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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badfish420 View Post
    DeeJayH you better stop acting so morally superior. your little graphic is so offensive you have NO right to say **** about anyone
    apparently you are just a hyperpartisan hack as you are spouting BS with no merit in defense of a pedophile supporter

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    everyone whos not a racist is a fool i guess

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    And I personally think people who want to make an example of this 30 yo case are sexually repressed.

    It is a bit like your movie rating system. No problem if there is violence in a film, but god forbid any nudity
    What are you talking about? This isn't about stupid censorship laws. The man drugged and raped a 13 year old girl. He plead guilty. He ran to another country when he was supposed to be sentenced. How can you say anything to the contrary or pretend this isn't a significant crime? There are a large number of laws I don't agree with. There are many powers the authority wields which I believe are not proper. Yet in this specific case, the facts are clear. He drugged and raped a 13 year old child. If you can't understand the problem with that, I'm not sure there's anything I can tell you. But it's a serious crime. It's not defensible. And to be honest, it's downright sick to compare drugging and raping a 13 year old child with nudity on TV.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    And I personally think people who want to make an example of this 30 yo case are sexually repressed.

    It is a bit like your movie rating system. No problem if there is violence in a film, but god forbid any nudity
    Sexually repressed because we find the rape of a THIRTEEN YEAR OLD CHILD to be repugnant and worthy of punishment, no matter how long ago it was?
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Even if that's true, the guilty plea is still contingent on the judge accepting the deal, and he doesn't "get" Polanski without a trial. The defense attorneys would have a slam dunk there.
    The Judge DID accept the deal....that's what people here don't understand.

    Its called a 90 day diagnostic. What that means is that the person goes to state prison for 90 days and is observed and interviewed by psychologists. They come back with a recommendation for either state prison or probation.

    The judge accepted that deal. However, when the diagnostic came back probation and not state prison, the judge said I'm not going to follow it.

    That is virtually underheard of and not the type of situation where there is a plea agreement and the judge doesn't go along with it.
    The judge reneged on the deal he agreed to when the recommendation didn't come back with what the judge wanted.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    People should read the testimony of the victim in this case if they doubt Polanski's guilt.

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    Rape is rape, and the victim was a 13-year-old girl. I don't care how brilliant he is, he should die in prison.

    What if this was your daughter?
    Sorry Catz....but this testimony was later recanted by her. The prosecution didn't believe it after hearing the testimony. They found her and her mother not credible and there were substantial contradictions in their testimony.

    This is why the prosecution gave a greatly reduced charge.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Roman Polanski drugged and then raped a 14 year old girl. I do not care how old he is now, how many years it has been, or whether or not he has changed. Let me say this again - He drugged and then raped a 14 year old girl. To allow him to go free does not serve any kind of justice. He did the crime, and he must pay for his actions by suffering the consequences of those actions. Otherwise, there will be no justice.

    NOTE: My only regret is that he will not be serving his sentence in Texas.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    The problem though Dana is what part of the story do you want to believe. She told one story....major parts were contradicted by her mother. The prosecutor found them both to be less than credible.

    Yet there is a lynch mob here that want to hang him for things that have been recanted, disproven and otherwise rejected.

    I'm not condoning what he may have done. But our system of justice relies in large part on the discretion and judgement of the prosecutor. If a prosecutor doesn't think they have the facts to prove the case, they offer a reduced charge. That is what happened here.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Can you still marry a 14yrs old with parental consent in South Carolina, if so is the groom a state sanctioned pedophile?

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    His teenage daughter used to attend the same school as my teenage sister and brother in Paris and Polanski would often come and pick her up after school. None of them has ever been afraid of being raped by that man.

    Of course, none of us has ever tried to set him up either!
    Oh, so the fact that you don't think he's a bad guy means that he should be able to forcibly rape children and flee the country with impunity. Great point!

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The Judge DID accept the deal....that's what people here don't understand.

    Its called a 90 day diagnostic. What that means is that the person goes to state prison for 90 days and is observed and interviewed by psychologists. They come back with a recommendation for either state prison or probation.

    The judge accepted that deal. However, when the diagnostic came back probation and not state prison, the judge said I'm not going to follow it.

    That is virtually underheard of and not the type of situation where there is a plea agreement and the judge doesn't go along with it.
    The judge reneged on the deal he agreed to when the recommendation didn't come back with what the judge wanted.
    No, it's not "virtually unheard of." It happens with regularity where the judge feels that the plea bargain is inappropriate. Furthermore, even if it were absolutely absurd, that doesn't excuse the fact that he fled the country. If you don't like something, you fight it in court. You don't get to flee.
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