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.
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.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 06-26-11 at 01:52 PM.
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.
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.Do you think a predominantly black jury would have let a white guy go free?
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.
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?It looked like nothing more than black los angelinos sticking their middle finger up in the air to the rest of America.
Originally Posted by Misterveritis Do you think a predominantly black jury would have let a white guy go free?
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.
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.