Where is the outrage when a noted photographer and Swiss filmmaker can say that Roman Polanski is "a brilliant guy, and he made a little mistake 32 years ago", or when a columnist for the Washington Post says, "To put him on trial or keep him in jail does not serve society in general or his victim in particular"?
Those two people are Otto Weisser and Anne Applebaum who defend the pedophile Roman Polanski whose "little mistake 32 years ago" was to take a 13 year old girl, intoxicate her with alcohol and drugs and then have his way with her in every sexual manner one might think. Some little mistake, ugh?
Being a brilliant person does not relieve you of the responsibilities you have as an adult to a child. Punishment of rape and sodomy of a child does, Anne Applebaum, serve the interest of society. It removes people like pedophile-Roman from society. When there is trash on the floor, it needs to be cleaned up and thrown out with the garbage, Ms. Applebaum.
Oh, the case could be made that a 44 year old director used his power and authority to seduce, rape and sodomize a child and that he is now 76 years old, so let him go. Or you could take pity on poor pedophile-Roman because he was a Holocaust survivor and had been married to Sharon Tate, the object of Charles Manson's cult murder, and just let him go. Yes, we could agree with Tom O'Neil's thoughts that it is "mind-boggling why they're still pursuing this." But I don't. This pedophile needs to be put away. I do not care if he is 76 or 26 years old. He is not a hero. He is a PEDOPHILE, a disgusting piece of slime. Jail does serve a purpose. It shows that justice is pursued and you cannot get away with sodomizing and raping a child, Mr. O'Neil.