in Germany, the details of that visit worthy of another post altogether.  Her mother, Edda, is German-born and also lived in Austria during her childhood.  Deeply proud of her Germanic descent, Knox and her younger sister, Deanna, spent some time that August 2007 touring Austria. In the historic town of Graz, they visited a war memorial museum where Amanda was inspired to have Deanna photograph her posing awkwardly crouched on the floor by the circa World War I-era machine gun.

The resulting photograph offers a snapshot of the impulsiveness and insensitivity that would characterize her entire misguided adventure in the university town of Perugia. With a demeanor of careless abandonment, head back, eyes closed and mouth gaping wide in laughter, Amanda later posted the image on her Myspace page titled The Nazi Within. (I shudder to ponder the reaction of the other museum visitors that day.)

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“My People Killed Your People”

Matthew seemed to be happy enough with his life and job at World Cup. He told me he was on the wagon. Had been on it for a while. He had no plans to get off it for a while. After catching up on things, I asked him about Knox. He used to work with her and had lots to say about her and the media frenzy that she is in the center of. Almost immediately after her arrest in Italy, reporters from around the world began hounding the small cafe. They showed up in droves and sat around waiting for something to happen. And when they were not around, they kept calling and asking about Knox, about her personality, her performance on the job, her habits—anything that was fit enough to throw into print or on the screen.

“You know,” Matthew said, leaning toward me, “a lot of people are saying she is a sweet girl and they can’t believe she could have done such a thing. But, to be honest, I’m not surprised she is a suspect. Really. The first time I met her, when I got the job here, she asked me if I was Jewish. I told her I was. She then screamed: ‘My people killed your people,’ and began laughing hysterically. I didn’t know what to say. She just kept laughing about her Germans killing my Jews. After that, I did not like her. She really freaked me out.”

Excerpted from The Education of Amanda Knox by Charles Mudede, February 7, 2008

In the days preceding Curt Knox’s engagement of Seattle public PR representative David Marriott, there were some candid opinions offered up to the press by friends, acquaintances, fellow students of Knox. These very early interviews are essential in forming an impression of the person of Amanda Knox. In retrospect, as more is known about her all these years later, some light is shed upon her father’s urgency to hire a public relations expert.  Clearly, he knew his daughter better than she thought he did.

Within three days of Amanda’s arrest, publicist David Marriott shut down any access to the Knox family, or anyone connected to her. Marriott himself later acknowledged that his strategy “helped reshape how the world saw the young American.”  (And influenced a verdict.) That is PR-speak for a client in desperate need of an image overhaul; in this case, not a politician nor sports star, but an emotionally troubled, immature 20-year-old woman from Seattle. Continue reading

Acquittal of Amanda Knox: Italian Supreme Court Presiding Judge Talks to Media

Judge Gennaro Marasca Speaks About the Verdict

[A word of acknowledgment to the translators — including Jools — of an article appearing in Corriere del Mezzogiorno on March 29, 2015. Your work is much appreciated.]

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Gennaro Marasca

Gennaro Marasca

A couple of days following the Italian Supreme Court’s acquittal this March of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito (for murdering  Meredith Kercher), presiding Judge Gennaro Marasca of the Cassazione’s 5th Division was deluged with phone calls. Curious colleagues were blowing up his phone regarding the unexpected acquittal.  Marasca, the well-respected President of the Fifth Chamber Division of the Court, uncharacteristically granted the following original Italian interview to Corriere del Mezzogiorno on March 29, 2015.

The Murder of Meredith Kercher  — Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, the evidence was insufficient

The doubts of Gennaro Marasca, the Neapolitan judge who presided over the Supreme Court of Cassation panel that acquitted the two defendants accused of the murder of Meredith in Perugia.

Someone like him, someone who has spent a whole career condemning ‘the judges who speak to journalists’ (the last time he did was on the board council of the Supreme Court, criticizing his colleague Antonio Esposito for the interview granted after the conviction of Silvio Berlusconi), someone like this is certainly not a magistrate to go for interviews — after the verdict that has split Italy sending [sic] definitively discharged Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, defendants in the trial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Yet, despite the [his] reluctance, the judge was unable to avoid the phone calls from colleagues and friends from Naples, all looking (in vain) for any details.

And now, the President of the Fifth Chamber of the Supreme Court that issued the ruling two days ago is a magistrate from Naples — Gennaro Marasca, one of the best known “robes” in the city.  He, with the always [sic] courtesy, has limited himself to respond to everyone that the sentence will speak for itself, but that the decree of ruling issued at the end of the trial can already say many things.  What acquitted Amanda and Raffaele was the same identical manner in which the former senator for life Giulio Andreotti was acquitted — that is, applying the second paragraph of Article 530 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

There is, in this Marasca explanation, most of the reasons for the judgment, since the rule states that “the judge pronounces judgment of acquittal even when it fails, is insufficient or is contradictory evidence that the fact exists or that the accused committed it.”  And, not surprisingly, at the Palazzaccio [SC] Piazza Cavour in Rome, it is noted that an article of the law is rarely indicated (as in this case) in a decree of ruling of the Court of Cassation.

An Excellency

And to say {sic] that Marasca wasn’t even supposed to get to those courtrooms. — certainly not because of demerits (he is considered one of the best judges in Naples, and not by chance. On January 25th 2014,  the head public prosecutor of Nola, Paolo Mancuso, cited him among the “excellency” (together with Carlo Alemi. Giuseppe Fusco and Nino Vacca), but because his ambition – four years ago – was to be nominated prosecutor general of Naples.

He applied to the CSM [translator’s note: the magistrates’ governing body, but it was rejected. The reason? It so happens that, in the country where judges put their robes back on after doing politics, the magistrates’ governing body decided not to nominate him because “it can’t be ignored – as written in the motivation report – that Marasca has held for several years after 1994, the post of council member for the city” at the time when Antonio Bassolino was mayor.

 Justice was served: it’s our job

That episode is now forgotten. Marasca more than once has reiterated that “I like my job at Cassazione,” also because – he confided to some of his colleagues – it’s that place where “we try to apply the law sometimes forgotten in local offices.”  And as an experienced judge, Marasca has even been able to manage the sudden popularity in an Italy that was divided between those who exulted at the acquittal of Amanda and Raffaele and those who instead contested the decision. To those who asked him [Marasca] if justice had been served, he replied that a judge must base his decision on the elements of the trial and that, therefore, “justice had been served only because we did our job.”  Of course, the most simple solution would have been to annul the appeal and remand to a new trial, but the “insufficient evidence” was judged “difficult to be filled” even later.  And therefore – the president explained to the colleagues – if those are the elements, “what need is there to have a new trial?” [End]

 

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I happened upon the above article while researching Amanda Knox’s current trial on the calunnia charges resulting from wild tales of police brutality.The charges are very serious in Italy, roughly the equivalent of obstruction of justice in the United States. More about this in a future post..

Knox Fan Base Promotes Unofficial Dispositivo of Italian Code of Criminal Procedure

Back in late March, while the rest of us were still processing Cassazione’s unexpected ruling,  a discernible pattern of tweets and comments began floating around social media. Within mere days, an “official” translation of the ruling emerged:.

Cited here is the specific criminal code

Italian Criminal Code of Procedure Article 530 Paragraph (2)  Il giudice pronuncia sentenza di assoluzione anche quando manca, è insufficiente o è contraddittoria la prova che il fatto sussiste, che l’imputato lo ha commesso, che il fatto costituisce reato o che il reato è stato commesso da persona imputabile.

English Translation (Google)  The judge pronounces acquittal even when there is insufficient or contradictory evidence that the thing certain, that the accused committed it, that the action constitutes a criminal offense or the offense was committed by a person due The court judgment of acquittal even when it is missing, and insufficient or contradictory evidence that the fact there is, that the accused has committed, that the fact is a criminal offense or the offense was committed by a person eligible. [END]

Judge Marasca did deliver a brief oral statement to the press at the conclusion of deliberations on the night of March 27, 2015, but there is not an official summary, nor is the Dispositivo (verdict) published on the Court’s website.

Judge Marasca compared the Knox-Sollecito acquittal to the 2002 conviction of former Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti (for murder), and subsequent acquittal. Rarely cited in Cassazione rulings, this code seems to be the catch-all for awkward acquittals. My inquiries and probing about the official document claims were noticed. Knox apologist, Lyn Duncan — along with what’s-her-name, Lyn’s tag-along follower of the sour disposition   —  hate my guts while continuing their peculiar scrutiny of my website and social media.  Don’t try to figure it out. It’s complicated.  😉

However, the same scrutiny applied to their own social media results in same old aspersions. stalker, cognitively-challenged, idiot.  Call me what you like, fans, but your latest brainchild is a big fail.   Word to the wise: Don’t manipulate and spin the High Court’s ruling, especially since it’s not officially published. That’s right, no official publication yet.   But It gets crazier. Continue reading

Isabel Celis: Three Years Missing; Police Silent on Persons of Interest

Saturday, April 21, 2012, Sergio Celis Calls Emergency 911

Tucson, Arizona

“Hello, I want to report a missing person said Sergio.Celis to the 911 dispatcher.

First impressions. Quick, don’t overthink. Was this a call for a friend, acquaintance in need, a work colleague?

Is this how YOU would report your “missing” six-year old daughter?

In this excellent updated commentary provided by Peter Hyatt on his website, the 911 call is analyzed according to the principles of Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN). This is a good introductory exercise for any readers unfamiliar with the techniques used by the FBI, law enforcement, specially trained military interrogators. [Refer to former military interrogator Lena Sisco’s guest blog.]  The beauty of the science is that any interested, motivated individuals can learn the techniques. Caution: it’s harder than it looks but fascinating!

Mr. Celis’ telephone call should shock listeners. Immediately, we’re alerted to deception. Put yourself in the position of Sergio Celis. It’s a Saturday morning. His wife had left for work. Their little girl — and only daughter — is found to be missing from her bedroom and is nowhere in the house.  As Peter explains,

the father of a kidnapped child is not likely to start his call with “hello.  Note: this is not expected by anyone in a hurry to get emergency information to an operator.

The father of a kidnapped child is not likely to refer to her as a “person.”  Please note that a “person” is gender neutral 

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“I believe she was abducted…”

Sergio Celis: “I want to report a missing person, my little girl who’s six years old, I believe she was abducted from my house.”

IsabelCelisTimelinePhotoEven though statement analysis studies words, not inflection or tone of voice, the calm, measured style is notable. He doesn’t need to be screaming or loudly weeping, but how much colder can he get?  We don’t need any special training to detect an immediate problem. Detachment. Guilty knowledge.  Deception.

His wife, Rebecca (Becky), was called at work prior to the 911 to inquire about Isabel and then told to “get her butt home” [chuckles at his own joke — and in a later interview gets defensive about public criticism.] Continue reading

The Final Injustice: High Court Acquits in Meredith Kercher Murder

 March 27, 2015        

Corte Suprema di Cassazione, Palazzo di Giustizia

Rome's Palace of Justice, Supreme Court judges deliberate into the night

Rome’s stately Palace of Justice, Supreme Court judges deliberate into the night

My own personal vigil finally came to a close that Friday.

Disappointed that a verdict was postponed from Wednesday, March 25th, I had been following closely. Without online streaming video available, those of us following on social media were dependent on live tweets from the court.

That was problematic for journalists and those like Kristeva, our own citizen journalist, from Perugia Murder File. The location of the hearings had been moved to the Great Hall to accommodate the large crowd, but cell phone use was banned.  This didn’t prevent Kristeva from finding a way to provide regular, timely updates, for which we’re all immensely grateful.

On that Friday, word had quickly spread that a verdict was imminent.  I quickly checked Kristeva’s timeline. Blinking back tears, my first thought was it had to be a mistake.  But Kristeva is fluent in Italian. No mistake.

KristevaAcquitted03-27-15

 

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My reaction:

 And from independent journalist Andrea Vogt who has been convering the case from the beginning:  

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