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    3 commenti su “Raffaele Sollecito: “Io, un innocente trattato da colpevole””

    1. Egomania,greed and thirst for promotion reigns throughout the so called “justice system” and foils any reprieve to those egregiously harmed by the mistakes or misdeeds of the people whose job it is to dispense justice.

    2. Italy should be ashamed for the torture they put their own young and innocent man through. They pay nothing because they wish to hide the facts of police misconduct and prosecution misconduct and judicial misconduct. They wish to hide it behind a comforting kiss. Shame on you Italy. Admit your mistakes and fix them so they cant happen so easily to other innocents who happen to come across a crazy prosecutor and judges who wish to cover up his errors. A thousand wrongs and they wish to speak about a kiss? They force the family to spend millions on defense and a young man to lose years and they pay nothing? Shameful!!!

    3. Civilization and individual societies advance because some of the individuals within these societies learn from their predecessors what has required lifetimes of effort from many individuals to accumulate.
      Individuals do not necessarily know much of anything at all; some of us think and learn, but some of us function with minds similar to those who lived in ancient times.
      Everybody who believes that civilization should progress toward some enlightened ideal has an obligation to do what they need to do to improve themselves, but we know that not everybody does this.

      Knowing that some people, figuratively speaking, “live in the dark ages,” we cannot expect everybody to behave as a worthy judge, a critical thinker, or even as someone who understands modern ethical principals. When a society supports dissemination of potentially inflammatory information, by the press, of information that requires these traits, we can reasonably expect that such will prove detrimental to those who need understanding and a fair judgment. Yes, the courts have their failures, but the power of the press can magnify these failures, to create a double punishment, or worse.

      I find the story of Raffaele and Amanda especially terrifying because I do not believe that many people in their situation — including myself — would have been able to be exonerated. Many people simply cannot afford an adequate defense and endure prison or face execution because the system will not allow them a fair chance to demonstrate their innocence; I have known a few people who have endured such things in America. I myself was a “person of interest” in a horrible crime and had the actual perpetrator not been brought to justice, I have grave doubts that I would receive justice.

      I cannot claim immunity from hasty judgment, harsh judgment, or false judgment. I can attempt to make amends and to improve for my own wrongdoings; I cannot know of a shortfall and in good faith not make a good-faith effort to improve. We owe Raffaele and Amanda a debt of gratitude because although it isn’t easy to admit our faults when we have wronged another, they are showing many of us how to perpetuate what is good in society and to advance our civilization.

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