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Commenting article: Swiss Police Arrests Film Director Polanski on 1977 US Charges

The prominent film director, Roman Polanski, has been detained on a 31-year-old US arrest warrant, BBC reports Sunday, citing Swiss police officials.

Polanski, 76, was taken into custody Saturday as he travelled from France to Zurich to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival.

In 1978 Polanski fled the US after pleading guilty to rape charges. His was indicted on six counts for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977 and was facing live behind bars.

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#1
pk - 27 Sep 2009 // 17:53:56

It’s about time-finally.

Roman has been making a joke of our legal system for many years and I believe their going to give it to him real good this time around!

Justice has to be very patient some times…

#2
Bill - 27 Sep 2009 // 18:01:48

pk.

Hadn't heard abut that! You're right. He got himself into a mess and fled the country to avoid prosecution. He's even refused to take jobs in the US for fear of prosecution. High time someone caught up with him.

#3
NellieotAmerica - 27 Sep 2009 // 19:08:29

Poor Polanski. His wife got killed by Manson and he flipped his lid and fcuked a 13-year old. Big deal. At least it was a girl and not a boy, like Michael Jackson. Or like all the polygamous Mormon "prophets" who marry 13-year olds on a regular basis to add to their harems.

Nothing good or useful will come out of this witch hunt. They got him. Big deal. It isn't like he has ever been in hiding. The US hasn't got enough real criminals to squander tax payer's money they are looking for more? Better get busy on the terrorists and the Jihadists, douche bags!

#4
fishbrain - 28 Sep 2009 // 13:17:26

i agree with Nelli on this... i am losing sanity.

the girl who is a woman now wants the charges dropped, the law really does not want to handle it and now some idiotic swiss policeman fcuk up and arrested Polanski.. i am sure nobody wants to deal with this case as no justice will be served anyway... just goes to show you that the only good thing that the swiss are god for besides imbecility is chocolates and watches

no more film festival in switzerland hahahahaha

#5
Bill - 28 Sep 2009 // 13:27:02

fishbrain:

Wondered what had happened to you!

Don't be so harsh ont he Swiss authorities in this case. If nobody wants to prosecute, they should have rescinded the arrest warrant. Since it was still in effect, the Swiss really didn't have any other choice.

#6
NellieotAmerica - 28 Sep 2009 // 14:01:23

Bill

" If nobody wants to prosecute, they should have rescinded the arrest warrant. Since it was still in effect, the Swiss really didn't have any other choice."

Nonsense. They could have just turned a blind eye and left well enough alone. The girl got an undisclosed amount of money to keep quiet and she is not complaining. If you have no victim, you have no crime. The Swiss are a bunch or busy bodies. They should mind their own business.

And please don't tell me the Swiss are trying to be fair and do the right thing after concealing the bank accounts of all the crooks and tax evaders in the world for years. I'd like to see the Swiss apprehend and extradite the bank accounts of Bulgarian ex-communist pigs, like Todor Zivkov and his buddies, Ahmed Dougan, etc.

#7
Bill - 28 Sep 2009 // 14:26:29

Nellie:

"Nonsense. They could have just turned a blind eye and left well enough alone."

Please stay within your realm of knowledge! So long as the warrant is in effect, law enforcement personnel are required to honor it. Officials who "look the other way" are not doing their job.

As to the accounts in their banks, the Swiss have been for years held to strict secrecy laws. They neither simply hand out information, nor do they get involved in the business of their account holders.

They have, however, just recently, agreed to open account information to authorities seeking tax evaders.

#8
NellieotAmerica - 28 Sep 2009 // 14:34:00

Bill

" Officials who "look the other way" are not doing their job."

I see you are one of those morons who will follow each and every idiotic rule and law no matter how ridiculous or stupid. No. Laws are there to be broken, bent, and stretched. Everything is subject to interpretation and all laws are elastic and flexible. These Swiss imbeciles were doing their job mindlessly without a rational thought in their heads, just like the Germans during WWII. Germanic races are very good at pray, pay and obey. It is surprising why Mormonism hasn't done better in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

#9
Bill - 28 Sep 2009 // 14:37:53

Nellie:

I see you're still intent upon insulting both me and my Church. That has no bearing whatever on the case in question.

The position that laws are made to be broken is only taken by outlaws!

#10
DrFaust - 28 Sep 2009 // 14:38:43

"Germanic races are very good at pray, pay and obey"

The sentence of a racist.

#11
NellieotAmerica - 28 Sep 2009 // 14:56:39

Fistfcuker

" The sentence of a racist."

You say "racist" like it is a bad thing. I am a racist, do you have a problem with that? I am sick and tired of politically correct minorities slamming racism. I am a great fan and supporter of KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. He is THE MAN!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan

#12
Bill - 28 Sep 2009 // 15:01:57

Nellie:

"I am sick and tired of politically correct minorities slamming racism."

And I am sick of seeing uninformed sources slamming religion!

#13
NellieotAmerica - 28 Sep 2009 // 15:04:02

Bill

" The position that laws are made to be broken is only taken by outlaws!"

Oh, really? What about lawyers? Or should I say liars? How did OJ not get convicted after killing two people in cold blood if the laws are cast in concrete? They are not, they are elastic, and anyone can stretch them and manipulate them, and you well know it!

#14
NellieotAmerica - 28 Sep 2009 // 15:07:42

Bill

" And I am sick of seeing uninformed sources slamming religion!"

And I am sick of dumb imbeciles calling Mormonism a religion when it is nothing but a CULT!!!!

#15
DrFaust - 28 Sep 2009 // 15:15:01

Bill,

what are you expecting from someone from the Klan? The problem with such people is that they are paranoid in the highest degree, and on a certain day they really drop out and become dangerous.

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