Friday, January 31, 2014

The Meredith Kercher murder case

I haven't followed the Meredith Kercher case closely. I don't know all the facts of the case or just who is and isn't guilty.

Nor do I understand the Italian justice system.

Judging by the amount of coverage of the matter that probably makes me just as qualified as most of the talking heads on the matter.

A media circus has never served justice well. It just encourages arm chair judges, leads to no end of ill informed belief and few will have their minds changed by the verdict. A young woman died and the pain for her family must be terrible. Is this enormous coverage and attempted media juries really doing any good?

So let's stop all this endless media waffle and let justice be sought and found.

1 comment:

Prussia said...

Hear Hear.
Unfortunately, the old 'there's no smoke without fire' line is never more true in situations such as this.
I actually overheard a woman the other day talking about the case and saying ' that girl(Knox) has cruel eyes'.
The same media circus has built up around the historical rape cases too.
The use of tech and social media by supposed unbiased juries is also a worry.
don't even get me started on potential court filming!
I think in years to come, there will have to be another method of justice because it is being severely tested nowadays and having a decent fair trial is an absolute struggle.


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