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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    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.

    The deal was a travesty. What was it, 42 days, or some such? I don't know, I've heard there are questions about the judge and the prosecution, but they don't wipe the slate clean for the old perv.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    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.

    If you commit a crime you will be caught, you will be punished. Even if it takes decades to do so.
    why do people fail to see that Polanski did as he did with a promise from a judge. after Polanski did the deal the Judge quickly withdrew the deal?

    why under that set of lies and court deceit should Polanski go to jail. because of that there was no trial.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    The deal was a travesty. What was it, 42 days, or some such? I don't know, I've heard there are questions about the judge and the prosecution, but they don't wipe the slate clean for the old perv.
    i understand that the deal was not what it should have been. you do not withdraw it after the sides had agreed and Polanski than confessed and now he is without trial to be sentenced on a lie from a judge. the no trial is unfair.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

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    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.
    Its not a matter of "defending"....its about doing what is right.

    The plea agreement should have been honored 30 years ago. If it had, he would have been off probation 25 years ago. The man has stayed out of trouble...that is what probation is intended to do....keep someone on the straight and narrow. He has done that.

    If you see the need for additional sanctions. Give him the original deal...Time served and 5 years probation.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    i understand that the deal was not what it should have been. you do not withdraw it after the sides had agreed and Polanski than confessed and now he is without trial to be sentenced on a lie from a judge. the no trial is unfair.
    I think he has a standing guilty plea for which he fled from sentencing, so there's an add'l charge now too.


    I just can't work up a spec of sympathy for this guy.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    The deal was a travesty. What was it, 42 days, or some such? I don't know, I've heard there are questions about the judge and the prosecution, but they don't wipe the slate clean for the old perv.
    The deal wasn't a "travesty"...it was based on the judgement of the DA who felt that the girl and her mother was less than credible witnesses.

    It had to do with other witnesses who gave statements that the girl looked much older than 13 and carried herself as older....it has to do with the Prosecutor having problems with lack of proof and a weak case that likely would have caused problems securing a conviction.

    This is why cases plea bargain for deals such as this. The prosecution knowing that if they go to trial, they may not get a conviction and a defendant not wanting to take any risk. Thats how the system works.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I think he has a standing guilty plea for which he fled from sentencing, so there's an add'l charge now too.


    I just can't work up a spec of sympathy for this guy.
    Its not about sympathy...its about what is true justice. The system is based on retribution and rehabilitation. If someone has remained crime free for 30 years, the rehabiliation side has been served. At what point is retribution enough? The original deal was for a time served sentence. There is a good argument that retribution has already been fulfilled as well. That is what this debate is about.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I think he has a standing guilty plea for which he fled from sentencing, so there's an add'l charge now too.


    I just can't work up a spec of sympathy for this guy.
    his sentence was to be over by now. they took away the deal and were going to give him decades in prison. that is not right. he made that plea of guilty only because of the deal. for no other reason. when there was know deal the plea should have been tossed. but the American courts were out to fry him. they don't honor the deal that got the plea. do you understand that. the guilty plea was only because of the deal. then you take away the deal. that is bull****. he may be guilty it still is not the way a court should act. he was lied to for the plea that's it.

    so what you want to do is send a man to prison without a trial that is super fair.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    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.
    The prosecuting attourney may make any deal that they want and have the defendent sign off of it...all before the judge is even aware of any deal being made. So the deal can be made, with the defendent signing off on it but the judge still does not have to accept the deal.

    The prosecuting attourneys did not change the deal. The judge rejected the deal. It's that simple. It is not the judges fault. It is his fault for thinking that the judge would agree to the deal no matter what.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    why do people fail to see that Polanski did as he did with a promise from a judge. after Polanski did the deal the Judge quickly withdrew the deal?

    why under that set of lies and court deceit should Polanski go to jail. because of that there was no trial.
    You are too stuck on "the deal". As I have stated earlier the judge does not make deals. The only thing a judge has to do with plea bargaining is accepting it or denying it. And that is not done until sentencing. There was no deceit. There was only misunderstanding on Polanski's part. That misunderstanding is that he thought that the judge had to accept the deal.
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