The obvious example of leftists covering for a pedophile is the reaction of movie stars to Roman Polanski's 2009 arrest. Polanski drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl; nearly all movie stars are communists, as are the producers and financiers. Hollywood was very vocally indignant when Polanski was arrested and threatened with extradition to the U.S. to face charges. Fortunately, the ordinary people of France, where he was arrested, agreed with non-communist people everywhere. France's own cultural minister, in his scary support for a child rapist, revealed himself to be fantastically disconnected from the people of France.
Another example of leftists covering for pedophiles is the case of Judge Cashman of Vermont. This leftist judge gave an obscene sentence to a child rapist. The details were chilling, as were Cashman's decisions. Fortunately for children everywhere, Cashman was forced to resign.
In California, Democrats routinely vote against increased punishments for and monitoring of sex offenders. The best laws in California came into being because the Dems were bypassed via public referendums. Increased policing of pedophiles and all sex offenders happened despite Dems, not because of them.
The main problem is that the leftist worldview includes the strange belief that everyone is a victim, even child rapists. Here's what France's cultural minister said about Polanski's arrest:
- "Seeing (Polanski) alone, imprisoned while he was heading to an event that was due to offer him praise and recognition is awful," he said. "He was trapped. In the same way that there is a generous America that we like, there is also a scary America, and that has just shown its face."