And More on Polanski

by Little Miss Attila on September 29, 2009

I’m sorry, folks, but I was, in a sense, there: I was an adolescent in the 1970s, and I lost my virginity to force. I don’t care how light the sentence is for Polanski, but he must come back to Los Angeles, and he must spend time in prison in this state—not psychiatric evaluation. Prison. Even a few months would do it, but the man has not paid for what he did.

Bruce, on how the situation transcends the wishes of the victim, who does not want to be dragged into the public eye again, and would prefer to move on with her life:

[I]t’s about child rape and the simple fact that it is never right, never excusable and is always punishable, no matter how long it takes to track the perp down. That’s justice. You can’t drag Bubba out of the trailer and put him in jail for however long is appropriate if you can’t drag Polanski back from Switzerland and do the same.

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I R A Darth Aggie September 29, 2009 at 11:53 am

I’m thinking there would be some…symmetry if Polanski had to room with Charlie Manson…

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Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired September 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I’m with you on that one IRA Darth.
Where I was a kid, guys like Polanski who did such dispicable things tended to vanish from the face of the earth, They were called Vigilance Committees. If found, it was usually swinging from a tree.
I caught a bit on CNN HLN this evening. Debra Winger was reading some actor’s group statement about how after over 30 years it was somthing that shouldn’t matter anymore. The talking head on CNN took her to task.
It must be that we are “artistes” therefore enlightened and not subject to the normal laws thing. I have a gut feeling that the famed movie director is going to do some time behind bars.

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Little Miss Attila September 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I see this thing to a limited degree from both points of view, and I certainly don’t think a death sentence is appropriate–but the man has to do some actual prison time, or the law is meaningless.

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Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired September 29, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Not that I was advocating a death sentence for Polanski. A term in the California State Prison System would be about the same. This being due to his age.
It is interesting that the hollywood gang seems to think that he is above the law because of his “status” as a great director. As I said before, it was refreshing to see the entertainment guy at CNN HLN give a verbal slapdown to Winger and the rest. He even understood that the law is the law and no one is exempt.
I have even read somewhere else that polanski is going to be the new mumia for the celebs who have difficulty with law and order.

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John Stevenson September 30, 2009 at 8:21 am

Joy, thanks for your uncompromising, simple stand on this matter of laws and moral rectitude. It provides a solid comparison with situation ethics and relative truth. Soldier on!

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