One Gutless Island …
There is gutless, there is cowardice and then there is corrupt. In some special cases we get all three … Welcome to the “Perfect Storm” of anti-investigation and prosecution of the Natalee Holloway case, known as Aruba.
If you are an Aruban today, you should be ashamed and embarrassed. You should also be up in arms as your island that depends on tourism just took another hit. No one in their right mind would travel to a place where suspects get out of jail and off murder wrap free cards are handed out on a who you know basis. Tourists obviously have no legal or judicial recourse for crimes committed against them in Aruba.
Of course one wonders how could one prosecute a “a violent crime or culpable homicide,” if the fix was in from the outset by investigators refusing to investigate. We go back to those initial comments by Paul Van der Sloot, “if there is no body, there is no crime”. Isn’t it amazing that the Aruban prosecutor referenced those similar words. Isn’t it more amazing that Paul Van der Sloot made the comment in the first place. The answer to any thinking person is … because he knew they never would.
The fact that the body of the missing teenager was never found is for the OM ‘an important shortage’ in the possible reconstruction of what had exactly happened. “Because of that, the current dossier cannot give sufficient answer on the question which punishable facts took place in the night of Holloway’s disappearance, nor can it answer the question what the exact role of the suspects was in this”
What kind of BS is this!!! You people had all the evidence right in front of you and you refused to take action. Oh that’s right … you arrested two black security guards in an effort to railroad them for the crime against Natalee Holloway. What a convenient excuse that there is no body. Hmm … just like Paul Van der Sloot mentioned … hmmm. So what happens if Texas EquuSearch finds Natalee Holloway’s body? What excuse will you have then to not prosecute the three people who were last seen with Natalee before she disappeared forever.
Suspects Holloway not prosecuted – AMIGOE
One of the last pictures of Natalee Holloway and the three other ‘central figures’ Satish and Deepak Kalpoe and Joran van der Sloot taken in Aruba.
ORANJESTAD – The Public Prosecutor (OM) decided not to prosecute the three suspects in the Holloway-case. The dossier does not have enough evidence for a violent crime or culpable homicide. Also the burden of proof for possible legal evidence is not sufficient, concluded the OM.
The OM informed the suspects Joran van der Sloot (20) and the brothers Deepak (24) and Satish Kalpoe (21) this morning that they are no longer being prosecuted. Also the American lawyer of the parents of Natalee Holloway was informed. The fact that the body of the missing teenager was never found is for the OM ‘an important shortage’ in the possible reconstruction of what had exactly happened. “Because of that, the current dossier cannot give sufficient answer on the question which punishable facts took place in the night of Holloway’s disappearance, nor can it answer the question what the exact role of the suspects was in this”, said the OM. That the suspects continued to be silent during the recent interrogations was also a disappointment for the OM, because they have assumed that the suspects would start talking this time. The OM emphasizes though that if they find new important evidence, the prosecution will start again till the offences become barred, which is 6 years for culpable homicide and 12 years for manslaughter. The bailiff of the OM informed Lawyer Ariean de Bie of this between 11:00 and 12:00 this morning. “That definitely concludes the case”, said De Bie. “All’s well that ends well. There was just not enough evidence.” Yet, it could have just turned the other way. “The OM was constantly talking about less serious facts, for which they could have been prosecuted. But that didn’t happen. They never had any evidence, just indications. And could their indications have legalized this exercise? I wonder why they kept saying: we have evidence, we have evidence.” (Amigoe12/19/2007)