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Learn more about O.J. Simpson: The TV, movies, books and podcasts about the trial of the century

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“if I DID IT”

He did it. He should have just said alkyd away from his ex and started a new life. Simpson was wealthy and popular and it would have been easy for him to have moved on without her.

What was he thinking?!

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I've heard this. There were a lot of evidence to convict Simpson of first-degree murder. However, the murder case somehow had shifted to the racial discrimination to black people over time. Finally, 12 juries (9 blacks and 3 whites) gave him "not guilty". Simpson won the case.

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Who cares...

HE DID IT..

Good riddance..

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I first learned about OJ Simpson by watching the late night telecasts of MAD TV in which Orlando Jones played him.

Mad TV used to be an authentic source of information about American society and culture for me when I was a teenager.

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”The Juice” can rest in peace knowing that his ex-wife’s killer is dead. (copied - source unknown)

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stormcrowToday  11:36 am JST “ “if I DID IT He did it. He should have just said alkyd away from his ex and started a new life. Simpson was wealthy and popular and it would have been easy for him to have moved on without her.

What was he thinking?! “

He would never want her to be “touched“ by another man—he was a disturbed, possessive, jealous man, a coward, just like every wife beater out there. And he was still admired by millions of people because of what he did in the NFL, his wealth and fame. Disgusting.

… but if you only have the appetite for one piece of media, set aside roughly eight hours for this definitive documentary. Directed by Ezra Edelman for ESPN Films, the five-part project aired on ABC and ESPN covers the so-called trial of the century in explicit details, but it takes three parts just to get there. “O.J.: Made in America” contextualizes Simpson's life, career and notoriety with race relations in the U.S. It became the longest movie to win an Oscar when it won best documentary in 2017, where Edelman dedicated his statuette to Brown Simpson, Goldman, their families and the victims of police brutality.

People only need to watch this one, I agree; heavy (as it should be), but a must watch—always interesting to learn (more) about some of the many dark sides of American society.

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The Goldman family gets all net proceeds from the book. So there’s that.

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The jury system is not perfect, but we don't have anything better. I hope that the jury who found him not guilty got it right, but I will always have my doubts.

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The trial was turned in to a circus making a farce of the whole thing. If he had been white or poor there is no doubt he wouldn’t have got away with it.

So he could crash in to people and throw a ball, who cares in light of murdering 2 innocent people.

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Justice is served depending on wealth not race in the US.

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Well, I remember watching the trial every day on TV, I was a university student at the time and was just so fixated by the trial, the apartment area where both were killed was a very small area. so when they were killed they just had no chance whatsoever to run or hide like a trapped rat. I always believed that OJ did it, however, I do believe the cops did a horrible job at securing the crime scene, it was just a mess. I never bought into that lame argument that Fuhrman was out to get him or that he was racist, never bought that for a second, but OJ and his dream team particularly Cochran played the race card over and over and when the verdicts were read they put a split screen because the nation was already divided, whites believed he was guilty, and most Blacks thought he was innocent, and look what happened.

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Media : an update of his wikipedia would have been enough.

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Shocking that the line ‘if the glove doesn’t fit you must acquit” was so effective. The jury system is deeply flawed.

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Idiots on the jury let a murderer walk free. If the murderer had been a white man, the same jury would have found him guilty. Even one of the jurors said this was "payback" for Rodney King. So much for being impartial and fair.

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stickman1760Apr. 14 10:07 pm JST

Shocking that the line ‘if the glove doesn’t fit you must acquit” was so effective. The jury system is deeply flawed.

It was up to the prosecution 1) to not allow that demonstration or 2) to bring in an expert of some kind to say the demonstration was bunk. Nothing flawed about insisting conviction be done by your fellow man.

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