Comments on: Do You Believe Oscar Pistorius Thought Reeva Steenkamp Was an Intruder? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:31:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Chloe http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10630857 Chloe Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:09:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10630857 Here in SA people are SO in tune with burglars that we sense instinctively when something is wrong. THEN (ALL OF US) take cover and make a plan. People in gholf estates are not that afraid (Hence his open balcony) since they have 24/7 armed guards and it really IS safe - some of the lesser estates have had break-inns, of course! it's South Africa. BUT, shooting 4 (or 6 according to neighbours) through a closed door? That's not part of our instinct. Who does that? AND, no-one in the world is as prepared as we the citizens of south africa are. For almost 20 years now we have been thoroughly schooled in "receiving" intruders. We don't shoot blindly. Here in SA people are SO in tune with burglars that we sense instinctively when something is wrong. THEN (ALL OF US) take cover and make a plan. People in gholf estates are not that afraid (Hence his open balcony) since they have 24/7 armed guards and it really IS safe – some of the lesser estates have had break-inns, of course! it’s South Africa. BUT, shooting 4 (or 6 according to neighbours) through a closed door? That’s not part of our instinct. Who does that? AND, no-one in the world is as prepared as we the citizens of south africa are. For almost 20 years now we have been thoroughly schooled in “receiving” intruders. We don’t shoot blindly.

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By: Elzalie Pistorius http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10577489 Elzalie Pistorius Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:14:56 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10577489 Have any of you been to South Africa? Did you know that I read about another murder this morning? Do you realise that many people cannot sleep at night because of what might happen in their house tonight? When there's a break-in, there are normally more than one burglar. You don't have a chance. Although it's such a lovely country, these are facts. Oscar doesn't have legs. It makes him more vulnerable. I believe he did not mean to kill Reeva. E. Pistorius Have any of you been to South Africa? Did you know that I read about another murder this morning? Do you realise that many people cannot sleep at night because of what might happen in their house tonight? When there’s a break-in, there are normally more than one burglar. You don’t have a chance. Although it’s such a lovely country, these are facts.

Oscar doesn’t have legs. It makes him more vulnerable. I believe he did not mean to kill Reeva.
E. Pistorius

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By: A.M.Shawfi http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10568563 A.M.Shawfi Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:57:17 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10568563 I strongly believe that, he was a quick pumper with lots of pride. He has taken her mercy for granted. Many a young men these days think, ife they could be faster and arrogantly agile, they are potent. Actually, they are not. They could never become complete in manhood. If he shooted her with a first shot assumed as an intruder, she should have shouted in defence to save herself from tragedy. Even after her shout or cry if he was not able to hear it, then, he is not a man but a lame animal to be punished. I don't know how in the world her parents keep patience for what he had done to such a merciful angel. I strongly believe that, he was a quick pumper with lots of pride. He has taken her mercy for granted. Many a young men these days think, ife they could be faster and arrogantly agile, they are potent. Actually, they are not. They could never become complete in manhood. If he shooted her with a first shot assumed as an intruder, she should have shouted in defence to save herself from tragedy. Even after her shout or cry if he was not able to hear it, then, he is not a man but a lame animal to be punished. I don’t know how in the world her parents keep patience for what he had done to such a merciful angel.

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By: edward http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10565411 edward Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:15:07 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10565411 i agree with LJ. i try to position myself in oscar shoe before i judge him. if say i sleepless at night and i heard a sound at a bathroom, if i care about my guest of honour who sleepover ( alias girfriend ), i will make sure where she was first before i approach the noise at the bathroom. if i not see her sleeping beside my bed / inside my bedroom,i will call her name while approaching the bathroom. if still no respond, i may guess inside the bathroom is the intruder/my girlfriend who problem responding.then i just need to hide and prepare to shoot.if the person exit the bathroom door are not reeva,then i may shoot.second scenario, if i sleepless at night and heard a sound from a bathroom.if my gf sleeping,i will just wake her up ask her to call police,then i will approach the bathroom door,and i will hide to wait till the intruder exit the door,but still will not just shoot the door. i agree with LJ. i try to position myself in oscar shoe before i judge him. if say i sleepless at night and i heard a sound at a bathroom, if i care about my guest of honour who sleepover ( alias girfriend ), i will make sure where she was first before i approach the noise at the bathroom. if i not see her sleeping beside my bed / inside my bedroom,i will call her name while approaching the bathroom. if still no respond, i may guess inside the bathroom is the intruder/my girlfriend who problem responding.then i just need to hide and prepare to shoot.if the person exit the bathroom door are not reeva,then i may shoot.second scenario, if i sleepless at night and heard a sound from a bathroom.if my gf sleeping,i will just wake her up ask her to call police,then i will approach the bathroom door,and i will hide to wait till the intruder exit the door,but still will not just shoot the door.

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By: edward http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10565273 edward Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:56:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10565273 i do admire oscar for his courage and determination despite his disabilty but that before he killed reeva deliberately and make a false statement. i guess something must go wrong with the relationship on that valentine day,so he decided to kill her and make a false statement. why i dare to say that? because is just not make sense and sound so dumb if a man who love her gf so much and only two of them at a house can accidentaly kill his lover because he thought she was an intruder.imagine yourself in mr oscar position, can u just shoot someone inside the bathroom because u think is an intruder ? is just so reckless if its true, which is make it also hard to believe i do admire oscar for his courage and determination despite his disabilty but that before he killed reeva deliberately and make a false statement. i guess something must go wrong with the relationship on that valentine day,so he decided to kill her and make a false statement. why i dare to say that? because is just not make sense and sound so dumb if a man who love her gf so much and only two of them at a house can accidentaly kill his lover because he thought she was an intruder.imagine yourself in mr oscar position, can u just shoot someone inside the bathroom because u think is an intruder ? is just so reckless if its true, which is make it also hard to believe

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By: LP http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10564438 LP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 03:43:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10564438 He is guilty. He did it in a jealous fit of rage...remember the other guy she was receiving texts from? Of course after the fact he's acting like it was all an accident...but it's all acting.... He is guilty. He did it in a jealous fit of rage…remember the other guy she was receiving texts from? Of course after the fact he’s acting like it was all an accident…but it’s all acting….

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By: awesomepossum http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10563000 awesomepossum Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:59:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10563000 It's our right to shoot four times into one of our home's doors without checking to see who is there while having guests stay over. It’s our right to shoot four times into one of our home’s doors without checking to see who is there while having guests stay over.

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By: LJ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10540156 LJ Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:43:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10540156 I definitely think he meant to kill her and I believe her skull was crushed with the cricket bat, but that will come out later on in the autopsy report. I definitely think he meant to kill her and I believe her skull was crushed with the cricket bat, but that will come out later on in the autopsy report.

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By: Sheila http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10524507 Sheila Sat, 02 Mar 2013 15:19:35 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10524507 Finding your partner in the bathroom in the middle of the night is the cause of most unknown house noise. No, I don't believe it Finding your partner in the bathroom in the middle of the night is the cause of most unknown house noise. No, I don’t believe it

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By: mon http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/do-you-believe-oscar-pistorius-thought-reeva-steenkamp-was-an-intruder/#comment-10523692 mon Sat, 02 Mar 2013 12:58:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=470261#comment-10523692 I don't think he killed her intentionally. If I were in the bathroom while my boyfriend was yelling at me to call the cops because an intruder is inside, I would just stay quiet and not come out. Oscar didn't know how many intruders were inside and whether they are armed or not. This is a tragic event which destroys two lives and their families. It would have been an equally tragic event if an armed intrudered got into the house and kill both Oscar and Reeva. I don’t think he killed her intentionally. If I were in the bathroom while my boyfriend was yelling at me to call the cops because an intruder is inside, I would just stay quiet and not come out. Oscar didn’t know how many intruders were inside and whether they are armed or not. This is a tragic event which destroys two lives and their families. It would have been an equally tragic event if an armed intrudered got into the house and kill both Oscar and Reeva.

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