White, rich and male is ultimate get-out-of-jail card
The athlete's trial for the murder of his girlfriend is a tale of how celebrity trumps justice
Published 10/07/2016 | 02:30
Is it over yet? The sorry, celebrity charade that the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius turned into? Probably not. Word is that the "Blade Runner" may yet be able to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The ludicrous, laughable "extension" of the original sentence of five years, handed down to him in 2014 (of which he only served a year before leaving for luxurious house arrest), could turn into a mere 52 weeks more of incarceration - despite his conviction being upgraded to murder last year and despite the fact that murder is supposed to come with a 15-year sentence in South Africa.
He would have gotten more time if he had stopped to steal his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's phone before he killed her. Or at least he would have, if he had been black and poor and a nobody.