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OJ's Knife Found

Post by Reub » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:16 am

Knife found at OJ's former home. Does anybody care anymore?
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Post by MediumTex » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:41 pm

Based on the audience for the FX series about the murder case, I think that people clearly still care about the case.
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Post by dualstow » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:15 pm

I was kind of interested when OJ came out with that book, 'If I Did It', the cover of which looked very much like it said "I DID IT".
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Post by tennpaga » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:30 pm

I always really liked Norm MacDonald's O.J. bits on SNL/Weekend Update in the 90's.  I've been watching some on youtube.  Here's one cued up to the O.J. part:

https://youtu.be/jTL6JqyxA8M?t=1m6s
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Post by dualstow » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:35 pm

Good stuff.  :)
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Post by Reub » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:35 pm

When I look back at footage of the OJ trial I find myself being more angry at seeing his attorney and friend, Kardashian, for what he has wrought on us than on the verdict itself.
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Post by MediumTex » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:53 pm

Reub wrote: When I look back at footage of the OJ trial I find myself being more angry at seeing his attorney and friend, Kardashian, for what he has wrought on us than on the verdict itself.
I sort of think the LAPD created the conditions for the O.J. case, and are partly to blame for the atmosphere of distrust that O.J.'s legal team exploited.

I was reading that during that period the LAPD had a slang term for a domestic violence call at an African-American residence.  It was "NHI", which stood for "No Humans Involved." 

During the Rodney King beating, some of the radio traffic included the following comment: "This is like something out of Gorillas in the Mist."

I think that by the time O.J. came to trial, the people of L.A. were totally fed up with the LAPD, and O.J. just leveraged that for his benefit.

Nothing as high profile as the O.J. case happens in a vacuum, and that's one of the many reasons it pays for police departments to try to operate as cleanly as they can.

I was also outraged by the O.J. verdict, but as I have learned over the years just how corrupt the LAPD was (and some say still is), I'm also pretty outraged that a police department could be that corrupt.

I know that people like to think that justice in a case as obvious as O.J.'s should be within reach, but if a police department abuses a community enough, the community is going to fight back any way it can, whether it makes any sense to outsiders or not.
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Post by dualstow » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:25 pm

And as it happens, OJ found another way to mess up his charmed life and land himself in jail anyway.
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Post by Xan » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:40 pm

dualstow wrote: And as it happens, OJ found another way to mess up his charmed life and land himself in jail anyway.
Do you think he has CTE?
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Post by MediumTex » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:10 pm

Xan wrote:
dualstow wrote: And as it happens, OJ found another way to mess up his charmed life and land himself in jail anyway.
Do you think he has CTE?
How could he not?
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Post by AdamA » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:14 pm

MediumTex wrote:
During the Rodney King beating, some of the radio traffic included the following comment: "This is like something out of Gorillas in the Mist."
They first scene of the first episode of the FX show The People versus OJ Simpson is the footage of the Rodney King beating and LA riots.  It made me wonder what might have happened in LA had OJ been found guilty.

The show does a great job of showing how masterfully Simpson's attorneys manipulated that environment to get OJ of the hook. 
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Re: OJ's Knife Found

Post by pugchief » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:37 am

MediumTex wrote:
Reub wrote: When I look back at footage of the OJ trial I find myself being more angry at seeing his attorney and friend, Kardashian, for what he has wrought on us than on the verdict itself.
I sort of think the LAPD created the conditions for the O.J. case, and are partly to blame for the atmosphere of distrust that O.J.'s legal team exploited.

I was reading that during that period the LAPD had a slang term for a domestic violence call at an African-American residence.  It was "NHI", which stood for "No Humans Involved." 

During the Rodney King beating, some of the radio traffic included the following comment: "This is like something out of Gorillas in the Mist."

I think that by the time O.J. came to trial, the people of L.A. were totally fed up with the LAPD, and O.J. just leveraged that for his benefit.

Nothing as high profile as the O.J. case happens in a vacuum, and that's one of the many reasons it pays for police departments to try to operate as cleanly as they can.

I was also outraged by the O.J. verdict, but as I have learned over the years just how corrupt the LAPD was (and some say still is), I'm also pretty outraged that a police department could be that corrupt.

I know that people like to think that justice in a case as obvious as O.J.'s should be within reach, but if a police department abuses a community enough, the community is going to fight back any way it can, whether it makes any sense to outsiders or not.
I don't disagree with anything you've said here, but have you ever thought about what it must be like to be a policeman in a large, dangerous city? I know some Chicago cops, and to hear them tell it, domestic violence calls are often more dangerous than murders. The people are crazy, often under the influence of drugs or alcohol and completely irrational. The public wants to feel safe, but then gets bent out of shape when the lengths required to deal with the irrational people who threaten that safety go outside the bounds of their stomach tolerance.
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