Most people I know think that O.J. Simpson was guilty 14 years ago. Where most people differ in opinion is the reason he was found not guilty by a reasonable doubt. And it’s wasn’t just that Johnnie Cochran made sure that the glove wouldn’t fit or that the race card was played. How about crooked,racist cops & a shoddy prosecution team for starters! Mark Furhman is one prime example why race was ever on the table in this trial. Like you heard O.J. on tape bragging about getting his stuff back in Vegas, Mark Furhman was heard on tape talking about blacks & racial profiling. He even said “nigger” numerous times on the tape. Unbelievable! Here’s more from Wikipedia:
“In March, Fuhrman testified to finding blood marks on the driveway of Simpson’s home, as well as a black leather glove on the premises which had blood of both murder victims on it as well as Simpson’s. Despite an aggressive cross-examination by F. Lee Bailey, Fuhrman denied on the stand that he was racist or had used the word “nigger” to describe black people in the 10 years prior to his testimony. But a few months later, the defense played audio tapes of Fuhrman repeatedly using the word – 41 times, in total. The tape had been made in 1986 by a young North Carolina screenwriter named Laura McKinny. She had interviewed Fuhrman for a story she was developing on female police officers. The Fuhrman tapes became one of the cornerstones of the defense’s case that Fuhrman’s testimony lacked credibility. The prosecution told the jury in closing arguments that Fuhrman was a racist, but that this should not detract from the evidence showing Simpson’s guilt.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson_murder_case
Not to mention some of the other characters in the police department,like Dennis Fung. Marcia Clark & Christopher Darden were lackluster in their performance as if they didn’t really believe their case was strong. So, I think there was definitely some reasonable doubt. And I think you do the jurors in that murder case a great disservice if you insist that they could actually convict him knowing that it was possible he was set-up by a racist cop. If the case was so solid, why was the evidence consistently compromised in the Nicole Simpson& Ron Goldman case? You just can’t convict people because you think they did it & that is what the police in that case did. Unfortunately, the black jurors, who I am sure have faced those kind of police before, couldn’t believe the evidence presented to them. Look at the folks who presented it!
O.J. was probably guilty but the evidence & the way it was collected was questionable. The DNA evidence created room for doubt. It is plausible that he could be found not guilty under those circumstances, which is what happened. But, now karma has come back to bite him in the ass. And I know the so-called “race card” won’t help him. In this case, the evidence was more than reliable.He got 9 to 33 years in prison for the dumb ass jack move that he made in Las Vegas! The “Juice” will be gone for at least 9 years & I say good riddance!