Why They Have to Be Convicted at All Cost
Frank Sfarzo in Florence, November 27, 2013
As we remember, when Amanda Knox explained in court why she signed the statements against Patrick Lumumba, she accused the cops of having extorted them from her with violence.
The local prosecutor, instead of letting her talk, instead of opening an investigation, interrupted her and pressed charges against her for calumny of the cops.
It didn’t look, indeed, like a normal prosecution, like the one we are seeing these days in Florence. It looked like Knox and Sollecito should not say what had happened in that police station. Does that answer Judge Nencini, when he asks why the prosecution never required the interrogation of Raffaele? The prosecution indeed avoided requiring an interrogation of Raffaele AND of Amanda. The latter was interrogated only because she asked for it. And when she was interrogated she said that thing, the thing that nobody should say. Is that the reason why the prosecution tried to avoid interrogating her and Raffaele? Or why they were keeping her and Raffaele in jail before they were convicted?
So, that day she was silenced and new charges were brought against her (also relatives and journalists would be silenced for having said the same thing). And the case went to whom? To the same prosecutor! (What would you call this system? It starts with an “M” and ends with an “a”?)
We were writing, at the time, that that case should go to Florence, since Amanda, by accusing the cops, accused that prosecutor too, since he was present at the facts. Therefore he certainly couldn’t be prosecutor of that trial! Neither could that trial be held in the same court, so it had to be moved to the competent court: Florence.
Well, in the end that’s what happened. Amanda was lucky to meet an honest judge in Perugia, who acknowledged that the accusation was against that prosecutor too, and sent the case to Florence. Florence’s prosecution office hasn’t done anything yet, it has ten years, starting June 2009, to seek trial for Amanda. They are probably waiting for the outcome of the main trial.
In addition to that, Amanda reported the same cops and prosecutor to the European Court of Human Rights for what according to her they did to her in the police station. In other words, in the end, to be convicted will be either Amanda and Raffaele, or that prosecutor and his cops. That’s why for them this is not a case, but a private war, with a big stake.
Almost all of them are already facing trial for something, so they are not exactly the impeccable people they want to pass for. The game is open, very open: anything may happen in the next couple of years.
The dates of the Florence trial
December 16: Prosecution
December 17: Defense
January 9 and 10: Defense and replies
Verdict not set