Saturday, October 4, 2008

An OJ Guilty Verdict...

Talk about spooky coincidences, 13 years to the day (October 3rd, 1995) after he was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman, a Las Vegas jury convicted OJ Simpson of all twelve counts, involving OJ Simpson and friends attempt to get back some memoribilia - the most serious charge, kidnapping with a firearm, could keep him in prison for at least fifteen years with the minimum sentencing.

That would keep the 61 y/o Simpson in prison until his mid-70s at the minimum. Of course the case will be appealed.

Oddly enough, the current charges stem from an evasion of the subsequent Civil judgment won by Fred Goldman (Ron Goldman's father) in the wake of the earlier acquittal.

OJ Simpson stashed some valuable memorabilia with two memorabilia dealers in order to avoid having to sell the items to satisfy the judgment won by Fred Goldman.

Witnesses said the men stormed into room 1203 of the hotel and took thousands of dollars' worth of collectibles from dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley at gunpoint. Defense lawyers argued that Simpson went to the hotel only to retrieve personal mementos that were stolen from him following his murder trial and was unaware that two of his sidekicks were armed.


conservative brother said...

I can tell you honestly jmk speaking as a black man, They're would be riots on the streets and Jesse and Al would be jocking for air time on media shows denouncing the verdict by an all white jury. They aren't going to do anything to possibly mess things up for Obama.

JMK said...

That's sad, but probably true T, and the saddest part is that those people who'd riot for OJ are folks "the Juice" wouldn't spit on if they were on fire.

As for Obama's prospects, I hate to say it, BUT McCain hasn't done much to help himself at all.

Things are not looking at all good, but we may have to go through some hard times UNTIL more people understand that it's been Liberal policies (yes, even some of those embraced by all these "Compassionate Conservatives") that have led to our major problems....and virtually ALL of our economic policies.

Don said...

If O.J.Simpson had murdered my sister I'd be hysterical @ the fact that he walked away with his freedom. I have no doubt within my mind that Simpson murdered Nicole and Ron Simpson - he had an accomplice I believe as well.

So, I think Karma (the date), along with his complete stupidity, his shady business friends, I think everything proved to be his downfall.

With that said, I wonder what decision an appellate court might render.

JMK said...

It's a tough situation all around.

I think I posted before that in my view, OJ was always one step behind where he should've been.

Moving to Florida after the divorce would've kept him from having to deal with all the nonsense of seeing younger guys riding around in cars he paid for and living it up in a house he paid for...

Then after the acquittal, somewhere out of country might have been the best venue. He's an international celebrity. It might have been easier to jump start his career somewhere else and he wouldn't have kept having run-ins with U.S. law enforcement.

Man, maybe OJ should've hired me as a personal advisor.

It's a tough situation. And an appeal will have to be brought on new evidence, or demopnstrate some flaws in the current proceedings.

Could happen.

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