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Re: Roman Polanski arrested in Switzerland

moonduck wrote:
Ironically, the rights of the victim are not a central issue here. The victim is not pressing charges and to boot got a cash settlement out of Polanski. Agreed that the psychological damage done may not have been repaired by a sum of money, but it apparently provided justice in her mind regardless. Now someone has said that people cannot control their actions and cannot make rational decisions when under the influence of drugs. Hello! Polanski made a decision to take the drugs and he obviously had it in mind to drug the girl. You face prosecution when the drugs lead to a crime such as this. The issue is that he should be punished for the crime. It is that simple. Capital punishment is the only deterrent. How else do you stop crimes like this? How else do you prevent another child from being damaged like this? Whether intended by the prosecutor or not an example must be set right now while the media has the attention of the whole world!!

I respectfully disagree when you say the rights of the victim are not a central issue here? It is all about the victim! It is why we have laws against rape. Abide by the laws that are established to protect us. Follow through with them to completion regardless of how many years it takes. Like you said, establish and reinforce the absolute deterrent.

Oct 02, 2009, 15:31


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