Knox Luncheon at Loyola Chicago Scheduled for December 3 at $2,500 Table
It seems someone is paying attention to the Donate button on Amanda Knox’s website.
Has Loyola Law Chicago embraced the notorious convicted liar as an official “exoneree” eligible for all the legal and financial benefits offered by its Life After Innocence program?
The luncheon announcement tweet precipitated a social media reaction.
Many on Twitter seek further clarification and information. I tweeted several questions to the school, the Dean and directly to the Life After Innocence Program without receiving a single response.
The above link is taken directly from Loyola School of Law Chicago website page About Life After Innocence. Keep reading for further discussion about the program which is presented by the school in the murkiest of terms. I don’t know about you, but I want to know……
WHO is Funding Life After Innocence at Loyola?
The student allegedly organizing the Knox luncheon, Carly Chocron, represents herself as an employee of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office as a Law Clerk. Is the Public Defender’s Office subsidizing the Innocence program? Loyola students submit their “billable” hours devoted to After Innocence, but there is no explanation of funding sources.
Is there a distinction between Carly’s job as a Law Clerk at the Public Defender’s Office and her “billable hours” with the school’s “Life After Innocence” program?
Why are Comments Shut Down on Life After Innocence Blog
Ms. Chocron’s blog dedicated to Amanda Knox and the upcoming event provoked a lively commentary on the Life After Innocence page, but the comments were subsequently deleted and now shut down. There remains only one fawning comment about Carly’s “insightful analysis” now appearing on her blog. Now this gets interesting. Who wrote the comment? Tom Zupancic, co-founder of Injustice Anywhere and Injustice in Perugia, a strong advocate of innocence for Amanda Knox. This disturbing bias by program organizers and rejection of public commentary mandates further scrutiny of the Loyola Law Life After Innocence Program.
If Carly Chocron were writing a personal blog on her own privately-funded website, she could moderate and delete whatever she wants. This is NOT a private website or blog. People were expressing disagreement with the program’s endorsement of Amanda Knox as a client, and asking questions.
Who is Moderating the Innocence Program Website?
Answer: An emotional law student (translation: biased social justice advocate) who proclaims Amanda Knox to be:
the world’s most FAMOUS exoneree
That declaration reads like a student creative writing essay in a high school English class.
In addition to the deleted blog commentary, more information is disappearing from the Loyola Law School Chicago website.
Why did the attendance list vanish? About ten registrants were listed, some representing their law firms. The list was public until today. Instead of responding to questions and concerns from the public, Loyola Law School Chicago and its Alumni Program appear to be concealing information and refusing to answer reasonable questions. WHY?
Let’s look at the invitation to the December 3rd Knox luncheon event.
Before it, too, disappears, let’s take a closer look at the fine print.
Loyola University Chicago’s Life After Innocence, which advocates for innocent people released from prison, helping them reenter society, clear their records and start their lives over. One credit hour of MCLE will be available.Your attendance and donation will support
Registration prices are steep for an event featuring a woman definitively convicted by the Supreme Court of Italy for the serious crime of calunnia. Attendees will pay up to $100 for a single ticket and $2,500 for a table of 8! Continuing education credits are offered as well! WHAT is remotely educational about having lunch with a convicted liar who is now on trial in Italy for her lies on the stand, in media interviews and in her book?
Attendees to receive autographed copy of “Waiting to be Heard”
As a special bonus, the event table-sponsors get an autographed copy of the convicted liar’s book and attendees can spend personal time with her. Sickening and appalling. Considering the trial evidence from the Knox/Sollecito case — which is clearly disregarded by Loyola Law students and staff — event organizers should be cognizant about protecting the safety of other students and attendees.
It’s no surprise that Carly Chocron’s name is once again linked to this fiasco. Her blog about the event cites a mere few media sources to prove the innocence of Amanda Knox. Think about this. Law students are not even consulting official legal sources to conduct a thorough assessment of the victims of injustice for whom they commit to advocate. No wonder there are so many Innocence Project scandals in Chicago.
The After Innocence Program is surely aware that English student Meredith Kercher was murdered in Italy and that is where the case was tried. Case history, official court transcripts, evidence, testimony, etc., is available on the comprehensive site The Murder of Meredith Kercher. Why, then, is law student Ms. Chocron linking to biased media sources as evidence?
Another Case of Chicago Innocence Fraud
Recall another scandalous incident in Chicago where Northwestern University “innocence program” journalism students, under direction of their professor David Protess, succeeded in exonerating Anthony Porter, a man convicted of double murder. In that case, an innocent man, Alstory Simon, was subsequently convicted for the crime. After 15 years in prison, his conviction was vacated last year by the office of state attorney, Anita Alvarez. Read the grand jury testimony of the clueless students who conducted a biased investigation at the direction of their professor. In the case of Amanda Knox, Loyola law students should take the opportunity to analyze the case as the future lawyers they aspire to be.
Amanda Knox Was NOT Acquitted of Calunnia
A Cliffs Notes version of the Knox calunnia conviction: the Italian High Court upheld the lower and appellate court convictions for the defendant, Amanda Knox, confirming that she willfully — and without coercion — accused an innocent black man of murder. Google Diya Patrick Lumumba.
Knox served three out of four years in prison for this crime and remains in contempt of court for her refusal to pay mandated restitution to the victim. She earned in excess of $4 million for her book of lies yet she couldn’t set aside approximately 22,000€ to pay the court-ordered damages to the victim? She ruined his reputation and his life. Diya Patrick Lumumba was publicly hauled off to prison for two weeks, lost his club Le Chic, and relocated from Perugia to Poland with his wife and young child. Ask Amanda Knox if she’s ever apologized for this crime?
Diya “Patrick” Lumumba, innocent victim of Amanda Knox’s false accusations of murder
Is this the calibre of “innocence” embraced by Loyola Law School?
Is this the type of innocence “exoneree” endorsed by the Black Law Students Association (BLSA)?
Read on for a more scathing indictment of Amanda Knox, in reference to the acquittal of her murder conviction, as evidenced in the Supreme Court’s sentencing report. Continue reading