As Justin notes
below, the leader of the International Monetary Fund and possible successor to Nicolas Sarkozy was arrested recently in New York City for allegedly sexually assaulting a maid. The French response? Complaints
, of course, and accusations that our system of justice is too violent. Now, while there is certainly something to the argument over whether or not photographs of handcuffed suspects ought to be published, this line from the French Green Party leader and presidential candidate is the key reason why, our deficiencies aside, the American justice system is still better than the French: Ms. Joly...added that the American justice system "doesn't distinguish between the director of the I.M.F. and any other suspect."
No, it does not, and thank God for that.