... although I won't be watching. IMO, the more OJ talks publically, the more of those remaining that believe in his innocence might be swayed, including some soul searching in the black community (hopefully) who will finally reject the jury nullification. I remember that shortly after the verdict surveys showed that blacks believed OJ's innocence in an almost mirror image of the numbers in which whites believed in his guilt. I wonder if that has changed at all.
I'm also not a big fan of the resulting civil suit in that case. Don't get me wrong, he was guilty as sin and IMO NO financial penalty would be too big. BUT, we have a criminal court system in this country and he was found not guilty. I think that civil wrongful death judgments should only be allowed to go forth against someone who has been criminally convicted (or plead) to being responsible for a death in some capacity. The burden of proof is too low in the civil case. One might argue that he wouldn't have gotten off if not for the fact that he's OJ, but also then, the Goldman/Simpson family would not have had financial resources to go after. There are vindictive people out there of considerable financial resources. It is not to difficult to imagine this being used to ruin someone if it only requires convincing a majority of a jury that XYZ is more likely than not to be responsible for something. IOW, my position is not about just OJ.
if only for the sake of his children, nicole's and the goldman families. I am writing fox and expressing my reaction to this assault on decency.
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With a new book and TV special, O. J. Simpson is reviving the controversy over his acquittal for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman 12 years ago.
nbc rejected this program.