If ever there was a botched case it was this one with inconsistencies on the part of the State being overwhelming. I watched this trial intently and read everything available. The verdict in this case generated an epidemic of outrage throughout the world. I agree with the not-guilty verdict on the murder one and two charges; however, the evidence is not as incontrovertible as some have suggested. I also agree that there was some mischaracterization around the 31 days; yet, to trivialize this behavior as simply immature is inaccurate.
Murder on a Sunday morning is a documentary assembled and directed by a French filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. The documentary presents a case of a young boy who was wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Brenton Butler, a 15-year-old boy, was charged with shooting and killing Mary Ann Stephens, a 65-year-old tourist woman, in a parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida on May 7th, 2000 (De Lestrade, 2001). In an attempt to protect their image and not scare away tourists, the Jacksonville police officers carried out a hasty arrest which led to the prosecution of the wrong suspect. 15 minutes after Mrs. Stephens was shot dead while walking with her husband, the police hurried and picked the first black suspects who happened to be available.
OJ Simpson has been a famous and infamous figure in contemporary United States media. Originally a star player for the Buffalo Bills and the San Franciso 49ers in the 1970s. Additionally, he was an actor, starring in movies even while a football player. Since the early 1960s he has starred in over two dozen movies such as the dramatic Towering Inferno alongside Steve McQueen and Paul Newman as well as comedies Naked Gun with star comedian Leslie Nielsen.
For those people that were alive and glued to their television set in the 1990’s, they know the person, the drama, and the famous trial that is the OJ Simpson murder case of 1995. However, if this event occurred before you were born or if you did not pay attention to the news, this murder trial was the subject of conversation for years on end. This trial included the plaintiff, also known as the state, accusing a former NFL running back, Orenthal James “the juice” Simpson or known as OJ, of murdering his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and an innocent bystander, Ronald Goldman. Although he was found not guilty in the LA County Superior Court, the opposite ruling was reached in civil courts. Despite all of this controversy, he remains one of the
In Rodney’s case, it was against him, as his jury was a mostly white jury with only one piece of evidence, the video. In O.J’s case, it was in his favor, as his mostly black jury believed the possibility of a racist LAPD detective framing the superstar. Due to the emphasis on the race of the defense or prosecution however, another problem arises. The crimes themselves were blurred in the grand scheme of the trials. People felt as though whether or not one race trumps another was more important than justice
OJ Simpson was an idolized NFL player, actor, and broadcaster. He was loved by all and defied all racial barriers during the 1900s. People didn’t see him for the color of his skin, they saw him as an American hero. This was until June 12, 1994 when Nicole Simpson, OJ Simpson’s ex wife, as well as Ronald Goldman were found murdered. This was the beginning of the end of most Americans respect and adoration for OJ Simpson. OJ became the prime suspect of their murders.
Imagine how a court would be run if it was dysfunctional. With many pieces of evidence to solve one problem that can lead to months after months, just to say those words, “guilty or not guilty.” There was one case that caught everybody's attention and became very famous. In 1994, O.J Simpson was accused for brutally murdering his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. He was sentence to court, and it took about 10 months to come to a conclusion as he walked out of court as a freedman. As it was a nation worldwide news that was all over tv. People around the country watching was shock of the decision, an debut that caught everybody eyes, that O.J Simpson should’ve been guilty. Because of how the court system work, it let a dangerous man walk out free.
“I did not have anything to do with these crimes. Ever.” once said OJ Simpson (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/o/o_j_simpson.html). Everyone knew that Simpson did murder Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. He was known as one of the best running backs. OJ Simpson did play NFL. A lot of people were very upset with him because it was very unexpected. The outcome of the “trial of the century” led many people to question the effectiveness of the United States court system.
Orenthal James Simpson, known as "O.J. Simpson". Born in San Francisco California on July 9 in 1947. He was a former American football player. Since 1985, he was a member of the Hall of Fame. He was not only a football player; he was also an actor and television presenter. Despite his success in different fields which has given him a great reputation worldwide, he also faced difficult moments throughout his life. What are these fields in terms of success and failure?
O.J. Simpson was a famous football player and that was accused of killing his ex-wife nicole brown , also her boyfriend Ron Goldman. They were brutally stabbed to death on June 12, 1994 at the resident of Nicole brown condo in Brentwood. Before the bodies were ever recovered Oj had packed his bags and caught a flight to Chicago, later he received a phone call saying that Nicole Brown was murder. The cops wanted to talk to him and later he had lead the cops on a hot pursuit chase and they apprehended him. OJ Simpson should be held accountable for murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
Many famous people have lived in America over time. Some were known for being war heroes and some were born for being political masterminds. Few were blessed with the gift of both. In James C. Curtis’s novel, Andrew Jackson and the Search for Vindication, Curtis goes into detail over Jackson’s life. This includes major federal events he was personally involved in from 1767 until 1845, his ethics and morals that were inconsistent with prevailing moral and ethical values, and also the role and significance of women who played a key role in his life.
Orenthal James Simpson was most known for being a running back on the San Francisco 49ers. He was a face that almost all Americans knew from the football field, television, or movies. Even though he had a history of domestic violence, he was still viewed as a model celebrity. On June 12th 1994, Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found stabbed to death at Brown’s home. Brown was O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife. The two had been married for seven years, but at the time had been divorced for two years. When police arrived on the brutal murder scene, they discovered that Brown was O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife. At that point, the officers realized they needed to let him know before he found out from the media. That is where it all began (Pauli).
“If it doesn’t fit, you have to acquit,” this quote said by one of OJ Simpson’s attorneys, Johnny Cochran, is widely known for its impact on the controversial case of OJ Simpson. From 1994-1995 OJ Simpson was known as one of the most controversial cases in the USA due to the verdict that OJ was innocent of the murders of his ex wife and one of her friends. On June 12, 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman met an untimely demise, and the only suspect the police ever reviewed was OJ Simpson. OJ was later caught in a low speed chase in a white Ford Bronco before being taken into custody and put on trial. In the sensationally controversial court case involving OJ Simpson as a suspect for murder, The innocent ruling
In this informative article titled “Everything, you need to know before watching the people vs. O.J. Simpson.” Writer Ashley Ross from Time magazine does just that. She gives you a rundown of what some people call the trial of the century. With the brand new television series that just aired on FX it was nice to have a reminder of what all led up to this monumental trial. As we are watching this series unfold with all of its glory it may slip your mind that this actually happened in 1994, when a very famous football player was accused and found not guilty in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson as well as her friend Ron Goldman, who was just dropping off a pair of glasses when he was brutally murdered.
The reason O.J. was found not guilty of murder and acquitted in criminal court, but found guilty of the tort of harm and ordered to pay damages in the civil court lies in the structure of our legal system, in regards to criminal cases and civil cases. The distinct difference between criminal cases and civil cases provides further explanation regarding the O.J. Simpson case. Criminal cases deal with crimes against society. It is the government, not the victim, who brings action against the charged individual. In criminal cases, the penalties can include a number things including jail time. Since the stakes are so high in these cases, there is a high burden of proof on the prosecution. The prosecution must prove the defendant’s guilt “beyond