by John HawkinsRightwing News
That scumbag, Roman Polanski, who has been given a free pass for decades after raping a 13 year-old-girl, may now finally face justice â€” and some people donâ€™t like it:
From a Swiss jail, director Roman Polanski told his lawyer to fight any attempt to extradite him to California to face 31-year-old rape charges.
â€œHe wants to struggle,â€ lawyer Herve Temime told ABCâ€™s â€œGood Morning Americaâ€ Monday.
â€œIt could be possible for us to obtain his freedom.â€ Polanski, 76, who lives in France, was arrested Saturday night when he arrived in Switzerland to accept a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival.
California officials said they had plotted the arrest for a week, after learning he would attend the film festival.
â€¦Polanski, who directed the classic â€œChinatownâ€ and won an Oscar for 2002â€™s â€œThe Pianist,â€ is a cultural icon in France and Poland, where there was widespread outrage about his arrest.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said he asked Secretary of State Clinton to request bail for Polanski.
â€œFrankly, itâ€™s all a bit sinister,â€ he told French radio.
French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand told reporters, â€œIn the same way that there is a generous America that we like, there is also a scary America that has just shown its face.â€
Swiss authorities told The Associated Press that bail has not been ruled out on condition the director stays in Switzerland â€“ an irony, given his 30 years on the lam.
Polanski has been a fugitive since 1978, when he fled sentencing for a 1977 sexual encounter with a 13-year-old Los Angeles girl whom he plied with champagne and Quaaludes.
At the time, the victim told a grand jury in graphic terms that he forced himself on her repeatedly despite her pleas to go home.
She said she was afraid to resist. In a deal with prosecutors, Polanski pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a minor.
Just to note: it wasnâ€™t a â€œsexual encounter.â€ Polanski tricked a 13 year old girl into being alone with him, got her drunk, drugged her, and then raped and sodomized her. The just penalty for that sort of behavior should be a single bullet in the back of his head â€” and quite frankly, heâ€™d be getting off easier than he deserves.
So, I donâ€™t care if the victim has since forgiven him or if people think the judge might have been, about to be, too hard on him, thereâ€™s no question about what he did or the fact that he fled justice for 30 years.
These politicians who are defending Polanski? Itâ€™s nauseating to see politicians who are so corrupt and morally bankrupt that they would turn a blind eye to the rape of a 13-year-old child. You couldnâ€™t even trust men like Frederic Mitterrand and Bernard Kouchner to be near your children; so how can the French trust them to lead?