Pistorius maximum sentence of 5 years in jail is OK for me. The sentence meets the constraints playing out in this case.
Read at SkyNews.
1. The Judge said South African prisons are equipped to handle disabled. OK. She also called for mercy, in the absence of understanding.
2. The Prosecutor doesn’t consider Pistorius as a victim because he committed a tragedy. This presentation of facts is not respecting the timeline of the events as they occurred. Pistorius went a victim of his girlfriend’s infidelity before committing the tragic act. It is not the reverse.
3. According to Pistorius Defense, Pistorius is expected to stay in prison for 10 months (which is considerable) Thereafter, in house arrest.
ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL : THE SPIRIT OF SHAKESPEARE WAS SO HELPFUL TO AVOID SOME SORT OF KAFKA ALIEN INSTRUCTION
Pistorius case. Here is what we wrote previously as a canvas we could agree upon. Kind of a middle ground.
Before you read the GR text, a word over Pistorius case. As a cold killer, the Prosecutor is right demanding 10 years in jail as a minimum. Each crime should be met with a jail sentence. This is the interpretation of the law at maxima. Pistorius Defender has pledged « jail is unsuitable to disability » and, for that reason, prison is not a solution. Both of them are right. But, in the end, the Judge has to cut the apple in the middle.
Is disability a mitigating circumstance, sort of permit to kill without being jailed ? Certainly not and there is a risk « zero jail » could send a wrong message of impunity for disabled murderers, who could exploit the breach unexpectedly. On the other hand, for people asking full justice, and only that, in Pistorius case, a jail sentence equates to « Death sentence » ; unless Pistorius is placed in a special cell, to brush away the damaging image of Pistorius returning in « his luxurious home », as the Prosecutor hammered out.
If only, we knew the matter of the dispute…was it infidelity ? There is a great chance it were. Admitting it was the case, then mitigating circumstances can help to understand the anger of a disabled man, facing infidelity of an ingrate top model who earned most fame through Pistorius presence by her side. Yes, infidelity is not a reason to kill. Having said that, when disability is implied in such a scenario and a dispute, it may be comprehensible the disabled man got lost for a while.
In a sense, not only Pistorius may well be a victim either of fame or the part of infamy or cynism of our society and our times, times are assassins for, some of our society’s values act as a killing surrepticious machine.
HONG-KONG IS THE OTHER PLACE SEEKING (ELECTORAL) JUSTICE CONFRONTING PHARAON LEUNG
NOW WHAT IS MR LEUNG SAYING ? THE MAN IS LIVING IN THE SEVENTEEN CENTURY. BEFORE FRENCH REVOLUTION. 1789 – HE SHOULD WAKE UP FROM THE ERA OF GLACIATION.
Take a first look at Mr Leung stance. Hong Kong Leader Reaffirms Unbending Stance on Elections. At the NYT.
It is a joke ! Incredible. So the problem is not Beijing, but Mr. Leung and his select and Notable committee, considering themselves the people elected to dominate the pest and the vermin. He is definitely a Plague to quarantine, he and his gansta elitist club. Mr Leung should learn Politics and its History worldwide. Where has he seen poor people doing Politics ? He is one of a kind of a Prehistoric Politician.
If Pharaon Leung is thinking claims of the Young people and their supporters are « Populists » « reacting emotionally » contrary to Him the Cartesian Man in control of everything. Why is he losing his precious time talking with this populace ? He just have to send his police mob to fire the toothless crowd and everything will come back to normalcy.
Sir Leung, you are failing Hong Kong reputation. What is for sure is your time has ended. It is not a matter of If but of When.
Consider the Introduction of the NYT. HONG KONG — The Beijing-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, said Monday evening that it was unacceptable to allow his successors to be chosen in open elections, in part because doing so would risk giving poorer residents a dominant voice in politics.
Our comment. It is a pity. And this is a political leader. Another Political Tragedy. Hong-Kong deserves better. REALLY BETTER.
Pharaoh Leung is the portrait of Post-colonialist leaders, everywhere Colonialism took place. In Africa, post-colonialist’s rulers despise their peoples in the same terms used by Paraoh Leung. Their inhumane feelings towards their peoples make the Former Foreigner colonialists look sympathetic. The paradox out of this is people are well treated by those former colonialists than the neos’ ones who took power in their names, as brothers in blood. For instance, France public servants have more respect and consideration for African people, compared to the treatment inflicted to them when they land in Africa. And this illness will repeat itself inside each administration you’ll enter for public services, unless you succomb to the bribery local tradition sneaking everywhere like a cancer. Then you’ll see their faces illuminated by an idiot smile. Public services are supposed to be free and available. In Africa, you have to beg for them. And pay the price fixed by each of them, all along the process. Ebola is everywhere. No chance for you to escape the Plague.
As for Infidelity, in the Pistorius case, the systematic promotion of prostitution and prostitutes becoming global « stars » of reality shows, thereby some sorts of models of success, the promotion of libertinages and multi-partners sexual encounters, the promotion of a presstitute institution the fiance of Pistorius was one of the members… victim herself also and executioner at the same time ; all this are extreme negligent behaviors. « Negligence or Negligent », to paraphrase the South African Justice. Congratulations, Your Honor.
I SWEAR, NEXT TIME WE ARE GOING TO LAND THIS POST-MORTEM DEMOCRATIC TIMES’ PLANE. AFTER A WORLD TOUR I HOPE YOU ENJOYED TRAVELING WITH ME.
IN THE MEANTIME, BRACE FOR THE LANDING AND TAKE A LISTEN AT THIS.