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DA: 'Child rapist' Polanski doesn't deserve special treatment
CNN ^ | 1/15/10 | Ann O'Neill

Posted on 01/16/2010 5:24:52 AM PST by jimbo123

Los Angeles prosecutors argued Friday against allowing director Roman Polanski, under house arrest at his Swiss chalet, to be sentenced in absentia after making "a mockery of our criminal justice system" for more than three decades.

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Polanski's attorney, Chad Hummel, has been pushing for Polanski to be sentenced without having to return to Los Angeles. Prosecutors have vigorously opposed sentencing him in absentia. In court papers filed Friday, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren stated the reasons in no uncertain terms.

"The defendant is a fugitive," Walgren wrote. "A fugitive child rapist, who for 32 years has made a mockery of our criminal justice system, should not be given the power or authority to request anything of this court until he, the criminal, acknowledges this court's lawful authority by surrendering on his outstanding warrant."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hollywood; pedophiles; polanski; sexoffenders

1 posted on 01/16/2010 5:24:54 AM PST by jimbo123
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“Roman Polanski is a criminal,” Cokie Roberts said. “He raped and drugged and raped and sodomized a child. And then was a fugitive from justice. As far as I’m concerned, just take him out and shoot him.”

http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2009/10/cokie-on-polanski-just-take-him-out-and-shoot-him.html


2 posted on 01/16/2010 5:55:04 AM PST by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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To: jimbo123

Well, DAs say things like that. There was a DA who said things about the Amiraults, too. That’s not to say it isn’t true in this case, but DA moral outrage is suspect.


3 posted on 01/16/2010 5:57:34 AM PST by Grut
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To: jimbo123

He might of been a pedophile rapist but he is a pedophile rapist with money and connections. The legal system and justice do not always connect. Now if this girl’s daddy, brother or uncle were like some people I know, he would not have to worry about prosecution. He would of had to of worried, when he fled the country, about a determined redneck with enough money for a plane ticket.


4 posted on 01/16/2010 6:24:06 AM PST by dog breath
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To: flowerplough

Somebody loan Cokie a Predator.


5 posted on 01/16/2010 6:51:31 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer
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To: flowerplough

She has that one right.


6 posted on 01/16/2010 8:45:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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