Editor's Note: We hear from many of you who weighed in with comments on the Chicago teen who was beaten to death. Some also asked why the extradition for Roman Polanski was even questioned and said he should be extradited and face the charges against him.What do you think? Let us know.
Regarding the Chicago teen beating death:
Does it make it any more of a tragedy or a shame to refer to the student who was killed as an honor student? Would it make it any less of a tragedy or a shame if it was just a "regular" non-high achieving student? Was the word "honor" used to garner viewer sympathy and keep channel flippers tuned in during incessant commercial breaks? Was the use of the word intended to compensate for something or divert attention from the core themes of this disgusting shame?
Teen beaten to death in Chicago -
Criminals do this because they know they won't face any hard consequences. They don't mind going to jail where they can get free health and dental care, earn a degree, three square meals a day, exercise and watch tv. The government needs to make jails so horrible that people will think long and hard before even thinking about committing a crime. Who would want to come to Chicago to the Olympics in a city like that?
This was a loathsome act and while a great deal of time has passed, he should be subject to the legal process, in full. He needs to (and should have) accepted responsibility for his own actions.
Roman Polanski should be let go, even though it's highly unlikely. Why now? Switzerland wants to win brownie points with the USA because of the tax haven bank scandal...read the European papers, they all talk about it.
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