Make Polanski stand trial
Re “Polanski victim wants the case to finally end,” June 10
Film director Roman Polanski’s legal drama should not end until he stands trial in the United States for for drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl — regardless of the fact that his victim, now 54, wants the case dropped.
If the courts allow Polanski to escape justice, that’s one thing. But he has to stand trial just like any other accused rapist.
If we were to allow Polanski to escape justice, we are setting a dangerous precedent. It is not up to the victim to decide whether the state should drop the charges.
Neil Snow Manhattan Beach
Is this the message society wants to send? Do what you want with a 13year-old girl and give the guy a pass because they are both older now?
Kathleen Collins Santa Monica