One of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito's most impassioned, some say would say too much so, defenders was ex-FBI agent Steve Moore.
Steve Moore: http://www.injusticeinperugia.org/FBI.html "I spent years of my life working on cases in the federal courts, from simple murder to mass shootings to weapons of mass destruction. In the U.S., the totality of the evidence and the hunches of the investigators in this matter would not have been sufficient to get a search warrant, much less take somebody to trial. The case is completely flawed in every way. The physical evidence against Amanda and Raffaele is wrong, contrived, misinterpreted, and (to put it kindly) misstated. The other “evidence” is made up of (embarrassingly naïve) hunches and bias. The “DNA” evidence is particularly inaccurate. The alleged motive and modus operandi of Knox/Sollecito is so tortured (and constantly-changing) that it defies belief.
Amanda would not even have been a suspect in any US investigation. A sex murder occurs and your prime suspect is the female roommate? Experienced, or simply competent investigators would have known that statistically, 90% of murders are committed by men. When women commit murder, only 16% use a knife, and close examination might show that the vast majority of those are gang-related. Any conclusion that involves a woman stabbing another woman is statistically so rare, that it should be looked at with great suspicion".
We know that PMF members Some Alibi and The Machine spent a great deal of time investigating ex-FBI agent Steve Moore's analysis of the case. Their posts on the website True Justice for Meredith Kercher, which is run by an ex-UN official Peter Quennell, were tough, but fair, imo.
Steve Moore replied with a withering attack on his blog, which I reproduce here. Shortly before that, one Bruce Fischer, who runs a pro Amanda Knox Injustice in Perugia, revealed a number of unpublished e-mails purported to have been sent by Peter Quennell. The question, which I posted on the main thread, was, did Steve Moore investigate three members of PMF, and were his motives personal, or because they had attacked him? Here is the full post:
"We know that Steve Moore was initially approached by Bruce Fischer in 2010 (according to his wife Michelle) Shortly after that, the 'ballerina e-mails" surfaced, seen by many as a blatant attempt to discredit Peter Quennell and silence his advocacy for Meredith Kercher. I often wondered if the source of that information was not Bruce Fischer, but Steve Moore? It fits in with what we know of FBI history, with J. Edgar Hoover's enemies list, and attempts to silence his political opponents.
"Yet immediately, a group of nameless trolls began questioning my credentials. People who refused to identify themselves by name or occupation began to question who I said I was, and cast doubt on whether I really was an FBI Agent. This from people with dignified names such as ‘harryrag,’ ‘fast pete’ and ‘somealibi.’ At the same time, all three of these particular trolls claimed to have inside information and/or expertise on the case. But they would not identify themselves except for the “somealibi,” who claims to be an attorney. (This claim was investigated and is in serious doubt.)
“Fast pete,” it turned out, appears to be a certain 70 year-old accused serial-liar for whom no employment records can be found for the last 20 years; and who was recently threatened with arrest by NYPD for stalking young women. Likely the nickname was given to him by his wife.
The final poster, “harry rag,” has not been identified as of yet, though he is by far the most prodigious anti-Knox & Sollecito poster (but is strangely silent about Rudy Guede, the only accused who is not appealing his conviction, and who has admitted his involvement.) He claims to have inside knowledge on the case and speaks with great passion on the matter, but again, refuses steadfastly to identify himself, which raises the question of either his veracity, his motivation or his real concern. All three trolls attack others personally and professionally; demonstrably lying and threatening. One common theme of theirs seems to be sexual. My wife, who has also identified herself by name, has received some of the most disgusting pornography E-mailed from harry rag, and has been the subject of vile sexual suggestions and requests from harryrag and others associated with them. She has been called every name in the book by harry, fast pete and others"
I see two things wrong here. On the one hand, Steve Moore appears to have put some effort into investigating three members of the PMF community. On the other hand, while he claims to know a lot about them, and has er, specialized tools for getting back at them, he never filed a complaint for harassing his wife? Hmm, but I know that is what I would have done.
So this is an open invitation for Steve Moore to reply to the questions raised about the veracity of his claims, and whether he did investigate the three individuals named here. May I just add though, that I have known many individuals in law enforcement, military, and intelligence services, all of whom had high standards of professionalism and self discipline. I am really surprised, therefore, to see you use a blog to attack people with whom you disagree on just this one case. I look forward to your reply at your earliest convenience".
Steve Moore vented his conspiracy theories but was challenged by Paul Callan. His appearance was followed by another ugly public episode from his ranting and raving wife, Michelle Moore, who attacked Paul Callan on Twitter and on CNN's website, accusing him of having been misinformed by the Kerchers.
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