Thursday, April 10, 2014
Oscar Pistorius and George Zimmerman have at least five things in common:
(1) they have a gun fetish;
(2) they see themselves at the center of the universe;
(3) they blame others instead of accepting responsibility for the bad things they do;
(4) they have bad tempers; and
(5) they hijacked the screams of the people they murdered.
Unlike Zimmerman, Pistorius had fame and fortune.
Shame that he threw it all away.
Tragic that he took the life of a person who loved him.
The prosecutor is effectively peeling away his layers of self-importance exposing a small and petty man.
His claim that he did not discharge the gun in the restaurant even though it was in his hand when it went off is ridiculous.
This case is being tried to the court without a jury because South Africa abolished the right to a jury trial. Judges are a very different audience. Many arguments that might work with a jury will not work with a judge. It’s interesting to watch how the lawyer’s styles vary.
What do you think of the trial?
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