DN Subscriber - Cottonwood Heights UT: "... while he can afford golf fees
and other things most people would consider luxuries, he chooses to not pay a
dime towards the judgements against him."Legally, he is doing
fine. Morally, he is as despicable a person who ever lived. And, he does not
care."Oh, I don't know, DN Subscriber. Perhaps I was too
hard on Mr. Simpson in my previous comment. Since the tragic deaths of his wife
and her friend, Mr. Simpson has made good on his promise to conduct a tireless
search for The Real Killer ... on every golf course in America.
"....Simpson is among the most sought-after figures in town for selfies with
those who encounter him at restaurants or athletic events he attends
occasionally."===========Given the truth of that
statement, is it really any wonder that our country has been in such a downward
slide for at least the last couple decades when it comes to basic decency and
Even though he was not convicted of the double murder, he was found guilty on
civil charges and owes the (I wanted to say "his") victims'
families over $58 million. But, ironically, much of his income and assets are
protected from seizure to pay such judgements. And, while he can afford golf
fees and other things most people would consider luxuries, he chooses to not pay
a dime towards the judgements against him.Legally, he is doing fine.
Morally, he is as despicable a person who ever lived. And, he does not care.
It is amazing to me that every commandment has been made legal, you can lie
about your neighbor, you can have an affair and commit adultery, you can bear
false witness, and you won't be punished, O.J. Simpson taught us that you
can even get away with murder , when you have a great legal team. Wow, if you
want to know what this world is coming to, just read the Bible, we are repeating
everything , every society did in those days.
Just totally to hard for conservatives people to believe that Mark Fuhrman
killed the OJ case?Fuhrman was known to use racist slurs.Fuhrman lied and said he hadn't in the past ten years.OJ's defense proved him a liar.Fuhrman plead the Fifth when
asked if he planted evidence.You cannot lie to a judge and jury and
expect to prosecute your case.Mark Fuhrman is the reason the case
failed.OJ won his freedom because Mark Fuhrman lied! Move on with your lives.
I am convinced that OJ Simpson is one of the 10 guilty that go free so that we
avoid wrongly convicting the 1 innocent man.His trial is evidence of
why police officers must be held to a higher standard. 1-In this day and age
they have to be very careful of even their private, off-duty conduct. 2-They
must never, ever prevaricate in the least on the stand. If one once told a unPC
joke or used naughty language on the 6th grade playground, he better admit it
frankly if asked under oath.Whatever doubt reasonable people may
have had about his guilt following his trial and acquittal had to have been
eliminated with his "If I Did It" book and then with his criminal
assault and conviction in Nevada.Unreasonable people who worship or
idolize someone simply because he has athletic skills or is famous for playing
likable characters, will continue to make excuses. That is their right.He was acquitted and is legally innocent. He was found civilly liable. And his
conduct post trial speaks volumes.When he faces his final judge,
there will be no lawyers and no doubt at all about what he did or why. I believe
payment will come due, with very heavy interest at that point.
"Paid enough, already". Are you lucid? The man brutally killed two
people which fact was verified in a civil trial. His penalty: pay $33.5 million
to the families of the victims. Has he paid it all? -not even a penny.He got off because of his celebrity status and the use of the most inept
prosecution team in court history.
RE: "The jury returned the correct verdict for the case presented"...---How do you explain the DNA evidence (OJs blood mixed with both
victim's blood at the scene)? Usually that's Conclusive evidence.It wasn't just the glove. There was also very conclusive DNA
evidence. But his lawyers were able to systematically play on people's
fears (especially race baiting and fear of corruption in the LAPD), to get the
jury to dismiss it all in their minds. Because they obscured it enough that
even his blood mixed with the blood of the victims wasn't
"Proof".How can you explain OJ's blood mixed with the
victims blood on the scene of the crime? You can't. You can only
discredit and discredit and smear and smear people till the Jury doesn't
know what to believe.That's not the Prosecution's fault.
They don't pick which police officers go to the scene and which evidence
they find or who processes the blood evidence from the scene.The
Prosecution presents the evidence. They did. OJs attorneys were just very
good at smearing people and setting up fear. Fear in jury's mind of
getting it wrong. Fear of possibility of an LAPD conspiracy against a black
The Simpson trial was a prime example of "fake news". The trial was
televised on live TV, with a summary on the evening news. I had the opportunity
to watch several days of the trial and was surprised that the media summary
didn't match what actually happened in court. If you only
watched the evening news, you were surprised by the verdict because they had
slanted everything to "guilty". Those that actually watched the trial
were not surprised by the verdict at all. It was more than "the glove
didn't fit". Everyday, the prosecution failed in making their case.Debate his guilt or innocence, but the jury returned the correct verdict
for the case presented.
Changing the trial from Beverly Hills or Brentwood where it occurred to downtown
was a huge mistake.
I wonder if he's ever apologized to the family of his victims... Can you
really repent without even apologizing?They can't try him
again, it would be double-jeopardy. He may as well apologize and get the
process of healing started. They would know what happened for sure, and he
would be out in the open and could start working on forgiveness instead of just
denial all the time.It's gotta be a painful place for him too.
Knowing what he did, and denying it 24x7x364 hoping he never slips up.And for the families of the victims (constantly wondering if he did it or the
murderer is still out there, or being confident he did it but got away with
it).If I were him I would just confess so everybody can get started
on the healing process. But could they then charge him with Obstruction? I
don't know. He did try to hide what he did and lied to police, destroyed
evidence, and lied in his pre-trial depositions. Is that Obstructing the
Seems like a lot of people here don’t believe in forgiveness.
I don’t know if the jury got it right — but still I support the jury
system. The jury said “Not Guilty,” and I accept that. Life goes on.
'Life is fine' ... for those still living.
Living the life of 'total exoneration'...
FlashbackRE: "He should be doing life but the inept prosecutors and
judge kept that from happening"...---It wasn't because the
prosecution blew it. They put on a good case. There was tons of evidence
presented. He got off because he's a celebrity, and his lawyers played
the race-card perfectly. And because of the issues going on with the LAPD at
the time (trust issues).===It's OK that his life is
fine now, but it would have been nice if the family of the victims got some
justice in this case. They didn't. Nobody was held accountable for their
son/daughter/brother/sister's murders.Their grieving process
was probably pretty horrible. It went on for so long (the trial). And in the
end no justice for them. And they knew who did it. Almost everybody knew who
was responsible for their deaths.He's doing good now. Wonder
how the relatives of his victims are doing.
@xert"I mean--hasn't he paid enough already?"Considering he should be in prison today for double murder, I'd say no,
he hasn't paid enough already.
Let me refresh your memories:Mark Fuhrman is a former detective of
the LAPD. He is known for his part in the O.J. Simpson murder case.In 1995, Fuhrman was called to testify regarding his discovery of evidence in
the Simpson case, including a bloody glove recovered at Simpson's estate.
Fuhrman was known to have used a racist epithet toward African Americans during
the early 1980s but claimed on the stand that he had not used that term in the
last ten years. Simpson's defense team produced recorded interviews with
Fuhrman and witnesses showing that he had repeatedly used racist language during
this period. Later (with the jury absent), when asked under oath whether he had
planted or manufactured evidence in the case, Fuhrman invoked his Fifth
Amendment right and declined to answer. According to the defense, this raised
the possibility that Fuhrman had planted key evidence as part of a racially
motivated plot against Simpson. The audiotape proving that Fuhrman perjured
himself — thereby undermining the credibility of the prosecution —
has been cited as one reason Simpson was acquitted.
It's tough to hear about our sports heroes going through a tough time
mostly because of the sensationalistic media, but it seems like it's all
worked out pretty well for the Juice. We all make mistakes and let our temper
get the best of us at times, (and from those photos--OJ really threw a fit that
night...) but if we keep a positive attitude, there's no reason why we
can't all live happy lives in a warm climate and play a lot of golf. I do
think that the Goldmans and the Browns could stand to be a little more
forgiving. What has it been? Like 25 years? Sheesh--let it go! I
mean--hasn't he paid enough already? He doesn't really even get to be
a celebrity anymore and he has to live in Nevada!
"The town has been good to me," Simpson said. "Everybody I meet
seems to be apologizing for what happened to me here."Everyone
you meet apologizes to you for the fact that you were convicted of crimes you
committed and sent to prison for them? Hmm. That's interesting.
Everyone has his own brand of justice, I suppose.
Lookin' happy and buff. Still like watching his Hertz TV commercials,
runnin' thru airports.
Life may be fine for him, but not so much for his victims and their families who
had to grieve their murder and then go through the rest of their lives without
them, and without justice for their horrible deaths.That would be
the worst part to me if I were their parents or siblings... The fact that you
know who did it, but the justice system gave you zero justice and only catered
to the perpetrator of the crime the whole trial. And ignored you and your
family and the victims.===Flashback,It wasn't
totally the prosecution's fault. It was his race, and his celebrity
status that got him off. That and his ability to hire a dream-team of lawyers
to play the media and the jury like a fiddle.The prosecution put on
a good case. You should remember the piles and piles of evidence. But all
that evidence didn't matter, because the media was on his side and his
lawyers were able to play the race card and make it all about race, and pretend
the police only investigated and accused him because of his race.If
they didn't have the race card in the OJ case and the advantages of being a
celebrity... the victims and their families would have gotten justice.
He should be doing life but the inept prosecutors and judge kept that from