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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What if it was your daughter?

    Actually, though, his flight from justice only ended a couple days ago. That crimes is still very new.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    it is in my book. he was railroaded but maybe you expect that in your courts.
    Railroaded? He walked a BS technicality. He's guilty as hell. You know it and I know it.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    when he walks you will cry like all the others like you. you'll get over it.
    If I see him around my kids, I'm going to give him a double tap to the head and call it self defense. No court in the south would convict me.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Statutory rape? He forcibly raped a 13 year old girl. He deserves to have the book thrown at him.
    maybe 30 years ago if he were actually guilty. but since the judge got the confession falsely that may not even be so.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    maybe 30 years ago if he were actually guilty. but since the judge got the confession falsely that may not even be so.
    It doesn't matter how long ago it occurred. He plead guilty, he fled, he deserves to do the time. I don't care how old he is.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    if it was my daughter and she got a big fat check for not testifying against him id support her...

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    it is in my book. he was railroaded but maybe you expect that in your courts.

    Have you seen her contemporaneous grand jury statement? I was reading a blog post about him the other day, it linked to a copy of the grand jury testimony. He deserves jail time, IMO.


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    Roman Polanski has been arrested on his 32-year old statutory rape charge and is scheduled for deportation to the United States. If the girl had been 15 or 16, I think many of us would rightly say, "let it go, already". But she was thirteen. He plied her with champagne and Quaaludes. And he knew how old she was. Ick (warning: link has a pretty graphic description of anal rape.)

    His victim now says she has forgiven him and doesn't want him to serve jail time, but at this point, it's not really about her. We're doing this pour encourager les autres.

    The French, too, have forgiven him of course:

    "Seeing him alone, imprisoned while he was heading to an event that was due to offer him praise and recognition is awful. He was trapped," French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand said at a news conference Sunday. "In the same way there is a generous America that we like, there is also a scary America, that has just shown its face."


    You would think we'd busted him for unpaid parking tickets. The guy drugged a thirteen year old girl in order to rape her. Perhaps the French have some sophisticated, European point of view on these things that I, with my puritan ancestry, simply cannot rise to.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Enough with the America bashing. It's not helping your arguments one little bit.

    In response to the poll, I picked other. You all should bear in mind that when it comes to dealing with the law, the Swiss are very much similar to Americans. It doesn't matter who you are, what great accomplishments or tragedies you've had in your life, how much money you have or how much time has passed since you committed a crime, if you break the law you're treated the same as any other criminal.

    As it now stands, by challenging the extradition, this man will probably spend more time behind bars than if he just agreed to face the American courts. It could take months before he's released. Justice is already being served.
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    It doesn't matter how long ago it occurred. He plead guilty, he fled, he deserves to do the time. I don't care how old he is.
    you people are really stuck on this. i don't understand this zeal for this. it makes zero sense in light of what the woman has been saying for years now.
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