Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Reeva Forgotten In Pistorius Trial

I had my reservations about the televising of the Oscar Pistorius trial at first but i was enthralled as the defence and prosecution put their cases.
As the trial continues and we hear more and more details of the case, how the events unfolded and how Reeva died in his bathroom, i'm not so sure showing it live on the television before a Worldwide audience is such a good idea. 
We may well still have got the theatrics and the passing of the bucket but i can't help that feel everyone involved is well aware they are being watched, and judged, but an audience of millions.
Above all that, it was the description of how Reeva died, the clinical explanation of 'how her head exploded' that made me feel that this really isn't the sort of thing that we should be enthralled by.
A young woman was killed, whether he meant it or not, and that seems to be secondary amidst the showmanship and drama which seems to have become the Oscar and prosecutor Gerrie Nel show.

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