[Roman Polanski] raped a 13-year-old girl, pleaded guilty to a charge and then chose not to face imposition of whatever sentence a court was going to set. As the offender, […], Polanksi does not get to determine his punishment -- the legal system does.Shocking! It’s simply shocking that a man who drugged, raped and sodomized a thirteen-year-old little girl—a man who pled guilty to statuary rape and was submitted for psychological evaluation for 43 days before sentencing—the man, Roman Polanski would be arrested in Switzerland on a U.S. warrant and is scheduled to be returned to the United States for his crimes of rape and fleeing sentencing. (see story)
Polanski fled the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with Samantha Geimer after plying her with champagne and Quaaludes at the home of actor Jack Nicholson.-- SARAH NETTER
There are a lot of things going on between Switzerland and the U.S. right now and for the first time in history under Obama the U.S. is pressuring Swiss government to release information on secret banking accounts held there. But that’s another story. (see here and here)
Polanski, before his sentencing date fled the United States and has been a fugitive from the law and justice for 32 years but as a result of the new international cooperation that Barack Obama has ushered in we fellow citizens of the world can be arrested internationally and brought back to the United States of America or for that matter any venue of international cooperation to received the justice that we deserve or as in Polanski’s case to receive the sentencing that he skipped out on. We truly live in a world without borders. Isn’t international cooperation just great!
For all of you proponents of international law you should be glad. This is your vision come true. I admit you’d probable were thinking more Bush and Cheney but look at the positive side at least now the structure is in place to arrest a person anywhere in the world and have him or her whisked off to any foreign court in the world. That could be, The World Court at the Hague or any country’s court that is cooperating in this new international alliance. A fugitive who has been avoiding the legal consequences of his or her crimes against the citizens of the United States of America or someone convicted in absentia for war crimes or crimes against humanity would suffer the same fate as Mr. Polanski, wouldn’t that just be wonderful?
So why are Liberals around the world taking Polanski’s arrest so hard like some great injustice has been committed? (see 5:41min video)
I don’t understand why Liberals are so upset. This is the genesis of the international law that you’ all have been heralding for all these years. It’s now here and this is how it will work. When someone commits a crime such as Polanski did there will be nowhere on earth that he or she can hide. Neat, don’t you agree?
Unless you agree with that sapient Star Trek counselor Whoopie Goldberg who in her most Clintonesque descriptive language assured us all that drugging, raping and sodomizing a thirteen-year-old is not really Rape, rape! (see 3:37mins video)
So according to Whoopie Goldberg what Polanski did to little Samantha Geimer was not really rape, rape.
Sorry Mr. Polanski, beg our pardon. We forgot that if someone successfully skips out on sentencing in the United States and eludes the law for 32 years then by the law of “He’s already suffered enough” and by the law of “diminishing statues” rape, rape is reduced to rape and then rape is reduced to sympathy for the criminal and distain for the law.
Sorry you are free to go we don’t enforce U.S. laws any more anyways.
Unless of course someone doesn’t buy health care under the Obamacare plan when Congress passes it into law and then you’ll go directly to jail after being tried by an international court of law.