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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    he plead guilty under false pretentious to be done with it.
    Does that make him less guilty? Regardless of what deal he agreed to, HE PLEADED GUILTY.

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    and then your court tried to screw him so he left.
    And once again, no one is saying his plea bargain shouldn't be honored. How many times must I repeat this before it sinks in?
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    no i consider them guilty when they are proven so in a court of law. is that not the law of your land?
    He pleaded guilty, which means he HAS been proven guilty in a court of law. In this country, that's how courts operate. There is no trial if the defendant pleads guilty.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    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.
    if he got the terms of the original agreement then i would be well satisfied. my objection to this entire thing is that he was lied and cheated to and then expected to act other than he did. why would he have thought he would get a fair deal on appeal. Polanski is not an American citizen anyway as far as I know. he never was.

    if he was treated unfairly once why would he think it any better a second time. if they bring him to a court and say that he has served his time now he can go that is what should be done.

    if he did as was suggested by so many posters why would the courts make a deal with him anyway?
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Because he skipped the country before he was sentenced.



    I agree. Very few people in this thread have argued otherwise.



    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.




    You are hilarious. Yep, they picked up Polanski to boost the American economy.
    hey i had to make a joke somewhere.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Does that make him less guilty? Regardless of what deal he agreed to, HE PLEADED GUILTY.



    And once again, no one is saying his plea bargain shouldn't be honored. How many times must I repeat this before it sinks in?
    it makes him not guilty until he receives a fair trial. think of this if he was such a beast why were your courts trying to make a deal with him. forgive me for thinking that wrong headed.

    well these lasts few posts have made your positions clear. people have been saying he will get a trial and throw the book at him. the poor fellow made a deal. why even bother to bring him in. honor the deal and make him an exile. tell him he can't come back to the US. it is silly to go through all this expense over nothing.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    He pleaded guilty, which means he HAS been proven guilty in a court of law. In this country, that's how courts operate. There is no trial if the defendant pleads guilty.
    but when he made that deal there would be no trial and he was not going to be given the terms of the deal so your courts suck because your judges lie.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Please explain something to me: what motivates you to defend some one who almost certainly molested a 13 year old girl? I just cannot understand that.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    I used to live in the US. i never realized just how anal Americans can get over silly ****.
    this really is silly stuff.

    when the woman wants to drop all this why the big deal. what are you all trying to prove?

    he fled because the deal he made was not going to be honored by a judge that broke his word. If you made a deal to buy a car for 20000 and then the manager says when it is time to write the check, i changed my mind it is 32000 would you stay around to honor your deal by paying 12000 more. it is the same thing. exactly the same thing. would you give up the extra 12000? according to this you would do just that.
    Judges do not make deals. Prosecuting attourney's make the deals. The judge may or may not accept the deal. That is their perogative as judge. The attourneys know this and no doubt informed Polanski of this as is required of them to by law.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    it makes him not guilty until he receives a fair trial. think of this if he was such a beast why were your courts trying to make a deal with him. forgive me for thinking that wrong headed.

    well these lasts few posts have made your positions clear. people have been saying he will get a trial and throw the book at him. the poor fellow made a deal. why even bother to bring him in. honor the deal and make him an exile. tell him he can't come back to the US. it is silly to go through all this expense over nothing.
    No it is not silly. As I stated earlier in this thread by fleeing and evading capture for so long not continueing on with sentencing him and putting him in prison would just encourage other criminals to do the same. And not all criminals would not be as nice as this guy and not commit crimes anymore.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Judges do not make deals. Prosecuting attourney's make the deals. The judge may or may not accept the deal. That is their perogative as judge. The attourneys know this and no doubt informed Polanski of this as is required of them to by law.
    the judge made the deal throught the attorney's as is always done. when Polanski signed off on it the judge changed his mind and was going for a stiff sentence. that is bull**** the judge was wrong. deals are wrong your courts in the Us suck. there should be no deals. Polanski left not because of the crime. he left because they changed the original deal. if the court is now going to honor that deal that is fine. if they are not he deserves a trial and the woman who is the states witness will not testify she wants this over and has said so for years. so what is the point of the circle jerk with your courts. why this? why now? it makes zero sense to me. 32 years ago it must have mattered. since i was only 7 it did not mean anything than.
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