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(LA Times)   Can you believe some people still think O.J. Simpson was guilty?   (latimes.com) divider line 168
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2014-06-12 01:46:34 PM  
June Lawson waited for the 757 Metro bus near the intersection of Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd. The 67-year-old retired administrative assistant

Wow, they really tapped into the brain trust for this story.

Get over it, people. A rich guy hired a lot of rich lawyers and got away with murder, that's what rich people do. He's in jail now anyway so whats the problem?
 
2014-06-12 01:54:35 PM  
Of course he was guilty...of hilarity!

i45.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-12 02:11:40 PM  

Mugato: June Lawson waited for the 757 Metro bus near the intersection of Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd. The 67-year-old retired administrative assistant

Wow, they really tapped into the brain trust for this story.

Get over it, people. A rich guy hired a lot of rich lawyers and got away with murder, that's what rich people do. He's in jail now anyway so whats the problem?


He's black.
 
2014-06-12 02:23:42 PM  
The prosecution did a horrible job on this case...

Read Vincent Bugliosi's Outrage...great read.
 
2014-06-12 02:27:02 PM  

Sybarite: Of course he was guilty...of hilarity!

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He's also guilty of being a crappy announcer on Monday Night Football.
 
2014-06-12 02:31:23 PM  
*Raises hand*
 
2014-06-12 02:36:38 PM  
I still have no idea what the trial was all about. All the famous names are just names to me. I can't even put faces to them, except OJ's. I was out of the country for the whole damn thing. I saw the Bronco chase on the evening news in Coyhaique, Chile, and came back to the U.S. just after the verdict.

I am so farking grateful I missed the whole circus.

/I read about the Oklahoma City bombing in the paper in Valdivia, Chile. It was on the second page.
 
2014-06-12 02:51:15 PM  
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Do you remember the first time you tried pulp with your OJ?
 
2014-06-12 02:58:24 PM  

slayer199: The prosecution did a horrible job on this case...

Read Vincent Bugliosi's Outrage...great read.


Yep

Got a chance to read "If I Did It" when it got posted online. OJ pretty much confesses to murder, knowing full well that he can't be criminally prosecuted for the deaths of his ex-wife & Ron Goldman.
 
2014-06-12 03:30:24 PM  
 
2014-06-12 03:58:33 PM  

RedPhoenix122: He's black.


no.  just no.  the sonofabiatch murdered two people just about as hard as you can murder two people and got off scott free, because of stupidity.

nothing to do with black.
 
2014-06-12 03:59:14 PM  
Look, give him time; he's still looking for the real killer.
 
2014-06-12 03:59:19 PM  
DRINK!!!!

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2014-06-12 04:00:47 PM  
Can you believe there are still people writing articles about OJ Simpson?
 
2014-06-12 04:01:04 PM  
The issue of Time magazine that came out a week or two after the "chase" had a great opinion piece explaining why OJ would be found not guilty.  It was prophetic.

Rich sports hero=untouchable in our culture (at least then anyway).
 
2014-06-12 04:01:47 PM  
I don't think he's innocent, but I also respect a not guilty verdict no matter how stupid the reasoning(though purposeful jury bias is a problem).
 
2014-06-12 04:01:54 PM  
So publishing a book about how he would have done it didn't help?
 
2014-06-12 04:03:51 PM  

qorkfiend: Can you believe there are still people writing articles about OJ Simpson?


Because of the whole trayvon situation, yeah the OJ matter came back up, it was a big topic when Zimmerman got off. Funny thing is ignorants will compare the two murders, and continue to do so. black person on OJ NOT GUILTY!!! zimmerman? HANG HIM!!.

Still racially divided even if its been 20 years.
 
2014-06-12 04:04:09 PM  
it was payback for the not guilty verdict in the rodney king beatings trial.  basically a murder trial version of a make-up call in sports.
 
2014-06-12 04:04:49 PM  
Is it really such a slow news day that we have to rehash this?  What's next?


Elvis is hiding JFK's brain in a jar to keep it away from the aliens that killed Marylin Monroe?
 
2014-06-12 04:05:31 PM  
If the OJ trial lead to no conviction is the murder case still open?  Is it a cold case for the LAPD?
 
2014-06-12 04:07:05 PM  

severedtoe: If the OJ trial lead to no conviction is the murder case still open?  Is it a cold case for the LAPD?


I think there is a law called "double jeopardy" which means that a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice.
 
2014-06-12 04:08:35 PM  

Mugato: June Lawson waited for the 757 Metro bus near the intersection of Western Avenue and Martin Luther King Blvd. The 67-year-old retired administrative assistant

Wow, they really tapped into the brain trust for this story.

Get over it, people. A rich guy hired a lot of rich lawyers and got away with murder, that's what rich people do. He's in jail now anyway so whats the problem?


And the police were completely corrupt and useless.
 
2014-06-12 04:09:10 PM  
Oj was guilty? I suppose next your going to tell me that there is no such thing as magic bullets.
 
2014-06-12 04:10:33 PM  

severedtoe: If the OJ trial lead to no conviction is the murder case still open?  Is it a cold case for the LAPD?


Nope.  Happens all the time.  If the police "have their guy" but it doesn't work out in court, they're not going to go back to work looking for the guy they already found.  They can't try him again.  They typically close the case, but it goes down as a loss in court.
 
2014-06-12 04:10:35 PM  
OJ wrote a book called "IF I did it" which is basically a story of how the murder played out. I don't think the book is much available anymore other than on Amazon. I read it on line a few years back and, man, it's like he was trying to clear his conscience (sp?) by writing it.
 
2014-06-12 04:11:18 PM  

SlothB77: it was payback for the not guilty verdict in the rodney king beatings trial.  basically a murder trial version of a make-up call in sports.


So basically in trying to please people they manged to screw the pooch twice. Well now it all makes sense.
 
2014-06-12 04:11:31 PM  

bifford: severedtoe: If the OJ trial lead to no conviction is the murder case still open?  Is it a cold case for the LAPD?

I think there is a law called "double jeopardy" which means that a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice.


To elaborate on my previous question.  Are there, or have there ever been any other suspects in the killings?  Is the investigation still open?  Or has the LAPD just closed the case and figured they did not get their man?
 
2014-06-12 04:11:32 PM  

bifford: severedtoe: If the OJ trial lead to no conviction is the murder case still open?  Is it a cold case for the LAPD?

I think there is a law called "double jeopardy" which means that a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice.


I think the poster was asking if the case is still open, OJ or not.
 
2014-06-12 04:14:23 PM  
why all of the sudden is all this OJ crap in the news? Is this some sort of anniversary?
 
2014-06-12 04:14:51 PM  

severedtoe: bifford: severedtoe: If the OJ trial lead to no conviction is the murder case still open?  Is it a cold case for the LAPD?

I think there is a law called "double jeopardy" which means that a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice.

To elaborate on my previous question.  Are there, or have there ever been any other suspects in the killings?  Is the investigation still open?  Or has the LAPD just closed the case and figured they did not get their man?


I watched a special on tv the other night about the OJ case. It suggested the case was closed. They knew they had their man, just weren't able to convince the jury.
 
2014-06-12 04:15:08 PM  
I always enjoyed being called a "racist" by Liberals because I always thought he was guilty and I am white.  Too bad too, he was a great actor.
 
2014-06-12 04:15:23 PM  

severedtoe: bifford: severedtoe: If the OJ trial lead to no conviction is the murder case still open?  Is it a cold case for the LAPD?

I think there is a law called "double jeopardy" which means that a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice.

To elaborate on my previous question.  Are there, or have there ever been any other suspects in the killings?  Is the investigation still open?  Or has the LAPD just closed the case and figured they did not get their man?


I'm not sure about the police, but there were some people at the time who thought his son did it and he was covering for him the entire time.
 
2014-06-12 04:18:56 PM  
In this country we like to say "we'd rather see ten guilty people go free than punish one innocent person." It appears, however, that very few people actually believe it, if the outrage over people like O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony (and relative lack of concern for things like the Innocence Project) are any guide.
 
2014-06-12 04:18:57 PM  

Russ1642: And the police and prosecution were completely corrupt and useless.


That's really the mortar that held that shiatshow together - dumbass cops relying on dumbass prosecutors to make their dumbass case in front of a dumbass judge.

// Marcia Clark should have been disbarred
 
2014-06-12 04:20:09 PM  
I remember at the time of the verdict, LeVar Burton said that blacks weren't cheering because they thought he was innocent, they were cheering because a black man got over on the system.
 
2014-06-12 04:20:20 PM  
I was pregnant when the trial started in Jan. 1995. I thought I wouldn't get to see any of the trial because it certainly would be over by the time my daughter was born in May & I went on maternity leave. Little did I know I'd have the whole summer + of trial watching until it ended in October. Even so, I couldn't stand to watch much of it - but Kato was entertaining.
 
2014-06-12 04:22:25 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Russ1642: And the police and prosecution were completely corrupt and useless.

That's really the mortar that held that shiatshow together - dumbass cops relying on dumbass prosecutors to make their dumbass case in front of a dumbass judge.

// Marcia Clark should have been disbarred


Just going from memory here, but didn't the cops treat serving the search warrant to OJ's house like an all access unguided tour of Graceland?  Taking photos with his trophies etc?  I seem to remember that but I'm too lazy to look it up.
 
2014-06-12 04:23:37 PM  

Wook: I always enjoyed being called a "racist" by Liberals because I always thought he was guilty and I am white.  Too bad too, he was a great actor.


I'm sure you wear that moniker like a badge of honor, don't you?
 
2014-06-12 04:24:38 PM  

bifford: severedtoe: If the OJ trial lead to no conviction is the murder case still open?  Is it a cold case for the LAPD?

I think there is a law called "double jeopardy" which means that a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice.


I think it's still considered unsolved in that there was no conviction.  I don't know how hotly the LAPD are pursuing it.
What I don't get is the "blame" that's assigned to the defense, as if they played dirty or broke rules/laws in their defense.  While it's true that OJ had the money to spend on lawyers who would more zealously defend their client (something that most people can't afford), it's still up to the prosecution to prove its case (which it probably did) but more importantly convince the jury (that they helped select) of his guilt, which it failed to do.  If anything, people should be pissed at the DA's office for its failure to do anything but shill their own post-trial books.
 
2014-06-12 04:25:09 PM  
Haven't they filed federal charges after someone was found not guilty in state court to slide past double jeopardy?
 
2014-06-12 04:26:45 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Haven't they filed federal charges after someone was found not guilty in state court to slide past double jeopardy?


Wasn't zimmerman found not guilty of violating martin's civil rights? I guess we need a triple Jeopardy now.
 
2014-06-12 04:27:09 PM  

Lokkii: Is it really such a slow news day that we have to rehash this?  What's next?


Elvis is hiding JFK's brain in a jar to keep it away from the aliens that killed Marylin Monroe?


media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-12 04:28:03 PM  

Wizzywig: why all of the sudden is all this OJ crap in the news? Is this some sort of anniversary?


Yes, today is the 20th anniversary of the murders.
 
2014-06-12 04:29:01 PM  
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2014-06-12 04:29:59 PM  

buckeyebrain: Wizzywig: why all of the sudden is all this OJ crap in the news? Is this some sort of anniversary?

Yes, today is the 20th anniversary of the murders.


Time to celebrate!!!
 
2014-06-12 04:30:23 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Haven't they filed federal charges after someone was found not guilty in state court to slide past double jeopardy?


They can't file the same charge, they have to bring them up on different charges related to the same crime.  For example if you shot and killed someone with an unlicensed fully automatic machine gun, they would try you on the murder 1st, after that trial regardless of the outcome, you would then be tried on the Federal Gun Charge.
 
2014-06-12 04:32:16 PM  

Wook: I always enjoyed being called a "racist" by Liberals because I always thought he was guilty and I am white.


Wut?

/there are matters where politics don't matter
 
2014-06-12 04:33:47 PM  

Tom_Slick: jehovahs witness protection: Haven't they filed federal charges after someone was found not guilty in state court to slide past double jeopardy?

They can't file the same charge, they have to bring them up on different charges related to the same crime.  For example if you shot and killed someone with an unlicensed fully automatic machine gun, they would try you on the murder 1st, after that trial regardless of the outcome, you would then be tried on the Federal Gun Charge.


That makes sense.
I'm pretty sure the statute of limitations has run out on attempt to elude by now.
 
2014-06-12 04:34:53 PM  
Can you believe some people still think O.J. Simpson was guilty?

The Gold-digger Goldman  family?
 
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