The title of a recently released Al-Jazeera article is “South Africa’s Pistorius WALKS FREE ON BAIL” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2013/02/2013222114814590965.html).
“Judge Desmond Nair of Pretoria court says Olympian charged with shooting dead his girlfriend WAS NOT a flight risk“. REALLY?
“South African magistrate Desmond Nair has granted bail for Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian athlete star accused of murdering his girlfriend.
“During his summarizing of arguments on Friday (February 22, 2013), the fourth day of the bail hearing, Chief Magistrate Nair said he DID NOT believe that Pistorius was a flight risk”. OK. “He added that the prosecution had FAILED to show that Pistorius HAD A PROPENSITY FOR VIOLENCE“. This is the BIG one/BOMBSHELL. “That REACHING OUT in the affidavit, the way that he did, placing it before the court, I come to the conclusion that the accused HAS MADE A CASE to be released on bail“.
“Prosecutor Gerrie Nel called Pistorius’ version that he shot Steenkamp accidentally improbable and argued that Pistorius DID NOT have to have planned the killing for days in advance for it to be PREMEDITATED“. “in response to a question from the magistrate on why Pistorius HADN’T staged a break-in at his home to make his story look more believable”, Nel said: “He planned it that night when she [Steenkamp] locked herself in [the toilet]”.
“Al Jazeera’s Tania Page, reporting from Pretoria, said that both sides in the case need to RE-EVALUATE THEIR EFFORTS“..“From here, both the defence and the prosecution REALLY NEED TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER,THE PROSECUTION more than the defense”. Does this mean, then, that Al Jazeera is TAKING SIDES/siding with PISTORIUS?
“as Pistorius BEGAN WEEPING AGAIN, like he has done for much of his bail hearing”, defense attorney Barry Roux said: “He DID NOT want to kill Reeva. He HAD NO INTENT to kill Reeva”. This is yet another/the latest ASSERTION and the “weeping” is a continuation of this FREAK SHOW/SPECTACLE.
Finally, “Roux said IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE for Pistorius, as famous as he is and (especially) WITH HIS PROSTHESES, to escape South Africa before trial and (therefore), bail SHOULD BE granted“. “Let me tell you how difficult it is for this man to disappear from this world“. So, a disabled man has now committed a MURDER. THIS IS ALARMING/DEEPLY TROUBLING.
The conclusion is easy, but important. “granted bail” DOES NOT mean that Pistorius has been acquitted/exonerated. THIS SPECTACLE/CIRCUS/FREAK SHOW CONTINUES.