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

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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 CanadaJohn View Post
    If what I've read is true, and I have no reason to believe otherwise, Polanski has, in effect, served his time - charges were dropped against him all except one charge that he agreed to plead guilty on and he was sentenced to a 90 prison term for "evaluation" - he served 42 days of that term and was deemed not to be a threat to society or to have any mental health reason for him to remain in prison and he was released. The judge in the matter objected to his release and issued a bench warrant to have him rearrested at which time he fled the country.

    Sounds to me like those who are refusing to honor the request to extradite are on the moral high ground here. You can bitch and moan about the leniency of the original plea deal and settlement, but it's a little like double jeopardy, wouldn't you agree, to serve the time you agreed to and then have the judge turn around and say he wants another shot at you, likely because he got grief from the public for his lenient sentence.
    Everything happened according to California law. The fact is that Polanski did not fully serve his time, or else he wouldn't be a wanted man, would he?

    But I suppose in your world, those who are facilitating a child rapist's lavish lifestyle and refusing to hand him over to the authorities are the ones with the moral high ground.

    Canadians. SMH.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I don't ant to quibble over interpretations. I'll bet, though, that had he been convicted in France he wouldn't have been able to book 'er out of the country before his sentencing.
    If the US wanted him back, really, he'd have been back long ago. You've got a bigger beef with the US justice system than with France.
    Who is the log jam here? Who is refusing to extradite Polanski? That's right, it's the French.

    If they did extradite him and he received a lenient sentence, ONLY THEN would my beef be with the US justice system. As of now, the US justice system hasn't even had a chance to work.

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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
    She's not going to get any closure on this from the justice system thanks to the French.
    She was never going to get any real closure on this, no thanks to the American justice system.

    Back in 1977, much as it remains today, justice in America could be bought and paid for.

    That doesn't mean pedophilia and rape should go completely unpunished.
    You're either completely ignoring, or are completely ignorant of, the fact that Polanski had already been through the criminal justice system.

    He'd already been "punished".

    He'd already signed a plea bargain that led to him serving 42 days of psychiatric evaluation.

    He fled the United States because he was afraid that after coming out of commitment the judge was going to renege on his promise, and on the sentence that prosecutors had promised him, and deport him instead of letting him live in America on probation.

    So the worst that could have happened to him was that America was going to kick him out of the country.

    Let that sink in for a second.












    He left the country so that the judge couldn't kick him out of the country, and now activists want him extradited back to America so that he can stand before a judge and be kicked out of the country?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I'd make the death penalty illegal.
    Move to France then. If they'll have you.

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

    I just read that Polanski is a French citizen, which makes it academic. Far as I know, France won't extradite one of it's citizens.
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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You are if you're ascribing moral weight to what they do, as you did.
    I didn't.
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    re: Does the Roman Polanski affair affect your view of the French?[W:72]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I just read that Polanski is a French citizen, which makes it academic. Far as I know, France won't extradite one of it's citizens.
    He is now. He has lived there so long that he has been naturalized. He was an American citizen when he fled.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    She was never going to get any real closure on this, no thanks to the American justice system.

    Back in 1977, much as it remains today, justice in America could be bought and paid for.



    You're either completely ignoring, or are completely ignorant of, the fact that Polanski had already been through the criminal justice system.

    He'd already been "punished".

    He'd already signed a plea bargain that led to him serving 42 days of psychiatric evaluation.

    He fled the United States because he was afraid that after coming out of commitment the judge was going to renege on his promise, and on the sentence that prosecutors had promised him, and deport him instead of letting him live in America on probation.

    So the worst that could have happened to him was that America was going to kick him out of the country.

    Let that sink in for a second.












    He left the country so that the judge couldn't kick him out of the country, and now activists want him extradited back to America so that he can stand before a judge and be kicked out of the country?


    If he served his time, why is he still a wanted man?

    Also, what is with the left's fascination with everything French? Aren't your knees getting sore yet?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You are if you're ascribing moral weight to what they do, as you did.
    I didn't.


    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    It may actually be the French who hold the moral high ground in this debacle.
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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
    He is now. He has lived there so long that he has been naturalized. He was an American citizen when he fled.
    According to Wikipedia, he was Polish by birth. Don't know if that matters to the french, though.
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