posted on Jun, 30 2005 @ 12:24 PM
I'm no expert on law, but yes.... In Arubian or Dutch law you can hold someone without charges for a long time. But it goes in periods. First they
can hold a person for up to 48 for questioning. And make use of it.
After that there are periods that a detained person must appear in court for the judge to decide if the detainee can be released, or if the detention
must be prolonged.. This is based on the current evidence of course.
That's how it goes. As far as I know, bail doesn't exist here in Aruba. Look at major league picture Sidney Ponson six months ago. If there was
bail, he wouldn't been held for up to two hours after his arrest. They had him in jail for 8 days.
And there are enviromental circumstances here which can cause a body to be lost for ever. Even if Natalee just drowned; just an accident; the water
current can be so strong at times that it would be able to carry her out into the ocean in no time... Without anyone knowing.
Furthermore, our police force has never worked under such intense media pressure before. It's like the media is constantly breathing in their neck.
So it could be possible that mistakes were made because of this. One police officer (who is a friend of mine) admitted to me about two weeks ago that
they were already sick of the Natalee Holloway case. So they want this thing over and done with as fast as possible so the media can go breathe in
someone else's necks.