For me, for a start, that would mean no petitions to stop Polanksi’s extradition; and no lynch mobs lining up to destroy him for what he did; getting serious about a restorative justice process that seeks to respect the suffering of victims/survivors and hold people accountable for their actions, while taking defendants’ trauma into account, no matter how rich or creative they are; and figuring out that vengeance doesn’t serve to help victims/survivors heal any more than trying to pretend their pain isn’t real.

And that’s where I need to pause, and acknowledge that I am not an expert on any of this; and I’d love to have a conversation with you in the comments below in the hope that we can come up with some wisdom together.

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