Swiss arrest Polanski on US request in sex case

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    ZURICH – Director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss police as he flew in for the Zurich Film Festival and faces possible extradition to the United States for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, authorities said Sunday.

    Polanski was scheduled to receive an honorary award at the festival when he was apprehended Saturday at the airport, the Swiss Justice Ministry said in a statement. It said U.S. authorities have sought the arrest of the 76-year-old director around the world since 2005.

    Swiss arrest Polanski on US request in sex case - Yahoo! News
     
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    This case is a classic example of what's wrong with the Justice system all around.
     
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    I think she's old enough to date him now.
     
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    :lol: definitely. She's even on his side on getting this dismissed.
     
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    Seems like a waste of energy to me.......
     
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    Good. I hope he goes to prison.
     
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    What gives me the shits is the mewling about how he should be let go because he's a film director. So if he was a bricklayer it'd be okay? Fuck that. He pleaded guilty. He can go back and face the court for sentencing - that's when any mitigation can be put forward, but no way should he walk.
     
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    This case is interesting because it puts the Libertarians in an untenable position.
    The victim wants the case to go away. Polanski wants the case to go away. So what business is it of the gov't to go enforce the judgment?
     
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    you're absolutely right. just because he drugged and raped a thirteen year old is no reason the mean old government should stick its nose in. after all, she was asking for it.
    :cuckoo:
     
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    The victim, now in her 40s, is happy to let the whole thing go. The perp is happy to let the whole thing go. A lot of his friends and supporters think something that happened 30+ years ago ought to be water under teh bridge.
    So why should the gov't prosecute?
     

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