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Offline Faithlilly

Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« on: March 20, 2017, 02:23:57 PM »
Did anyone see the Storyville episode last week Murder In Italy? Very interesting. The prosecutor on that case stated that the only individuals who don't answer when questioned are guilty ones. Makes you think, doesn't it?

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Alfie

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Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 02:29:27 PM »
Did anyone see the Storyville episode last week Murder In Italy? Very interesting. The prosecutor on that case stated that the only individuals who don't answer when questioned are guilty ones. Makes you think, doesn't it?
Really?  How interesting.  Makes you wonder why they even bother taking cases to trial then doesn't it?  Ask the suspect a question and if he refuses to answer it means he must be guilty, so bang him up and throw away the key.  Perfect!
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Offline Benice

Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 02:54:17 PM »
Really?  How interesting.  Makes you wonder why they even bother taking cases to trial then doesn't it?  Ask the suspect a question and if he refuses to answer it means he must be guilty, so bang him up and throw away the key.  Perfect!

Apparently - even if you know you are innocent and you know an attempt to pin a crime on you which you didn't commit is in progress  - you should do your best to help the police to frame you.

Crazy logic.
The notion that innocence prevails over guilt – when there is no evidence to the contrary – is what separates civilization from barbarism.    Unfortunately, there are remains of barbarism among us.    Until very recently, it headed the PJ in Portimão. I hope he was the last one.
                                               Henrique Monteiro, chief editor, Expresso, Portugal

Alfie

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Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 03:02:39 PM »
Apparently - even if you know you are innocent and you know an attempt to pin a crime on you which you didn't commit is in progress  - you should do your best to help the police to frame you.

Crazy logic.
The sensible thing to do in such a situation is to give the cops no ammunition whatsoever, even if it means 10 years down the line some idiot on the internet thinks your refusal to answer the questions proves your guilt.

Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 03:10:43 PM »
Apparently - even if you know you are innocent and you know an attempt to pin a crime on you which you didn't commit is in progress  - you should do your best to help the police to frame you.

Crazy logic.
You appear to be more than one assumption here.

If Kate was innocent then taking the opportunity to correct any points in error put by the police would have been to the benefit of both Kate and Madeleine.

Unless Kate confessed to a crime, the police were in no position whatsoever to use her responses to 'frame' her.
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Alfie

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Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 03:17:03 PM »
You appear to be more than one assumption here.

If Kate was innocent then taking the opportunity to correct any points in error put by the police would have been to the benefit of both Kate and Madeleine.

Unless Kate confessed to a crime, the police were in no position whatsoever to use her responses to 'frame' her.
Perhaps you should have been Kate's attorney then, instead of the idiot who advised her.

Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 06:23:26 PM »
Perhaps you should have been Kate's attorney then, instead of the idiot who advised her.
Given that I'm not a lawyer in Portugal, that one is a non-starter.

As to whether the person who allegedly advised her to keep quiet is an idiot, that is a separate matter.

Kate is allegedly intelligent, therefore she should be able to decide what was/is in Madeleine's best interests.  I'm just not seeing it.
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Online Davel

Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 06:30:48 PM »
Given that I'm not a lawyer in Portugal, that one is a non-starter.

As to whether the person who allegedly advised her to keep quiet is an idiot, that is a separate matter.

Kate is allegedly intelligent, therefore she should be able to decide what was/is in Madeleine's best interests.  I'm just not seeing it.

it was not in maddies interest to answer those questions....Kate did absolutely the right thing
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Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 06:37:14 PM »
it was not in maddies interest to answer those questions....Kate did absolutely the right thing
ROFL

It was not in Madeleine's interest for information to be provided or misconceptions to be corrected?

Absolute tripe.
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stephen25000

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Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 06:40:22 PM »
it was not in maddies interest to answer those questions....Kate did absolutely the right thing

It was nothing to do with Madeleine's interests.

It was done in case she contradicted her husband.

Get real.

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Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 07:05:41 PM »
ROFL

It was not in Madeleine's interest for information to be provided or misconceptions to be corrected?

Absolute tripe.

the 48 questions were of no use to the investigation.......the PJ were talking tripe when they said the dogs alerted to a cadaver....total tripe


we know as  fact from amaral and others taht the pj were convinced the parents were covering up an accident.......the pj had no evidence against kate and were just fishing...

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stephen25000

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Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 07:23:19 PM »
the 48 questions were of no use to the investigation.......the PJ were talking tripe when they said the dogs alerted to a cadaver....total tripe


we know as  fact from amaral and others taht the pj were convinced the parents were covering up an accident.......the pj had no evidence against kate and were just fishing...


You don't know if the dogs didn't alert to a body.

The PJ found no evidence of an abduction.

Kate Mccann didn't answer the questions , in  case they contradicted her husbands answers.

...and we know what her final comment was on this. 8(0(*
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stephen25000

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Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 07:27:12 PM »
Q.  Are you aware that in not answering the questions you are jeopardising the investigation, which seeks to discover what happened to your daughter?


A.  'Yes, if that’s what the investigation thinks.'


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Offline Benice

Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2017, 08:50:59 AM »
Given that I'm not a lawyer in Portugal, that one is a non-starter.

As to whether the person who allegedly advised her to keep quiet is an idiot, that is a separate matter.

Kate is allegedly intelligent, therefore she should be able to decide what was/is in Madeleine's best interests.  I'm just not seeing it.

Kate did decide.    She knew that if an innocent person was in prison then the guilty party would still be at large and no-one would be searching for her daughter.     Therefore on the advice of her lawyer she took the route that minimised the possibility of the wrong  person (herself) being charged  - and protected Madeleine's right to continue to be searched for as a living, missing person and not dismissed as a dead one.

You only have to read the 48 questions to know that finding a reason to pin the crime on Kate was the PJ's objective.

Kate's 'crime' appears by some to be that she took the excellent advice of her  lawyer.     Bizarre.

IMO

The notion that innocence prevails over guilt – when there is no evidence to the contrary – is what separates civilization from barbarism.    Unfortunately, there are remains of barbarism among us.    Until very recently, it headed the PJ in Portimão. I hope he was the last one.
                                               Henrique Monteiro, chief editor, Expresso, Portugal

Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: Was Kate McCann right to decline to answer the 48 questions?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 09:24:46 AM »
Kate did decide.    She knew that if an innocent person was in prison then the guilty party would still be at large and no-one would be searching for her daughter.     Therefore on the advice of her lawyer she took the route that minimised the possibility of the wrong  person (herself) being charged  - and protected Madeleine's right to continue to be searched for as a living, missing person and not dismissed as a dead one.

You only have to read the 48 questions to know that finding a reason to pin the crime on Kate was the PJ's objective.

Kate's 'crime' appears by some to be that she took the excellent advice of her  lawyer.     Bizarre.

IMO
This has, AFAIK, several assumptions built in.

Is there a source other than Kate saying she was advised not to answer?

Was she advised question by question?  Given that she refused to answer some questions but chose to answer others.  Who advised/decided which were OK to answer?

It matters not a jot what you think the PJs motive was.  Kate had the opportunity to refute any case the PJ made and chose not to do so.  Kate had the opportunity to advance the search for Madeleine by clarifying what happened, and she chose not to do so.

It was Madeleine who got a rough deal out of this approach.
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