Amanda Knox Saint or Sinner?

Amanda Knox

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The Story of Amanda Knox

Amanda Know was a 20 year old girl who moved to Perugia Italy to study art. What is almost always left out of the media is that Perugia is known as the Disneyland of drugs. There is a sub culture of addicts who live in that area of Italy who are addicted to both heroine and cocaine. It is exceptionally frowned upon by the Italian authorities as it increases the crime rate and puts all of the peaceful law abiding citizens in danger.

Now no one has exactly explained what Amanda Knox was doing in Perugia. I have lived in Rome. I can tell you that you don't live there unless you are invited to. The Italians are wonderful and kind people but they want to with they are dealing. They do expect you to follow their culture. There are cultural expectations when you move there to assimilate. One of which is children do not involve themselves in illicit drugs, partaking of alcohol or even drinking more than one fanta soda a week, I have literally been cut off the fanta soda. If you are a tourist it is one thing but if you are living in Italy it is another.

As liberal as Italy's adults are they are very conservative when it comes to young people. I remember being caught after dark in a skirt on the streets of Rome. I had a mob of boys practically pull all of my hair out. My little Italian friend managed to get me away and we ran but I never wore a skirt again after dark. Sexual promiscuity is very frowned upon by young women and Amanda Knox was very promiscuous atleast by Italian standards.

Short answer is when in Italy do as Italians and nothing more or less.


Why Didn't Amanda Knox's Parents Know She Was Moving to the Disney Land Of Drugs?

There are many questions left to ask of this family. Like why did Amanda Knox move to a country in which she didn't speak the language and didn't know anyone? Why did she move to the Disney Land of Drugs? Perugia is specificlly known for this problem. Anyone who knew anything about this area of Italy would have known this young girl was moving to a very dangerous place. So why did Amanda pick this place besides the obvious reason of drugs? She knew no one. She didn't even speak fluent Italy which is always a curse to move to a country, not speak the language and get into legal trouble. Italy loves tourists but if you live there you have to live by their rules.

You have to wonder what the parents were thinking just to allow their daughter to move to the Disney Land of drugs? If they had asked any Italian or googled that area of Italy they would have known.

And still yet Amanda is known to have smoked Hash. She isn't in trouble for drugs but for the murder of her room mate Meredith Kercher. Anyone that finds themself living in a place know as the Disney Land of Drugs in a foreign country that has a body turns up, expect to go to prison for life. As a matter of fact if Amanda Knox had been prepared properly to live in Italy I doubt she would have ever lived in Perugia. What is for certain is that she was an adult when the murder took place and therefore she is solely responsible.

In the USA we would be just as hard on an Italian that was engaged in drug use on a student visa and their room mate turned up murdered.

There is also the behavior of Amanda Knox which seems to be without consciousness or remorse about her room mates death. Only drug addiction would explain this behavior other then that; psychosis or guilt. Drug addiction is viewed very differently in Italy then it is in the states. Drug addiction is considered a disease here but in Italy is it is a failure of character.


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In All Reality

In all probability the Italian Police know Amanda Knox is guilty. There has been more than enough international attention and press regarding the Knox case inorder for Italy to make certain the case is on the up and up. Besides Italians don't readily convict innocent people atleast anymore readily then American's convict innocent people.

I can tell you that the people of Perugia and the criminal authorities are tired of the drug culture there. And they can't take the murder of Meredith Kercher lightly because of the English government.

I just can't figure out why they haven't extradited Amanda back to the United States to serve the rest of her sentence on the USA dime. I think it is a horrible mistake of the press and the American people to habitual and continually back the Italian government back into the corner by making claims of in propriety. Only Italians are able to judge other Italians. It is a culture unto its own. One in which Amanda Knox had no rights in and one which her parents have no rights.

There will never be a second chance for Meredth Kercher and Amanda Knox whether she likes it or not was her room mate and responsible. I am not holding my breath for the appeal because I don't think Amanda Knox will get it. Although I am certain Hollywood is already breaking down the doors for the movie rights and the book rights.

I should think all parents have a responsibility to investigate when their child says they are moving to another country to study. There are perfectly good schools in the USA. Obviously Amanda Knox was moving to Perugia for another reason and red flags should have been going up in all the adults minds that guided and assisted Ms. Knox that she was in way over her head.

Sadly she will probably spend the rest of her life in jail because no one was smart enough to catch on to the fact Amanda Knox was not capable of living in Italy, she didn't have the social supports necessary nor the class or intellect. Besides in 10 years when Amanda Knox is fat, ugly and toothless the Italians will let her go as she will have no use by then in Italian standards. But I am not certain we should have to endure having Amanda Knox back here either. After all we have had to endure this incredible stroy of stupidit to its zenith for four years now. Amanda Knox isn't that cute, bright, talented or worth it. If she had been she would have never found herself in that position to begin with.

I know this hub comes across incredibly hard but let it serve as a warning to all parents who allow their children to go over seas without speakng the language, having social supports in place or quite frankly the class and intellect. It is a club of who survives in Europe and it is select and few. There are rules. No one just hops a plane to a drug den, has their room mate murdered and walks away free. It doesn't happen. Not even for those with social supports, class, intellect, money and speaking the language fluently.

As international travelers we must all be mindful we are guest and follow our hosts rules.

Amanda Knox Refusing to Stand Trial Again In Italy

Capitalizing On Meredith Kercher's Murder

Well you have to say this for Amanda Knox she certainly has made a great deal of money noff of Meredith Kercher's Death. There has been a movie deal and she is selling her book on Matt Lauer and still yet she will not face the Italian Authorities. This is a country in which she moved to of her own free will. Now she is claiming PTSD? I wonder how the Kercher family fells or Italian authorities.

And if she is innocent then why a second trial? She can't cry poor mouth she has sold the movie rights as well as pandered her books. Meredith is dead. I do not feel sorry in the least nor am I interested in this story any longer because it is a murder suspect capitalizing on her roommates death. Even if, which I do not believe, Amanda Knox is not guilty of murder she is guilty of capitalizing off Kercher's death and for that she should be ashamed.

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American Romance 5 years ago from America

Parental guidance was certainly lacking in this story! Amanda should not be forgot about though, I don't want to support her on my dime, but I hope someone somewhere reaches out to her and rebuilds her self esteem, and that maybe she will see the light and help others someday not to get into the trap she set for herself in Italy.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi American Romance,

That is very generous of you. Thank you for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

JT


blog8withJ 5 years ago

Hey, controversial life of Amanda. She sure know what she was doing.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi blog8withJ,

Yes she sure knew how to lead a very controversial life.

Thanks for reading, commenting and rating.

JT


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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

Hi JT, a curious take on the Knox situation. It is just a lot of noise in the backround to me. However I think your insight is good, the situation screams stupid. It is to late to change things now but fair warning to others. It doesn't matter where you go, even in the states, know what your getting into and get out if it doesn't feel right. Thansk for a different slant than the MSM, Peter


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gunsock 5 years ago from South Coast of England

She seems guilty to me - and its interesting to see it from the point of view of the Italians. Thanks for a very thought provoking hub.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Peter,

It only makes sense to know where you are going and to be able to speak the language in order to survive. And yes, if you don't have an open ticket and a way out you don't belong there in the first place.

I just have to wonder why her parents, guidance counselor and all the influential adults in her life didn't stop her?

Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

JT


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi gunsock,

I see it from the view of Meredith Kercher's family as well. There are always many sides to an event and not everyone feels the same way. I thought perhaps Meredith Kecher's family and friends and the Italians were under represented in this story for Americans.

It is good to see all sides of a thing.

Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

JT


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Sad situation! thanks for your take on it. Poor Meredith never stood a chance.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Gyspy Willow,

Yes I do grieve for the family and for poor Meredith. If Amanda Knox had been murdered and Meredith had not, Meredith would have found herself in the same position with the Italian authorities.

I also wish Amanda Knox understood the rules of being an American living in a foreign country.

The greatest tragedy is that both girls lives are destroyed just Amanda Knox's life will be long, full of pain and her exitsence will be her shame. It is very hard to feel sorry for her family who should have known better. And it gets very old hearing them blame the Italian authorities and not take personal responsiblity for allowing their daughter to move to the Drug Disney Land of Italy.

But let it serve as a lesson to all who wish to live in other countries. If you break other countries laws you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. And justice isn't blind in every country. I doubt it is blind in the USA either.

Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback. It is appreciated.

JT


lilliank 5 years ago

Finding it hard to understand why amanda Knox didnot go in her girlfriends's room to look for her. She has said that her girfriend cared about her. Did she not care about her. If she was worried she didn't know if she was missing, kidnapped, sick or even murdered? Oh well.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi lillilank,

I agree but there are so many inconsistencies in this story for instance all we heard about was how thin Amanda Knox was in Italian jail and when she returned to the us her backside was the size of a barn door? I think it is all a con. Clearly this was all a publicity stunt for Amanda Knox to become famous at the death of the Kercher girl. I can't look anymore or stand to listen to her. I totally believe she is guilty and deserves to be punished to the fulliest extent of Italian law.

JT


SanXuary 5 years ago

To be convicted in Europe is actually not easy and the prison system is so liberal that she would never serve any time in prison in comparison to the United States. The media circus made this case not even worth it to the Italian Government.How much money our you going to spend on dealing with this. I am uncertain of her committing the murder but complicity was probably the reason she was in jail. The details our actually hard to follow and probably contributed to the support she received in America in pulling enough strings to bring about a re-trial.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

HI SanXuary,

While I can atest to the liberalism in Europe I can say one can find themselves in the custody of the French police if they witness a crime. Laws are liberal but if you break social normative behavior in Europe you might find yourself under the enforcement of the law.

There are so many question that are inconsistent in this story. The media claimed Amanda Knox was thin and she isn't at all. The media claimed she spoke fluent Italian and her Italian wasn't fluent at all. And then they media claimed she had a job but Italian work visas are almost impossible to obtain especially if you don't speak the language and clearly Amanda Knox does not.

And she comes home making all these wild assertions like she can't remember to speak in English? And she wants to work to help other people who are wrongfully inprisoned. My biggest fear is that this girl actually believes she got away with it and is going to make a killing off the movie rights and the books rights and if I were Kercher's famly I would sue her for every last cent. If she attempts to make money off of Meredith Kercher's death then we all know she is guilty.

I don't know who goes to Italy and hooks up immediately with an Italian guy and then has their room mate murdered.

She is an admitted drug user. I just find no redemition for this person and I wouldn't want to watch anything about her or written by her.

I bet they do file an appeal in Italy because the Italians totally believe she is guilty and should have never been let go. And that will put a strain on USA Italian relations which no one can afford that over the self admitted drug addicted Knox.

Her life died when Meredith Kercher died. Atleast it did for me. And for all those years in Italy her Italain was raunchy.


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

I lived in Italy for a few months. I know exactly what you are talking about. Sadly in our society today, both parents have to work, and don't have the time to do things with their children that helps cement a bond with them. They get caught up in the rat race and don't take the time to see what is going on with their children.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi PADDYBoy60,

Me too. But it seems in Italy and most other countries the parents don't lose focus on the importance of family. Sadly, I would imagine this girl's life is over because of all of this and her parents should have never let her leave the country.

I think it is more an issue of the exceptionally high divroce rates in our country that causes these children ot get so lost in the world. The parents priorities shift when they remarry.

Thanks for commenting and all my best.

JT


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

Hi JT I have to agree with you about the divorce rate. I should have taken that into account also.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Always wonderful to hear from you PaddyBoy60.

All My Best,

JT


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

I agree with American Romance, to some extent, though I'm less sympathetic to the stone-cold killer aspect of the situation.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hello Paradise7,

Yeah that cold blooded killing kind of makes that recovery for Knox a bit more difficult. Poor MEredith Ketcher and her family who everyone seems to have forgotten in this situation.

Thanks for readng and commenting.

JT

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