Roman Polanski arrested: to be extradited?

(Via @vermontaigne) Amazing how having kids changes a person’s opinions on this sort of thing.

The Swiss Justice Ministry says director Roman Polanski is being held by Swiss authorities ahead of his possible extradition to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.

The ministry says in a statement that Polanski was arrested Saturday upon arriving in Zurich. It says U.S. authorities have sought Polanski’s arrest around the world since 2005.

The 76-year-old was flying in to receive an award at the Zurich Film Festival.

And by ‘changes’ I mean ‘intensifies, with the searing focus of a gamma X-ray laser.’  Free piece of advice, to anybody who feels like defending this guy: don’t take it personally when people get to the part about ‘sex with a drugged 13 year old’ and visibly stop caring about mitigating circumstances.  Or when those people look at you in much the same way that they look at canine waste products found stuck to their shoes.

Well, OK, maybe you should take that personally.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.


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  • Manson follower Susan Atkins who had killed Roman Polanski’s wife, Sharon Tate died a couple of days ago and now this announced arrest of Roman Polanski.

    What I can’t understand is, how did Polanski manage to evade the law all these years with the so called technology of cameras and GPS, etc. There is just NO way that one can hide from the law with all of technology that is out there.

    Something is just screwy here. I think the authorities DID know where he was hiding all these years. And one has to question as to why did they decide to arrest him NOW and not arrest him from years ago? Not to mention that this is going to cost taxpayers money for a trial that will drag on for years.

    This is another example of how there is no such thing as “justice” in the justice system in the USA. Criminals go free while the innocent and victims get sent to prison.

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