Recently, people have been witness to Oscar Pistorius being given the sentence of five years for the culpable homicide of Reeve Steenkamp, an act that I am of the personal belief was premediated, first degree murder.
Now I know some will think that belief is harsh but as I have blogged before, I think he knew exactly what he was doing, exactly who was behind that door when he opened fire, I believe this was a planned killing and the sentence of just 5 years is a fucking joke but to the right you can read the report for yourself.
Now just to state my reasons for the record again, on why I think Pistorius planned and killed his girlfriend is because he didn’t do something when he woke up and thought he heard an intruder.
Simply put – he didn’t put his hand on his girlfriend – you see everyone does it, even waking up to go to the bathroom, you glance over at your partner, it’s the same if you wake up and smell smoke, smell gas or hear an intruder, you make sure your partner is safe, you check if their next to you so you can wake them to get them to safety, it is the flight or fight response in all of us, we do so easily, it’s instinctive, we sometimes don’t even know we’re doing it.
The fact that he didn’t and didn’t put the “dots” together is some fucking straight up bullshit, he fucking knew who was in that bathroom and he damn well knew who he was shooting, five years in some waffle eating, pussy summer camp is some straight up horse-piss.
The judge coming out and saying “It would be a sad day for this country if an impression was created that there is one law for the poor and disadvantaged and another for the rich and famous,” got some respect from me but sadly she went and threw it away by stating “a judge must strive for a sentence “neither too light nor too severe”.
Bitch are you crazy, a woman is dead, this asshole fucking confessed, five years was beyond “light” and another thing, this son of a bitch was actually let go so he could enjoy Christmas with his family, any normal murder would have had his ass held till sentencing.
And how fucked up is that? He killed someone’s daughter, a family that will never get to celebrate Christmas together again and this waste of space got to go home so there might not be one law for the poor and one for the rich but if your rich you’re only going to do a little time but you go home for a bit to spend it with your family first, what bullshit.
Justice system is a fucking joke in whatever neighbourhood you’re in…
Original Report Found:
Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius will spend his first day behind bars on Tuesday after he was sentenced to five years’ jail for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Looking distressed, the Paralympian clasped the hands of family members as a police officer led him from the dock down 23 steps – paint peeling off the handrail – to holding cells below the high court in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa.
The national prosecuting authority said Pistorius, 27, would go to prison immediately and would be eligible to be considered for parole after serving a third of his sentence. His uncle, Arnold Pistorius, indicated the sprinter would not appeal.
The amputee athlete, known as the “Blade Runner”, stood staring straight ahead as judge Thokozile Masipa announced his sentence for culpable homicide. There was a muted reaction from the families on the front bench of the public gallery after a trial that has otherwise provided high emotion and drama.
Masipa rejected many of the defence team’s arguments and described the evidence of one of their witnesses, social worker Annette Vergeer, as “slapdash and disappointing”. She said she had no reason to believe that South Africa’s prisons would not be able to cater for the needs of a disabled person such as Pistorius.
“It would be a sad day for this country if an impression was created that there is one law for the poor and disadvantaged and another for the rich and famous,” she noted.
Masipa said a judge must strive for a sentence “neither too light nor too severe”, ruling that “a non-custodial sentence will send a wrong message to the community”.
Referring to the Steenkamp family, the judge said: “Nothing I do or say today can reverse what happened to the deceased or her family on 14 February 2013”, but she hopes her judgment would provide some form of closure.
Steenkamp’s father, Barry, said afterwards: “I’m pleased that it’s over.”
The Steenkamps’ lawyer, Dup de Bruyn, told Agence France-Presse that the sentence would probably be served as two years in prison and three years under house arrest. “In effect, he gets three years’ correctional supervision and two years’ direct imprisonment.”
De Bruyn said Steenkamp’s parents were satisfied with the decision. “They feel it’s right.”
Pistorius killed Steenkamp, 29, in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year when he shot her through the bathroom door at his home in Pretoria. He insisted he thought he was firing at an intruder.
Pistorius was also given a three year sentence, suspended for five years, for a firearms offence.
The Pretoria prison in which Oscar Pistorius will spend at least the next 10 months counts among its more illustrious alumni the South African short-story master Herman Charles Bosman, who was sent there in 1926 after shooting and killing his stepbrother.
Like Pistorius, Bosman claimed it was an accident, but Bosman was convicted of murder and only escaped death row after a reprieve. His resulting prison memoir, Cold Stone Jug, was described by Doris Lessing as “the saddest of all prison books”.
Today Kgosi Mampuru, previously known as Pretoria Central Prison, but renamed to honour a Bapedi chief hanged there in 1883 after being convicted of murder, public violence and revolt, is home to Clive Derby-Lewis and Janusz Walus, convicted of the 1993 assassination of the ANC leader Chris Hani.
Derby-Lewis has twice been attacked by other inmates, most recently in March this year. His lawyer said at the time: “It is safer to go to war than to be in the Kgosi Mampuru prison”.
Pistorius may hope his experience is more similar to that of the Waterkloof Two, Frikkie du Preez and Christoph Bekker, who were sent to the prison after being convicted of killing a homeless man in 2001.
A video of the two emerged earlier this year that appeared to show them drinking alcohol and using mobile phones and computers in their cell, prompting a public outcry and forcing an investigation by Correctional Services. Inmates at Kgosi Mampuru have already told the South African newspaper The Times that a mobile phone was waiting for Pistorius. One prisoner said they had been following his trial on TV using mobile satellite devices, and that the athlete would be protected by his fame and money.