That's not my point. My point isn't that Italy is a horrible place where Amanda Knox was treated horribly. My point is that, if this had happened in the US, it all would have gone down entirely differently due to the fact that it's her country and she knows the language and the system and has a support system in place here. I would say the same thing if you had been accused of killing someone in the US while visiting here and said you were innocent. "If this had happened in Italy, it all would have gone down differently because it would have been in your country where you know the language and legal system and have a support system." I'm sorry you are so defensive that you can't see that. But it just seems sort of obvious to me. If this happened to you, you'd know what to do. You'd know if the police were overstepping their bounds and if they weren't. You'd know if they were leading you to say something you shouldn't because you'd get all the nuances of the language. You could call family/friends and they could get you a lawyer and come down to the police station and make demands on your behalf. If you were here in the US, you'd have none of that. You'd be at a disadvantage automatically even if our system of justice was the greatest in the world! (Which some people think it is.) But great or not, you'd be at a disadvantage because it's not YOUR system in YOUR language and you'd have limited resources too. Dershowitz has been demonstrating his idiocy on a regular basis for a long time now. He likes to get his name in the papers and weighs in with controversial statements on all sorts of cases. He's not one whose opinion I tend to respect because I don't find him to be someone who weighs in with a thoughtful nuanced opinion but something self-aggrandizing and designed to provoke. That's true even when he's right about whatever he's saying. This case is not the first time I've found his statements to be idiotic. And being a Harvard Law Professor just means he's smart. You can be smart and still be an idiot. I really don't care what the press says and haven't read a lot of press on the subject. I've read the description of some of the evidence and as soon as they said they found Guede's DNA and other physical evidence that he was involved in the crime but nothing of Amanda or her boyfriend's, I considered that the rest didn't matter. There just isn't any reasonable explanation for how she could have killed a girl and managed to clean up only her own presence like that. The entire case falls apart based on that alone. That kind of clean-up only happens in the movies and books. All the other stuff -- how she did or didn't act, whether her face is or isn't pretty, if she hired a PR agency and how good they are or aren't, who she did or did not accuse (which I find despicable, btw, that she accused someone else not knowing if they were innocent or guilty), whether or not she's a good person, what the law is in this country or that, how the police did or did not interrogate her .... it's now all irrelevant. (Not only that but, from what I can tell, she was very likely high or drunk or both that night which makes it even more impossible that she was able to do this miraculous clean-up that a lay person couldn't do and an expert would have a lot of trouble doing as well.) Btw, it's proofs. Proof is a noun, prove is a verb. Yes, English sucks.