Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail, Twitter Shoots Back

Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail, according to CNN:

Citing a number of problems with the police investigation into the death of the Olympic sprinter’s girlfriend…Pistorius will be released after posting bail of 1 million rand (about $114,000) by March 1.


But the real drama unfolded on Twitter as the world weighed in on this present-day O.J. Simpson case.

Some called attention to the simplicity, and perhaps fallibility, of South African law and its take on “reasonable doubt.”

While some referenced Pistorius’ history of domestic violence.

Sports Illustrated reports about previous domestic violence police reports:

In 2009, Pistorius was arrested for assault when he slammed a door on a woman.

People are also weighing in on Pistorius’ history with alcohol and his chronic paranoia.
In a 2009 interview with the New York Times, Pistorius tells about his previous “home intrusion” scares.

He mentioned that a security alarm in the house had gone off the previous night, and he had grabbed his gun and tiptoed downstairs. (It turned out to be nothing.)

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Still others took a lighter approach to the whole ordeal.

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