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.