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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    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.
    Did the judge break the law? Did Polanski? Why are you vilifying the judge and praising Polanski?

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    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.
    That makes no goddamn sense. He would not have pleaded guilty unless he thought there was a reasonable possibility that the prosecutor could get a conviction for a more severe crime. No rational person does that.
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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.
    True...but it is extremely rare for a judge not to approve the plea bargain. That happens once in a blue moon.

    In this case, the Judge indicated that he wanted a lengthy prison sentence. The problem with judges doing this is, Judges don't have the facts of the case. They don't have the police reports or the witness interviews. All they have are the charges and any rap sheet.
    For a judge to take a sentence that was agreed to and change it so drastically is not only extremely rare...it is unprecedented. The judge was obviously responding to political pressures and should have let the DA and the Defense who understood the weaknesses in the DA's case work out the deal.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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.
    the consequences are time serve and he had to be good. that was the deal. so why all the fuss and why am i the bad person that gets all the fingers pointed at me. this is over why are the US courts doing this. do they have nothing better to do.

    No they want to change the deal Roman signed on for don't they. well that is wrong. if he is guilty fine. but honor the agreement that was given him.

    why do your courts make deals anyway? seems silly to make deals with law breakers.

    why hasn't anyone chimed in about how Kennedy Jackson Simpson all got away with whatever because of money. what the US needs a donation from Polanski to keep you a float. maybe they figure he is flush now because he was getting an award. so this is as good a time as any. why didn't you just send guys to roll him in an alley and take his wallet to help your economy.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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?
    he plead guilty under false pretentious to be done with it. and then your court tried to screw him so he left.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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.
    no i consider them guilty when they are proven so in a court of law. is that not the law of your land?
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    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.
    The Smoking gun? Are you serious?

    Wrong. The DA found her testimony and statements to the police less than credible. She later recanted her statements.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    I find the judges actions in the case to be terrible. Acting under outside pressure to screw with the plea system struck a major blow to the credibility of our system.

    However, Polanski refused to play by the rules. He should have appealed, not abandon justice all together and flee. I would consider it appropriate if he got the terms he originally bargained for, especially considering the victims wishes. Still, he needs to face punishment for trying to escape justice. It needs to be made clear that running is not an acceptable solution to a criminal charge.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The Smoking gun? Are you serious?

    Wrong. The DA found her testimony and statements to the police less than credible. She later recanted her statements.
    she recanted them years ago. this is not new. she forgave him for whatever happened and said she did not want him jailed. she shaid the matter was destroying her life. but in the pursuit of justice the system doesn't care who it tramples.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    the consequences are time serve and he had to be good. that was the deal. so why all the fuss
    Because he skipped the country before he was sentenced.

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0
    No they want to change the deal Roman signed on for don't they. well that is wrong. if he is guilty fine. but honor the agreement that was given him.
    I agree. Very few people in this thread have argued otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0
    why do your courts make deals anyway? seems silly to make deals with law breakers.
    It saves time and money. There is no need for the prosecution to spend a huge amount of taxpayer money, and risk getting no conviction at all, if he can get the defendant to agree to plead guilty to a lesser crime.

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0
    why hasn't anyone chimed in about how Kennedy Jackson Simpson all got away with whatever because of money. what the US needs a donation from Polanski to keep you a float. maybe they figure he is flush now because he was getting an award. so this is as good a time as any. why didn't you just send guys to roll him in an alley and take his wallet to help your economy.

    You are hilarious. Yep, they picked up Polanski to boost the American economy.
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