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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by cassandra View Post
    i tested myself for neutrality by substituting polanski for dick cheney in this scenario and that clinched it for me.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badfish420 View Post
    youve gotta atleast givim some credit for staying outta jail for 30 years. i mean thats gotta be a record or somthin
    Thats one of the realities. The original deal was for essentially time served and probation. Probation means staying out of trouble. He basically has done that for 30 years.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Did he run away instead of facing the outcome of his crime? Then he is a coward.
    he ran away because he was lied too. not his crime. he left because they changed the sentence aftre the fact. do you not understand this. what is so difficult to understand.

    i am not condoning rape. not at all. if he did this he should have been locked up at the time. the courts messed up badly and they make deals with people they should not if he was so horrible. how are your courts fair someone please tell me.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassandra View Post
    I voted "other". I don't know if he should be punished or not. That is for the court to decide. But I do think he should face his day in court and I believe he was a coward to have left the country.

    No I don't think the victim's opinion is terribly relevant. We are trying to deter people who think they are above the law from doing bad things to today's children. If it was your daughter....?

    I tested myself for neutrality by substituting Polanski for Dick Cheney in this scenario and that clinched it for me.
    he is not a coward. he fled not the crime but the change of sentence that he bargained for. that is why he left.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Wrong again. He was willing to accept the terms of his plea. The Judge reneged and wouldn't accept the deal the prosecutor worked out.

    The judge wanted a multiple year state prison sentence. The DA knew their case was weak and based their plea agreement on the facts that were proveable.

    Thats what caused Polanski to flee
    That is within the judges rights. The judge has to approve any plea bargain as I understand it.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    he plead guilty to a deal that was changed and he did not stay. he would not have done that had the deal been honored. he would not have said he was guilty if there was no deal.
    What you are missing is that no one is saying Polanski should be punished MORE than what he bargained for. He pleaded guilty to molesting a 13-year-old girl. He is a convicted child molester. He should face the consequences.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Wrong. Get your facts straight. It wasn't forcible rape. It was stat rape and the sentence he was to receive was lenient based on problems that the Prosecutor had with proof. The judge reneged on the deal which is what caused Polanski to flee.

    I'm not condoning the fleeing or the stat rape, however, there were considerable questions underlying the conduct of the girl and her mother and whether Polanski was aware of her age.

    The bottom line...there is a lot of misinformation out there and this post is another example of it.
    Wrong. You get your facts straight. He brutally raped a child. The Smoking Gun: Archive And a warning, this includes testimony from her, so of course it is disturbing, to say the least. And even if she consented (which she didn't), she was THIRTEEN YEARS OLD. THIRTEEN!! No where near old enough to make such a decision with a GROWN MAN.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    maybe 30 years ago if he were actually guilty. but since the judge got the confession falsely that may not even be so.
    What do you mean it "may not even be so"? He pleaded GUILTY to sexually molesting a 13-year-old. The circumstances surrounding his plea bargain do not change that fact. Whether he had a deal that he would get a lighter sentence by pleading guilty does not change the fact that he pleaded guilty. Why in the world would you think he was innocent? Do you presume everyone to be innocent, if they agree to plead guilty through a plea bargain?
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is within the judges rights. The judge has to approve any plea bargain as I understand it.
    he did. then he changed his mind. there should be no such thing as a bargain. if someone breaks the law do the time this is not let's make a deal. this is a court. this was done and he was lied to or he would never have confessed to anything.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    yea im pretty sure we can all agree at least that the rape did take place. how 'brutal' it was we can argue

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