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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:50 pm

Flumpy wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:Saville and Armstrong? Can we stop with these silly and stupid comparisons. The first is a serial child molester and Armstrong took some PEDs in a sport, that few really care about, rife with the stuff.

Some of you guys really don't like Armstrong, which is fine. But you are off your rockers putting those two names in the same sentence.


No one was comparing their behaviour but the media's treatment of them. Mump made a totally valid point.

Just because you stan for Lance Armstrong it doesn't mean you have to take umbrage whenever hos name is mentioned, whatever the context.


I don't stand for LA or anyone. I am really bored by all of the drugs stories, that is why I have avoided the LA thread like the plague. But here it pops again! I just think the treatment of LA is so over the top, especially from people who really don't care at all about cycling and only like seeing a celebrity get knocked down. And a statement that implies any similarity between a disgusting serial pedophile like your Jimmy Saville and Armstrong is idiotic, but par for the course...especially with the British media. The home of hacker central.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:56 pm

mump boy wrote:

I obviously wasn't comparing their 'crimes' i was comparing the ability of good PR, money and influence to cover up people's bad behaviour.


Bad behaviour? Taking EPO to do a 2500 mile insane bike race, in which probably every other cyclist is also doing, and comparing that to scumbag serial child rapist Jimmy Savile? Pretty dumb. The mind reels...

Armstrong's 'victims' were the other cyclists, who were also probably equally guilty and the Tour de France promoters who I have very little sympathy with since they let PEDs run rampant.

And then we have Savile's victims: hundreds of children at the last report......

But of course it is all just bad behavior.

PS. What is with the British obsession with Armstrong and this comparison with pure evil. During Armstrong's years the UK really sucked at the sport. However, they did have one good rider.....what was his name?....Oh, yes, David Millar.

    Millar was eating in a restaurant in Bidart, near Biarritz, on 23 June 2004 when he was approached by three plainclothes policemen of the Paris drug squad at 8.25pm. They took Millar's watch, shoelaces, jewellery, keys and phone. After two and a half hours they found empty phials of Eprex, a brand of the blood-boosting drug EPO, and two used syringes. Millar said he had been given them as a gift at the Tour of Spain, that he had taken them to Manchester and used them. After that he had kept them as a souvenir. The detectives took Millar to the prison in Biarritz and put him alone in a cell.

    ...his phone calls had been tapped for four months and Millar eventually confessed to police on 24 June 2004. He admitted using EPO in 2001 and 2003.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby JumboElliott » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:32 pm

mump boy wrote:While i agree with all of the above, i think there is the hint of the Jimmy Saville/Lance Armstrong to this story. It is only now that we get a chance to see behind the massive PR machine that some of the truth may actually come out and people feel safe enough to comment on previous behaviours. People have tried to tell these stories before but have been silenced and threatened with legal action

Where did the initial story about him thinking she was a burglar come from ?? it certainly didn't come from the police or any authorities. It sounds like some very smart spin to me.

Why the hell are you comparing murder and child rape to a cyclist doping?
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby mump boy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:50 pm

Are you lot crazy or just pretending to be so ?

I'm so obviously comparing PR's ability to obfuscate poor behaviour, not comparing the behaviour itself :roll:
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby polevaultpower » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:52 pm

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mump boy wrote:Apparently she was shot through a bathroom door, as if she was trying to get away from him !!


Was that stated in court? Or is it just another media fabrication, like the earlier report about mistaking her for an intruder?


I don't think the media made up that she was shot through a bathroom door, it's being widely reported:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wor ... irlfriend/

It's possible that he is suffering from PTSD, it's extremely difficult for any of US to appreciate what it's like to live in constant fear of dangerous criminals in your own home. The US media portrays him as a paranoid gun nut, but to live in that kind of fear is completely reasonable for the neighborhood/country that he lives in, especially given that he is a celebrity, so the criminals KNOW that he has money.

If we had a US veteran suffering from PTSD, who woke up in the middle of the night and heard noises in their bathroom, shot through the door and killed their wife, we wouldn't charge them with premeditated murder. They'd probably get charged with manslaughter and try to plead temporary insanity or something.

His behavior so far has been consistent with someone who made a horrible mistake. As far as we can tell, he has been cooperating with the cops. He appears to be absolutely devastated by the whole thing.

This sort of tragedy is fairly common in South Africa. The police are pretty much worthless against the real criminals there. Pistorius deserves a fair trial and to be punished for whatever the truth is. I hope that they are able to figure it out.


And don't think I have a soft spot for criminals. One of my friends was murdered a few years ago. Clearly premeditated. It was really clear early on who did it. But evidence takes time to process and cases take time to build. The guy who did it got to run free for a year before they even arrested him. Then after delaying the trial for about a year, they let him plead down to Murder 2 at the last minute. He'll probably be out on bail after 10 years in jail. So I absolutely feel for this girls' friends and family who are just devastated right now.

If the evidence clearly shows that this was premeditated, then he should be punished appropriately. I'm just having a hard time imagining why someone who _planned_ to kill someone would do it through a bathroom door, where you can't see your target and you leave a lot of evidence behind. If you planned to kill someone, you usually put some kind of planning into covering it up, and minimizing how much evidence is created. My friend who was murdered was driven to the top of a mountain, shot in the back of his head, and then the body was hidden in the woods, the gun thrown in a (very large) lake. We were only lucky that some hikers were going off trail and happened to find him after a few days, it could have taken a lot longer than it did.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby 18.99s » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:20 pm

polevaultpower wrote:I don't think the media made up that she was shot through a bathroom door, it's being widely reported:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wor ... irlfriend/


It's been widely reported ... by the media, who may have made it up or gotten it from an unreliable source just like the intruder mistake story. There is no indication that the information about bulletholes through the bathroom door was released by the police or stated in today's court hearing.

From the same article you linked to:
The Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper said Steenkamp was shot four times, in the head, chest, pelvis and hand. "The security guards found Pistorius by Steenkamp's body in the bathroom," the paper said, citing a neighbour. "The door had bullet holes right through it." Police have not disclosed details and there has been no verification of the claim.


I did find it odd that they're charging him with premeditated murder and not a less legally severe version of murder or manslaughter. The police probably know a lot that we don't. They definitely know whether he called 911 (or whatever the equivalent number is in SA); if he didn't call the police/ambulance, that seriously adds to the appearance of guilt.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby az2004 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:26 pm

i don;t know what the evidence will eventually prove

accident or not, it's a tragic mistake

Steenkamp’s body was found in the bathroom.

She was apparently shot four times: in the head, chest, pelvis and hand
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby JumboElliott » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:32 pm

I'm getting caught up in this but we also have to remember that this isn't a country that's exactly known for a fair judiciary.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby user4 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:37 pm

A man shoots his girlfriend dead in his own home and we are wondering if he is guilty ? ... We are doomed! If he had any conscience, and even assuming he shot by mistake, he would be begging to be immediately executed as an example to every person in the world to exercise caution with firearms in your home... But he is not because this has nothing to do with mistaken identity or firearm safety. This is just another case, like most murdered women cases, due a to violent narcissist spouse/boyfriend. He is a murderer.

A reasonable jurist would look at the percentage of deaths of women across all countries and societies and find an strong likelihood that women that are murdered are murdered by their male partner.

She picked the wrong boyfriend....
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby az2004 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:50 pm

JumboElliott wrote:I'm getting caught up in this but we also have to remember that this isn't a country that's exactly known for a fair judiciary.



does the sydney maree sagaand his time in prison somehow enter the equation here
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby az2004 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:54 pm

user4 wrote:A man shoots his girlfriend dead in his own home and we are wondering if he is guilty ? ... We are doomed! If he had any conscience, and even assuming he shot by mistake, he would be begging to be immediately executed as an example to every person in the world to exercise caution with firearms in your home... But he is not because this has nothing to do with mistaken identity or firearm safety. This is just another case, like most murdered women cases, due a to violent narcissist spouse/boyfriend. He is a murderer.

A reasonable jurist would look at the percentage of deaths of women across all countries and societies and find an strong likelihood that women that are murdered are murdered by their male partner.



the 4 wounds has me in your court
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby mump boy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:57 pm

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It's possible that he is suffering from PTSD, it's extremely difficult for any of US to appreciate what it's like to live in constant fear of dangerous criminals in your own home. The US media portrays him as a paranoid gun nut, but to live in that kind of fear is completely reasonable for the neighborhood/country that he lives in, especially given that he is a celebrity, so the criminals KNOW that he has money. .....

His behavior so far has been consistent with someone who made a horrible mistake. As far as we can tell, he has been cooperating with the cops. He appears to be absolutely devastated by the whole thing.

This sort of tragedy is fairly common in South Africa. The police are pretty much worthless against the real criminals there. Pistorius deserves a fair trial and to be punished for whatever the truth is. I hope that they are able to figure it out.

If the evidence clearly shows that this was premeditated, then he should be punished appropriately. I'm just having a hard time imagining why someone who _planned_ to kill someone would do it through a bathroom door, where you can't see your target and you leave a lot of evidence behind. If you planned to kill someone, you usually put some kind of planning into covering it up, and minimizing how much evidence is created.


The reports so far (and of course we don't know if they are true) are of arguing going on directly before the shooting and police having been called to the property on multiple previous occasions for domestic violence complaints. Somehow from this you get PTSD !!, (what past trauma is he stressed about ?) and a tragic mistake of a violent burglary, despite his gated community being reported as one of the safest places in SA.

I'm passing no judgements yet but when it walks and talks like a duck !!

I would assume the police and prosecutors have rather more information at their disposal than we do so questioning the charges is rather ridiculous. I don't know the SA legal system or their definition of premeditation but say they had been fighting all night as neighbours apparently reported, threats are made, maybe a beating (who knows) and she runs and locks herself in the bathroom, he goes and gets a gun and shoots her. That could certainly be construed as pre meditation.

I'm not suggesting this is what happened but for the police to charge him so quickly and with the severity that they have, we have to assume there is a whole lot of evidence of something untoward.

As for the police being 'worthless', violent crimes rates may be high but the have fallen by 35% in the last 8 years and it will continue to do so as the country becomes more more prosperous and equal. If there's one country that gets a pass for a lot of things from me, while trying to negotiate itself into normalcy, it's SA
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby 18.99s » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:04 pm

user4 wrote:A man shoots his girlfriend dead in his own home and we are wondering if he is guilty ? ... We are doomed!


The publicly released information doesn't completely confirm that Pistorius is the shooter. He hasn't admitted it, they haven't completed or released the ballistics analysis to determine whether his gun was the murder weapon, there's no video of it, and there's no publicly released accounts of witnesses saying they saw him do it. Obviously he's the prime suspect right now, but if it turns out that somebody else was the shooter, it wouldn't be the first time that a man was arrested at the scene of his wife's or girlfriend's murder and later it was found that somebody else was the killer.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby polevaultpower » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:06 pm

user4 wrote:A reasonable jurist would look at the percentage of deaths of women across all countries and societies and find an strong likelihood that women that are murdered are murdered by their male partner.


A reasonable jurist should judge each case on its own merits. IMO anyway :shock:
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby mump boy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:10 pm

18.99s wrote:
user4 wrote:A man shoots his girlfriend dead in his own home and we are wondering if he is guilty ? ... We are doomed!


It's not yet confirmed that Pistorius is the shooter. He hasn't admitted it, they haven't completed or released the ballistics analysis to determine whether his gun was the murder weapon, there's no video of it, and there's no publicly released accounts of witnesses saying they saw him do it. Obviously he's the prime suspect right now, but if it turns out that somebody else was the shooter, it wouldn't be the first time that a man was arrested at the scene of his wife's or girlfriend's murder and later it was found that somebody else was the killer.


I've specifically heard the police say there was no one else involved, no sign of forced entry and that it was his gun used in the shooting !!
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby polevaultpower » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:19 pm

There's no evidence at this point that anyone else could have possibly committed the shooting. I'd like to think the police would be a little less aggressive with the prosecution if that was the case! The main issue at this point seems to be whether or not he knew who he was killing at the time of the murder.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby az2004 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:27 pm

mump boy wrote:
18.99s wrote:
user4 wrote:A man shoots his girlfriend dead in his own home and we are wondering if he is guilty ? ... We are doomed!


It's not yet confirmed that Pistorius is the shooter. He hasn't admitted it, they haven't completed or released the ballistics analysis to determine whether his gun was the murder weapon, there's no video of it, and there's no publicly released accounts of witnesses saying they saw him do it. Obviously he's the prime suspect right now, but if it turns out that somebody else was the shooter, it wouldn't be the first time that a man was arrested at the scene of his wife's or girlfriend's murder and later it was found that somebody else was the killer.


I've specifically heard the police say there was no one else involved, no sign of forced entry and that it was his gun used in the shooting !!




any evidence i have seen is not good for oscar

that doesnt mean i would not change my mind if compelling evidence came forth

the four gunshot wounds seems more like a crime of passion than anything else

you argue, you get mad, you lose your mind for the moment
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby eldanielfire » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:30 pm

kuha wrote:
Flumpy wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:Saville and Armstrong? Can we stop with these silly and stupid comparisons. The first is a serial child molester and Armstrong took some PEDs in a sport, that few really care about, rife with the stuff.

Some of you guys really don't like Armstrong, which is fine. But you are off your rockers putting those two names in the same sentence.


No on was comparing their behaviour but the media's treatment of them, which is a totally valid point.


No it's not. You might have an argument in 6 months, but the Pistorius thing is far too immediate to make any meaningful judgments about "media treatment." And if you re-read the more inane comments above, you WILL see at least some comparison of behaviour.



This is rubbish. The only link people ahve mad eis that Nike athletes keep fucking up. Not one person has linked adultery and cheating with murder.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby 18.99s » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:59 pm

mump boy wrote:I've specifically heard the police say there was no one else involved, no sign of forced entry and that it was his gun used in the shooting !!


I know they said there was no sign of forced entry. But for the other aspects of it, what is the basis for those conclusions? He denies it, and they couldn't have finished the ballistics analysis yet. I don't trust police conclusions early in a case before the evidence has been properly analyzed.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby 18.99s » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:08 pm

polevaultpower wrote:There's no evidence at this point that anyone else could have possibly committed the shooting. I'd like to think the police would be a little less aggressive with the prosecution if that was the case!


Police and prosecutors like to jump to conclusions and prosecute aggressively. Their primary goal is to convict somebody, not find the truth.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby eldanielfire » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:49 pm

18.99s wrote:
polevaultpower wrote:There's no evidence at this point that anyone else could have possibly committed the shooting. I'd like to think the police would be a little less aggressive with the prosecution if that was the case!


Police and prosecutors like to jump to conclusions and prosecute aggressively. Their primary goal is to convict somebody, not find the truth.


While I'm sure this is sometimes true, that doesn't mean it is automatically true for everything. At the end of the day evidence will lead to a conviction whatever the police want. And they know that.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby az2004 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:20 pm

this is so HIGH profile, the police want the result to be squeaky clean

i do agree mistakes are made, but the want no loopholes here

i suspect the victim, the women has family interested in the correct handling of the evidence

if some 3rd party emerges, and the evidence leads that way, then i would accept it
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby Dutra5 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:01 pm

I would think that an athlete with as high a profile as Pistorius would get pretty much every benefit of the doubt being that this wouldn't necessarily be the best case to be wrong about.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby polevaultpower » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:13 am

I think we are assuming that the South African police and judicial system will behave in the same way we might expect in the US. There's plenty of evidence that we should not make that assumption...

http://www.economist.com/node/21557385
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news ... ficers-law
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby shivfan » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:21 am

Oh, so the defence of Pistorius is turning into an attack of the Saffer judicial system and the police. Well, people in glass houses should not throw stones:

http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issu ... -innocence

No judicial system is perfect, and certainly not the US, or the UK, but from what I have seen, I am confident that the Saffer authorities will prosecute this case with the required professionalism. Not every country in Africa is backward, you know....
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby mump boy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:05 am

polevaultpower wrote:I think we are assuming that the South African police and judicial system will behave in the same way we might expect in the US. There's plenty of evidence that we should not make that assumption...

http://www.economist.com/node/21557385
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news ... ficers-law


You mean like this ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zll--hgQpY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Memphis_3
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby lionelp1 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:31 am

mump boy wrote:
polevaultpower wrote:I think we are assuming that the South African police and judicial system will behave in the same way we might expect in the US. There's plenty of evidence that we should not make that assumption...

http://www.economist.com/node/21557385
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news ... ficers-law


You mean like this ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zll--hgQpY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Memphis_3


Lets hope that the SA trial is somewhat better and lacking the celebrity crap, masquerading as the majesty of the law, that takes place in the USA.Thinks , like the OJ Simpson travesty and shite celeb lawyers.!!!
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby vencio2 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:35 am

Shall we start taking bets on how much of today's Birmingham Indoor GP coverage is taken up by Denise and Collin pontificating on the latest Oscar developments.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby mump boy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:21 am

vencio2 wrote:Shall we start taking bets on how much of today's Birmingham Indoor GP coverage is taken up by Denise and Collin pontificating on the latest Oscar developments.


:lol: :lol: Colin is a renowned expert on the SA legal system, indeed :wink:
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby dukehjsteve » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:40 am

Oscar Pistorius = OJ Simpson
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby mump boy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:05 am

It's left Colin with the questions 'Why ?' !!
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby Pego » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:16 am

dukehjsteve wrote:Oscar Pistorius = OJ Simpson


Hopefully with a different outcome.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby polevaultpower » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:43 am

dukehjsteve wrote:Oscar Pistorius = OJ Simpson


Oh give me a break. OJ attempted to cover up his crimes and fled (more or less) from the police. As far as we can tell Oscar has been cooperative.

The latest report from South Africa (which yes, is just another unconfirmed media report) is that Oscar carried his dying girlfriend downstairs and tried to save her: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... e-her.html

I still have yet to see anything that indicates the charges of premeditated murder are warranted.

It's really really horrible what happened, and even in the best case scenario for Oscar, he made an incredibly poor decision that cost an innocent girl her life. But comparing him to OJ seems unwarranted at this point.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby mump boy » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:54 am

polevaultpower wrote:
dukehjsteve wrote:Oscar Pistorius = OJ Simpson


Oh give me a break. OJ attempted to cover up his crimes and fled (more or less) from the police. As far as we can tell Oscar has been cooperative.

The latest report from South Africa (which yes, is just another unconfirmed media report) is that Oscar carried his dying girlfriend downstairs and tried to save her: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... e-her.html

I still have yet to see anything that indicates the charges of premeditated murder are warranted.

It's really really horrible what happened, and even in the best case scenario for Oscar, he made an incredibly poor decision that cost an innocent girl her life. But comparing him to OJ seems unwarranted at this point.


It seems totally warranted, even if just on a celebrity level. Also that report you've posted says she was killed while siting on the toilet !! hardly the actions of a burglar.

So far we are fairly certain of

Ex Girlfriends have accused him of violence
The police have been called on a number of occasions for domestic disputes
The Police we in attendance on the night of the shooting
Arguments where heard from the house on the night of the shooting
There were no burglars
She was shot through a bathroom door
She was shot 4 times
She was shot by OP

What kind of mistake could this possibly be ? Nobody would think their were burglars in the bathroom, nobody would shoot them without checking where their girlfriend was, no one should shoot them rather than calling the security in your GATED COMMUNITY.

The fact that he may have immediately regretted it and carried her down some stairs (how's that supposed to help ?) tells us nothing about guilt or premeditation. Those who commit domestic abuse are usually 'sorry' after that's how they get away with it for so long but it doesn't make them any more culpable.

I'm not saying he's guilty, until this goes to court of course we don't know all the details but pretending that at this time that it looks like anything but intentional is ridiculous
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby Conor Dary » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:58 am

Pego wrote:
dukehjsteve wrote:Oscar Pistorius = OJ Simpson


Hopefully with a different outcome.


You would think so....
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby DrJay » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:07 am

polevaultpower wrote:
dukehjsteve wrote:Oscar Pistorius = OJ Simpson


Oh give me a break. OJ attempted to cover up his crimes and fled (more or less) from the police. As far as we can tell Oscar has been cooperative.


So Oscar is a "nice" murderer.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby Pego » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:02 am

polevaultpower wrote:he made an incredibly poor decision that cost an innocent girl her life


A "poor decision" in my vocabulary is making a wrong turn, oversalting an omelette, removing the mail from the mailbox in a downpour, telling my wife a sexist joke at a wrong time...Oscar Pistorius did not make a "poor decision", he murdered a defenseless young woman, seemingly in a fit of anger. I don't know if it was "premeditated" and it makes no difference to me. Sorry, Becca.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby bijanc » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:11 am

Op eds, essays, and term papers will abound, addressing the heretofore private sides of Steve McNair, Tiger Woods, Junior Seau, Mantei Te'o, and Oscar Pistorious. Not as famous, but just as tragic, the late KC Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher, who took his own life in the presence of his coach, after having killed his g.f.

Not putting them in the same category, but social and cultural critics will posit that elite jocks, like others in coveted positions, can live highly concealed double existences- Seau, Te'o and Pistorious were heroes to groups who identified w/ them.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby user4 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:22 am

why is humankind today so incapable of employing their vast empirical knowledge base regarding human motives, experiences and actions when it comes to making inferences of these kinds. The evidence already shows that while he may be only at worst a heinous self centered murderer, at the very best he is a self absorbed pampered heartless thug guilty of manslaughter.

To understand this type of person, just walk down the dead end of his reasoning, take him at his word: He says he thought there was an intruder. This self proclaimed competent gun man, in the familiar settings of his own home does not make perfect positive identification of the criminal before taking that criminal out with much more than a few shots.

One could argue that a female at home in the middle of the night cowering under her bed or in a closet while she hears 3 male intruders gradually getting closer to finding her, would need to unload more than a few rounds through a door ... and those situations have happened.

But a grown male firing through a door to kill his girlfriend on valentines day. He is one of the biggest liars of the 21st century.


bijanc wrote:Not putting them in the same category, but social and cultural critics will posit that elite jocks, like others in coveted positions, can live highly concealed double existences- Seau, Te'o and Pistorious were heroes to groups who identified w/ them.


I realize that culture critics may not be civilized but that aside, putting Teo and Pistorious in the same category is ... ugh. I would argue, that putting Seau, a person that committed suicide, in the same category as Pistorious or OJ or Belcher is revolting.

This all makes me wonder if we are getting to the point where the "average" person is not capable of serving on a jury, they are so easily stripped of their own common sense by the bombardment of shuck and jive story tellers, elites, lawyers and media critics telling them that they cant think for themselves.
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Re: Pistorius implicated in a murder

Postby bijanc » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:02 am

My point, and theirs (the hypothetcial columnists) is that fans, and in most cases media, do not know the Seau's and McNair's anywhere as well as we think. As public as we observers think their lives are, in this age of YouTube, Twitter, and cell phone cameras, all of the athletes I named had private demons about which we knew not.

I didn't compare their DEEDS.
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