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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Just out of curiosity; what does supporting Roman Polanski have to do with voting for Obama?
    Very simple; because I believe that the same mental gymnastics that it takes someone to elect an inexperienced "post turtle" like Obama to the Presidency are similar to the farcical mental gymnastics it takes to argue that Polanski should be forgiven his past pedophilia and escape from justice; in other words, people who voted for Obama are highly likely to be the same people arguing for Polanski’s freedom.

    I am hardly surprised to see you would not make the connection.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I just don't understand why some people keep saying "a crime he might not have done" (or some such).

    1: The guy is rich. Which means he could afford damn good lawyers. Ones that would have used every trick in the book to get him off the hook. (hey! that rhymes!)

    2: If he hadn't really commited rape then he would not have accepted a plea bargain. No matter what. For the simple fact that there would have been NO evidence that it was true.

    3: He did accept a plea bargain and confessed to the crime. No innocent person would do that. Especially a rich person for the simple fact that their reputations mean everything to them.

    It also does not matter weather the judge changed his mind about accepting the plea bargain or not. That is his perogative as a judge. Fact is that Polanski ran away to avoid being sentenced. Even though he was guilty, by his own words.
    There you go again trying to make too much sense.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Didn't Samantha Geimer ask for the charges to be dismissed? That should be basis enough to dismiss the charges.
    There are no charges to dismiss; he pleaded guilty then ran from sentencing and has never paid his debt to society for his child rape.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    There are no charges to dismiss; he pleaded guilty then ran from sentencing and has never paid his debt to society for his child rape.
    How is that a debt to society and not instead a debt to Miss Geimer? Are you the victim, or is she?

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Breaking society's laws means you owe society. And this is a particularly heinous debt.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Breaking society's laws means you owe society. And this is a particularly heinous debt.
    Then why do we let the victims drop charges initially?

    If a dude finds that his car is stolen, and the police track it down and discover that his son went joyriding in it, doesn't the son owe a debt to society? Why should his dad be allowed to drop the charges just because it was his car?

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Then why do we let the victims drop charges initially?

    If a dude finds that his car is stolen, and the police track it down and discover that his son went joyriding in it, doesn't the son owe a debt to society? Why should his dad be allowed to drop the charges just because it was his car?
    There are some charges that can be dropped by the victim. Then there are other charges which the State can pursue regardless of what the victim wants. Rape is one of those.

    Stealing your dads car for a joyride and raping someone is two totally different things anyways.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Why shouldn't the injured party be allowed to drop charges later on? If some kid steals my car, and I want to press charges at first because I am pissed off, why shouldn't I be allowed to have a change of heart if I later on decide that sending him to prison will just teach him how to be a better criminal?
    Because people can be coerced. Think about it. Some person gets a mob boss convicted for beating them up. A week later the guy shows up and decides that he wants to drop the charges. What no official knows is that the the guy and his family was threated with death if they didn't drop the charges.

    How many people that deserve to be in prison would be out if dropping the charges was allowed to the victim of any violent crime?
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Very simple; because I believe that the same mental gymnastics that it takes someone to elect an inexperienced "post turtle" like Obama to the Presidency are similar to the farcical mental gymnastics it takes to argue that Polanski should be forgiven his past pedophilia and escape from justice; in other words, people who voted for Obama are highly likely to be the same people arguing for Polanski’s freedom.

    I am hardly surprised to see you would not make the connection.
    Translation: "Democrats are idiots." What a surprise.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    How is that a debt to society and not instead a debt to Miss Geimer? Are you the victim, or is she?
    We have laws for a reason and we need to follow them or change em.
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