Aruban police in Netherlands again question Van Der Sloot(This is a chilling video....but you should watch anyway)
By MARGARET WEVER
Associated Press Writer
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) -- Aruban investigators in the Netherlands again questioned a Dutch college student Friday in the Natalee Holloway disappearance as they sought a court order to detain him as a suspect based on a hidden-camera interview.
Police questioned Joran Van der Sloot for about two hours, and he again denied any role in the May 2005 disappearance of the American teen in the Dutch Caribbean island, the Aruban prosecutor's office said in a statement. The 20-year-old Van der Sloot was detained previously in the case but was released for insufficient evidence.
Van der Sloot, who was accompanied by a lawyer, claimed he was under the influence of marijuana when he said in a secretly taped video that he was with Holloway when she died and that he had a friend dump her body at sea, the prosecutor's office said.
I never thought I would comment on this story. I, like most Americans, felt that this story got way too much media attention...for whatever reason. Most of the public has a hard time understanding why this one case is any more compelling than any of the other tens of thousands of missing children cases in the US each year.
But, I don't really feel that way anymore. I mean, I still wonder why this case is such a media gold mine...but, if it were my daughter or son missing then I would use every resource within my power and accept any media invitation to keep the case in the spotlight. I believe most parents would. I cannot imagine what Natalee's parents have gone through wondering what happened to their baby girl. My heart truly goes out to them.
The reason I am commenting on this case is because Joran Van der Sloot, who I have been convinced was involved in Natalee Holloway's death since Day 1, said today that he was under the influence of marijuana when he confessed 10 times to being present at the death and arranging the dumping of Natalee Holloway's body in the ocean.
Admittedly, marijuana procured in the Netherlands is far superior to what can be obtained in the US....but it ain't gonna make you confess to a crime you didn'tcommit. I have been smoking marijuana regularly since I was 12 years-old....and never have I smoked any marijuana that made me confess to being present during a suspicious death and then to being involved in dumping the body in the ocean. I submit that there is no marijuana on earth that will make a normal, sane person admit to being involved in the Natalee Holloway case (or any other case)....unless they actually were involved. That ain't the way pot works. If it worked like that the CIA would have been using it for years. It does have a way of showing you the truth....but it won't make you confess to involvement in the death of a young woman and the unceremoniouos and disrespectful disposal of her body.
Now, in the Netherlands marijuana is de-facto legal, so the Dutch press isn't likely to make a big deal out of Van der Sloot's comments. They know that it is complete bullshit. But, here in the US where the drug war reigns supreme this story is likely to dominate the headlines in the coming days.
Do your part by writing LTE's to any newspaper this story appears in and by calling any talk radio station you hear it on. The media is bound to try and make this case about smoking weed. But, it isn't about smoking weed. It is about a sick fucker named Joran Van der Sloot, who, through his own actions, caused the death of Natalee Holloway and the vanishing of her body and the never-ending pain to her family. Not marijuana. Joran Van der Sloot.