The miracle of difference: when does fascination become prejudice essay

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The miracle of difference: when does fascination become prejudice essay

No hard or scientifically gathered evidence ties them to the crime. A bludgeoning is an extremely bloody way to kill.

The miracle of difference: when does fascination become prejudice essay

It goes, almost without saying, that for one to bludgeon three different people to death and leave no trace of blood in the scalp or anywhere else on his face is unlikely. Showering would not be sufficient.

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They agreed to undergo forensic testing for five days without legal representation, because they thought their innocence would protect them. No one, neither prosecutors nor police, say they found hard evidence linking Burns and Rafay to the crime.

Lacking a solid case, they turned to the RCMP: Their confessions to the RCMP mobsters took many months of heavy handed interviews to obtain. What remains are the sessions that implicate Burns and Rafay.

James Miyoshi, the chief witness against them, was threatened with being charged as an accessory, a crime punishable by life in prison, making his testimony less than reliable. What he said was always vague and sometimes even fanciful.

Reliance upon such testimony is a sign of a faulty case, but they thought they needed it to seal the deal. In truth, Miyoshi tried to protect himself from prison while not betraying his friends. This proved to be an impossibility.

The RCMP never looked to any other suspects, despite being told by sources that a hit was being planned against a Pakistani family newly moved to Bellevue, WA. Nor were leads followed after the killings that may have implicated an extremist religious group, despite the Bellevue police having a factually reliable tip from a confirmed FBI informant.

Atif and Sebastian loved the work of philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. That fact that Nietzsche was perhaps the most influential philosopher of the 19th and 20th centuries was lost on the jury.

Hitler did admire the German philosopher but the philosopher never expressed a belief in genocide, nor did the defendants. The actual motive given for the crime was greed. Does that sound like motivation to bludgeon a family to death, or did Atif and Sebastian create this motive to satisfy the RCMP gangsters who made them fear for their lives?

Why would they choose to kill the Rafays? This is a stark coincidence but hardly proof of murder since it presupposes that a killer would advertise his method beforehand. The crime scene was made to appear like a burglary had occurred.

The miracle of difference: when does fascination become prejudice essay

Somehow this was attributed to the two teens, as if other killers could not have thought of the same idea. Were the murders done by others seeking revenge against Tariq Rafay, they might also want to make the scene appear like a burglary. This is the most quoted piece of evidence.

Burns was living in that house for several days and using that shower. Do adolescents consistently clean up after themselves?

Atif and Sebastian entered the bloody crime scene and walked from room to room. Why would blood be nowhere else?

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News reports then and since have referred to Atif and Sebastian fleeing to Canada to evade investigation. This is the most scurrilous of all the accusations against them. Where would they go but Canada since Atif was a citizen? The truth is that they were allowed to leave because there was no credible evidence against them.

Big was used against them to elicit confessions, but the use of the sting, according to current rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada, should not have been used in the absence of hard evidence.

No such safeguards existed at that time. So called evidence from the sting should not have been allowed into a US courtroom but the judge was prejudiced against the defendants.Not being an American, it is with some trepidation that I briefly comment on the U.S. elections. I do follow them closely because Australia, sadly, has a long history of naively and unthinkingly following the whims and directions/requests emanating from the Whitehouse.

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