What in the hell are people thinking? If Michael Vick were to have fled the country after killing those dogs would we have a flood of people protesting against his extradition in order to face the music? Of course not! I mean people are opposed to the man actually working again, let alone getting away without punishment.
Yet, Roman Polanski actually has a gaggle of people crying foul about this disgusting pedophile being extradited to face the music finally for raping a 13 year old girl. Now I don’t know about anyone else but hasn’t this man been allowed to be on the run for far too long? I mean he has pretty much lived his freaking life. And just now we want to attempt to nab him. HA!
I understand that his victim no longer wishes to see him get justice for what he did and hey those are her views. But you know what; she isn’t the one who decides whether or not this perv gets what he deserves. Maybe she has finally made peace in her life with what occurred and doesn’t want to drudge up the past. But that doesn’t mean that he should pay no penalty.
Now back to this gaggle of people protesting. Their main complaint is that Mr. Polanski is such a great director and so talented that he shouldn’t have to worry about those skeletons from his past. And I have also heard that his mother was killed in a concentration camp. As if any of this matters. It didn’t matter to Texas that a man was clearly mentally disabled when they put him to death for his crimes. So why does it matter that he has had adversities in his past. Haven’t we all?
I don’t think it is about the statute of limitations on the crime since he did plead guilty. By admitting guilt he was forgoing the need for a trial. All that was left was the put the dude behind bars like any other criminal. I see this as a serious double standard. Maybe other rapists or pedophiles never intend to rape or “seduce” any more children either. And maybe they are skilled at their profession, so why should they have to pay for their crimes?
I guess the hypocrisy gets me. We cry about the fact that so many perverts do very little time after assaulting children. Then turn around and want to make exceptions for those we see as somehow better than the run of the mill criminal. Would he be receiving this same treatment if he were let’s say, Spike Lee? Would that guy get a pass?
We know this guy couldn’t even get a pass from people when he put it straight to Clint Eastwood about his portrayal of WWII. People wanted to string him up for his comments to Clint. But who is above the law? Who can obstruct justice without as much as a blink of an eye? Where is the outrage? Where is the disgust at what he did?
I guess it is just me who thinks that we should NOT look lightly upon these perverts who can and will destroy lives when given the chance. People say that he hasn’t done this again, but how do we know for sure. He might have left a trail of 13 year old victims around Europe who were either too afraid to tell or cowed out of it.
Maybe having equality could start with the little things such as making sure that you receive the same punishment for your crime no matter the criminals, race, creed, wealth or religion. But we know that is just wishful thinking. SOME of those with status will always be able to skirt justice. Because it is people who wish they were like them, who will allow them this privilege. If you feel that he shouldn’t have to face the music, why?