Lunch: Bail Set, Oscar Pistorius CLEARLY not a flight risk

If the prosthetic fits, then you must convict.

Clearly, the South African legal system runs on a far different set of circumstances than here in the United States, where Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic sprinter has already faced the court and the judge in the case of the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.  We can see that the court has ruled his role in the case, the prosecution stating that the murder was premeditated and the defense ruling that the shooting was an accident.

Oscar in court (HERMAN VERWEY/CITY PRESS/GALLO IMAGES/GETTY)

Oscar in court (HERMAN VERWEY/CITY PRESS/GALLO IMAGES/GETTY)

The most recent ruling was on the bail for Pistorius, with the Court Magistrate ruling that he did not feel that Pistorius represented a flight risk.  Really?  An internationally recognizable Olympic track star who has brought more attention to South Africa since a bunch of aliens were living in an apartheid society doesn’t represent a flight risk and everyone is up in arms (or legs) about this?  Talk about not having a leg to stand on here!  The court set his bail at 1 million rand (a whopping $112,000) and set conditions such as relinquishing his firearms and passports and to avoid his upscale home.

I think I stand with most of the world here in believing that Pistorius is O.J.-type guilty here, just crossing my fingers that one of the cops who is testifying doesn’t have a history of prejudice against people missing limbs, because “Blade Runner” belongs in South African prison with the rest of the Blood Diamond hunters.  Plus, why take away all of these things from him AND make him post bail?  I think just taking away his bent back paper clips would be enough to make sure he didn’t go anywhere.  These bail hearings did not serve the purpose of deciding guilt, but I believe that justice will be served and Reeva Steenkamp’s murder will not be without justice.

What do you think?  Comment with your own opinions on the matter!

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