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OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« on: December 05, 2008, 03:49:51 PM »
I gueess OJ can now stand for "orange jumpsuit." 

I guess he deserves it....he did, after all, kill 2 people 13 years ago.  But still, there is a part of me that thinks he was targeted by the prosecution in this case because of what happened at the conclusion of his murder trial (this is kind of like a make-up call).

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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 03:56:13 PM »
Here's a guy who worships at the alter of the Big House. He just doesn't know how to lead his life and NEEDS a church (jail) to tell him how to do just that.
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 10:20:01 PM »
You'd think someone with his past would do all they could to stay under the radar. Maybe he suffers from delusions of grandeur or sociopathic tendencies or at the very least some sort of fascination with court rooms. I do wonder why the Goldman's were there though, this had nothing to do with them.
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2008, 09:53:07 AM »
I just don't understand the fascination with OJ. This was headline news yesterday.
Why? Who cares what OJ does?
Now they trot out the Goldman family and dredge up all the tired old rightious crap. I'm glad they are happy now. Now they can just shut up and go away.

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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2008, 10:54:22 AM »
I just don't understand the fascination with OJ. This was headline news yesterday.
Why? Who cares what OJ does?
Now they trot out the Goldman family and dredge up all the tired old rightious crap. I'm glad they are happy now. Now they can just shut up and go away.

That's exactly OJ's motivation for doing crazy shat. It's the only way he can grab headlines anymore, and he knows he can do just that.

Great question, but I have to wonder, if nothing was reported, would people flip-out because the media dropped the scoop, or would no one care. I think the latter, but the world doesn't work that way. If CNN shows up with a camera, NBC, CBS, ABC, etc.. will have to follow suit. Today, the media makes the news, not the news.
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 11:41:53 AM »
But he is innocent! 
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 12:50:24 PM »
I just don't understand the fascination with OJ. This was headline news yesterday.
Why? Who cares what OJ does?
Now they trot out the Goldman family and dredge up all the tired old rightious crap. I'm glad they are happy now. Now they can just shut up and go away.

That's exactly OJ's motivation for doing crazy shat. It's the only way he can grab headlines anymore, and he knows he can do just that.

Great question, but I have to wonder, if nothing was reported, would people flip-out because the media dropped the scoop, or would no one care. I think the latter, but the world doesn't work that way. If CNN shows up with a camera, NBC, CBS, ABC, etc.. will have to follow suit. Today, the media makes the news, not the news.

I don't get the impression he has been trying to grab attention these past 13 years, at least not on the level that other notorious charactors have been doing it. It just seems to follow him where ever he goes.

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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2008, 03:45:19 PM »
But he is innocent! 

 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

Well, I guess he'll be with the other 1,000,000+ innocent inmates in jail now. :innocent:

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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2008, 07:25:38 PM »
You'd think someone with his past would do all they could to stay under the radar. Maybe he suffers from delusions of grandeur or sociopathic tendencies or at the very least some sort of fascination with court rooms. I do wonder why the Goldman's were there though, this had nothing to do with them.

Indeed, what a silly fool
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 09:46:57 PM »
Dude wants a time out. He turned down a plea bargain. 9 years in the clink is all he could have wished for.
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008, 09:29:22 AM »
After having the weekend to ponder this, here is my final conclusion:

OJ got a bad deal.  The sentence (for this crime, not anything related to his past) is too stiff.  He was just trying to get his stuff back for crying out loud.   His stuff! 
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2008, 10:21:41 AM »
After having the weekend to ponder this, here is my final conclusion:

OJ got a bad deal.  The sentence (for this crime, not anything related to his past) is too stiff.  He was just trying to get his stuff back for crying out loud.   His stuff! 

Tounge in cheek, no?
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2008, 11:32:30 AM »
After having the weekend to ponder this, here is my final conclusion:

OJ got a bad deal.  The sentence (for this crime, not anything related to his past) is too stiff.  He was just trying to get his stuff back for crying out loud.   His stuff! 

Tounge in cheek, no?

No dude, I'm totally serious.  He didn't really kidnap anyone.  He truly went there to attempt to retrieve what he believed to be rightfully his.  Sure, he used very poor judgement, but he still did not kidnap anyone.  OJ, who should have been in jail long ago, is being sent down for something that is pretty questionable.  I really don't care about OJ either way, but the case is the case.  He should just get some probation for something like this. 
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2008, 11:47:10 AM »
After having the weekend to ponder this, here is my final conclusion:

OJ got a bad deal.  The sentence (for this crime, not anything related to his past) is too stiff.  He was just trying to get his stuff back for crying out loud.   His stuff! 

Tounge in cheek, no?

No dude, I'm totally serious.  He didn't really kidnap anyone.  He truly went there to attempt to retrieve what he believed to be rightfully his.  Sure, he used very poor judgement, but he still did not kidnap anyone.  OJ, who should have been in jail long ago, is being sent down for something that is pretty questionable.  I really don't care about OJ either way, but the case is the case.  He should just get some probation for something like this. 

I don't know the facts and don't care. There was something about a gun and something about threats and some audio/video evidence. I'm going to leave this discussion here...
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2008, 12:25:07 PM »
After having the weekend to ponder this, here is my final conclusion:

OJ got a bad deal.  The sentence (for this crime, not anything related to his past) is too stiff.  He was just trying to get his stuff back for crying out loud.   His stuff! 

Tounge in cheek, no?

No dude, I'm totally serious.  He didn't really kidnap anyone.  He truly went there to attempt to retrieve what he believed to be rightfully his.  Sure, he used very poor judgement, but he still did not kidnap anyone.  OJ, who should have been in jail long ago, is being sent down for something that is pretty questionable.  I really don't care about OJ either way, but the case is the case.  He should just get some probation for something like this. 

I don't know the facts and don't care. There was something about a gun and something about threats and some audio/video evidence. I'm going to leave this discussion here...

One more thing. OJ doesn't have stuff. He lost it all in the civil suit. So he was trying to steal someone elses' property and it turned into armed robbery.
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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2008, 12:31:45 PM »
But he is innocent! 

I dont think so,think he was lucky going back he never went in the slammer.

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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2008, 01:10:42 PM »
After having the weekend to ponder this, here is my final conclusion:

OJ got a bad deal.  The sentence (for this crime, not anything related to his past) is too stiff.  He was just trying to get his stuff back for crying out loud.   His stuff! 

Tounge in cheek, no?

No dude, I'm totally serious.  He didn't really kidnap anyone.  He truly went there to attempt to retrieve what he believed to be rightfully his.  Sure, he used very poor judgement, but he still did not kidnap anyone.  OJ, who should have been in jail long ago, is being sent down for something that is pretty questionable.  I really don't care about OJ either way, but the case is the case.  He should just get some probation for something like this. 

I don't know the facts and don't care. There was something about a gun and something about threats and some audio/video evidence. I'm going to leave this discussion here...

One more thing. OJ doesn't have stuff. He lost it all in the civil suit. So he was trying to steal someone elses' property and it turned into armed robbery.

He had golf clubs....
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2008, 03:03:24 PM »
After having the weekend to ponder this, here is my final conclusion:

OJ got a bad deal.  The sentence (for this crime, not anything related to his past) is too stiff.  He was just trying to get his stuff back for crying out loud.   His stuff! 

Tounge in cheek, no?

No dude, I'm totally serious.  He didn't really kidnap anyone.  He truly went there to attempt to retrieve what he believed to be rightfully his.  Sure, he used very poor judgement, but he still did not kidnap anyone.  OJ, who should have been in jail long ago, is being sent down for something that is pretty questionable.  I really don't care about OJ either way, but the case is the case.  He should just get some probation for something like this. 

I don't know the facts and don't care. There was something about a gun and something about threats and some audio/video evidence. I'm going to leave this discussion here...

One more thing. OJ doesn't have stuff. He lost it all in the civil suit. So he was trying to steal someone elses' property and it turned into armed robbery.

He had golf clubs....

I will say this much, jeffrx, your thowing "double jeapordy" out on the table saves this story. Now that's a discussion worth having. But I'd really have to examine the facts... Maybe if you make your case for double jeopardy, I can respond.
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2008, 03:34:26 PM »
Let's say you stole my photo album.  Then, I find out that you will be in a room with it.  In response, I round up a few of my boys with a plan to confront you to get it back (OJ was let in to the room, he did not break in).  One of my boys has a gun, which is never drawn.  Sure, I wanted to call the police, but they all hate me because I have a bad reputation, although I have never been convicted of a crime.  With no police to help, me and my crew get heated, trying to get the photo album.  You resist.  My boys are angry, but restrain from hurting you.  No shots are fired.  Nobody is injured.  For sure, there is no kidnapping.

Now, if this were to happen to me, I would not expect to receive jail time.  I could see a situation where the cops say "Jeff, which photo album is yours?  OK, take it and get the hell out of here before we take everyone to jail."  I would simply walk away with my photos and call it a day.

But, this did not happen to Jeff, this happened to OJ, a murderer.  He deserves to go to jail anyway, right?  Let's get him once and for all.

Like I said, I don't really like him or hate him....don't really care either way.  He should have been found guilty of murder.  In this case, he got a raw deal.  Rapists, child-molesters, drug dealers, carjackers, and armed robbers always get less than this dude if they have no prior offenses.  This is why I think he was tried relative to his old case.
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Re: OJ Simpson going to the slammer
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2008, 03:42:22 PM »
Like I said, I don't really like him or hate him....don't really care either way.  He should have been found guilty of murder.  In this case, he got a raw deal.  Rapists, child-molesters, drug dealers, carjackers, and armed robbers always get less than this dude if they have no prior offenses.  This is why I think he was tried relative to his old case.

This is neither here nor there. I want to hear you back up your suggestion that this is a case of double jeopardy. Like I said, it's the only angle that makes this thread interesting.
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