I read an article in The Washington Post about ten days ago announcing the fact that Roman Polanski would not be extradited back to the United States leads me to believe that the Swiss Justice System stinks. Apparently money talks and the European Court systems do not feel that raping a minor is a crime, and that pedophilia should not be punished.
Apparently the creative community in Europe jumped to the defense of Polanski since his arrest in Switzerland and had sufficient influence to sway the Swiss Justice Ministry to reject the lingering 10 month U.S. extradition application.
Quoting from an article written by Edward Cody of the Washington Post Foreign Service, “It is an enormous satisfaction and a great relief after the pain suffered by Roman Polanski and his family,” said Herve Temime, a French lawyer who was on the team representing the director. Additionally the article said, “The decision constituted a victory not only for Polanski but also for a broad array of European intellectual and political figures that had come to his defense with petitions and statements of outrage denouncing the efforts to continue prosecution after so many years.”
This story gets even sicker. The French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner called the U.S. extradition request “a little sinister,” coming so long after the fact. His colleague, Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand, said Polanski was being thrown to the lions for an old story that doesn’t really make any sense.”
This story makes me sick to my stomach. This criminal should have been placed behind bars many years ago, because he is a convicted sex pervert, and rapist who plied his sick acts on children. The next thing will be our President and Attorney General will send the French and Swiss a Thank You letter.