|Curious about Roman Polanski
||[Oct. 8th, 2009|10:50 am]
So, if you haven't heard, Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland two weeks ago. In response, some prominent filmmakers including Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen have signed a petition asking for his release. So, I'm curious:
Should Roman Polanski have been arrested in Switzerland?
No, although if he had entered the US he should have been arrested
My thoughts behind the cut:
I pretty much don't understand why this is an issue. He was tried and convicted of a pretty heinous crime and fled the country. Yeah, it was a long time ago, but sending the message that disappearing for a few decades = forgiveness of punishment seems pretty crappy to me.