Yeah, he was cute. He's such an inspiration. Hope he didn't do it. =\
The Menendez boys were cute, too. That didn't stop them from offing their parents. He is innocent until proved guilty, but I won't be surprised if he's found guilty.
Shocking! His story at the summer Olympics was inspiring and emotional. This is unbelievable.
I hope it is just a misunderstanding... but one thing for sure, penally guilty or not, HE will havve to live with what he did for the rest of his life...
According to the SA police, there have been other 'incidents':
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/paralympic-...064211619.htmlPistorius, 26, and his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, had been the only people in the house at the time of the shooting, police brigadier Denise Beukes told reporters, adding witnesses had been interviewed about the early morning incident.
"We are talking about neighbors and people that heard things earlier in the evening and when the shooting took place," Beukes said outside the heavily guarded residential complex.
Police said a 9mm pistol had been found at the scene.
Beukes said police were aware of previous incidents at the Pistorius house. "I can confirm that there has previously been incidents at the home of Mr Oscar Pistorious, of allegations of a domestic nature," she said.
one thing about the closet/you don't have to hurry/it will be bad tomorrow/so brother, don't you worry
^ What exactly do you find funny about this?
Hmmm...I really hope not. What a feel good story he brought to the Olympics. And now (possibly) this...
Not that I condone murder, but sometimes she just won't shut up.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day.
Give a man religion, and he'll starve praying for a fish.
I have always thought sports events with the handicapped were somewhat in poor taste and now my opinion seems to be vindicated by this distasteful incident.
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^ They're athletes just like 'regular' Olympians. Why should they be denied the competition?
Will never forget the emotion felt in the crowd when he stepped onto the track at the London Olympics.
Beautiful couple. An accomplished woman with a promising future, now dead. Another example of why it's dangerous to have a gun around the house.
Shocking and Horrible.
" For all there is to feel, let it be felt"
― Emeli Sande
Will they let him keep his legs in prison? He could take them off and use it as a deadly weapon.
She's not dead because he owns a gun, she's dead recause she stayed in an ongoing relationship with a violent person. If he didn't have a gun he would have still killed her. He just would have stabbed, strangled, or beat her to death. Dead is dead, makes little difference how she got that way.
Apparently, murder is what he had up his sleeve.What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay
I suspect Pistorius regrets the day he bought that gun.
I felt so guilty when I saw the clip on the evening news because I couldn't stop thinking how cute he was.
So sad. RIP.
Tragic when beautiful people do less-than-beautiful things.
His advertisements describe himself as a bullet
I'm kinda hoping that he didn't do it. I guess it's still a possibility.
All those who rebut the consquences of lax gun regulations should consider that if he didn't have the guns he may only have slapped her, not shot her.
There was a very telling interview with him from 2007 where the reporter stated that his temper blew up very easily but that afterwards he had 'forgotten' about it.
Whether they can make the premeditated murder charge stick (and I very much doubt it) he was alone in the apartment with his girlf when she was shot. There is no doubt he killed her.
From the circumstances presented to us, he shot her. Pretty boys commit crimes too.Man up boys, there will still be plenty of us pretty ones about...................................
I think we might as well just hang him.
Remember Hansie Cronje ?
It's pretty sad and shocking....obviously huge news here in S.A.... interested in what he has to say...
Pretty boy is gonna be passed around?
Don't know how it is over there but in some countries celebrities can get special treatment because they are in increased risk of being harassed. Similar to what people who were in law enforcement get.
Last edited by Laufey; February 16th, 2013 at 04:36 PM.
At Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, an inmate with 80 percent hearing loss was denied a hearing aid and then disciplined for failing to listen to deputies' directions.
In Santa Barbara County, a bipolar and suicidal parole violator said he was denied the medication he had received while in prison.
In Sacramento County, a blind parole violator was denied a tapping cane, forcing him to rely on inmates and deputies to escort him to the toilet, the showers and meals. He had been permitted a cane in prison.
In Los Angeles County, a paralyzed parolee reported that deputies replaced her custom wheelchair with a broken one, tying her feet to the footrests to keep them from dragging, then gave her a cell with a door that was not wide enough for a wheelchair. Deputies later returned her personal wheelchair.
In Tulare County, an inmate with swollen legs from chronic liver disease reported that deputies had confiscated his cane. In prison, he had been allowed to use a cane.
Also in Tulare County, a parole violator scheduled for knee replacement surgery was given an upper bunk; he fell 11 times while trying to climb onto his bed, he said. In prison, he had been assigned a lower bunk.
In Butte County, a deaf inmate said he could not communicate with medical staff about an ear infection because the jail did not provide a sign language interpreter.
Woodford was asked by the prisoners' attorneys to review jail polices and the prisoners' complaints. She said many county jails are now in the same position the state prisons were before the Armstrong case was filed.
Everybody should get humane punishment, including killers.
The way I see it the justice system should be about protecting society rather than being about revenge and satisfying peoples blood thirst.
The justice system should be above the behavior of killers and rapists, not on the same level.
A bloodied cricket bat has been found on the premises:
According to the article, there was lots of blood: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/bloodied-cr...121020848.htmlJohannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Investigators have found a bloodied cricket bat in the home of paralympian Oscar Pistorius who was charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, it was reported Sunday.
The cricket bat was at the centre of the murder investigation against the star athlete, reports Xinhua.
Police were investigating two possibilities: that the cricket bat was used by Steenkamp to defend herself or that Pistorius used it to break down the bathroom door to get access to where Steenkamp was hiding.
Oh I just love Pistachios....
I do too, untill they shoot me and crush my head with a cricket bat.
I understand the feelings of wanting to punish them as much as possible, especially when they hurt you or a loved one. But that's why we have neutral people deciding the punishment rather than the victims.
A long time ago when we had the whole viking culture going on a large part of the population (especially the male population) was killed because people kept revenging their loved ones. Revenge killing or even honor killing. I understand that behavior considering the structure at the time but I'm very glad we have managed to move pass that. Hate and acts of revenge can turn into a negative cycle which drags the whole society down.
And believe it or not but a lot of people manage to stick to their belief on humane punishment even when a loved one is killed. Some people even manage to forgive. There are cases where family members actually plead the court not to give the death sentence. I think this attitude is much more constructive and I think it's a good development that more and more people believe in the justice system being about protecting society rather than revenge. The word justice is often just used as a fancier word for revenge.
We also have to keep in mind that even if the victim is just one we still have two families of grieving people. The killers also have loved ones and giving the prisoner inhumane treatment can take more toll on their families.
Sad story either way, though. The Sunday papers had a field day with the story yesterday.
I wonder where Pictorius' money comes from? He lives in a very handsome house in a gated community.
^ Sponsorships, clearly.
I sincerely hope he isn't put in with general population. I could only imagine what inmates would do to his prosthetics...it wouldn't be humane to have a double amputee (or anyone disabled) in with the general population.
^Yeah, but he netted 18 million in local mickey mouse money (roughly US$2 million) in 2012, so he was sitting pretty.
I saw a British doco on Caster Semenya which seemed to raise more questions than answers about her/him.
A side issue seemed to be that it was OK to bend the rules a bit because Caster Semenya would at least get a decent standard of living in a brick government hostel ward rather than living in a shanty with her/his family.