Amanda Knox Speaks Out

The first words out of my mouth after hearing Amanda Knox speak are “WOW”.

I am utterly stunned at her responses, but Amanda has not fit the part that she has portrayed from day one, and this is just another instance.

Imagine you were wrongly accused, locked up for several years, supposedly hit by authorities, had to endure multiple trials of all lies, and finally, you were set free.

Would you feel “gratitude” after having to suffer for years and be looked at as a murderer due to an atrocious foreign injustice??

I don’t think so.

I watched Amanda and looked for any signs of pain for all the injustices she supposedly endured, and there are none. She didn’t have it when she first arrived home from her Italian prison, either. It was oddly and always missing.

Amanda only stressed when she tried to get people to believe her.

Amanda is so relieved, so free of any pain to support that she suffered the injustices she wants us to believe.

If Amanda was guilty, however, her behavior makes total sense.

I can understand “relief” that they finally got it “right” if one were innocent, but we don’t see relief. We see GRATITUDE!

And if you notice her mom is the only one that thinks of the word “right” — not Amanda, oddly. I would think that is the first thing she would think of if she were a victim in this case, but she doesn’t.

Furthermore, when Amanda talks of Meredith, there is no sadness to support her sympathy for Meredith. There are no oblique eyebrows whatsoever. No pain for Meredith at all. She works hard to try to find that place and fails.

And at the end, Amanda says she is the “lucky one”.

How many wrongly accused people have you heard feel they are the “lucky one”?

Its pure insanity!!

But yes, Amanda, you were one of the lucky ones. You were able to walk when I don’t believe you should have…

You vote.  What do you think?

Italian Court Overturn’s Knox Conviction

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Amanda Knox got word today she is a free woman as Italy’s highest court overturned her conviction.  There is no doubt she is a happy woman.  The Meredith Kercher family, however, must feel disappointed.

While I think the Italian courts made a mockery of the case with wild speculation and outlandish claims that were not based on evidence, but rather whimsy, I still don’t believe Knox was innocent and uninvolved.    There are so many elements over the years that give me great pause with her and make me not trust her.

I believe she knew a lot more than she ever revealed and still do.

Feel free to click on her name in the tag above to see some of the posts I have written over the years.

If enough people have interest, I can re-summarize why I don’t believe her. Let me know if you are interested below.

I hope Meredith Kercher’s family finds peace.

 

 

 

 

Looking at Andreas Lubitz

You have probably already heard the news of the Germanwings pilot, Andreas Lubitz, who is now being looked at for intentionally slamming the plane he piloted and that carried 150 passengers into the mountain.

Why would a man do this?

A capable man who held a respectable job?

It’s mind-boggling.

Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit, experts speculate, and put the plane into a direct descent into the mountain.

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When I look at Lubitz above, I see a man who shows great neutrality in his face. This means he is not one to be emotional or act out emotionally. He was likely neutral in most of his interactions with people and in life.

This attribute can actually contribute to a superior pilot because a person like this isn’t driven by fear, or reacts to fear in the ways most people do, so he will react well under pressure. He and people who are emotionally neutral simply have a different emotional make-up. It can be good or it can be bad. It can have different manifestations.

Someone who is emotionally neutral may experience life on a very even-keel, or they could experience a void–a lack of feeling emotions all together–where they are checked out and removed–apathetic. There can be various reasons for this.  Both would lead to different personalities. I’d need more information to see how it could affect Lubitz.

I also see a gullibility in his face, and perhaps a lack in his sense of self.

When I saw that, it stopped me dead in my tracks. What that could mean caused my heart to stop.

Someone who is gullible could fall under the manipulation of someone sinister, right?

It can’t be ruled out. I am not saying this did or did not happen, but it has to be considered.

Was there some undercurrent in Lubitz life that people are unaware of? I would certainly want to investigate it.

Predators prey on people’s weaknesses.  Psychopaths are notorious for spotting people’s weaknesses instantaneously.

Have we ever thought about testing pilots, in today’s age, for gullibility? I mean we could have an outstanding and technically skilled pilot, but what if in other areas of his life he was unsure and susceptible to outside influence? This is a vulnerability.  I don’t think the prevalence would be high, but it could have some statistically significant where we might not want to ignore it.

I am not saying that is what happened here, but it is a possibility.

What other things can you think of that would have caused this man to drive a plane into a mountain and kill everyone including himself?

We have to assume he underwent regular mental health check-ups that would spot obvious signs of mental illness. I wonder when his last mental health check was?

Feel free to discuss this below.  This blog is about understanding human behavior and deception, which appears to be very applicable to this sad story.

48 Hours: Bruce Beresford-Redman

I have yet to watch 48 Hours from last weekend, but I have heard and seen that Bruce Beresford-Redman has been convicted of killing his wife Monica in Mexico in 2012.  You can watch the show above. If the link doesn’t work, you can click here.

I teach this case in my class and wrote about it on my blog back in 2012 when this case came to light that I did not trust Bruce.  Now a jury agrees.

Yet Bruce is still clinging to his innocence. I’m really curious to see if he makes more slips in this show!

You can read my original analysis of Bruce back in 2012 here.

Bruce was convicted on March 12, and given a light sentence of only 12 years.