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O.J Simpson dies of cancer aged 76

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It has just been revealed yesterday that O.J Simpson a well known NFL star from the United States has died from cancer.

His sports legacy was tarnished forever in the 1990s after his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend of hers were killed.

Simpson's case went to trial in 1995 and was broadcast to millions of viewers across the nation. On Oprah Winfrey's show they were shown the verdict live with people for and against him shocked in the audience.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3xb7ap

Many felt he had got away with murder, whilst others saw it as a victory for an innocent man and against racism against African Americans.

We know the majority of men in the United States and generally elsewhere are the ones to commit murder at much higher rates compared to women. We also know toxic masculinity is also a problem for some men out there. The following pie chart shows the reality:

http://www.statista.com/statistics/251886/murder-offenders-in-the-us-by-gender/

I don't know if O.J Simpson was innocent or guilty and I prefer to err on the side of caution before sending someone to prison, but there has been mixed reactions over his death with the family asked to have their privacy respected, with another putting it as "good riddance".
Posted by NathanJ, Saturday, 13 April 2024 11:45:15 AM
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Good Afternoon Nathan,

OJ Simpson's reputation was
well known in LA as a longtime batterer and stalker of
his ex - Nicole Brown.

He all but confessed to her gruesome stabbing. Now he is
dead. He died in bed. He received medical care to make
him comfortable. He was surrounded by family. It was a
different death to that inflicted on his former wife and
her friend Ron Goldman. Her death was the culmination of
years of terrorism that OJ had waged against her since
they met.

If the community would have been willing to see domestic
violence for the threat that it is to lives - perhaps
Nicole would still be alive today.

The fact remains
he died in the comfort of his own home surrounded by family.
A privilege not given to his wife.
Sadly.
Posted by Foxy, Saturday, 13 April 2024 1:49:58 PM
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Just a passing news item. I can't see why anyone would be interested in such a person.
Posted by ttbn, Saturday, 13 April 2024 2:38:19 PM
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An FBI contact advised OJ Simpson's trial result has to be seen in the context that there were some very large destructive race riots in California just before his trial.

The state of California did not want a conviction of Simpson, an African-American hero, to cause more race riots. Such is the high influence of politics on US legal proceedings.

The government of California wanted to give the appearance of impartiality so strongly that it chose one of only three (not black not white but) Korean-American Judges to preside over the trial http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Ito#O._J._Simpson_murder_trial

The FBI considered him guilty - but as a federal body the FBI chose to steer clear of clashing with the Californian "justice" system.

My FBI contact had actually been in pursuit of Simpson years before for Simpson's blatant million dollar drug pushing. But Simpson proved basically immune from drug prosecutions due to his "Black Hero With A Halo" status.
Posted by Maverick, Monday, 15 April 2024 2:08:48 PM
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CORRECTION

Judge Lance Ito was one of the 3 JAPANESE-American judges in a state with hundreds of white and black judges.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lance_Ito#Early_life_and_career
Posted by Maverick, Monday, 15 April 2024 2:16:57 PM
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