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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    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.
    What is right is seeing a legal process through. Polanski did not do this, and chose to take the cowardly way out to avoid the repercussions from his actions. So explain again why she is defending this guy.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    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.
    no the judge had agreed to the deal that is the catch. once the deal was made the judge said no and he got Polanski without a trial and the lying judge was going to fry him these deals in your court system are bull****.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    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.
    i am not your courts are corrupt and filled with lying and cheating judges that screwed Polanski. THE JUDGE SAID YES TO THE DEAL. what is it that you do not understand about that.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What is right is seeing a legal process through. Polanski did not do this, and chose to take the cowardly way out to avoid the repercussions from his actions. So explain again why she is defending this guy.
    you may want to move to a country where the legal process is actually fair. then you could actually see it through. as long as you live there you can forget fair.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    I think he commited a very serious crime. This was rape of a child. I have a 13 year old daughter, she is still very innocent.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    you may want to move to a country where the legal process is actually fair. then you could actually see it through. as long as you live there you can forget fair.
    Interestingly, I do not know a single person who has had a problem with the legal system being unfair. It's funny how often thieves and murderers and child molesters complain that it is though...

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Interestingly, I do not know a single person who has had a problem with the legal system being unfair. It's funny how often thieves and murderers and child molesters complain that it is though...
    i will report that as that is directed at me. so thank you. the insinuation is that since i see your courts as unfair i am those. for this post on almost any forum you would be banned and you should be. i will know the type of board this is by their action.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    -- Do you think Polanski should be punished for his crime? (Note: I'm not asking if you think the Swiss should extradite him, as that's a completely separate issue. I'm just asking if he should be punished from a criminal justice perspective.)
    Yes he should, even though his case is 30+ years old we would probably all agree that the priests who molested kids even further back be prosecuted. Fame and wealth shouldn't protect anyone from justice.

    As for the victim's wish to move on - there are few cases where the victims wish is upheld - and it certainly isn't in rape cases. I also don't see how letting him off would mean "closure" for her. We'll all still know about it.

    I've noted that Time magazine claims this is an issue that separates those of us on either side of the pond - however I'd point out several famous celebrities in the UK who were eventually found out for their abuse of children - Gary Glitter and Jonathon King for starters.

    I'm hoping the US follows suit.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    i am not your courts are corrupt and filled with lying and cheating judges that screwed Polanski. THE JUDGE SAID YES TO THE DEAL. what is it that you do not understand about that.
    And just who said that the judge said yes to the deal? Let me guess you got that from the documentary film "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired"? Was the judge on that documentary?

    From the way that I understand it the judge had "suggested" to his lawyers (Polanski's lawyers) that he should do more time. This does not mean that the judge was going to give him more time or wasn't going to hold up the deal. A point of fact that we will never know what would have actually happened had Polanski gone to the sentencing trial. We will never know because he didn't go. Instead he ran. He ran based on what? An opinion? Because until Polanski had been sentenced that's all that it was. An opinion.

    You say that the judge in question was corrupt and wasn't going to keep his word. Yet you do not know weather he wasn't going to hold up to the deal or if he was going to keep to it. You do know that people can do things despite their personal opinion right?

    For example: I personally hate the very thought of killing someone. Yet I would if it meant protecting my family.

    And I'm sure that judges do this more than anyone else.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    i will report that as that is directed at me. so thank you. the insinuation is that since i see your courts as unfair i am those. for this post on almost any forum you would be banned and you should be. i will know the type of board this is by their action.
    I don't think that it was directed at you in particular. At least not the part that I am assuming that you are upset about. I think that it was just a continuing thought from the first part of what he said. As it is well known that criminals do often claim to be "innocent" and that the court system is unfair. So while he may not know anyone personally that has claimed the court system is unfair he does know that criminals often claim that it is.
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