Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

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  1. jacknyc

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    Apparently he shot and killed his girlfriend at their home. Waiting for further details, but rather shocking news!
     
  2. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    From what little I've heard, he thought she was an intruder trying to break into his house. Sad, sad, story.
     
  3. white lightning

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    You might be right but we will have let the jury decide that. If he is guilty then I have no compassion for him and he deserves what ever
    may happen. His girlfriend was so beautiful and talented. She had her whole life in front of her. It's all gone now. Tragedy.
     
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    They have found "illegal" performance enhancing drugs in his house. What are the chances an Olympic sprinter would have PED's?? I guess he has to have his hero label stripped from him because of this (and the murder of course). Ironically I heard his defense is going to be "roid rage". What a hoot. He cheats with the drugs, comits a crime, and he's going to use it as a defense.
     
  5. white is right

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    International journalism seems to be doing a poor job filtering out disinformation regarding this case. Lots of uncredited allegations could probably be quickly confirmed or denied. At this point, I don't have much faith in the South African court weeding out the truth of the matter, and I am even less expectant that the wire stories will be of much use for informing opinion. The only details worth remembering at this point are those attached to a named quote.

    On that note, we have a new assertion in this story. Whether or not Pistorius shot and bludgeoned his girlfriend in a drunken, steroid-addled rage over a pillow-talk spat, we can rest assured that he was not a racist.

    Absolutely nothing inflammatory or controversial in that statement. Whites are victimized by blacks in South Africa, and police offer inadequate protection to deter such violent crimes as armed robbery and murder. Simply explaining the context of this quote provides a citation to those facts.

    It's Bizarro World down there. The defense proclaims that there is not really any credible threat of armed robbery from feral black criminals, and the weapon of self-defense was actually just an incidental piece of sporting equipment. Meanwhile, the prosecution assures us that the face of South African violent crime has no description, and it would be perfectly reasonable that the voice of a whimpering white woman behind a sealed bathroom door be mistaken as a viable justification of deadly force.

    As long as nobody was being a racist, was there even any crime at all?
     
  7. sport historian

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    I saw a special about the case on the Investigative Discovery Channel a few days ago. It was titled something like "Beauty and the Blade Runner." It will be repeated on Saturday morning March 9 at 8am ET. Those interested can set their DVR.

    The program showed how white people have to live in South Africa. Pistorius lived in a heavily gated area with a very high wall with 250 volt wires on top.

    Also, the ID channel show seemed to indicate most of South Africa's rich celebrities are still white. Both the suspect and the victim in this case are in that category.
     
  8. white is right

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    The defense has a case on incompetence and possible tampering of evidence. Supposedly the lead investigator has been investigated for shooting civilians. If you had a look at the policeman traipsing through his house it has the look of typical African incompetence. The thoughts of the Nawlins police force comes to mind....:scared:
     

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