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Judge Crushes Efforts To Appeal Oscar Pistorius' Lenient Sentence

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday rejected an application by state prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-...

The Depressing Lesson Of Oscar Pistorius’ Lenient Sentence

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 07.07.2016 | Home

On Wednesday, South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced for the 2013 murder of his then-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The recommend...

Pistorius Gets 9 Years Less Than The Minimum Sentence For Reeva Steenkamp's Murder

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was sent to prison for six years on Wednesday for the 2013 murder of his g...

Oscar Pistorius Is A 'Broken Man,' Psychologist Says At Sentencing

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home

Oscar Pistorius is a "broken" man who should not be jailed for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a psychologist told a court in South Afri...

Oscar Pistorius Verdict Raises The Bar For South African Judiciary

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

The South African Supreme Court of Appeal's unanimous decision to find Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder by overturning a lower court's verdict of culpable homicide has important implications for the country's judicial system.

Liar Liar Pants on Fire!

Francis Levy | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Francis Levy

Here is what the on-line Urban Dictionary says: ""Liar Liar Pants Are On Fire' is a phrase that children like to scream at each other whenever they th...

What the Oscar Pistorius Trials Tell Us About Racism in South Africa's Judiciary

The Conversation Africa | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

The state's successful appeal against the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case brings the quality of work done by South African high court judges back under public scrutiny.

Oscar Pistorius Convicted Of Murder

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

By Zandi Shabalala BLOEMFONTEIN, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' conviction for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has been scaled ...

Oscar Pistorius Killed Our Daughter Deliberately, Reeva Steenkamp's Parents Say

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.24.2015 | Home

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp deliberately, her parents said, ahead of an appeal hearing in which prosecut...

Oscar Pistorius' Release From Jail Put On Hold In South Africa

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

CAPE TOWN, Aug 19 (Reuters) - South Africa's Oscar Pistorius will not be released on parole this Friday because the decision to release him was made p...

South African Prosecutors File Appeal Against Pistorius Verdict

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 17 (Reuters) - South African state prosecutors filed an appeal on Monday against the verdict of culpable homicide passed on Oscar Pi...

Why Not So Serious?

Morgan Levy | Posted 01.21.2015 | Home
Morgan Levy

There is a fine blurred line between humor and taking it too far, a line which members of our society today continue to cross.

Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.19.2015 | Home
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

South African Prosecutors To Appeal Pistorius Verdict, Sentence

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | Home

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The South African prosecution authority confirmed on Tuesday it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide v...

Domestic Violence Survivors Decry ‘Disgusting' Coverage Of Oscar Pistorius

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

This past week, the media was set ablaze when South African runner Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Re...

Steenkamp Lawyer: 'Justice Was Served'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Home

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp were satisfied with the five-year prison sentence received by Oscar Pistorius, according to a family lawyer. Revealed b...

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.22.2014 | Home

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced in South Africa today to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his then-girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp....

'You Can't Get Away With This'

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2014 | Home

PRETORIA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reev...

Do Men Hate Women?

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 11.23.2014 | Home
June Eric-Udorie

I'm not a man-hating feminist, I'm simply stating the facts -- men are so threatened by women that they are willing to go to extreme lengths to control us and hate us so the system of patriarchy thrives and continues.

Sports Is Supposed To Be An Escape From Life's Troubles, But This Week It Was The Opposite

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Home

Sports can sometimes provide an escape from the world's troubles. Not this week. This week, the world couldn't escape the troubles making headlines in...

Pistorius Negligent But Not Guilty of Murder: Sadly, I'm Not Shocked

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.12.2014 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The Pistorius decision reflects a culture-wide challenge to hold accountable abusers and others who perpetrate domestic violence.

Ray Rice and Oscar Pistorius: Sports, Domestic Violence, and the Ties That Bind

Nsenga Burton | Posted 11.11.2014 | Home
Nsenga Burton

The Rice and Pistorius incidents are giving us yet another opportunity to discuss the problem of violence against women in society in general and violence against women in sports specifically and yet we continue to participate in the same ritual that ensures that these horrific incidents won't be isolated, but will remain the status quo.

Verdict In Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 09.11.2014 | Home

After six months of testimony, postponements and psychiatric evaluations, there's a verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. A judge ruled tha...

Obama to Maliki: Step Up or Step Down Before U.S. Air Power

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.22.2014 | Home
HuffPost Radio


Shrum and Matalin agree it's the definition of insanity for the president to reinsert U.S. into centuries-long religious war when likeliest conclusion a tripartitioned Iraq back to pre-1919.

Wait, THAT'S Why He Hates Oscar Pistorius?

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.23.2014 | Home

He may be on trial for murder, but that has nothing to do with why Oscar Pistorius drew the ire of Norm MacDonald. After starting an interview wit...