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Was Oscar Pistorius just given a pass, 32 months after he killed his girlfriend under questionable circumstances? [Details]?

Asked by ibstubro (18717points) October 15th, 2015

Oscar Pistorius to Be Released From Prison After Parole Board Meeting

The article, unfortunately, does not define “correctional supervision” under South African law, nor does it mention the proposed length of the supervision.

Correction Supervision could include:
* Be placed under house detention.
* Does community service.
* Seeks employment.
* Takes up and remains in employment.
* Takes part in treatment, development and support programmes.
* Is restricted to one or more magisterial districts.
* Lives at a fixed address.
* Refrains from using alcohol or illegal drugs.
* Refrains from committing a criminal offence.
* Refrains from visiting a particular place.
* Refrains from making contact with a particular person or persons.
* Refrains from threatening a particular person or persons by word or action.
* Is subject to monitoring (this could be electronic monitoring).

Hardly onerous conditions on a multi-millionaire.
Oh, had Phil Spector only known.

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9 Answers

chyna's avatar

What a slap in the face to that girls family. Justice served? No. But money talks.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Yes, this is a giveaway to a murderer.

On the other hand, I fully expect him to break his parole….

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Ugh. Justice. There is none.

marinelife's avatar

It is a sad commentary on the effect of money on the justice system (think OJ Simpson). Money talks and criminals walk.

It also is a sad commentary on men (who control government) being tolerant of domestic violence against women.

I did not see cannot own firearms on that list. Oscar will slip up again, the blubbering fool.

ibstubro's avatar

House Arrest

His current net worth appears to be as low as $500,000.

jaytkay's avatar

Is this common in South Africa? Is he getting special treatment?

ibstubro's avatar

That’s a good question, @jaytkay, and from what I understood, yes, serving 1/6 of your sentence is the norm in South Africa.
The larger question, however, is if Pistorius got a lesser manslaughter conviction because of prestige/influence/money.

msh's avatar

I wonder if he is acquainted with OJ Simpson?

johnpowell's avatar

South Africa and killed a woman. Not really a shocker.

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