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Jury Duty On O.J Simpson, How Would You have voted?

The trial of O. J. Simpson in the USA was one of the most sensational trials that made a mockery of the judicial system. It showcased the power of privilege and money and the never ending divide between blacks and whites in the USA. Acquited for killing his ex-wife, Nicole and her friend, Mr. Goldman, his freedom was marked by public outcry from majority of whites and cheers of applause by majority of blacks. To majority of blacks, O.J's acquital was a consolation for the past injustices meted to them by the judicial system While the media capitalized on the trial for their ratings bonanza and more than a few sycophants using the trial to spearhead their career with talkshows, book deals, the question remains, Is he guilty of homicide or was it a set up?

Hiring Johnnie Cochran as his lead defense, the trial lawyer from Los Angeles was able to sway the jurors to spare his life. Cochran was able to convice the jurors that the gloves that did not fit the suspect, disgraced Mark Furhman at the stand with tapes of him uttering the infamous N, word despite his earlier denials. Blood tampering at the crime scene was another accusation, the DNA of the suspect, whether it was found at the crime scene or not was irrelevant at the moment. At the end of the trial, a beaming O. J. Simpson walked out of the court as a free man.

At work, my co-worker told me that the defense did a good job in securing O.J's release, despite her conviction that O.J. was guilty. She told me that she would have voted for his acquital, because the prosecutors could not present compelling evidences that could have implicated O.J.Simpson. This was even contrary to her earlier claims that she knew that O. J. Simpson was guilty. So, I asked her, "If you then know that this man is guilty, why would you acquit him, and she replied, "Well, the defense did a good job, so I will go with the testimony of whichever side presented a compelling proof". I refused to side with her, and told her that no matter how good a defense attorney may be, justice must always trump injustice in the society.

Would you all agree with me? How would you have voted if you were a juror on O. J. Simpson's trial?

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Make your money, O.J. You and the kids got to eat.

O.J. did it.

I would have voted to acquit.

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OJ OJ OJ, what a dumb Bottom.

As much as I used to admire him, he is a true definition of an Bottom.

Why the book? Why? For what?

OJ, you need to move on with your life and stay away from any negative attention.

You need to hag out with Michael Jackson and learn how is done.

The book will definitely bring him down.

Note to OJ: OJ, please for the sake of the children, shut up.

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What do you guys think about his new book? Do you guys think he's now indirectly admitting his guilt?

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I would have voted for his black Bottom to be fed-exed to sing-sing. The guy killed his wife n d lover , period. why was he running frm d cops if he was innocent? unfortunately a lot of sentiments was brought into d whole affair making it impossible for a conviction

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Ndipe, as you may recall, much of the evidence collection at the Nicole Simpson murder scene was handled by a self-avowed racist LAPD cop, Mark Fruman, who would have stopped at nothing to see a rich black man jailed for the "offense" of marrying a beautiful white woman, thus the prosecution's entire case was on shaky ground from the start.

Nonetheless, rednecks would still rejoice at the final outcome of the case because OJ lost his home and most of his present and future wealth in a civil case filed by Nicole's family after OJ was acquitted of criminal conduct, and of course he will continue to be reviled and insulted wherever he walks in the Western World.

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I dont bliv he is innocent. If he is, then why did he engage the police in a high speed pursuit? I was preety young when it happened, so i could be wrong. What helped his case was the racist statements made by the cop.

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Is it really true that blood samples found at the crime scene were those of OJ? Yeah, his defense attorneys insisted that the blood was tampered, but I am quite clueless as to how that works

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OJ was a reported wife beater and drunk, so he was no role model for good marital conduct, BUT I am to this day convinced that OJ did NOT kill his wife Nicole. A more likely motive for her killing would be the intense hatred most whites had for OJ on account of his marriage to a blonde trophy wife. Someone killed Nicole Simpson to frame OJ and send a message out to white women that successful black men are dangerous and unpredictable regardless of how rich they may be.

I would have voted to acquit OJ on all counts.

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