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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:43 AM

Guy with fake legs from Olympics kills girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius charged with murder in death of model girlfriend

By Nkepile Mabuse. Josh Levs and Faith Karimi, CNN

Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) -- Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend at his South Africa home early Thursday.

Reeva Steenkamp, 29, and Pistorius, 26, were the only two people in the upscale Pretoria home at the time of the shooting, police spokeswoman Denise Beukes said.

In keeping with South African law, Pistorius will be named officially as the suspect when he appears in court. The first court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

The state will oppose bail, Beukes said.

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Reply Guy with fake legs from Olympics kills girlfriend (Original post)
cbdo2007 Feb 2013 OP
Dpm12 Feb 2013 #1
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #2
cbdo2007 Feb 2013 #7
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #11
cbdo2007 Feb 2013 #12
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #13
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #27
demmiblue Feb 2013 #33
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #35
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #38
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #24
Orrex Feb 2013 #8
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #25
Orrex Feb 2013 #26
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #36
Orrex Feb 2013 #41
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #3
Orrex Feb 2013 #4
Lint Head Feb 2013 #5
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #6
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #9
Lint Head Feb 2013 #18
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #23
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #10
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 #14
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #15
cbdo2007 Feb 2013 #17
OldDem2012 Feb 2013 #20
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #16
Orrex Feb 2013 #29
sufrommich Feb 2013 #19
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #30
Cal Carpenter Feb 2013 #34
freshwest Feb 2013 #21
Turborama Feb 2013 #22
Iggo Feb 2013 #28
uppityperson Feb 2013 #31
uppityperson Feb 2013 #32
obamanut2012 Feb 2013 #37
malaise Feb 2013 #39
Starry Messenger Feb 2013 #40

Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:46 AM

1. "Guy with fake legs from Olympics kills girlfriend"

Never thought I'd read those words in the same sentence

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:47 AM

2. The man has a name

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:56 AM

7. I know, but the average person isn't going to recognize his name.

They'll skip over it the first 5 times they see the story and then finally say to themselves, "hey, that's that dude with the fake legs from the olympics!!!!"

And now that he's killed his girlfriend, his name will be even less relevant to history.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:58 AM

11. Ummm...another DUer took care of that by quoting a headline earlier--

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022372158


Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius Held 'For Shooting Girlfriend'


There's been 3 threads on it so far I think.

Good neighbors check for dupes.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:25 AM

12. That's why I reposted. Nobody knew who he was by name, and he killed his girlfriend.

didn't just "shoot her" so I took the liberty to post a more accurate headline for the DU community.

You're Welcome!

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:28 AM

13. There's actually two threads that mention the arrest.

Sorry, but ya missed the boat on this one by a few hours.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:14 PM

27. "fake legs" is hardly accurate.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:10 PM

33. Interesting that he posted in that very thread with the following:

cbdo2007 (6,194 posts)
12. He's gonna have a tough time running away from this one.

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harharharharhar

Seriously though, if he did this he's a giant asshole. 1) for killing his gf on valentines day which is just rude, and 2) for getting us all to feel sorry for him and turn him into a minor celebrity at the olympics.



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Response to demmiblue (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:17 PM

35. That's disgusting--

His defense of using those terms is pretty sick too. Most people are aware of "Blade Runner."

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:08 PM

38. Ugh -- thanks for posting this

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:09 PM

24. Most will, and "Blade Runner: is being used in headers

It bothers me to have someone IDed that way. I have a friend with a "fake leg," and she has a name.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:56 AM

8. The name is clearly shown in the post

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Response to Orrex (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:09 PM

25. And?

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:12 PM

26. Meaning it's clear that he has a name and that his name is given in the post.

Meaning, in turn, that your post makes no sense.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:07 PM

36. Meaning the OP's header is still distasteful at best

And offensive at worst.

Mmany on this thread agree with me.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:20 PM

41. Undoubtedly, but not because the alleged killer's name was omitted

Rather, it's offensive for the use of the slur "fake legs."

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:48 AM

3. Lol @ "fake legs"

edit to add, laughing at the terminology, not people who are missing limbs.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:51 AM

4. Maybe he thought she was a Replicant.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:53 AM

5. Reports are saying he mistook her for an intruder and then allegedly opened fire.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:54 AM

6. And shot her four times, two of the shots to the head...

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:57 AM

9. Yeah, I saw that

I just cant see the intruder defense as holding up. My only hope in this is she didn't know what hit her than to be aware of the horror being rained on her.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:39 AM

18. Please forgive me but it has to be said.

As far a the intruder defense goes he doesn't have a leg to stand on.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:05 PM

23. Based on his past history of domestic violence not likely thinking she was an intruder.

I don't see how it will hold water with his testimony.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:58 AM

10. That's his story

She's not alive to give her side. And police say there had been previous domestic calls to the house.

His arrest for murder indicates that police don't find his story credible.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:29 AM

14. "Guy with fake legs"

Nice.







Not.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:34 AM

15. They're called prosthetics, just in case you didn't know. nt.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:44 AM

20. I'm quite sure any DUers who have to use prosthetics are very amused by your "humor". nt.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:35 AM

16. "Guy with real legs shoots cops, dies in cabin fire"

I am so using that sometime

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:20 PM

29. Well played

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:40 AM

19. They're awarding fake legs at the Olympics now?

What happened to just giving out medals?

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:26 PM

30. You keep your gold medals...This is an award for MEN

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:14 PM

34. Must be Italian

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:48 AM

22. Just in case...

Original OP, verbatim...

Guy with fake legs from Olympics kills girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius charged with murder in death of model girlfriend

By Nkepile Mabuse. Josh Levs and Faith Karimi, CNN

Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) -- Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend at his South Africa home early Thursday.

Reeva Steenkamp, 29, and Pistorius, 26, were the only two people in the upscale Pretoria home at the time of the shooting, police spokeswoman Denise Beukes said.

In keeping with South African law, Pistorius will be named officially as the suspect when he appears in court. The first court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

The state will oppose bail, Beukes said.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:19 PM

28. That's just rude.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:29 PM

31. FWIW, "fake legs" is insulting to those with prosthesis. Please learn from this and here are jury

results. Juror #6...yes, people with prosthetic limbs do care if it is called a "fake limb", even on a message board. Please learn from this.


Alerter comments: Poster making comments in this thread about prosthetics for "shock content". We don't need comments like this on DU.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT and said: Someone copy the OP into a reply before it gets self deleted...
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT and said: I'll probably be in the minority, but really - would it have been too hard to use the word "artificial" or "prosthetics"? I don't think it was for shock value, but it is in poor taste.
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT and said: Well, the OP title could be attributed to whatever. This post is snide and insensitive.

Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT and said: insensitive, and also redundant thread
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Can we call dentures false teeth? I really don't think somebody with a prosthetic limb cares if it's called a fake leg or fake arm on a message board.

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:32 PM

32. "Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee that made history by racing in the Olympics, accused of..."

"Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee that made history by racing in the Olympics, accused of shooting"
MUCH better headline. See? It can be written in a non-offensive way that people immediately understand.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018304293

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:08 PM

37. +1

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:11 PM

39. What an offensive subject n/t

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Response to cbdo2007 (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:12 PM

40. Poster with fake brain and no wit posts stupid fake headline.

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