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September 17, 2007
Fresh Squeezed O.J.

Michelle Malkin has the details.

As for me, I'll just say this: I was fresh out of the Army and going to school in LA when the OJ murder trial took place. I had (and to some degree still have to this day) the mindset that said "facts are facts and any reasonable person can put aside their prejudices and judge a case purely on the facts."

Mheh. I guess they didn't bother to try to find 12 reasonable people for the jury last time OJ was on trial.

On a personal level what disturbed me most about that entire episode was that several of my classmates readily admitted that on the facts OJ was guilty as sin, but they were still glad he got off because he was a "brutha."

Ya, right. OJ had as much in common with my classmates as I do a native tribesman in the Amazon. But because of his skin color, they were literally willing to let him get away with murder. Indeed, they vocally rejoiced when he was acquitted.

An odd thing happened a month or so after the acquittal. I went to work after class each day, and it was one of my duties to take the daily deposits down the block to the bank. One of the other bank customers I saw most days was from the local Jaguar dealership. One day, he showed me one of the checks he was depositing — a check for over $70,000, written by Johnnie Cochran. Two people dead, OJ acquitted, and Cochran driving a brand-new Jaguar out of the deal.

And people wonder why I hate trial lawyers.

Posted by Russ at 12:45 PM, September 17, 2007 in News

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Well, Johnnie's dead and OJ is back behind bars, things aint so bad.

Posted by: Brad at September 17, 2007 07:13 PM

For the Jag to fit you must acquit! What goes around comes around. OJ will never find peace again in his life, and unfortunately two children have to deal with the consequences.

I can remember where I was at when the verdict was read, in the parking lot at the insurance office listening to the radio. I noticed someone else doing the same, and after it was read she (older black woman) came out of her car celebrating. All I could do was shake my head.

I think the verdict was more of an indictment/protest against the LAPD and court system there than any pursuit of "justice".

Posted by: Marc V at September 18, 2007 01:26 PM

Well, it looks like OJ's destructive behavior finally caught up with him. He won't be able to weasel his way out of a prison sentence this time, thank heaven.

Posted by: Nathan Tabor at September 20, 2007 01:54 AM

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