Thursday, February 21, 2013

Even Odder

The Pistororius case has already thrown up some odd features, but today's news caps it all. The investigating policeman appears to be facing serious charges himself. It is difficult to imagine why he has not been suspended, as he most certainly would be here.

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  1. Bowstreetrunner21 February 2013 15:11

    Whilst our system has it faults, there are times I'm thankful that I am here rather than in some far flung part of elsewhere.

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  2. It seems he hasn't actually been charged with anything. While not charged it might be a bit rough to suspend him. Anyway, he's off the case now and a Lieutenant-General has taken over! (I bet our cops wish they could be Lieutenant-Generals.)

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    1. I thought he had been charged? The charges were initially dropped and then reinstated

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    2. From the BBC:

      'National police commissioner Mangwashi Phiyega [...] described [him] as an "experienced detective" who was not yet facing any criminal charges.'

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21536888

      So by my reading he has not yet been charged. Of course the national police commissioner could be mistaken. They seem to be a generally incompetent bunch.

      (This put be the get out of jail free card that Dawani needs!)

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  3. Four days and counting - for a BAIL HEARING??? They would appear to be running a mini trial (without witnesses) and straying into irrelevant areas.

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  4. If they get this right (or wrong) the bail hearing will result him having been remanded for longer than the sentence on a finding f guilt. I suspect he won't get a third off for a plea, however.

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  5. The moment it had gone on for two hours you knew he was giving bail as it seemed he was trying to justify his upcoming judgement

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  6. So at 1'59", you still weren't sure?

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