Roman Polanski, fugitive in Gstaad

You cannot because it would never happen. That we are still finagling in the criminal justice system about bringing film director Roman Polanski to justice, and suggesting we drop his case, reminds us how race and status and economics define the justice our courts administer, with the help of the Swiss, in this case. 

How does society look itself in the mirror when this is how “justice” is administered? How do we schizophrenically honor such a man because he is good at his work? Can the California trial system permit another example of its celebrity protection system?


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