Friday, December 05, 2008

O. J. Gets 9 Years, Finally

O.J. reacts to verdict
Finally. I am one of those who believes O.J. got away with murder 14 years ago. I felt that trial made a mockery of our justice system.

O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson, posted by Access Winnipeg, Flickr

When O.J. murdered his wife and Ron Goldman, I had just finished working as a volunteer in a domestic violence shelter. I knew from the first reports this man was guilty. It was a classic case. I know, I know, innocent until proven guilty. But, the proof was in the pudding. Too bad O.J.'s lawyers had a penchant for pudding and licked that bowl clean with the leather gloves causing shrinkage. Wiped out the proof.
O.J. wearing leather gloves, posted by noteboom, Flickr

Here is a link to the BBC coverage of Judge Glass reading the sentence. The shots of the Goldman family say it all. Finally, although a different case, I hope they feel a sense of justice for the murder of their son and Nicole Brown Simpson.

One last thing, I was working at a high school in Bisbee, Arizona, population about 8000 when the verdict came down. It was a cool little artist community and old copper mining town. Houses built into the hillside. Anyway, one of my high school students was a football player. He asked what I thought of the verdict. I told him the truth. That the man got away with murder and just made a mockery of our justice system. He said, "But he is a football hero. He is my hero." Never forgot that.

Shame on O.J. for killing people and making kids with dreams of playing football question his integrity.
O.J. Simpson with young fan circa 1970s, posted by AnthonythePrivileged, Flickr


James said...

I don't believe in karma but this dude had it coming...

Mary Cuevas said...

hi james!!!:)
yes it was really horrible seeing him beg to that judge. felt sad for him. but he murdered his wife and ron goldman in cold blood. so common for abusers to feel that if they can't have her, no one will.

so a very sad ending to a man i remember for his ads where he was running through the airport. don't remember what he was selling. and his role in airplane movie.

thanks for commenting.:)