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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:38 PM
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I have never liked OJ Simpson
but I hate the thought of double jeopardy. This stinks.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:38 PM
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1. This isn't double jeopardy.
He was convicted of a separate crime.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:40 PM
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3. Not buying it
he was set up here.
I wish they had the same energy and hatred for Bush and Cheney.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:42 PM
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8. Sorry, but I disagree with you.
Just because he's OJ Simpson, doesn't give him free reign to keep doing illegal things.



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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:42 PM
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9. Are you kidding?
Did you hear the tapes?

He was stone guilty, and he did it all by himself. Even in his statement to the sentencing judge, he took responsibility for what he did.

His arrogance just led him to believe, erroneously, that he could get away with this nonsense.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:50 PM
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24. No one had to set up OJ. He's an idiot who thought he could get away
with kidnapping and other crimes because he got away with murder. He probably thought the Dream Team would come back and rescue his worthless ass again.
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:50 PM
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25. I agree, it was a sting set up to make a point to the AA community.
The rule of law applies to some people more than others.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:53 PM
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27. The only color that matters in American Justice is Green
OJ proved that.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:26 PM
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51. How was it a sting?
The government didn't set up those memorabilia dealers, nor did the government shove a gun into OJ's hand and say "go get 'em" He did that all on his own.
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:34 PM
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58. One of the players was an agent.
He brought the idea to O.J.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:54 PM
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72. Is there proof of that?
And frankly, if some guy comes up to you and says "Hey, let's go rob a couple of memorabilia dealers at gunpoint, hold them against their will for a bit, and get some of your shit back" what would you say? I think that most normal people would back the fuck away and say no. OJ said sure, let's do it. Even if this guy was somehow an agent(and we don't know that he was), the fact of the matter is that nobody forced OJ to say yes, nobody forced OJ to commit this crime. OJ went and did this of his own free will, and therefore he should suffer the consequences.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:28 PM
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53. A sting?
I urge you to find a transcript of the tapes, and listen to OJ doing his thing.

A sting?

Come on.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:52 PM
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26. Seriously
Who gives a fuck about that loser. Bush and Cheney are far worse. They're mass/serial murderers.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:56 PM
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29. I find myself watching his story in the same way you watch a horrible train wreck.
My ex used to complain that O.J. wrecked our chances at marital bliss because his story was blasted from about the same time we got married and that must have turned me against him.

:scared:



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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:01 PM
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31. Wow, that just makes so much sense.
OJ represents so much that is negative. He's a walking disaster. I think his past (that goes way the fuck back) caught up with him. He's the poster child of dysfunction.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:07 PM
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36. But we won't see the same kind of energy or hatred
for those two mass murderers.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:21 AM
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110. I Kind Of Think You're Doing Apples And Oranges
Hey Malaise,

I certainly agree that i wish this much energy was applied to investigating and prosecuting silverspoon and Darth, but i'm not buying you're connecting of the two cases.

OJ did it. There was no set up. The cops and prosecutors in NV can't be ignoring a crime committed in their jurisdiction just because nobody is doing the same work they do in D.C. And there were people involved in this case that were KIDS when OJ's earlier trial was all the rage.

I'd prefer we did both(!), but i don't want kidnapping and armed robbery to not be pursued just because it's harder to bring charges against a sitting administration. A crime is a crime and we just can't ignore it! Know what i mean?

Bush/Cheney, very, very bad. Did some highly criminal and horrible things. Not arguing with you there! But, so did OJ. I just can't make your leap on this one, pal.

As to the double jeopardy thing: Get your point, but also don't agree. OJ did this. The evidence was overwhelming and the judge and prosecutors in this case were NOT incompetent, grandstanding buffoons. So the evidence resulted in clear and unabmiguous conviction.

He deserved what happened here, even if Ron and Nicole were still alive to this day, imo. The earlier crime really had nothing to do with this case and it nothing to do with his conviction and sentence. (Well, maybe the earlier trial emboldened OJ a bit, if you're one of those who believe he did it.)
GAC
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:34 AM
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97. You got it, graywarrior...
I find myself disgusted about O.J. Simpson, but OH SO DISTRAUGHT about the criminals who are about to walk without being impeached, imprisoned and impaled (Vlad the Impaler should be around, I'd go for a stick up Cheney's ass over OJ any day)
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:22 PM
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46. he participated in an act which involved weapons and joked about
it afterwards. guns = ten years on that count alone. set up? he didn't have to go.

RV, who loved him once.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:11 PM
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76. This time he's being tried for stupidity...(essentially)
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 03:11 PM by hlthe2b
And he proved the case, big time. But, like you, Malaise, it would be hard for me to believe that the previous failure of justice did not enter in at all levels of this case.
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:40 AM
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99. I think he's guilty of something....
armed robbery may be a bit much. I agree it's payback. He got away with murder, largely thru the incompetence of the LAPD and LA county DA, abetted by a judge more interested in how he looked on camera than in running his courtroom properly.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:40 PM
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2. This isn't double jeopardy
He played john wayne gun nut and got the consequences. You can't go around waving a gun and demanding anything. The courts are where we fight out our difference, not with guns on the streets.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:40 PM
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4. he did not have a gun n/t
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:41 PM
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5. Yes there was a gun n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:43 PM
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10. OJ Simpson did not have a gun
Those with guns were part of the set up. He did not have a gun.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:44 PM
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12. In the eyes of the law, he had a gun.
It's along the lines of the concept of felony murder.

If he was there with them, he was just as culpable as the guy with the gun.

And on the tapes, you can hear Simpson ordering his guys around, telling them what to do.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:46 PM
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67. There were two guns
You dont have to be holding the gun to be charged with armed robbery he was there and a part of it. Doesn't matter if he was holding it he was guilty and actually got a fair sentence.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:23 PM
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47. that is not the way the law works. if you are there and there is a
gun, you are equally guilty. same as if someone gets killed, you are guilty too.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:45 PM
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81. in for a penny, in for a pound...
Too bad this judge & jury could not be in charge of deciding what to do about Georgie :rofl:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:05 PM
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92. truly. my dad, a former cop, explained guilt by association to us
at a tender age. its kept me on the straight and narrow forever. :)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:42 PM
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6. Yep. He's self destructive and probably dangerous
but this does stink. I don't see how he could get a fair trial anywhere in the country, though.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:45 PM
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15. Did you hear the tapes?
I'm amazed he even went to trial, those tapes were so perfectly incriminating. In his own voice, in his own words.

He got a fair trial.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:04 PM
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34. It's that simple
and that's my only point.
My comments have nothing to do with OJ for you well know I think he's a stupid jackass, but I actually believe in a fair trial for everyone. People do love revenge. Apparently I was born without that gene.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:18 PM
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45. I don't have it either. What's wrong with us?
:)

It's funny, too, because I've come to understand it really is DNA only. I just don't get triggered in that way.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:36 PM
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62. The prosecution didn't have to work at this one, only play the tapes
All of the evidence was on tape. The judge game him the minimum sentence based on the charges. I usually agree with you Malaise, but not on this one.

In the judges words:

The judge said Simpson's contrite words in court were not as powerful as his angry words, as caught on tape, during the confrontation.

"Everything in this case was on tape," Glass said. "The evidence in this case was overwhelming."

She continued, "You went to the room. You took guns. You used force. You took property, and in this state, that amounts to robbery with the use of a deadly weapon."

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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:42 PM
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7. He's an idiot for giving the justice system another shot at him
Actually he's a victim of his own arrogance brought about by the fact that he walked years ago.

I think he actually believed he could get away with anything.
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dancingme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:45 PM
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13. so right
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:46 PM
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16. Bingo
Hubris is a big fat bitch.
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amdezurik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:46 PM
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17. Bingo! there is the key point
if he had a legitimate beef he could have gone through the courts, but then anything recovered would have gone to the Goldman's and he could not stand that thought.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:08 PM
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38. We agree on that n/t
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:43 PM
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11. Do you know what double jeopardy is?
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 02:27 PM by Tangerine LaBamba
He wasn't tried for a double murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in a California state court.

That would have been double jeopardy.

He's in Nevada, where he committed all brand new crimes.

On edit - corrected Ron Goldman's name.....................
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:58 PM
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30. Ron Goldman
Ron Brown was the Clinton Administration Commerce Secretary who died in the plane crash.
:hi:
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:26 PM
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50. Whooops
"Nicole Brown Simpson" was in my head.

Nice catch. Thanks.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:10 PM
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86. Actually, I think that whole Double Jeopardy thing is a slippery slope...
in this case....not legally, but emotionally.

So when people say he was tried again for the murders, I think what they're saying is that perhaps a couple of the jurors (and many Americans who thought he was guilty of the murders) were not totally able to separate their emotions from the facts in this case, even though they probably had to state that they could.

I honestly feel that I would probably not have been able to separate the two if it were left to me to decide guilt or innocence, much as I would try. And even though I do feel that the punishment might be a tad harsh for just being there in the same place where there were guns, there's still that little part of me that says, "YES!!!! Finally...justice!!!!"

Even though I would rather not admit it...

:blush:





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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:38 AM
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103. He was tried ONCE for double murder in CA state court.
This is a totally separate offense.

The civil wrongful death lawsuit against him by the victims' families was payback time. That in NO WAY is double jeopardy. Civil and Criminal cases are separate.

And they have not collected anything from him in the civil suit. They can't touch his $24,000 a month pension from the NFL.
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:45 PM
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14. ITA
The punishment seems severe for the crime perpetrated. This is simple payback.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:46 PM
Response to Reply #14
18. Actually, the punishment is
relatively light. He faced far longer sentences, so he got off lucky.
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Blaze Diem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:48 PM
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20. Actually the punishment is lenient for the crimes..He could have receieved more than 30 yrs.
considering the weapon/s involved.

According to Court TV..that is.
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:04 PM
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33. I doubt that another person
with no prior convictions would have gotten this type of sentence...but I'm not familiar with Nevada laws. It smells like BS to me.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:24 PM
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48. It is BS
This is for the previous acquittal and no one will change my mind on that.
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:30 PM
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Yeah and what's with the judge and
her pronouncement that she thought he was "arrogant & ignorant". Something about the tone didn't set well - it seemed unprofessional I guess.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:48 AM
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101. That's not unusual at all for a judge to say.
Judges have a lot of leeway with what they say in a courtroom.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:01 PM
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32. Bingo
It's that simple, but many people want revenge and therein lies the double jeopardy. I opt for simplicity.

That said OJ has always been a jackass.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:27 PM
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52. he could have faced 60 years. His lawyers expressed relief and
appreciation of the sentence and the judge. he got years added for the gun, holding it or not. anyone brings a gun, all pay. he got off light. Yale said he has at least 9 years minimum, could have had 60. the talking heads said appeal win is unlikely and he won't make the first one or two parole hearings in about 9 or 10 years.
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:46 PM
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66. Justice?
Hell, we have a Pennsylvania Congressman, Thomas W. Druce, who fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run and he got two to four years, but then he was a white congressman and the victim was black.

30 years is a travesty for a first offense.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:10 PM
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75. I know. But that is the way the law runs there and I waited to see
what his lawyers said. they were relieved it wasn't worse and they are filing appeals, which most agree won't win. Druce, I remember that. he deserved a lot of prison.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:05 PM
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93. we have a legal system. justice? not so much. ask padilla and the others.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:47 PM
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19. What strikes me is how Simpson is suddenly tearful...
He was glib and cocky toward the Brown and Goldman families ~ not an ounce of empathy for them ~ but he sure does have tears for himself. Just like any sociopath.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:49 PM
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22. He has many fewer safety nets these days.
Little money, fewer friends, he's pretty much reviled. That must be frightening to someone like him.

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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:32 PM
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56. Consider this......
He never took the stand during his trial because he'd have been subject to cross-examination by the prosecution.

So the weasel tries to use his statement at the sentencing hearing to testify on his own behalf, stating that he's "confused" (yeah, in a world where you're allowed to do as you please, I guess you'd be confused when you're nailed and brought to justice), and then going on and on about how he was just trying to get his stuff back.

In his mind, he did nothing wrong.

His "remorse" is totally bogus. He thought he'd say the right combination of words and the judge would love him

Man, she nailed him. A very competent, tough, clear-thinking judge.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:35 PM
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61. It was quite a performance!
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:48 PM
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21. I don't like him either. He should have known to sit his ass down
somewhere after walking on murder charges. He should have known better. He's too old to be that stupid. His arrogance did him in. I did find it odd that the judge brought up the other case and how it wouldn't be a factor in her decision. She may have given reason for some kind of appeal. He's done though....he screwed himself. He will be in jail until he's half dead.
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:49 PM
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23. agreed. n/t.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:56 PM
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28. At 60 youd think he would know better
hell at any age you'd know not to show up in someone hotel room with gun brandishing heavies, hold people against their will, and take property that was in their possession. He could have simply called the cops, or hotel security.

He fucked up, plain and simple.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:10 PM
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40. He is 61, same age as I am. He will be in prison for at least 15 years before parole eligibility,
according to what I read, and the judge made it a point to state that this is NOT taking any previous events into account. He will then be 76, and maybe a little slower.

How anyone can believe this is some long term racist plot on Juice is beyond belief. We white people just ain't that smart or organized.

OJ is an arrogant, stupid, brutal man who believes he has a right to fuck over everyond else because he is somehow better. In other words, a sociopath.
We all are better off with OJ in prison for as long as possible.

mark
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:35 PM
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60. Actually it's 9 years before parole comes up
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 02:35 PM by Tangerine LaBamba
He'll be 70, in the event he's granted parole.

Well, there are always people who can't quite grasp that an individual can behave in an abhorrent manner over and over. These people need to see conspiracy where none exists, and they will ascribe victimhood to the perpetrator at the same time labeling the prosecutors and jurors and judge as evil-doers.

It's their own particular blindness, colored by their idiocy.

OJ's party is over. Good.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:40 PM
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64. Yeah I just read the second draft of the sentencing story on MSN.
He could be in for a max of 33 years, and yes the judge mentioned he was being sentenced for the current convictions and nothing else. She mentioned this several times, but I am sure this idiot conspiracy thing will still persist.


mark
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:05 PM
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35. Hey, he was a great football player.
I saw him play opposite Walter Payton toward the end of both their careers.

I don't know whether he murdered two people; but I was satisfied with the outcome, given the racist investigation.

I think he was overprosecuted for the Nevada events; but he put himself at risk with his approach. I suspect that the things he confiscated were his; but he sure didn't go about it right.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:10 PM
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41. Can't argue with your post
Well said.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:08 PM
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37. If a group breaks into my house with guns and won't let me leave
and threatens to kill me - I would call that a crime and not me setting them up.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:08 PM
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:13 PM
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42. oh c'mon....they finally got an all white jury and judge and justice was served. nt.
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boozepusher Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:17 PM
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43. Are you suggesting his race was a factor
in the verdict and sentencing?
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:18 PM
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44. yeah. nt.
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boozepusher Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:25 PM
Response to Reply #44
49. So justice wouldn't have been served
by a black judge and jury?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:30 PM
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54. Depends on what you perceive justice to be
Funny how they're discussing the Goldman's on GEM$NBC. Separate cases indeed. Goldman still gets nothing. Hope he's happy with his revenge.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:38 PM
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63. What, in your opinion, would be an appropriate response from the father of a murdered man?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:41 PM
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65. Well let me put it this way
My favorite cousin was murdered. His widow and two sons never once spoke of vengeance and neither did any of us. We knew who we lost and nothing else mattered.
On the other hand, Goldman appeared more interested in getting rich than in mourning for his son.
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boozepusher Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:48 PM
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68. Sorry for your loss.
Was the person responsible punished?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:09 PM
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90. He was never caught
but that won't bring our cousin back.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:51 PM
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70. Good for you. You can add non-judgmental to your list of virtues.
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prayin4rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:10 PM
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85. I am sorry for your loss but I did not perceive it that way
I saw him as hopping mad that nobody was going to do anything to the man that slaughtered his son so, he did the only thing that he could do. I think people grieve so differently and it always makes me so mad when people decide that the way that someone grieves is wrong. Like Jon Benet's parents.... hell they didn't grieve correctly so they were called murders instead of just gold-diggers.

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:10 PM
Response to Reply #85
91. There was a trial and OJ SImpson was acquitted
hardly the first or last time that has happened.
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:32 PM
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55. perhaps not the brand of justice white people like to see scary black people get. nt.
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boozepusher Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:33 PM
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57. What about the kind of justice
people who rob others at gun point deserve?
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:51 PM
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71. wonder what the "victims" of this crime had to say about it....
wonder if an elderly white guy with no criminal record would have gotten significant prison time.

white justice.
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boozepusher Donating Member (152 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:56 PM
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73. We have no way of knowing if an ederly white male would
have been sentenced the same way. It doesn't really matter in this case because I believe the sentence was fair and justified. OJ does have a criminal record, he has had several run ins with the law.
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:59 PM
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74. I think we do know. Jails are full of an overwhelming number of minorities. nt.
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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:44 PM
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88. Or scary rich people.....
.....who use race as a cover for their real weapon, money.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:34 PM
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59. In this case, I don't care.
n/t
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:49 PM
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69. Its not double jeaporody
He was tried for a different crime, not killing his wife

Now angry white males everywhere are finally feeling vindicated, but he was not tried for murder.
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SidneyCarton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:45 PM
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77. Hit the button long enough and you ticket gets punched...
Mr. Simpson got away with it for a while, we all do, but karma is a beast.
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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:01 PM
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78. If it had not been OJ...
He would have probably gotten probation or minimal time. His sentence was definitely payback for a previous crime he was found innocent of.
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rollin74 Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:39 PM
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79. probation was not an option
the charges he was convicted of carry mandatory prison time

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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:22 AM
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94. But the charges may have been different...
An unknown may have been given an opportunity to plead to a lesser charge. His charges (10 different overlapping charges seemed like piling on to me).
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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:36 AM
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115. (10 different overlapping charges seemed like piling on to me).
Yea, I thought that too....
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:47 AM
Response to Reply #78
100. Excuse me, but have you ever had a gun pointed at you?
Ever had someone confront you while they were holding a gun, pointed at you or not?

This is some serious shit here. I don't care if he's OJ Simpson or Joe Blow, what he did was wrong, and it was illegal.

I'm really sick of people thinking that he should get off because 1) he's OJ and/or 2) he's black.

While I know that a lot of the black people in jail DID get there by suspicious means, but in OJ's case, I don't think so.

Oh, and yes, I HAVE had guns (yes, GUNS) pointed at me. Believe me, it's nothing to laugh at or treat as nothing.

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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:14 AM
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102. Did I ever say he should have gotten off?
I said if it were not OJ, the prosecution would most likely plead to a much lesser crime which would have resulted in probation for a first offense or very minimal jail time.

Just a quick google:
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-165737259.html
http://www.htrnews.com/article/20081009/MAN0101/8100905...
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:05 AM
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107. OJ Advised His Lawyers Not To Plead
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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:27 PM
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119. That is true...
His arrogance cost him. Apparently he wanted an 'apology' from the prosecutor.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:43 PM
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80. Nevada (especially Las vegas) is very "touchy" about gun-crimes
and hotel crimes.. and as long as the laws on sentencing were followed, I see nothing wrong with his sentence(s). I do think there will be an appeal, and he'll end up with less..but it;s good to see him finally held responsible for some of his actions.
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rollin74 Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:51 PM
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83. agreed
the sentence was actually at the low end of the sentencing guidelines and he could have received a lot more time. I don't see how anyone can complain about the judge in this case.

I think it's unlikely that the sentence will be reduced on appeal.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:46 PM
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82. Poor, poor OJ....
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

( :sarcasm: )
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:03 PM
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84. Most people who listen to gangsta rap..
... know it is fantasy but apparently not OJ.
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:42 PM
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87. Look, he broke into someone else's room with firearms and attempted
to steal memorabilia that wasn't his anymore. He deserves prison for that, as would anyone else who tried a stunt like that.
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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:45 PM
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89. I liked OJ in the "Naked Gun" movies. And double jeopardy sucks.
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 06:50 PM by johnfunk
n/t
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:24 AM
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95. It is NOT double jeopardy.
Two separate crimes, two different states.

What do you not understand about that?

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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:11 AM
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108. Maybe We Should Resurrect John Gotti And Let Him Out Of The Federal Prison In Marion, Illinois
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 05:13 AM by DemocratSinceBirth
Gotti was tried three times for conspiracy murder in three different cases before the feds nailed him. I doubt he was factually innocent the first two times he was acquitted...

According to the theory advanced by some folks in this thread Gotti should have never been tried for the third murder because it is reasonable to assume that most jurors in the third trial believed he got away with murder in the first two trials...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:23 AM
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111. The OP and some of the responses make me wanna
:eyes:

Just sayin'

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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:08 AM
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116. I never said OJ was in double jeoperdy...
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 09:08 AM by johnfunk
... just that double jeopardy -- like Alberto Gonzales, Sarah Palin, Augusto Pinochet and Carrot Top -- sucks.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:29 AM
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96. Cry me a river.
:eyes:
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:39 AM
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98. Apparently he should not have been charged for his crime, because he was once charged
with another crime.

:eyes:
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:45 AM
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104. I agree.
Plenty of people do things as reckless as he did in trying to steal back his memorabilia, but they don't get prosecuted so heavily for it. This is nothing but an attempt to vindicate the verdict returned years ago by the court of public opinion.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:50 AM
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105. I liked him as an actor and football player.
Until it turned out that he was a psychopathic murderer, I liked him just fine. He should be a distant memory at this point, having ridden the lightning, but that's not how it worked out. Instead of laying low and counting the blessings that getting away with murder provide, he instead chose to again foray into felonious activity, this time paying for it. No sympathy at all from me. He blew his get out of jail free card.
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:01 AM
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106. O.J. did not kill Nicole...
read "The Overlooked Suspect".
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:17 AM
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109. Clap trap
People can say anything.

Just because it's in a book doesn't make it true.

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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:29 AM
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112. Have you read it?
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 05:31 AM by Luminous Animal
And just because popular opinion says it's true doesn't make it so. Two years after 9/11 a scant 70% of the U.S. population believed that Saddam had something to do with the terrorist attack.



Edited for clarity.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:36 AM
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113. I could use the argument you make against my statement against you.
What I'm saying is that just because someone writes/says something, doesn't make it so.

That is true in all circumstances.

Just look at the Freepers.

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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:14 AM
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114. Well, I could type out the entire book here...
but I've got cookies to bake tomorrow. What I will say is that, there is compelling evidence to the contrary compiled by a man that has no stake in the outcome. And though the author, an eminently respected private investigator, lays out a compelling case that it was O.J.'s son who committed the murder, he never directly accuses him of the crime because that would be unethical.

By the way, the Freepers still believe that Saddam had something to do with 9/11. Yes, let's just look at them.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:38 AM
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118. He Does All But Accuse Jason
That's pretty messed up...
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:29 AM
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117. OJ Simpson is a thug and he deserves to be in prison
for the rest of his life.
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