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  • I can't believe France is protecting a child raper

    14 51.85%
  • The French are absolutely correct to do what they're doing.

    4 14.81%
  • It's wrong, but hey... cest la vie

    6 22.22%
  • A little rape never harmed anyone.

    3 11.11%
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Thread: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
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    The issue here is actually that the Judge ****ed up. Polanski served the time agreed. The judge was going to go back on his word and agreement, and THAT is the reason that he fled.
    As far as I'm concerned he should hang for what he did.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Again you seem to have no knowledge of the case. He made a plea deal, the judge agreed, then suddenly flipped after Roman had served the time and that is when he bolted. It is ironic that the judge in the case gets no blame what so ever, nor the US justice system and instead you go after France for sticking to its principles..
    I'm the one who has no knowledge of the case, and you're the one oblivious to France refusing to extradite not because of any of that, but because of objection to the death penalty?

    Why do you also always insist on digging the hole deeper for yourself?
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    The world would be a lot easier if everyone just agreed on everything. If France sees the death penalty as horribly as we see killing someone for leaving their religion, let em. Who cares? It's not important.
    Justice is always important.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The only principle applied here is that the French don't consider drugging and having non-consensual sex with a 13 year old child rape. Add into that Roman was famous in France and that combined with money meant no extradition. This case had nothing whatsoever to do with the death penalty.

    If you're going to be a non-extradition country then you should also be on the trade exclusion list. Oh, and you can then have all our child rapists and murderers, see how that works out for you.

    The time he served was nothing, he's managed to pull a modified OJ with the help of the French. Doesn't speak well of the French.
    No again.. the French do not extradite people to countries with the death penalty and they especially do not extradite French citizens. Polanski was at the time a French citizenship and the judge in fact wanted to kick him out after a prison sentence that he had promised in the plea agreement not to give.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Roman Polanski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The issue here is actually that the Judge ****ed up. Polanski served the time agreed. The judge was going to go back on his word and agreement, and THAT is the reason that he fled.
    Why he fled is immaterial. He had an obligation to stay and face the music. Now, he is a wanted man. The fact remains that he raped a child and has gone unpunished, and France is the reason.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    No again.. the French do not extradite people to countries with the death penalty and they especially do not extradite French citizens. Polanski was at the time a French citizenship and the judge in fact wanted to kick him out after a prison sentence that he had promised in the plea agreement not to give.
    Wrong.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Justice is always important.
    Not in international relations. Idealists need to get out of the way and let pragmatists work.
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Because this just happened recently?

    Slow news day
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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Not in international relations. Idealists need to get out of the way and let pragmatists work.
    Spoken like a true idealist.

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    Re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Spoken like a true idealist.
    lol

    You never answered why you care about a child rapist in France but don't care about those types of people walking free in lots of other countries, including the US.

    Why?

    You also never responded when I told you that no, Polanski was arrested and no, France didn't help him avoid arrest.

    Why?
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