Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The Swiss Denied Steve Cooley His Campaign Show Pony
Bern, Switzerland—The Swiss government formally announced that they have freed film director Roman Polanski. They will not be turning Polanski over to the star struck, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley for more victimization in a court system rife with corruption.
Cooley needs Polanski or any high profile person to publicly torture and vilify to help is campaign for Attorney General of California.
There are thousands of older men that have impregnated California’s teen girls that go unpunished simply because nobody cares if those predators don’t have name recognition. Cooley knows Polanski would have been a wonderful campaign show pony to delight voters with.
Polanski will not be winning any humanitarian awards for his conduct more than three decades ago with a 13 year-old girl in Jack Nicholson’s hot tub. It’s interesting that Polanski’s victim had disclosed to police and prosecutors her two prior sexual encounters with other men. Those offenders were never were never sought by authorities for their crimes.
Polanski entered into a plea agreement in good faith and served time at the state prison in Chino as a result. The judge and prosecutor reneged on that agreement and Polanski fled. For four decades they covered up the corruption of the case and refused to give the Swiss investigative documents. The Swiss were absolutely right in putting an end to this exercise.
It was very un-Swiss like for this country’s government to involve themselves in the Polanski matter at all. I was In Geneva and Zurich shortly after Polanski’s arrest and I found the Swiss people to be very unhappy with their government over this case. That controversy caused the government to allow Polanski’s house arrest rather than keep him in jail while the official extradition decision was being made.
If I could vote in California Cooley would not get my vote over his sickening mishandling of celebrity cases. Celebrities fail sometimes but when they do they do not deserve more punishment that any other citizen.
Nobody deserves to be a politician’s show pony.