O.J. Simpson Case

Lewkat

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As for OJ's case, I thought the forensic scientist's explanation was extremely interesting, but to someone not in the scientific field it can be off putting due to lack of education in that area.

When OJ was asked to try on the glove, it was stiff and had shrunk. Plus, good leather has to be pulled on to form and fit your fingers perfectly. This simply did not happen in the courtroom. He pulled it on and went through a silly motion of seemingly to attempt at getting it all the way on and gave up while Cochran was spewing forth," if it don't fit, acquit." Puleeze, OJ was an actor folks.

By the way, when Furhman left the crime scene and proceeded to OJ's house, it was alleged that he had the glove in his pants pocket and later planted it. Well, I recall vividly that when he got out of his car, he was wearing a pair of tailored, well fitted slacks and I can assure you that glove would have bulged so obviously from his pocket. Not one person caught that at all. I wanted to throw my shoe at the TV. Furhman's reputation was sullied when he denied using the N word. OJ may have been found not guilty, but that does not mean he is innocent. Big difference.
 

The DA's office was outgunned, plain and simple. LAPD's star-struck behavior during the early hours of the investigation led to plenty of mistakes that the defense capitalized on. Mark Fuhrman's racist comments didn't help, and the glove antics sealed the deal.

OJ was indeed beloved in Los Angeles. He was an affable, approachable, extremely high-profile superstar while at USC. His acting and announcing careers post football kept him very much in the public eye.
 
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Aunt Marg

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Another issue with the idiotic glove test: Besides the glove shrinking, OJ was also wearing rubber gloves while trying them on. Even a perfect-fitting glove would be very difficult to put on over rubber gloves.
I recall watching OJ trying on the glove and I thought to myself, he's manipulating his hand to make it harder to pull the glove on, why is he crooking and clawing his hand to pull the glove on.

Just so unorthodox. No one I know pulls gloves on like he was trying to do.
 
I recall watching OJ trying on the glove and I thought to myself, he's manipulating his hand to make it harder to pull the glove on, why is he crooking and clawing his hand to pull the glove on.

Just so unorthodox. No one I know pulls gloves on like he was trying to do.
It was a blunder by the prosecution and it wasn't the only one they made.
It was their case to lose and they did so. As others have pointed out, being found not guilty due to the evidence presented is a lot different than being found innocent.

I believe Nevada threw the book at him to make up for the flawed judgment in the murder cases.
 

Aunt Marg

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It was a blunder by the prosecution and it wasn't the only one they made.
It was their case to lose and they did so. As others have pointed out, being found not guilty due to the evidence presented is a lot different than being found innocent.

I believe Nevada threw the book at him to make up for the flawed judgment in the murder cases.
I have always believed the same, Star.
 

win231

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CA
It was a blunder by the prosecution and it wasn't the only one they made.
It was their case to lose and they did so. As others have pointed out, being found not guilty due to the evidence presented is a lot different than being found innocent.

I believe Nevada threw the book at him to make up for the flawed judgment in the murder cases.
I doubt it. He was released after serving 9 years of a 33 - year sentence. And he still received his $24,000.00/month pension - which is forever.
 
As for OJ's case, I thought the forensic scientist's explanation was extremely interesting, but to someone not in the scientific field it can be off putting due to lack of education in that area. When OJ was asked to try on the glove, it was stiff and had shrunk. Plus, good leather has to be pulled on to form and fit your fingers perfectly. This simply did not happen in the courtroom. He pulled it on and went through a silly motion of seemingly to attempt at getting it all the way on and gave up while Cochran was spewing forth," if it don't fit, acquit." Puleeze, OJ was an actor folks. By the way, when Furhman left the crime scene and proceeded to OJ's house, it was alleged that he had the glove in his pants pocket and later planted it. Well, I recall vividly that when he got out of his car, he was wearing a pair of tailored, well fitted slacks and I can assure you that glove would have bulged so obviously from his pocket. Not one person caught that at all. I wanted to throw my shoe at the TV. Furhman's reputation was sullied when he denied using the N word. OJ may have been found not guilty, but that does not mean he is innocent. Big difference.
He also didnā€™t take his arthritis medicine and his hands were swollen.
 
Although OJ himself avoided justice for those terrible murders, the argument could be made that in the past 75 years tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands, of African Americans were unjustly or disproportionately punished for other crimes. Judges, juries and lynch mobs have not historically erred in favor of Black men in this country.

On a micro level I was unhappy with the verdict; on a macro level I was not.
 

win231

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CA
Although OJ himself avoided justice for those terrible murders, the argument could be made that in the past 75 years tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands, of African Americans were unjustly or disproportionately punished for other crimes. Judges, juries and lynch mobs have not historically erred in favor of Black men in this country.

On a micro level I was unhappy with the verdict; on a macro level I was not.
Many races, religions, cultures have not escaped racism, prejudice & murder.
After the O.J. verdict, a black co-worker made a similar comment. She said, "It's just payback for how black people were treated in the past."
I said, "Hmmmm, OK. There was a holocaust; millions of Jews were kidnapped, imprisoned, tortured & murdered. Does that entitle me to two free murders?" Should an Armenian get away with murder because of Armenian Genocide?
 

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