The verdict, “Not Guilty" is clearly distinguished from "Guilty" or "Innocent", but why isn’t there a plea, "Not Innocent?" There should be that plea. I am no student of jurisprudence, and I still figured that out.
Ignore the technicalities. I am sick of seeing this trial dragged out…
A few things. You say you have not enter ur opinion in this fiction. I see it through out. Anyway, first, there is no item 1). The state has no evidence what so ever to proof that. So life in prison and execution is non existent. IF he is accused of culpable homicide he could get 5 years or a suspended sentence.
Second, you have no idea how many people will cheer for his freedom or his incarceration. You may be surprised. And Not innocent… IS guilty, so I dont know how you came up with that. There are accidentally deaths of gfs and wives and bfs and husbands. The judge will be hailed AND condemned no matter her verdict.
Third, you have no idea what his personal love life will become. Especially if his actions on that night were pure fear and anxiety and thought his gf was in bed. You may be surprised by that too.
You say “There can always be some good to be reaped from evil.” This was not an evil act. It cant be proven to be. You say “Make him give back to humanity.” He has ALWAYS done that and will continue to do so if given the chance again.
Maybe you should go live in SA and see how people who live there feel and react to violence. If not maybe you should read more about violence in SA, period. And while ur at it maybe you should read more about his life and him helping children. Also go through the trial again, its ALL on Youtube. SMH
To the person that took their Oscar's quotes off their wall:
Newtown, Virginia Tech, etc were all tragic, unspeakable,horrible incidents. And I was horrified. And I agree that gun violence needs to be addressed more severly then in the past. However, in the case of that grandmother you mentioned you used the word “shot”. But in the case of Oscar Pistorius, you use the word “murder”, which has not been proven. Why is that? Just because people have seen it in big words splash all through the media doesnt make it so. The SA prosecution on his case is trying to make a case for their argument of murder. I, for one, am looking forward to that. Only 2 people knew what transpired that night and one is not here. You say the Oscar’s quotes are no longer on your wall. Does that means you have already passed judgement on him? Or is it that Oscar (or you) does not believe in what he has said, anymore? I think he believes in every quote you have collected, and now put to the side. Set aside your judgment after the verdict.
I think the cover page of TIME magazine with Oscar Pistorius’ image and title was disgusting!! This magazine, which I had in the past I had respect for, has bent lower among the tabloids. It is as if Oscar has already been convicted and jailed. The thought that this magazine has jumped on the bandwagon with the rest of the … to achieve sensationalism is more than I can stomach. Not to mention not having all the FACTS. They would have done better and been more creditable to use other non-human images, and a different title, than to use an image that, in the past, stood for inspiration and heroism. Making him the poster boy for harden criminals in SA. I hope the powers-that-be are proud of themselves for doing this. It’s all about being in the black, the bottom line, and damn everything else.
A note to all of Oscar’s fans (and haters), and people who want to joke, what happened on FEB 14 was TERRIBLE and TRAGIC but give the court system a chance to do its job. The truth will come out. I know the lies already have.
It has been a crazy up and down year for many of us. But at this very moment we are still alive in hopes of a new and wonderful day and new year. Wishing everyone the happiest of holiday cheer. And… don’t eat too much. :)
Tell me ANYONE, did this Samantha chick get physically abused. Was she punched, kicked, choked, body slammed again the wall or to the floor??? Because that would be the only things that I wouldn’t forgive, period. Otherwise this messy hook-up (break-up) should have stayed private.
What the hell did she actually go through to make her act like she just left the psyco ward without treatment. Something went down either in Sun City or after they arrived back in CapeTown. Nevertheless according to her tweets she was all happy prior to arriving in Sun City. Like I said once before, she knew what she was getting into when she and Oscar hooked up.
I, and assume most of his fans, are not stupid to know that Oscar is not perfect. He goes through crap with people just like we all do. But good for him in that he basically kept this breakup private. Dayymm. :/
Ok, I have to say this. Chad did well in his sport (some thanks to Michael Phelps) in London, and I’m sure that he worked hard to get where he is. But Oscar made history, a feat that NO ONE on the planet has made in track and field. To sacrifice and overcome crap obstacles to compete in able-bodied meets and the Olympics, as well as the paras. Why was it a problem for him to win both categories? I’m glad he won the award he got, but I just think he was robbed. <3 u Oscar.