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(USA Today)   Magistrate grants Pistorius bail, no decision on where to put the ankle monitor   (usatoday.com) divider line 204
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2013-02-22 12:26:25 PM
I freely admit I haven't been following this story closely as I don't really care one way or the other, but...

Doesn't it seem odd that a person would just fire off multiple rounds through a bathroom door without you know, checking to see if it was just his girlfriend taking a late night dump? Especially if one lives in a gated community?

Did his girlfriend not sleep in the same bed as him?

Again, I may be missing something vital to the story here, but his version of events seems a bit suspect to me. *shrug*
 
2013-02-22 12:27:43 PM
He may have gotten bail, but the defense doesn't have a leg to stand on.
 
2013-02-22 12:27:45 PM

keylock71: ...to see if it was just his girlfriend taking a late night dump?


Go on.
 
2013-02-22 12:27:58 PM
I know where I would put this headline: straight into the HOTY pile
nice job, subby
 
2013-02-22 12:28:37 PM
Subby gives great head...line :)
 
2013-02-22 12:28:40 PM
Waiting for the next headline "Olympian with no legs jumps bail, still gets docked by Romanian judge."
 
2013-02-22 12:30:26 PM
I bet he runs to south america.
 
2013-02-22 12:30:52 PM

NightOwl2255: keylock71: ...to see if it was just his girlfriend taking a late night dump?

Go on.


siyanor.com
 
2013-02-22 12:31:15 PM
His statement in court said that he wasn't wearing his prosthetics when he went to check on the noise he heard. The bullet holes in the door where at a height of 5 feet. Not that his story made any sense in the first place, but this seals the deal.
 
2013-02-22 12:31:20 PM
I'm glad I'm not in his shoes.
 
2013-02-22 12:32:31 PM

Badmonkey82009: GAT_00: scottydoesntknow: Pistorius' case took a dramatic turn Thursday as police announced that lead investigator Hilton Botha has been replaced. Botha, who testified earlier in the week, faces attempted murder charges from a 2011 case. The charges stem from an incident in which Botha and two other police officers allegedly shot at a minibus they were trying to stop.

Ohh christ, this is going to get messy.

/+1 subby!

Once that came out, it was pretty much guaranteed in my book that this whole thing was done.  Dragging up a murder charge from two years ago suddenly once the detective broke on the stand?  This is pretty heavy handed, but obvious.

Agreed...  At first I didn't think Pistorius' defense had a leg to stand on, but now I could see them making a real run at getting him off.  I am stumped how the police could make such a basic oversight.



...something about jumping to conclusions. Meh, got nothin'.
 
2013-02-22 12:32:39 PM
It should be even more illegal to kill hot chicks.
 
2013-02-22 12:33:14 PM
You've failed me Google Image Search!

digitaljournal.com
 
2013-02-22 12:36:00 PM

cman: farking GOLD

Headlines this year have been weird. Either they are the greatest headlines in Fark history or they straight up suck. There is no inbetween


I haven't submitted any - I submit VERY mediocre headlines.

treesloth: It should be even more illegal to kill hot chicks.


Should be based on a hotornot style rating system as a multiplier for the number of years you get.
 
2013-02-22 12:36:16 PM
The judge also spelled out his concerns around the plausibility of the defense. One could say the judge did not feel Oscar had a leg to stand on
 
2013-02-22 12:36:55 PM

keylock71: I freely admit I haven't been following this story closely as I don't really care one way or the other, but...

Doesn't it seem odd that a person would just fire off multiple rounds through a bathroom door without you know, checking to see if it was just his girlfriend taking a late night dump? Especially if one lives in a gated community?

Did his girlfriend not sleep in the same bed as him?

Again, I may be missing something vital to the story here, but his version of events seems a bit suspect to me. *shrug*


The magistrate pointed that out during his 90-minute bail soliloquy, too.  Pistorius hears someone in the bathroom, grabs his gun, goes to the bathroom door, and fires.  Doesn't put on his prosthetics, doesn't check to see if his girlfriend is in bed next to him, doesn't call out to see if it's her in the bathroom--just fires.  I don't care how groggy you are in the middle of the night, your first instincts aren't to fire blindly at a locked bathroom door.
 
2013-02-22 12:38:21 PM

Popcorn Johnny: His statement in court said that he wasn't wearing his prosthetics when he went to check on the noise he heard. The bullet holes in the door where at a height of 5 feet. Not that his story made any sense in the first place, but this seals the deal.


I know that when I hear a noise, I reach across the bed, over where my wife would be, not bothering to ask if she heard it (not that she'd respond, she's the one making the noise, but still), pull out a gun, don't bother putting my glasses on (well, it's the only handicap I have), and fire a bunch of shots into the bathroom door.

Then I break down the door and say "oh sh*t, what happened?"
 
2013-02-22 12:38:33 PM

walrusonion: I bet he runs to south america.


i.huffpost.com
 
2013-02-22 12:38:59 PM
Subby gets a +1. Take your bow...

<goes to clean coffee out of nose>
 
2013-02-22 12:39:23 PM
'...not a flight risk.'

That's just cold.
 
2013-02-22 12:41:03 PM
I know the whole world is waiting for him to walk around the court room on his stumps carrying a machine gun for an re-enactment.

Don't you farking lie!
 
2013-02-22 12:42:30 PM
BTW, re: the defense claiming "well, crime is really high, so this is a totally logical sequence of events."

Um yeah, if this story passes muster, I think I can see why crime is so high. You don't even have to make up a plausible alibi!

"Yeah I shot my neighbor but I thought he was going to attack me!"
"You shot a 9-year-old kid 18 times."
"DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE CRIME RATES ARE HERE? I HEARD SOMEONE RING THE DOORBELL AND HAD TO PROTECT MYSELF!"
 
2013-02-22 12:42:37 PM
Olympic Gold Subby
 
2013-02-22 12:42:47 PM
How far could he get, really?
 
2013-02-22 12:43:05 PM

keylock71: I freely admit I haven't been following this story closely as I don't really care one way or the other, but...

Doesn't it seem odd that a person would just fire off multiple rounds through a bathroom door without you know, checking to see if it was just his girlfriend taking a late night dump? Especially if one lives in a gated community?

Did his girlfriend not sleep in the same bed as him?

Again, I may be missing something vital to the story here, but his version of events seems a bit suspect to me. *shrug*


The thing is a lot of activities people engage in seem 'odd' to me.   Shooting a woman because you thought she was a deer(she was wearing a brown jacket and white mittens) seems very unlikely, but someone did it.  I mean, it's either a deer or it isn't right?

Leaving your kid for hours in a boiling hot car? You're the one who put the kid in that car!  Those 'accidents' happen just about every summer though.

Personally, I think this guy is guilty of being up to no good, but at this point I see no evidence of a murder.  Negligent homicide?  Yup, but murder?  Nope.  It's still early in the case though, that could change.
 
2013-02-22 12:43:45 PM

Popcorn Johnny: His statement in court said that he wasn't wearing his prosthetics when he went to check on the noise he heard. The bullet holes in the door where at a height of 5 feet. Not that his story made any sense in the first place, but this seals the deal.


They missed a bullet left in the bathroom, didn't bother with shoe-coverings to prevent contamination of the crime scene, and "lost" the unused ammunition collected from the bedroom.

What other mistakes did they make? How accurate is the rest of their report?
 
2013-02-22 12:45:48 PM
Inspector Gadget is no murderer
 
2013-02-22 12:45:52 PM

brigid_fitch: The magistrate pointed that out during his 90-minute bail soliloquy, too. Pistorius hears someone in the bathroom, grabs his gun, goes to the bathroom door, and fires. Doesn't put on his prosthetics, doesn't check to see if his girlfriend is in bed next to him, doesn't call out to see if it's her in the bathroom--just fires. I don't care how groggy you are in the middle of the night, your first instincts aren't to fire blindly at a locked bathroom door.


Yeah, it just seems weird, right?

I live in an area with a lot of break-ins, too. If I hear a noise in the middle of the night and notice my wife isn't in bed with me, I'll most likely go back to sleep assuming it's my wife using the toilet or getting a glass of water. Maybe I'll get up and have a look around if it was a particularly loud noise...

The last thing I'm probably going to do is grab my shot gun and blindly fire into doors in my house.
 
2013-02-22 12:45:57 PM
SUB-BY!  SUB-BY!  SUB-BY!

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2013-02-22 12:48:23 PM

cookiefleck: I'm pretty sure subby lifted this headline from a joke made in a previous thread about pistorious


Awww. Swear on superman's bible, it just popped into my head when I saw a cartoon this morning with a ball & chain around his blades in an empty cell and I thought, Worst Ankle Monitor Ever.
 
2013-02-22 12:48:56 PM

Birnone: The thing is a lot of activities people engage in seem 'odd' to me. Shooting a woman because you thought she was a deer(she was wearing a brown jacket and white mittens) seems very unlikely, but someone did it. I mean, it's either a deer or it isn't right?

Leaving your kid for hours in a boiling hot car? You're the one who put the kid in that car! Those 'accidents' happen just about every summer though.

Personally, I think this guy is guilty of being up to no good, but at this point I see no evidence of a murder. Negligent homicide? Yup, but murder? Nope. It's still early in the case though, that could change.


I hear you, I'm old enough to be well-aware of peoples' propensity for stupidity, but damn... firing blindly into a door in your own home because you heard a noise? ...Without at least a, "Babe, is that you in there? That's a high level of stupidity right there.
 
2013-02-22 12:51:49 PM

oldfarthenry: Is it wrong to expect a slow legless chase through the streets similar to OJ's?



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Rubbish! I've hardly touched a drop.
 
2013-02-22 12:52:13 PM

IAmRight: BTW, re: the defense claiming "well, crime is really high, so this is a totally logical sequence of events."

Um yeah, if this story passes muster, I think I can see why crime is so high. You don't even have to make up a plausible alibi!

"Yeah I shot my neighbor but I thought he was going to attack me!"
"You shot a 9-year-old kid 18 times."
"DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE CRIME RATES ARE HERE? I HEARD SOMEONE RING THE DOORBELL AND HAD TO PROTECT MYSELF!"


Yeah, it's total bullshiat.

The fact is this: he fired a machine gun into a bathroom - it's attempted murder, for one, regardless of who was in the bathroom. I'm pretty sure firing a machine gun into a closed area was not a warning tactic.

That he killed someone with his actions means he should get charged for murder or manslaughter charges. He should not get away for this because it was 'an accident'. Machine gun, ffs!

And who knows, burglar or not, he could have killed kids with his actions. Burglar kids, but kids all the same.

I hope this coont goes to jail. But I doubt he will. Yes, he will walk....an unnatural walk.
 
2013-02-22 12:53:32 PM
What about a cock-ring monitor?
 
2013-02-22 12:53:44 PM

Vodka Zombie: Oh, and to answer the question, you put the monitor in the only place you CAN put it:


But later it might wind up tracking the location of his boyfriend instead.
 
2013-02-22 12:54:37 PM
Put it on his shooting hand, like a tight wrist brace. Or around his neck.
 
2013-02-22 12:56:24 PM
texyt.com

This bear also has no legs, but I think we can find a solution.
 
2013-02-22 12:56:36 PM
TFA: The charges stem from an incident in which Botha and two other police officers allegedly shot at a minibus they were trying to stop.

Why can't we get attempted murder charges for the jackasses who shot up a Tacoma in Torrance, hitting two innocent people?  American justice at work.

As for the case at hand, he never would've gotten bail if he weren't famous.
 
2013-02-22 12:56:46 PM
+1 subby on the headline. I woke my wife up laughing. You owe me one couch to sleep on.
 
2013-02-22 12:56:48 PM
It would appear that the court is stumped as to where to put the monitoring device.  How about around his balls (can I say that?), they're apparently the size of car tires based on his account of the events.  And who the heck locks the bathroom door in their own home when they use it?
 
2013-02-22 12:58:20 PM
i spend an awful lot of time on a news site to still have no idea what this story is about at all.
 
2013-02-22 12:59:34 PM
"Headline of the Year", and it's only February! :-)
 
2013-02-22 01:00:03 PM

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: i spend an awful lot of time on a news site to still have no idea what this story is about at all.


You're doing it right.
 
2013-02-22 01:02:19 PM
Roses are REd
Violets are glorious
Never try to surprise
Oscar Pastorius
 
2013-02-22 01:02:20 PM

TheOther: '...not a flight risk.'

That's just cold.


Could have said, "he's not going to jump bail or anything else for that matter".
 
2013-02-22 01:04:25 PM

Langdon Alger: put the monitor around his neck so everyone can see it all the time. and make it extra tight so he'll think about what he's done everytime he eats or takes a drink that she will never have again.


Silus?

/nothing is obscure on FARK
 
2013-02-22 01:06:35 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-22 01:07:04 PM

Captain Steroid: "Headline of the Year", and it's only February! :-)


The headline gave me a laugh, sure, but epically funny to be the best of the year?  Not really.  Headlines of the year need to have that sense of epicness, like "Gas blowing out exit brings 69 to complete halt".
 
2013-02-22 01:08:29 PM

farm machine: It would appear that the court is stumped as to where to put the monitoring device.  How about around his balls (can I say that?), they're apparently the size of car tires based on his account of the events.  And who the heck locks the bathroom door in their own home when they use it?


Apparently you don't live with any women.
 
2013-02-22 01:09:05 PM

Hyperbolic Hyperbole: i spend an awful lot of time on a news site to still have no idea what this story is about at all.


Well then, stop reading Fox News!
 
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