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OJ Simpson's Violent Crimes

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In the United States in 2016, there was an increase in violent crimes by up to 5.3% and a decrease in property crimes by up to 0.6%. Violent Crimes include: murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, and aggravated assault. The killer that I have chosen to research is OJ Simpson. Simpson is said to of killed his wife and her boyfriend outside there home. What made OJ Simpson go from a loved idol on the football field and in the streets of Hollywood to a murder? OJ himself said “I had one fight in my adult life. The I had the famous '89 fight with Nicole, which she admits that she initiated the physical part.” Orenthal James Simpson, or better know as OJ was born in San Francisco, California on July 9, 1947. At just the age of 2, Simpson had…show more content…
Simpson would have to wear an iron bar on his legs everyday for just a couple hours until he was 5 years old to straighten out/ strengthen his legs. He lived a very troubled childhood, in 1952 his parents separated and he along with his 3 siblings was raised by his mother and at the age of 13 Simpson joined a local gang called the Persian Warriors. With this gang he got into a fight in 1962 which put him in a Guidance Center for at least a week. Later on in his life, Simpson was able to stay out of trouble by displaying very good play on the football field. At Galileo High School, Simpson stood out and showed a ton of promise and was attracting attention from some major college football programs, but very poor grades were looming large between OJ Simpson and college football. Due to his bad grades he went to a community college in hopes of getting his grades up and playing at the D1 level. After his 2 years at City…show more content…
Over the next 99 days there was a total of 72 witnesses that were called to the stand. The jury argued and argued for 8 months, then finally they reached a verdict. The jury found OJ Simpson “Not Guilty”. The reason for the jury finding him not guilty is because the defense made it look and sound like the police tampered with the evidence. They tried to make it look like they planted everything to make it look like OJ did it. A video was released during the trial to showing a police officer using the n-word numerous times while investigating the case. In one of the most important days of the trial OJ Simpson tried on the glove that the murder wore, it didn’t fit on his hand. The prosecution didn’t want Simpson to try on the glove. They argued that the glove had been soaked in blood and frozen and unfrozen as well. So this would mean that the glove would have shrunk when it got wet. This was a key turning point in the case. There was also argument about how the jury rigged the trial as well. Many people said that the jurors were uneducated and didn’t pay attention to detail. Out of 12 members on this jury, 9 of them were black, 2 white, and 1
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