Monica refused to participate in trial?
I'm not a Seles fan, so forgive me for not knowing this. In another thread, a poster who shall remain nameless (Fortis), siad that Monica had refused to participate in Gunter Parche's trial when the German authorities asked her to.
First, is that true?
Second, if true, has Monica ever given a rationale for that decision?
Mind you, she was stabbed in front of a stadium full of people. Her participation shouldn't have been necessary. But I also know German courts are more lenient than American courts with where 'insanity' is concerned. (In the US, its legal to give drugs to a schizophrenic to make him sane enough to execute.) Did i know that at 19? Actually, yes, but my father was a history teacher, and I was a very political kid (Member of NOW, devotee of protest marches, able to expound ad nauseum on a score of useless topics). Monica had a very different life. Rather like Jenn having no idea what Title IX was, I doubt the systemic biases of the German court system were Monica's idea of light reading.
It's an interesting decision if that's what she did.
So what's the real deal?
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.