Saturday, February 23, 2013

Legging It From Justice.

The decision to grant Oscar Pistorius bail os strange. The argument his defence and the judge have made is that because he is so famous he could not possibly skip bail.

Surely the internationally famous find it easier to escape a jurisdiction than mere plebs. Someone like Roman Polanski was extremely well known when he escaped a rape charge. Being famous makes someone more recognisable but it also opens up a far greater array of destinations to escape to than would otherwise be available- Julian Assange wouldn't have been granted asylum by Ecuador if he were just an everyday rapist for instance.


SadButMadLad said...

The internationally famous might have more destinations to go to than the ordinary criminal and find it easier to get the advice about the best methods to use to stay out of jurisdiction - but they will find it a lot harder to actually get out of the country in the first place.

James Higham said...

Very. very weird situation, that one.

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Anonymous said...

"Someone like Roman Polanski was extremely well known when he escaped a rape charge"
But that is because the French were just being difficult to the Americans.
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