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    Nov 20, 2006

    whadda ya mean

    I'm going to keep this short and sweet, because there are much more worthwhile things to discuss. Concerning the Double Jeopardy law in criminal matters, we should make an exception for OJ. Isn't it bad enough that we had to endure the televised fiasco they called a trial? That wasn't a matter of justice, it was one of the worst reality shows ever aired. Now he's published a (hypothetical) confession?! It should be used against him to reopen the case and lock him away for good, if only on the grounds that we wouldn't have to see or hear from him again.

    Then again, maybe OJ is on to something here ...

    If I were a man of moral fiber and sound character, I may be disinclined to read any literature about supposed events that may or may not have occurred. Then again, if I had I any prior knowledge of events that were the subject of said literature, I'm sure I could be completely objective as I read every fictional detail of the events that didn't happen the way I was reading about them. Furthermore, once completing this task, I am positive that I could keep an open mind and potentially have a change of heart on the matter completey, being swayed that, in no small part to a perfect justice system, that such a timeline laid before me never could have taken place and that this author was still doing everything possible to solve the mystery that everyone else already had.

    Then again ... maybe not.

    1 comment:

    preemptive warrior said...

    The criminal trial of OJ Simpson was a perfect example of what is wrong with the justice system today. You had his "Dream Team" of scumbag lawyers convince an overwhelmingly black jury that a football star did not commit murder because somebody didn't wash their hair and because a glove fit a bit too snugly on the alleged murderer's hand.



    At the same time, I am more comfortable with OJ being let off than with other
    people who (may or may not) have committed murder, just because he will be on the radar for the rest of his life and unable to kill again. That, combined with the consolation of a conviction in the civil trial (albeit with an order to pay damages that is yet to be satisfied) makes me a little bit more content with the erroneous jury decision in the criminal trial. But maybe I'm being too positive.