eternal light Posted October 11, 2009 Share Posted October 11, 2009 I rather hope that the federal authorities dismiss the extradition. Temptation was very strong at the time of his offense, his judgement was clouded, he was a younger man, not as wise as today, and the judge erred then. It is understandable that he fled. It does seem inhumane to send him to prison now so many years later when he is 76 years old and no longer a danger. Accounts vary as to how much time he could draw, from a maximum of 16 months according to the corrections guys, to 3 years or more according to the district attorney, but either way it seems like a lot of effort spent to accomplish what? Sending a message to the world that you can't just fly into Los Angeles, exploit 13 year olds and then jet off to Paris without consequences. But he has already served time, and the judge did not honor the original plea agreement. It is understandable that Mr. Polanski fled. He could not rely on the judge to sentence him in an honest way. It is not Mr. Polanski's fault that the court mishandled the case. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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