prosecution of Francesco Schettino

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« The Costa Concordia sunk a hundred years after the Titanic, and I was in the US when it was breaking news, and I was in Italy while it was still in the headlines, and my wife and I continue to give our attention to the subject including personally inspired google searches when it was out of the headlines for long enough for us to wonder if the eye-soar was still disgracing the beautiful Italian coast.  We’ve watched two documentaries, and the final big event of the news story is the trial of the captain.  I understand reasons to charge the captain with manslaughter, but a conviction for manslaughter would be injustice.  The captain’s incompetencies were revealed under pressure after the ship lost power, and continued sinking, but the basis for manslaughter can only be recklessness prior to the impact with the rock.  It would be unjust for the captain’s failures in crisis to support a manslaughter conviction.  The captain’s errors prior to impact were limited to: “too fast” and “too close” – not guilty of manslaughter.  The aforementioned text is this middle-age American’s assessment of what should happen if the captain were prosecuted in the US, but this is the land of Italy where the food is the best and artistic design and ascetic appeal is paramount.  It is also the country where generations of Mafioso run free though they shouldn’t, and the country that extended an invitation to Amanda Knox to return for her third murder trial.  In time I expect to get my finances to support such actions, but until then I’m limited to wishing for my seat at the trial. »» about me 201-490-9659 Erika mortified contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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