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  • Oscar Pistorius at his bail hearing

I sympathize with policemen, the simple yeomen who have to solve the crime while finer minds explore the meaning of the crime, often for prestigious foreign audiences.

Under the impression there’s plenty we still don’t know, I eagerly read Thursday’s op-ed in the New York Times on the recent fatal shooting by South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The author was Eusebius McKaiser, an author, scholar, and talk show host in Pistorius’s country.

It’s never been quite so clear to me before how the sausage gets made.