Was the Oscar Pistorius sentencing too lenient? | The Tylt
Oscar Pistorius faced 15 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. But a South African judge only gave the Olympic sprinter six years in prison Wednesday, July 6. While many are outraged by the verdict, others say the judgment is fair given the full circumstances.
Was the judge too lenient in sentencing Oscar Pistorius?
Weeks ago, Oscar took off his prosthetic legs and displayed his disability in court. Some say he did this to garner sympathy for a shorter sentence. Critics have blasted the final verdict; Reeva lost her life, and Oscar walks away with only a six-year sentence? And some allege that Oscar's white male privilege let him get off easy.
So, should Oscar have gotten the full 15 years or an even longer sentence?
On the other hand, some say Oscar's case is complex, as he's suffering too. Some believe he accidentally shot his girlfriend in the dark out of fear she was an intruder. Supporters say it's been a tragic event for him as well as his girlfriend and her family, and hence, giving Oscar a shorter sentence is fair. But ...
What do you think? Should #OscarServeMoreTime for murder? Or should #OscarServeSixYears for a tragic accident?
Was the Oscar Pistorius sentencing too lenient?
Oscar Pistorius carries both white privilege & male privilege. His life is so beautiful.— Zandi Kutyise (@ItsMbasa) July 6, 2016
Oscar Pistorius has been sentence to 6 years. He's literally got away with murder.. Absolute piss take.— Minnie McGee (@MinnieMcGee) July 6, 2016
I don't know how I feel about Oscar Pistorius 6 years sentence, it seems small but at the same time seems fair.— ♥Dark Light♥ (@giddah_) July 6, 2016
The Oscar Pistorius trial had turned into a quest for revenge instead of seeking justice. 6 years was a just and fair judgement.— Ebenezer (@ebenezermrdch) July 6, 2016