Photo courtesy Steve Moore taken in Karachi, Pakistan
Former FBI agent Steve Moore was the Case Agent in charge of the investigation of the bombing of the U.S. Consulate in Karachi Pakistan, as seen here. Moore was fired Tuesday from his job at Pepperdine University for speaking out publicly on , in his view, the innocence on West Seattle UW student Amanda Knox, serving 26 years in an Italian prison for murder.

Former FBI agent Steve Moore fired for speaking out for Amanda Knox

Deputy director of Public Safety at Pepperdine fired Sept. 28

FBI agent Steve Moore, a Los Angeles resident, told the West Seattle Herald he was fired Tuesday after refusing to stop speaking out in support of Amanda Knox on national television and radio. He was deputy director of Public Safety at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. His supervisors were concerned that he was endangering students in Pepperdine's Florence, Italy program.

Moore believes West Seattle UW student Amanda Knox was falsely accused and convicted of the murder of her college roommate Meredith Kercher Nov. 1, 2007 and feels his background in forensics and murder investigations backs up his claim.

The West Seattle Herald reported on Moore's recent trip to Seattle here:

http://www.westseattleherald.com/2010/09/10/news/former-fbi-agent-and-am...

UPDATE:
Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Steve Moore told the West Seattle Herald that, regarding threats from Pepperdine to fire him, "They brought up different reasons at different times. They said this was taking too much of my work time when in actuality it was taking none of my work time. I think they had a short fall of moral courage. I'm not totally going to let sleeping dogs lie, but I'm not ready to say yet how I will react to my dismissal.

"I didn't take this stand because I had somewhere else to go," he continued. "I took it in spite of having no where else to go. I used to fly helicopters, and have other skills I may pursue in the job market. I am going to do anything to make my mortgage. I had the option of stopping (the media appearances) and continuing with Pepperdine when I was warned, so why would I stop now? That is how much I believe Amanda Knox is innocent. This has only encouraged me."

The West Seattle Herald would also like to clear up some confusion that has come up in certain comments posted on the above article. There is an author, also named Steve Moore, who writes about the FBI, CIA, and the 9/11 attack. Apparently some readers have mistaken that Steve Moore with the veteran FBI agent.

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kind of strange

"His supervisors were concerned that he was endangering students in Pepperdine's Florence, Italy program...."

This is interesting.
Wonder what they were afraid of.

Make Satan proud.

Harry, you and Satan's disciples are doing a fine job of bashing Amanda and anyone that tries to help her. Keep up the good work and you will earn a seat beside your father's throne in Hell. That's my boy!!

Bravo, Mr Moore!

Over the last year I've made a point of reading every item Steve's written about the Knox case and listened to every interview available on the internet. Not once do I recall Mr. Moore mentioning Pepperdine University. Even when he's been questioned about his life after the FBI he hasn’t mentioned their name. Why an employer, any employer, would feel they have the ethical right to determine what causes an employee supports in his or her free time is beyond me.. (provided, of course, they're not violent, terrorist, racist or illegal in nature..) It's a slippery slope. How long until employers feel entitled to designate which political candidate is acceptable to support ? What charities are acceptable to donate to ? Would Pepperdine have dared make a peep if he had vocally supported La Raza ? How about Hamas ? How about PETA?

That Pepperdine fired Mr Moore for defending what he obviously believes is an innocent American convicted of a crime she could not have committed brings shame on the university. That Mr Moore didn’t simply walk away from defending Knox to keep his comfortable and well paying position speaks for his integrity as a man. Well done, Mr Moore.

I do wonder who complained to Pepperdine to set them on Moore in the first place since he never identified himself as their employee.. Sounds like the kind of underhanded, morally bankrupt thing the Guilters over at the viper's nest at PMF do regularly... Lacking any sort of actual evidence to support their anti-Knox position, spewing hate and attacking their betters is all they have.

Hey--Steve Moore was not

Hey--Steve Moore was not fired for doing anything dishonest or illegal. So get a grip. He was fired because Pepperdine feared that his criticism of the case could endanger US students in Italy. And given Mignini's penchant for arresting innocent people, I can't say that I blame them. Moore could've agreed to keep quiet in order to keep his job. He refused to back down on his principles; good for him. There should be more like Moore.

I am sorry to hear that an

I am sorry to hear that an American University fired a guy trying to help an innocent college student that was railroaded on flimsy evidence. I don't know if Mr. Moore reads comments like these but I hope he continues in his support for Amanda and Raffaele.

Steve Moore is not a threat

Steve Moore is not a threat to US students abroad. Giuliano Mignini is.

Super Steve, Campus Cop.

So this guy was just a Campus Cop?

Submitted by Guest (not

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on September 29, 2010 - 11:26am.

"We have seen what happened with Amanda Knox and we do need more murderers for this family, or am I not right?"

Not right in the head, no.

Amanda Knox and Steve Moore

I am always shocked by people like Guest (not verified) who spout ignorance over and over. I just wonder WHY would a person do this? Do they not have lives that are happy and fulfilled? Are they so full of hate that they are compelled to show their ignorance to anyone who is willing to read their stupidity? Do they think they are more intelligent than a trained FBI agent that has spent his long career investigating things? What makes the person who won't even show their name so happy that this man has lost his job just because he stands up for what his investigation proved to be the truth? I am forced to believe that Guest (not verified) is just a plain old nasty person who has no friends, family or other outlet, and has no reasoning behind their opinions.

@Steve Slatterly "Sorry, but

@Steve Slatterly

"Sorry, but my admiration seeks more deserving avenues."

He will no doubt be truly distraught to learn this.

"Read the Massei Report and

"Read the Massei Report and the Micheli Report."

We have. That's why we know that you and your fellow bed-bugs are up shit creek.

"...He was fired because

"...He was fired because Pepperdine feared that his criticism of the case could endanger US students in Italy. And given Mignini's penchant for arresting innocent people, I can't say that I blame them...."

That's the point that needs to be investigated or, "discovered" as would be the case in a wrongful firing lawsuit; did they look at the case themselves and decide based on available facts that the prosecution was so powerful and dangerous that retaliation against Pepperdine students was a real possibility or were there direct or insinuated threats.
If they're threatening students or Universities are 'afraid' innocent students will be "held hostage" by being subjected to arrest/retaliation (for made-up crimes?) it would mean something has fundamentally changed in the structure of Italy that makes it a far more dangerous place to visit than it was previously; suddenly there is a much bigger issue at hand and it's the kind of thing the general public, especially those considering options to study abroad, need to be made aware of.

Judy (not verified)

Judy (not verified) wrote: 'What makes the person who won't even show their name so happy that this man has lost his job.'

Why should anyone be'happy' that an ordinary guy has lost his job? If you have such hateful views about ordinary guys like this why don't you stop being anonymous and tell the world who you are? What a nasty person you are 'Judy'. Judas more like. You clearly don't have a job, family or friends. You are just plain hateful.

Who's the fat guy in the photo?

Who is the fat slob looking for the john in the photo on top of this article? Anyone know? Looks as though he might be going fishing or something..

Looks like he was given a

Looks like he was given a choice; "shut up or be fired".
He chose to be fired instead of keeping quiet about an injustice. Not at all the cowards route.
If anything this will improve his credibility; the media loves stories like this.
Walking Tall or Chuck Norris come to mind.
Cool.

This is a joke story, right?

'I used to fly helicopters, and have other skills I may pursue in the job market.'

Let me get this straight: an unemployed security heavy who can fly a chopper is interfering in a legal process in Italy and thinks he can get a convicted murderer out of jail. Good luck with the job hunting, Mr Moore. You'll need it!

steve moore fired

most of the people who support amanda give their names,while the guilters/haters and looney bin escapees hide behind "guest"and "anonymous"which is a must do when you are just one person posting dozens of times

steve moore is a hero,for evil to triumph all it takes is for just men to do nothing.please continue to speak out steve and bring your great expierence to bear on this miscarriage of justice

Steve Moore Fund

Why don't we all rise up and start a campaign to get Steve reinstated in his job. He has been victimized and subjected to a terrible miscarriage of justice for which there is zero evidence: no dna, no nothing. He was never there, ever. It was a kangaroo court. Steve will be supported by the United Nations, Amnesty International and the State Deptartment. I believe that good people everwhere who believe in Justice and Truth must reverese this terrible miscarriage of justice.It is obsene and anybody who says otherwise is a hater and a guilter.

Billy Liar

Hey 'billyryan' (not verified) - In fact everybody on this wall gives a false name, and especially cowardly little sprogs who use childish terms like 'guilters/haters' and 'looney bin escapees'.Look at the way you spell 'expierence' - this proves that you're barely literate, and know anything about justice beyond the cop shows that your parents allow you to watch on TV. And if a man who was just been fired from his post as a school security guard is your 'hero' then you really are as sad as you sound. That said, your all round stupidity is very entertaining, so carry on spouting (and keep it anonymous, as you'll be unemployed all your life if people know who you really are)

what a joke.....Mr FBI man

what a joke.....Mr FBI man stevey boy wonder, why has this case attracted so many oddballs??

the film should be very intresting as there are more twists and turns in this sorry saga than in a hitchcock thriller.

She's as guilty as hell, why do you americans have to make out that a pretty young all american chick can't possibly be guilty!! jesus you are so self centered and heartless, god the real victim of all this is cold in her grave and all this circus going on, give it up for gods sake JUSTICE HAS AND WILL BE DONE..............

what a joke.....Mr FBI man

what a joke.....Mr FBI man stevey boy wonder, why has this case attracted so many oddballs??

the film should be very intresting as there are more twists and turns in this sorry saga than in a hitchcock thriller.

She's as guilty as hell, why do you americans have to make out that a pretty young all american chick can't possibly be guilty!! jesus you are so self centered and heartless, god the real victim of all this is cold in her grave and all this circus going on, give it up for gods sake JUSTICE HAS AND WILL BE DONE..............

Who's the fat guy in the photo who

Hmmm, as far as fat goes, that could be crime tourist Peter Quennell. Or Michael, the PMF mod, going by girth. Except they never served their countries, just like the other guilters. So anybody in protective gear looks fat to them.

Distinguished Americans like

Distinguished Americans like U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Donald Trump, STEVE MOORE, Judge Mike Heavey,Attorneys Anne Bremner, Ted Simon,John Q. Kelly, forensic scientists like Mark Waterbury, Elizabeth Johnson, 8 others, author Douglas Preston, investigators like Paul Ciolino - all with no ax to grind have declared teh situation in Italy to be unjust and Amanda Knox innocent.

No American with any credibility has proclaimed Amanda to be guilty, just people with weird pen names like Harry Rag, et. al.

Cowards

Hilary Clinton is also supporting this fite for Freedam and Justise, and Obama will soon make a public statment on this importan cruzade against Italy. Americans must stand united and tal against this railroding of three inocent American kids. And I agree that the way Steve More has been treatad is a nationel disgraze too. We must organize a campaign agaisnt the kangrooo court which convictd him along with teh 18 judges without any proof whatsoever.,

Steve Moore said: "I think

Steve Moore said: "I think they had a shortfall of moral courage."

You tell them Steve! Bunch of little limp noodled kittens in the Pepperdine administration it seems. What an outstanding example of freedom of speech and America's fight against injustice everywhere. What a lesson for your students; to sit back and not speak up for something you believe is not right, to let those who have been wrongly condemned to suffer with no support, to promote a policy of not stirring things up.

Pepperdine might as well shut their doors and bar the windows, nobody is going to take them seriously again.

Choose Your Fights Carefully

So many college students today don't choose their fights carefully. In the last few generations higher education has moved away from educating their students in moral issues. There is a time to step forward and take a stand and there is a time to hold back.

Steve Moore has provided an example that all students at Pepperdine should study. It was the right time and the right place to act. Great job Steve.

Maybe Pepperdine should have a new major in Lilliputian studies.

Thank You, Pepperdine for making my point

Pepperdine totally made my point for me. By terminating a well trained FBI agent, solely because of the perceived threat of danger to the other Pepperdine students, Pepperdine has proven that ITALY IS A DANGEROUS COUNTRY and there is a strong anti-American sentiment in that country.

If mere words spoken to Americans, in America, increases the threat to our citizens in Italy, the State Department should immediately issue travel advisories regarding Italy. Travel there at your own risk and do not expect justice through the police and courts.

Follow the Pepperdine advisory and BOYCOTT ITALY, for your own safety.

Wise King Solomon already covered this case.

The wicked flee when no one is pursuing (Rudy Guede), But the righteous are bold as a lion (Steve Moore)

Proverbs 28:1
New American Standard Bible (©1995)

steve moore

steve moore had a choice to make
speak out against injustice and loose his job

or turn his back on an innocent young girls suffering,and take the easy option

the fact that he stood by his principles and said to hell with the consequences speakes volumns about the kind of man he is

guilters/haters looney bin escapers, who post lies anonymously,its only a matter of time before,when ye look over your shoulders the boys with the white coats will be there saying "you come with us"

‎"All that it takes for evil

‎"All that it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

Pepperdine University has chosen to let evil triumph. They were not even able to stand beside a good man as he was doing something.

It is truly gives a low statement on the values of the Pepperdine Univiersity.

'Harry Rag' is rhyming slang

'Harry Rag' is rhyming slang for an English cigarette.

Am I all teh Knox famlee has left?

i know what trooth and justic is! I am not telling you my name but I am big an d brave like my hero Steve. we will travel to italy one day but cant go now coz we have no job and cant pay for the fair. Is italy in africa by way or near new jersey. and will i need documentation. if i do im not tellling no one my name. its a secrat.

The Photo

Why is Steve Moore posing for a photo at a scene of death like some tourist in front of a landmark?

The photo just screams: "Look, Honey, I got to see the aftermath of a terrorist attack!"

Can you imagine what a fuss the "Friends of Amanda" PR team would make if the Italian CSI's had stopped in the middle of their work on the crime scene to pose, like tourists, for a souvenir photo?!

And is that his broom on the ground next to him? Is he just clean-up crew?!

What's the deal with this guy?!

First we find out he was just a Cessna pilot for the FBI.

Now we find out he's been working as a campus security guard.

The nerve of this guy to be taking shots at Italian detectives and CSI's - none of them had to take work as a pilot or a campus cop!

Who is the "we" who found out

Who is the "we" who found out that Steve Moore was a Cessna pilot? Hee hee ha ha

Security guard? Actually he was in charge. It's hard to guilters to figure out such things, since most of them are unemployed.

How Stupid Are You?

"Amanda Knox can not be innocent, her DNA is on the murder weapon.
She is a compulsive liar which she might have learned form her three parents."

Won't you please read Judge Massei's Motivational Document? It's been translated into English specifically for those who, like yourself, struggle with the one language you've more-or-less managed to learn.

The murder weapon has not yet been recovered. The experts rejected the Sollecito kitchen knife. It's too big for the wounds. It doesn't fit the outline in blood on the bed sheet. The DNA is mitochondrial DNA, it might be Meredith's or one of 100,000 other people whose DNA, as Dr. Stefanoni stated in court, is "comparable to Meredith's." None of the DNA in this case is nuclear DNA which is 99% identifiable to one individual. Mitochondrial DNA is household dust. In some cases it may rule an individual out, but it does not absolutely identify anyone. All this info is in the Motivational Document available on line. If you'd care to peruse it, your post might possibly be better informed with facts. I have some concern that the facts may get in the way of your ill informed personal opinions, however. You have a right to your own opinion but you don't have a right to your own facts. Caveat emptor.

Somebody struck a

i know what trooth and justic is! Name of a cooll Website about Merduth. cuz a guy name Pete post photos of this smokin' girl. too bad she's dead, mate. I am not telling you my name but I am big an d brave like my hero Michael also so brave he don't use his real name. Cors. Same with Harry Rag. Us homely guys will travel to italy one day but cant go now coz we have no job and cant pay for the fair. We just google all the time, mate. don't know no actual wome. im not tellling no one my name. its a secrat. we's scared of them eye-talians.

Won't you read Massei's report

Honey, we did. It made us laugh

Mr Moore at Pepperdine Univ

I looked it up

anyone can apply for the job (it's up for grabs seeing as how Steve-o got fired) and for the job, paying 14,50 an hour gross, it says in the ad, anyone can apply, as long as they have a high school education.
Security work experience a pre, but not absolutely necessary.
Now, on responsibility, when a person trusted in a job, to be able to accept responsibility, continually ignores his/her superiors, what kind of indicators are being left about the reliability of such a person?

Now, I'm just sayin' but if in a while Steve-o tosses his mental-caber, and holds the local mall hostage, whilst screaming, See, I told you all, see, now you listen see, I'm the boss and I'm important seem and I'm gonna pay my mortgage and after I shoot everyone dead as dormice, don't say I'm guilty, for I too, an innoce...nt see! Now up against the wall granny and spear-um

Mark my words, this lost soul is an accident waiting to happen

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Amanda Knox is innocent.

Amanda Knox is innocent. Steve Moore is standing up for what is right. Blindly following the validity of a case brought on by a corrupt prosecutor so you can join in the smear campaign of an innocent girl. Shameful. The knife that contained the "evidence" didn't even fit the mortal entry wound. There is no evidence that Amanda Knox was even in the room where she supposedly took place in a violent murder. She cleaned all the evidence away with bleach, yet no one thought to test the mop for DNA evidence? Just how could someone spot clean only their DNA from a crime scene. You're following the logic of a man who initially thought the murder was a Satanic ritual. Truthfully, I kind of feel sorry for you. Period, end of story.

Rudy did it

Meredith Kercher, the victim, also smoked dope with Rudy Guede, who hung out with her boyfriend. Are you trying to blame her for the murder? Rudy is the only person responsible. He did it all by himself, man.

The blood drop that nails Knox.

If Rudy did it all by himself, why is there no sign of his presence in Filomena's bedroom?

That drop of Meredith's blood on Filomena's floor says it all:

The drop had been wiped up. It was only detected via LUMINOL. (Clean up!)

There is DNA mixed in with that drop.

Who's DNA is it?

Not Filomena's (even though it's her private bedroom!).

Not Laura's (the other housemate).

Not Rudy's. (There goes the lone wolf theory!)

Can you guess?

I'll help you out, just fill in the blanks:

A _ _ _ _ a

The blanks filled in

A _ guilter_ _did it _

A _ guilter_ _did it _ -- LOL :D

Guest wrote at 6:46 p.m.: "I looked it up

"anyone can apply for the job (it's up for grabs seeing as how Steve-o got fired) and for the job, paying 14,50 an hour gross, it says in the ad, anyone can apply, as long as they have a high school education."

You didn't look in the right place. He was Deputy Director of Public Safety, a position that pays about $100,000 a year. No small sacrifice to give up.

I don't think he'll have a problem getting a new job. He was already well known from his TV appearances, and now he just gets more well known by the minute, because of the firing. In fact, every time one of you knuckleheads writes something stupid, it reflects well on his reputation, so keep 'em comin'.

Ex Ex Ex

Ex FBI pilot

Ex Campus Cop

and soon to be Ex FOA

I'll bet Dave Marriott is already busy lining up the NEXT spokesperson for the Knox PR campaign.

I can't wait to see who's next.

In the meantime, let's review the carnage:

Heavey - officially admonished by the Judicial Conduct Commission
Clolino - vanished (hopefully working on his high school diploma)
Bremner - drunk, disorderly and about to be disbarred
Moore - fired and looking for a job as a pilot

Looks like being a spokesperson for the "Friends of Amanda" is a lot like being a drummer for Spinal Tap.

'No small sacrifice to give

'No small sacrifice to give up' - You write sentences like this and then accuse other people of being 'stupid'!!! Think about what you've written, dumbo. You are so inarticulate, ill-educated and embarrassing that you are almost certainly Steve Moore. Clowns like you are a disgrace to America. Shut up.

Oh no you did not

Say anything you want to about me, but don't use billyryan's name to do it, coward.

Mary_H

Hey Mary_H - stop attacking Billy Ryan, you coward. He may not be able to spell, and he never did too well at school, and he hasn't got a job, but he has as much to contribute to anonymous blog discussions as you have. The trouble with people like you is that you're so full of hate that you have no compassion for other little people like you. Grow up and stop being such a hateful, cowardly guilter.

impersonation

guilters/haters and now impersonaters,just when i thought it was not possible ye have stooped to a new low.
why do ye think that honourable citizens using there own names make reasonable posts on why they know amanda knox and raffaela solecito are innocent.only those who hide behind "anonymous" "guest"and who impersonate other bloggers are on the guilty side

Billy Ryan

How can you sink so low as to pretend to be a made-up name like Billy Ryan, the little guy who's such a brave and honorable citizen that he sends anonymous emails saying so??!! Despite not being able to spell and despite not having a formal education little Billy has put his disadvantages behind him and learnt how to post comments on a blog. It takes a lot of guts to do that. Look at you Mary_H - Your anoymous blogs are nothing like as brave and honorable as Billy Ryan's anonymous blogs. Don't you ever forget that, you cowardly hater.