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    Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    On the one hand, he's an old man who is unlikely to reoffend (certainly not in the United States), and his victim has stated that she doesn't want him to be punished. It seems unlikely that anyone at all would benefit from Polanski's incarceration.

    On the other hand, he committed a serious crime and plead guilty to it. There is no statute of limitations here. Additionally, he is a fugitive from justice, which makes him no different than an escaped convict.

    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.)
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    On the one hand, he's an old man who is unlikely to reoffend (certainly not in the United States), and his victim has stated that she doesn't want him to be punished. It seems unlikely that anyone at all would benefit from Polanski's incarceration.

    On the other hand, he committed a serious crime and plead guilty to it. There is no statute of limitations here. Additionally, he is a fugitive from justice, which makes him no different than an escaped convict.

    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.)
    he should. was the victim's mother ever charged with anything?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    yep. this child molester's not exempt from the law.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    yep. this child molester's not exempt from the law.
    No
    Lets show some intelligence here. This man is 72; the "victim" wishes for no punishment, as I have read; so, I see no gain.
    Its silly to waste the money.. and for what ?
    Justice?
    In real life, how often do we have this ?
    Revenge ?
    Yeah - that works every time.....down thru the ages.....
    Anyway, Polanski's claim to fame will be as a child molester, much as Barry Bonds will be noted as a cheater.
    Note the general difference between cons and libs.
    Last edited by earthworm; 09-29-09 at 02:39 PM. Reason: liberals and conservatives - the response

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    he should. was the victim's mother ever charged with anything?
    For what? Polanski raped the girl on the second time he was with her. The mom prised the information from her daughter after finding topless polaroids whilst she was at the second appt. She called the cops immediately.

    At least according to a story I read yesterday, that is what happened.


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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    On the other hand, he committed a serious crime and plead guilty to it. There is no statute of limitations here. Additionally, he is a fugitive from justice, which makes him no different than an escaped convict.
    I am a law and order type. He is guilty of a crime with no statute of limitations, and as such should be punished as the law calls for.

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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    For what? Polanski raped the girl on the second time he was with her. The mom prised the information from her daughter after finding topless polaroids whilst she was at the second appt. She called the cops immediately.

    At least according to a story I read yesterday, that is what happened.


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    okay....i heard the mother essentially offered her up. probably not.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    On the one hand, he's an old man who is unlikely to reoffend (certainly not in the United States), and his victim has stated that she doesn't want him to be punished. It seems unlikely that anyone at all would benefit from Polanski's incarceration.

    On the other hand, he committed a serious crime and plead guilty to it. There is no statute of limitations here. Additionally, he is a fugitive from justice, which makes him no different than an escaped convict.

    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.)
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    Re: Should Roman Polanski be punished for his crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    No
    Lets show some intelligence here.
    yes, lets.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    This man is 72;
    so the law doesn't apply to 72 year olds?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    the "victim" wishes for no punishment, as I have read; so, I see no gain.
    so just because the victim has the decency to forgive and move on with her life that negates the confession?

    what about the fact that he also broke the law by running from his crime? Just because he got away and over the year's the victim has forgiven negates the fact that he should be held responsible for his actions?

    That's a great message to send to all the potential criminals out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Its silly to waste the money.. and for what ?
    Justice?
    It's not silly to have and enforce laws

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    In real life, how often do we have this ?
    Revenge ?
    Yeah - that works every time.....down thru the ages.....
    point?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Anyway, Polanski's claim to fame will be as a child molester, much as Barry Bonds will be noted as a cheater.
    Note the general difference between cons and libs.
    that liberals wish to let child molesters go scot free because they skipped town for a certain period of time, breaking additional laws in the process?

    .....
    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    No
    Lets show some intelligence here.
    bears repeating
    Last edited by other; 09-29-09 at 05:16 PM.

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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?
    Yes he should be punished. THe fact he fled the country to avoid punishment is irrelevant and should not be used a ticket to avoid prison by other scum as a way to get away crime.
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