The Swiss government declared renowned film director Roman Polanski a free man on Monday after rejecting a U.S. request to extradite him on a charge of having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2010-07-12-polanski-extradition-decision_N.htm
The Swiss mostly blamed U.S. authorities for failing to provide confidential testimony about Polanski's sentencing procedure in 1977-1978.
The stunning decision could end the United States' three-decade pursuit of Polanski, unless he travels to another country that would be willing to apprehend him and weigh sending him to Los Angeles. France, where he has spent much of his time, does not extradite its own citizens, and the public scrutiny over Switzerland's deliberations may dissuade other nations from making such a spectacular arrest.
Monday, July 12, 2010
When it happens to their child or grandchild . . .
If one of the children or grandchildren of the Polanski case Swiss judges are drugged and anally raped by a "great artist", will they feel their family was honored by the attention?