Well, I’m not sure if anyone saw this coming. If you don’t know the story already, back in 1977 Roman Polanski, director of films such as Chinatown and The Pianist, was charged with drugging, raping, and sodomizing a young girl. He was convicted and sentenced to a certain amount of years in jail. Certainly he could have dealt with that right? Nope, the night before his sentence was carried out, Polanski ran away. And since then all this shit has been going on about him.
Now last September, Polanski was taken into custody in Zurich, Switzerland and was to be sentenced as it was supposed to happened. But according to NY Times and several other news sources, after months of house arrest, Polanski is “free to go.”
/Film gives more information:
The testimony that Washington refused to release in this situation would have established whether or not the original judge in Polanski’s case had agreed that the original 90-days psychiatric evaluation would have constituted the whole of Polanski’s sentence. According to the Swiss justice ministry, “If this were the case, Roman Polanski would actually have already served his sentence and therefore both the proceedings on which the U.S. extradition request is founded and the request itself would have no foundation.”
The Swiss government explained that the decision not to extradite is “not about deciding whether he is guilty or not guilty,” but rather due to a consideration of the “persisting doubts concerning the presentation of the facts of the case.” According to the Swiss justice minister, Switzerland handles 200 extradition requests a year and only rejects about 5% of them.
So it has nothing to do with the fact that he’s guilty, it’s just them trying to understand what really went on in terms of the facts. I’ll tell you what the facts are: Roman Polanski drug, raped, and sodomized a CHILD. If he had just bitten the fucking bullet years ago and not ran away like a little pussy we wouldn’t have been in this mess. They need to lock him up, because people in today’s society, including myself, do not tolerate shit like that.