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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    It had nothing to do with race. He had kick ass lawyers and no he should not be executed as he was foud not guilty by a jury of his peers.
    He had a jury that was more concerned with preventing riots in the black community, than serving justice.

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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    OJ's acquittal was not about race. It was about fame and money. Rich people get away with things the average person would not. If you are under the impression that our legal system has EVER been slanted in FAVOR of black people, you're completely bonkers.
    I agree... OJ's acquittal was about money. He effectively bought his freedom by hiring that "dream team" of lawyers to taint the entire proceedings with so much speculative BS, that a "not guilty" verdict was inevitable.

    The whole "Glove don't fit" charade, the phony LAPD planting evidence, and the "Mark Ferman's a racist" crap, was enough BS to overcome a mountain of physical evidence, including DNA evidence, blood on his Bronco, blood on his socks, along with very damming witness testimony from Cato and the Limo driver. Never was there a man as undoubtedly guilty, as OJ Simpson was.

    His acquittal was one of the countries greatest miscarriages of justice and with out a doubt, the saddest day in the history of the American judicial system. The day that verdict was read, I will never forget how sad and disgusted I felt, watching the crowds of black people cheer his acquittal... I couldn't believe that so many of them (over 70% according to the polls) thought it was more important for a black man to win, than for a murderer to punished for his crimes. It saddened me that so many people still put race above right and wrong.

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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    well, i really doubt too many people care about one gangster killing another. but a man who slashes up 2 innocent people, one of these
    people being the mother of 2 small children might have a slight different effect, ya think?
    Innocent people get slashed up everyday and get no justice. Now go make a big deal out of a case that isn't 20 years old.

    I'm sure if the victims weren't white, people wouldn't be making such a big deal out of it.

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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by Animus View Post
    Innocent people get slashed up everyday and get no justice. Now go make a big deal out of a case that isn't 20 years old.

    I'm sure if the victims weren't white, people wouldn't be making such a big deal out of it.
    The race card? Are you for real? Let me guess... You think OJ was framed and were one of the people who celebrated when the "not guilty" verdict was read?

    You know, it's people like you that assure that racism will never die in America.

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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    this really isn't about OJ himself. it's about racial division within america and who's to blame.
    If no other post confirmed your assessment, the below post most certainly does.

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    So to all of you who believed you needed to vote for the one term president Obama last time to show you were not racist please use your next opportunity to vote for anybody but the Marxist to show us that you are not stupid.
    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Too bad he can't be held and executed for it.

    I would like to thow this in faces of the jury that allowed him to walk because he is black.
    OJ wasn't found guilty simply because the evidence wasn't compelling enough to convict him - PERIOD. Had less to to do about with him being Black than it did about the evidence as presented in the case. While race did play a role, it wasn't the primary factor in acquitting him.

    Sure, there were some Black people who cheered for him, but you have to understand the racial atmosphere that was prevalent in LA at the time. With all the local police cracking down on gang violence (and as we know most LA gang membership consists of Blacks and Hispanics), and the subsequent racial profiling that ensued - some of it unwarranted - it's no wonder many Blacks felt vindicated in some measure. However, if you watched the trail or read any of the books covering the matter, you'd know that as far as the trial was concerned, race wasn't the prominent issue of concern during the trial, but rather the evidence itself, or rather the lack thereof.

    He could never be placed at the murder scene at the time of their deaths.

    No murder weapon was ever found.

    The DNA evidence was inconclusive.

    The blood splatter patterns under expert testimony was rendered inconsistent with how blood normally splatters when people are murdered in the manner described by the prosecutors.

    The physical evidence presented - the gloves - did not come close to fitting the alleged murderer.

    The evidence was circumstantial, but not conclusive. As such, the jury rendered a not guilty verdict.

    Again, I believed the man either did it or knew who did, but a jury of his peers hearing the testimony and reviewing the evidence thought otherwise. And for the record, I am BLACK!!! So, you can throw that absurd racial partiality crap out the window.
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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I agree... OJ's acquittal was about money. He effectively bought his freedom by hiring that "dream team" of lawyers to taint the entire proceedings with so much speculative BS, that a "not guilty" verdict was inevitable.

    The whole "Glove don't fit" charade, the phony LAPD planting evidence, and the "Mark Ferman's a racist" crap, was enough BS to overcome a mountain of physical evidence, including DNA evidence, blood on his Bronco, blood on his socks, along with very damming witness testimony from Cato and the Limo driver. Never was there a man as undoubtedly guilty, as OJ Simpson was.

    His acquittal was one of the countries greatest miscarriages of justice and with out a doubt, the saddest day in the history of the American judicial system. The day that verdict was read, I will never forget how sad and disgusted I felt, watching the crowds of black people cheer his acquittal... I couldn't believe that so many of them (over 70% according to the polls) thought it was more important for a black man to win, than for a murderer to punished for his crimes. It saddened me that so many people still put race above right and wrong.
    I don't think it was so much OJ's lawyers as it was the incompetence of the prosecution. For instance, they should have put the glove on OJ. It was obvious he was just spreading his fingers out to make it appear not to fit.

    The LAPD had a long and well documented history of abusing minorities. There is also the many cases of black males being unjustly strung to a tree for looking at white women the wrong way. The fact that a black man, even a rich one, could finally get a fair trial and maybe more had to represent a bit of a turning point for many blacks. This is not to justify the murder or a positive reaction to OJ's acquittal, but I can understand their reaction.

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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    OJ wasn't found guilty because the evidence simply wasn't compelling enough to convict him. Had nothing to do with him being Black. Sure, there were some Black people who cheered for him,
    It sure looked like jury nullification to me. Do you think a predominantly black jury would have let a white guy go free? It looked like nothing more than black los angelinos sticking their middle finger up in the air to the rest of America.

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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    It sure looked like jury nullification to me.
    This exact same argument was used during several trials held during the Civil Rights era and very few predominately White juries found White defendants guilty and the evidence presented was alot more conclusive. So, I won't let you get away with using the "jury nullification" argument here.

    Do you think a predominantly black jury would have let a white guy go free?
    Honestly, yes. Some might not depending on the racial temperment of either the locality of where the trial takes place, as well as that of the country, but overall, I think a predominately Black jury would be very capable of rendering a not guilty verdict upon a White man if the evidence showed he didn't commit the crime he's been accused of committing. I just don't think you give Black people enough credit.

    Having said that, the "locality and temperment" argument I mentioned above is exactly what took place for many of the trials held against White defendants during the Civil Right era. It's why many people fought to have such trials commuted to areas that weren't such racial hotbeds. Needless to say, they weren't very successful.

    It looked like nothing more than black los angelinos sticking their middle finger up in the air to the rest of America.
    Perhaps, but maybe it looks like that to you because that's what you're looking for. Surely, you could have learned to put your racial hatred aside since then? If not, I pity you. Fact is, the trial was several years ago. Frankly, I don't think about OJ Simpson until someone else brings his name up, i.e., media, and that's usually because he did something stupid. I don't find it credible to support stupid people, do you?

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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Originally Posted by Misterveritis
    It sure looked like jury nullification to me.
    This exact same argument was used during several trials held during the Civil Rights era and very few predominately White juries found White defendants guilty and the evidence presented was alot more conclusive. So, I won't let you get away with using the "jury nullification" argument here.
    You don't have a choice in the matter.

    Originally Posted by Misterveritis Do you think a predominantly black jury would have let a white guy go free?
    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Honestly, yes.
    Uh-huh.

    Originally Posted by Misterveritis It looked like nothing more than black los angelinos sticking their middle finger up in the air to the rest of America.
    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Perhaps, but maybe it looks like that to you because that's what you're looking for.
    Or perhaps that is what they actually did.

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    Re: O.J. Simpson confessed murder to Oprah

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    It sure looked like jury nullification to me. Do you think a predominantly black jury would have let a white guy go free? It looked like nothing more than black los angelinos sticking their middle finger up in the air to the rest of America.
    They would have convicted a white man. They were showing there finger to the LAPD. You guys act like black people should just overlook the years of racism they have suffered at the hands of a corrupt government organization and be completely above it.

    How many white men have walked away from justice after juries have aquitted them of murdering blacks? But, no this is the case you focus on as racist. Okay.

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