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Bruce Fischer is an author and blogger that became involved with the Amanda Knox case in December 2009. He is the founder of Injustice in Perugia (IIP), an independent grassroots organization working to correct the injustice committed against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in Perugia, Italy. The organization grew rapidly after he launched InjusticeinPerugia.org, a comprehensive website detailing the case against Amanda and Raffaele.
Bruce is the author of "Injustice in Perugia: a book detailing the wrongful conviction of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito" and a follow-up book titled "Finding Justice in Perugia."
Bruce's work with IIP opened his eyes to a growing worldwide problem that continues to go mostly unnoticed by anyone not directly affected. Wrongful convictions occur all around the world. We must do more to prevent the unjust imprisonment of innocent people, and in doing so, we must focus on the the larger picture, not just the cases we see highlighted on television. If we choose to turn our backs on this epidemic, we risk creating more victims like Clarence Elkins, Christopher Turner, and Danny Brown. Who are these people? Even though their cases were not sensational enough to get the attention of cable news programs, they were all cases of wrongful conviction, only to be corrected after each had lost many years of their lives. There are hundreds of similar cases that go mostly unnoticed, but are of no less importance than any case that happens to attract the attention of the media.
Now that Amanda and Raffaele are free and home with their families (pending further appeal), Bruce hopes to bring the same energy and focus that continues to drive IIP to Injustice Anywhere (http://www.injustice-anywhere.org), an organization working to correct wrongful convictions.
Has there ever been a more convoluted murder case than that of Meredith Kercher? The man who killed her is known to everyone interested. He is serving a preposterous 16 year prison sentence. The evidence against him is very strong if not conclusive. And then there's Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. Little did they know when they returned to Amanda's apartment on November 2nd, 2007 that they'd walk into a spiderweb they're still stuck in three years later.
This spiderweb has spawned 4 true crime books each going for the impartial, journalistic approach but each more or less taking sides, two for their innocence, two for their guilt. In the past several months, two other books attempt to analyze the personality of Amanda Knox without considering the crime of which she stands convicted. Both of these are written by people who have known her since her incarceration in Capanne Prison.
Bruce Fisher's book, Injustice in Perugia, is the first book to completely drop impartiality. Fisher has lived with this case day in and day out for years now. He has sifted through the evidence and his thesis here is that Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are innocent of all charges. He examines meticulously the events as they unraveled, citing evidence, written statements, expert analysis and testimony, trial transcripts and the motivational document, to draw his conclusion and the meaning that conclusion holds for all of us.
One great value this book holds for researchers of this crime is that Fisher has gathered in one place all the significant documents that are constantly being referred to by pundits frequently out of context.Read more ›
This is the 5th book I've read on this case, having read Amanda's, Raffaele's, and Meredith, by her father, as well as one other which told the facts, but was more a complete storyline of everything, than just covering information & evidence. This book does the opposite, of course the details are there of who was doing what when, but only to carry along the important information, which is setting down all the evidence and statements etc against Amanda & Raffaele and bit by bit proving it wrong. As well as showing the growing Internet movement both for and against the pair, as well as other key characters involved in this case, this book is the definitive one you need to read before you make up your mind. My only wish is that Meredith's friends & family read it, and can realize they need to question what they have been led to believe by the powers that be in Italy, and as hard as it may be to do, to realise innocent people were convicted, and the one guilty person will eventually be free.
I just finished reading Injustice in Perugia last night on my iPad Kindle. I found it very easy to read due to Bruce's casual writing style, almost like two people just talking to each other. Although I have been following this case for almost 2 years and have read much of what Bruce has written online, I still learned a lot about many of the subtleties of this case by reading his book. Is Bruce biased? You bet he is! He has studied this case as much as anyone and he is convinced that Amanda and Raffaele are innocent. And he wants you to believe it too because he genuinely cares about injustice wherever it occurs. He has aligned himself with a variety of experts in the fields of criminal investigation and forensics and has documented their conclusions in this book. A lot of work went into putting this together and I feel like the price I paid was a bargain, especially since the profits are going to the Amanda Defense Fund.
Bruce pulls no punches in this book. He takes on the "Guilters" and shows where they have gone wrong. He takes on the tabloid media and shows where they have gone wrong. He takes on the Italian police, prosecution and court and shows where they have gone wrong. If you believe Amanda is probably innocent before you read this, you will be convinced she is afterward. If you are on "on the fence", PLEASE read this book.
Thank you for selflessly taking so much time out of your life to write this book Bruce.
If you care about justice, then you will want to read this book. It is an excellent account of the facts surrounding the death of Meredith Kercher and the subsequent trial and conviction of two innocent people, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito. This book has been carefully researched and is an excellent source of information regarding this wrongful conviction. It is a definite must read!!!!!
This book sets out the examination of evidence and rational analysis that should have been done by the Perugian Police, by the Perugian prosecutors and by the Perugian Court in the first trial. If at any level of this case the clear thinking exemplified in this book had occurred,a terrible injustice would have been avoided. Instead, two completely innocent people have been persecuted, wrongfully prosecuted and wrongfully convicted and are currently wrongfully imprisoned in Italy.
This book clearly and effectively sets out the evidence which should exonerate Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, if they now get a fair hearing. It is also a powerful indictment of persons and groups in Perugia and elsewhere who, in my opinion, should themselves be the subject of investigation and prosecution.
I still have faith in the Italian courts. I believe that there are jurists in Italy who have the skill and courage to do justice and to set this right. I hope that the appeal court will be the ones to correct this injustice. I am of the opinion that, if they do not, their reputation and that of Italy as a whole will be seriously undermined. If this injustice is permitted to continue, the shame will scar the face of Italy for years to come.
Still, damage has already been done. Two innocent people have had more than two years of their young lives ripped from them for no good reason. Nothing now can erase the fear, the tears and the sheer brutalization of these two innocent young people. Prompt acquittal and compensation is the only thing that will now begin to rehabilitate the reputations of all concerned and to begin to give back to Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito what has been wrongfully taken from them.
No rational person reading this book could justify the decision of the first court. No rational person who respects justice and fairness now has any excuse to fail to speak out in support of Amanda and Raffaele.