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Roman Polanski: consider this aspect [Sep. 30th, 2009|07:33 pm]
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It may be that Roman Polanski should not be sent to jail.

Now, hear me out.

It may be that he has indeed suffered enough. It may be that his mental state at the time of the crime was still deeply affected by the brutal murder of his wife and unborn child. It may be that the reparations paid to the victim are adequate to ameliorate his jail sentence.

But the authority deciding this? Should be the judge and jury of the Los Angeles County Court.

Not Roman Polanski. Not Roman Polanski's friends. Not the kangaroo court that is the internet. Polanski's return to the U.S. to finally face sentencing does not immediately translate to "Polanski will be in jail for the rest of his life and does/doesn't deserve that!!" as the hysteria claims.

I don't know what Polanski deserves. Neither does anyone else out there. No one will know until the evidence is laid out in court.

That, more than any other reason, is why he should be brought back to the U.S.
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2009-10-01 02:09 am (UTC)
Well in my book Polanski deserves to be shunned and not fawned over by his peers. He is a child molester at worse and a dirty old man at best. I say that he shouldn't be brought to trial only because his victim is tired of all of this and wants it to just go away. Which is fine with me. But Polanski is a sad excuse of a man, I don't care how good his stupid movies are.
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[User Picture]From: beckyzoole
2009-10-03 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, he won't be brought to trial for rape. He already pled guilty, as part of a plea bargain.

What he needs to be brought to trial for, now, is skipping bail before his pitifully small sentence was due to start.
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