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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    Somebody should have sent a 13 year old girl with AIDS his way, while he was hiding out in Europe.
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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Nice spin here have to admit it..

    BBC News - Switzerland rejects US extradition of Roman Polanski is the original story and not the reply by the US.. there is a very key sentence missing in the debate

    Hence it is the US authorities that failed to document fully their case against Polanski, and hence the Swiss had no choice but to deny the request.

    As for Polanski himself.. its a 30 year old case.. get over it. It was the US legal system that was stupid enough to give a rich famous dual citizenship man bail on child sex charges.. talk about a flight risk. Even the girl involved does not care anymore.
    So its no big deal to rape a 13 year old girl? Its a question of law more than anything.Its not Romans fault its the courts really.
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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    Sucks, but we can't do anything more about it. The guy is a creep and a ****ty human. All we can do is let him know the type of scum he is and pelt him with eggs.
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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    What exactly, did he do, anyways? A little more detail than "rape a child" plz.
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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    So its no big deal to rape a 13 year old girl?
    Well of course it is. But this is a rape that happened over 30 years ago... the statue of limitations has run out long ago. And lets not forget the whole case it self back then was to say the least.. very odd.

    Its a question of law more than anything.
    Yes it is.. the Swiss could not make a full ruling because of the US authorities not releasing all the information they required. Hence their hands were tied.

    Its not Romans fault its the courts really.
    Well it is Romans fault he slept with a 13 year old, and it is Roman's fault that he fled. Now he might have had compelling reasons for doing so considering the US so called justice system, but that is another debate. In the end, to get someone extradited from Switzerland (and it should be in the rest of Europe as well.. but sadly not), a country (in this case the US) must provide any and all material that is asked for... the US did not.. end of case, go cry in a corner.

    But you can also look at this way... 30 years, millions of wasted dollars on a case that so easily could be closed... even the victim thinks it is stupid to keep going after him. I mean.. does the Californian justice system have better things to spend their time and limited money on?
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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    What exactly, did he do, anyways? A little more detail than "rape a child" plz.
    It is a bit fuzzy because believe it or not, aspects of the evidence is still secret .. 30 years later.. He pleaded guilty and had a deal with the prosecution on punishment... to basically get the case over with, but found out that the Judge in the case was on a crusade and would possibly send him to jail for decades... so he fled.

    As for the "rape" part.. the girl was willing.. or so some say, while others do not. Some say Polanski did not know she was only 13, others say he did.. a real weird case.
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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Roman polanski has basically been let off again


    BBC News - US 'disappointed' by Swiss Polanski extradition ruling

    Its very upsetting that we live in a world where being a famous director can get you let off of some os the worse crimes.
    Wow the BBC said he was merely accused of "having sex with an underage girl" when in fact the girl testified before a Grand Jury that he drugged her and that she said no and that he committed sodomy on her. And she wasn't 17 or anything the girl was only 13, this isn't just a scum bag this is a sick ****.

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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It is a bit fuzzy because believe it or not, aspects of the evidence is still secret .. 30 years later.. He pleaded guilty and had a deal with the prosecution on punishment... to basically get the case over with, but found out that the Judge in the case was on a crusade and would possibly send him to jail for decades... so he fled.

    As for the "rape" part.. the girl was willing.. or so some say, while others do not. Some say Polanski did not know she was only 13, others say he did.. a real weird case.
    A) It doesn't matter if she was willing or not, it wasn't as if she was 17 or something, she was only 13 she wouldn't have even been in high school yet. The only reason why he wasn't charged with anything more than statutory rape is because the girl did not want to testify in open court since Polanski would have had the Constitutional right to face his accuser had her lawyers not offered a plea bargain.

    B) The girl testified that not only was she drugged but that she said no and that he didn't just rape her he raped her in the most brutal fashion imagineable.
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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Well of course it is. But this is a rape that happened over 30 years ago... the statue of limitations has run out long ago. And lets not forget the whole case it self back then was to say the least.. very odd.
    Statute of limitations are irrelevant here because he had already been found guilty for the crime, and also because charges were already filed and the legal proceedings were not completed because he jumped bail.



    Yes it is.. the Swiss could not make a full ruling because of the US authorities not releasing all the information they required. Hence their hands were tied.
    If a judge seals the proceedings, the U.S. government can't release the information without an order from a state judge.


    Well it is Romans fault he slept with a 13 year old, and it is Roman's fault that he fled. Now he might have had compelling reasons for doing so considering the US so called justice system, but that is another debate. In the end, to get someone extradited from Switzerland (and it should be in the rest of Europe as well.. but sadly not), a country (in this case the US) must provide any and all material that is asked for... the US did not.. end of case, go cry in a corner.
    Always have to get your anti-U.S. slant in there, don't you. BTW, it isn't the US justice system here that is involved, but the California justice system. I presume you do know the difference. I don't know what the specifics of the extradition treaty are between the USA and Switzerland, but since there is already a conviction in the case and the only thing that needs to be done here is sentencing and him to serve said sentence, it should have been a straight forward case.

    But you can also look at this way... 30 years, millions of wasted dollars on a case that so easily could be closed... even the victim thinks it is stupid to keep going after him. I mean.. does the Californian justice system have better things to spend their time and limited money on?
    He commited a dispicable crime and he ran away from justice.
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    Re: Roman polanski let off

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Somebody should have sent a 13 year old girl with AIDS his way
    I know you meant that as a joke, but it's so sad on many levels!!

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