October 11, 2011

Monster of Perugia Trailer

I've posted a video trailer for my book, The Monster of Perugia - The Framing of Amanda Knox. The trailer poses some of the many questions that remain about the travesty of injustice and crimes committed by Perugian justice authorities.

Just what is the special relationship between Prosecutor Mignini and the murderer, Rudy Guede? Why was Rudy repeatedly released after being captured for burglary? What was Mignini's real motive to frame Amanda and Raffaele?

An investigation should be demanded. Please help me spread that word by reposting the link to this simple, but important video.


September 25, 2011

Landshark Park

The prosecution's closing arguments in the appeals of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in Perugia, Italy comprised a  rehash of long-since discredited claims. They stated, for example, that they had proved beyond a reasonable doubt in the first trial that "mixed blood" of Amanda and Meredith was found. That claim was based on a preposterous misinterpretation of the mundane fact that Amanda's DNA was in her own bathroom, a fact without meaning since every one of us has left our own DNA in our own bathrooms. Oh, and, also preposterous because Amanda had no wounds from which to bleed.

There is a term for statements like this that are not true. They are called "lies".  The prosecution lying to the jury and the press in this trial is nothing new, lies have been the core of their case. It is also not surprising that they have been allowed to lie without correction. In other courts such deliberate misstatements could lead to disbarment, but Italian jurisprudence is flexible and sophisticated about such matters, we are told.

What has been amazing is how many times they have gotten away with it. The first court bought dozens of Mignini's claims hook, line, and sinker, except when it could actually improve upon them. Most of the press, too, went along for years, on the joy rides of a "satanic sex cult" then a "sex game gone wrong" along with many other Mignini fantasies, even though there has never been  a shred of evidence presented to support them. 

Amazing as Mignini’s ability to get away with serial prevarication has been, it is not without precedent.

In Saturday Night Live’s famous “Landshark” skit, the imaginary creature of the Jaws cinema era told ridiculous lie after ridiculous lie, trying to gain entrance to its prey’s home.  No matter how cautious, savvy, or well-informed the victim, that clever and persistent Landshark would eventually devour them.

“Flowers,” announced the tentative, nasal voice at the door as the ominous Jaws theme music began.
“Flowers for whom?” the suspicious woman replied.
“Plumber, maam,” the voice inexplicably changed its claim.
“I don’t need a plumber,” the woman skeptically replied. “You’re that clever shark, aren’t you?”
“Candygram,” came the voice, testing out another approach.
“Candygram my foot! You get out of here before I call the police. You’re that shark and you know it!"
“Wait… uh… I’m only a dolphin, maam.”
“A dolphin? Well, okay….” she said, as she opened her door to Landshark doom.

The comedic setup here, the conceit, is the idea that anyone would be so stupid, after hearing three consecutive lies, as to believe the fourth lie from the same source. One would think, after all, that the source's credibility might be shot after being caught two or three times. Not with that clever Landshark, and its infinitely gullible foil.

And not with Mignini. After his original "satanic sex cult" lie didn't catch on, he switched to the sex game story. When that didn't gain traction it was a "vendetta" held by Amanda against Meredith. And when no one seemed to remember any malice to support that, Mignini claimed that Amanda committed murder for no reason at all, which was especially despicable. Now it's back to the sex game theory, because, well, you know how kids are nowadays.

It has only been after nearly four years of false imprisonment that doubts are finally being expressed by much of the press, and more importantly, by the appeals court.

After repeating, yet again, a slew of such Landshark-like claims in his closing, Mignini demanded that Amanda and Raffaele's sentences be increased to life in prison from the current 26 and 25 years, respectively. He also asked, as he has before, that these sentences include six months of daytime solitary confinement for Amanda and two months for Raffaele.

Such confinement can cause irreparable psychological damage and is meant to destroy the will of the prisoner.  Mignini's sadistic attempt to inflict this cruel, unusual, and senseless torture is a clear indication that these are the actions of a deranged prosecutor, and anything but the pursuit of justice.

There was a controversy a while back about the naming of two parks in the sister cities, Perugia and Seattle. Each city was supposed to name a park for the other. Perugia then named one of their parks in honor of Seattle, calling it "Orca Park".  Seattle was planning to name one "Perugia Park" until outrage was voiced by some who have observed the apalling abuse of Amanda by Perugian authorities.

"Orca" is not "Seattle" but I guess it's the thought that counts, and I've had one of those.

I propose that we, here in Seattle, name a park "Landshark Park" in honor of Perugia.

We owe them no less. 

May 11, 2011

Mignini Strikes Back!

Giuliano Mignini, the prosecutor of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, has managed to shut down Frank Sfarzo's Perugia Shock blog. Frank's blog has been a primary source of unsoiled information about the kangaroo court and framing process orchestrated by Mignini. Various people are now working to post mirror sites and they will be up shortly. This site will post selected excerpts from that blog and also other materials that show how Mignini has suppressed the facts, committed an outrage of injustice, and attempted to intimidate any journalist that dares to write the truth. He is truly the Little Dictator described in The Monster of Perugia – The Framing of Amanda Knox.

More later today!

February 22, 2011

Monster of Perugia Now Available in Print Form

The Monster of Perugia – The Framing of Amanda Knox is now available in printed form through Createspace, the print on demand part of Amazon.com. Click this link, Purchase MoP in Print to bring up the eStore.

January 20, 2011

The Monster of Perugia – The Framing of Amanda Knox

As the appeals trial of Amanda and Raffaele gets under way, after more than 3 years of wrongful imprisonment, it is finally time for my book on the framing of Amanda and Raffaele to be published. This book describes the tragedy in Perugia as accurately, clearly, and compellingly as I was capable of doing. It is my hope that it will help people to realize, with crystal clarity, that these convictions, imprisonments, and outright persecutions are terribly wrong, and must be brought to a halt.

I've set up a blog specifically for news about The Monster of Perugia (MoP) at www.monsterofperugia.com. News and information about the book will be available primarily through that site. 

The Monster of Perugia – The Framing of Amanda Knox is now available as a Kindle edition book through Amazon.com. It will soon be available in print form and print on demand format. 

(NOTE: There is a problem with the table of contents in the version of MoP that is currently at Amazon. The corrected version will appear very soon and can be downloaded to replace the version without the TOC.)

Images of the front cover of MoP appears below. Click on the images below for larger sizes.