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Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 8:55:34 AM   
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http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/athletics-pistorius-arrested-girlfriend-shot-dead-071857573.html

Tragic if suspicions are true that he shot her mistaking her for a burglar

Also - I know there's a 'Blade Runner' headline/joke in there somewhere, but I'll leave that to the more talented members of the forum

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 9:18:09 AM   
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Guns don't kill people, runners do.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 9:54:51 AM   
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He doesn't have a leg to stand on.


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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 9:56:26 AM   
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Did he shoot her in the back?

sorry.

Jokes aside though if it was a case that he mistook her for a burglar, then thats very tragic indeed. But if i'm honest, i think there's something a little fishy about that. Basically its his word against hers....and seeing as she can't defend herself, its just his word. We'll just have to wait and see....

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 9:58:40 AM   
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quote:

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He doesn't have a leg to stand on.


And i'm done.

Bugger! That's what I was coming in to post!!

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 10:18:56 AM   
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If it's true he'll be up to his knees in trouble.

Anyway, it's a tragic story. He came over as a right cock at 2012 though, it wouldn't surprise me if he's an arrogant smug Lance Armstrong/OJ Simpson type character.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 10:26:54 AM   
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A tragic tale of what looks like a romantic gesture gone horribly wrong.  It's too bad she didn't live, but then again, who does?

I wonder if her last words were "Describe in single words only the good things that come to mind about your mother"

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 10:35:41 AM   
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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 10:39:51 AM   
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BBC reporting he's been charged with murder and will be in court later today.



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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 10:45:39 AM   
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quote:

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Tragic if suspicions are true that he shot her mistaking her for a burglar





Surprised he didn't register for the blind events while he was at it.

Seriously,shocking news.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 11:17:41 AM   
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Did he shoot her in the back?

sorry.

Jokes aside though if it was a case that he mistook her for a burglar, then thats very tragic indeed. But if i'm honest, i think there's something a little fishy about that. Basically its his word against hers....and seeing as she can't defend herself, its just his word. We'll just have to wait and see....


South Africa can be a very dangerous place. When I went there I didn't see any crime but I did see a shit ton of barb wires around walls. It's also common to see warning signs of armed response of trespassing or intrusion. It's a great country but I have no doubt what I saw everywhere that there are a lot of dangerous people living in SA.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 11:18:23 AM   
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Still I guess Rachel's query as to the possibility of a Blade Runner 'retiring' a human by mistake has been answered

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 11:32:31 AM   
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Blade Gunner more like

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 11:52:45 AM   
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quote:

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South Africa can be a very dangerous place. When I went there I didn't see any crime but I did see a shit ton of barb wires around walls. It's also common to see warning signs of armed response of trespassing or intrusion. It's a great country but I have no doubt what I saw everywhere that there are a lot of dangerous people living in SA.


In the mid-90s, a friend was sent to Durban to work with BMW.  He went out with some friends for the night and started slowing down for a red light in the city centre, only for his SA friends to scream at him to keep going.  When he set off, he glanced in the rear view and saw a gang of armed men approaching the car.  Apparently the practice was to approach cars at stop lights, shoot the driver in the head through the window then drag the body out and steal the car.

I don't know if it's still the case, but in SA it was permissable to use lethal force to protect your person and property.  This led to a number of deadly systems being built into cars to deter car thieves including a firing mechanism built into the steering column that shot anyone tampering with the wheel lock, airbags on the car roof that detonated with such force that best would concuss the potential thief, at worst break their neck or fracture their skull, and (my personal favourite) side-mounted flame throwers that burned anyone trying to force the doors.  All very Robo-Cop if you ask me!

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 11:58:02 AM   
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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 12:11:10 PM   
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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 12:25:14 PM   
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There's a yawning chasm in hell in which all of you will be dropped for making these puns.



I know it's just jokes, but a bit distasteful all the same considering it POSSIBLY a murder, and police have revealed previous domestic disturbances, of course what these disturbances are is speculation. I don't know if South Africa charges people with murder as a matter of routine, and innocent until proven guilty, but a bit more respect to a victim of what could either a terrible accident or crime should perhaps be given, without wanting to sound too saintly.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 12:32:10 PM   
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They're saying that it's not the first time the police have been called to his house over domestic issues...so the the burglar thing is looking less likely.

Apparently his girlfriend was struggling to get a Valentine's gift...what do you get the man who doesn't have everything?

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 12:41:56 PM   
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Go easy on the man. After all, he's seen things we people wouldn't believe...

...a burglar in his house, for example...

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 12:44:08 PM   
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I know it's just jokes, but a bit distasteful all the same considering it POSSIBLY a murder, and police have revealed previous domestic disturbances, of course what these disturbances are is speculation. I don't know if South Africa charges people with murder as a matter of routine, and innocent until proven guilty, but a bit more respect to a victim of what could either a terrible accident or crime should perhaps be given, without wanting to sound too saintly.


He should be OK if he has diplomatic immunity.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:00:49 PM   
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Unfunny jokes aside

He has been arrested now and its looking more and more like a murder as opposed to an accidental shooting

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Pistorius-to-spend-night-behind-bars-20130214


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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:07:15 PM   
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Tragic stuff. Intrigued to know why it happened.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:11:52 PM   
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Tragic stuff. Intrigued to know why it happened.


Well, if police have been called there before, he owns a gun and one or both of them has/had a short temper, then it could feasibly have been over anything from a simple argument about something very minor and stupid, or one of them having an affair or something like that.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:12:32 PM   
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Unfunny jokes aside


But that's at least 75% of the content on the forums...

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:17:32 PM   
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Unfunny jokes aside



What about the funny ones?


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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:21:58 PM   
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oh whatever

Anyway, he does have a reputation for being pretty aggressive. These last few months have seen a few stories about him sending people threatening sms's, verbally assaulting people at concerts, and just being generally unlikable

Still, theres a bit leap from being an asshole to being a deranged killer

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:29:21 PM   
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I had no idea he was such a prick, I assumed because he was so famous and popular that he must be a nice guy but it seems not.


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Still, theres a bit leap from being an asshole to being a deranged killer


The thing is, it's not exactly unheard of amongst elite male athletes. It was only a few months ago an NFL player gunned down his girlfriend and killed himself after all.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:30:12 PM   
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Apparently when a reporter mentioned about the alleged burglar to the Police, the Police had no idea where that story had come from. It's also alleged she died of 4 gun shot wounds, I wouldn't have thought it would be entirely possible to 'accidentally' shoot someone 4 times but I'm sure we'll find out eventually.

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:37:28 PM   
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Shocking news. I have to admit, the minute my wife and I heard the 'mistaken for a burgalar' line, our collective thought was 'yeah, pull the other one'. I guess it could well have been at a distance where it could happen by chance but wasn't she shot in the head (what I read on BBC anyway)?

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RE: Oscar Pistorius Arrested over shooting - 14/2/2013 1:54:42 PM   
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Shocking news. I have to admit, the minute my wife and I heard the 'mistaken for a burgalar' line, our collective thought was 'yeah, pull the other one'. I guess it could well have been at a distance where it could happen by chance but wasn't she shot in the head (what I read on BBC anyway)?


Another leg joke? Shocking.

Something definitely doesn't add up though.

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