16 Years Ago Today, O.J. Simpson Acqutted

Here's Johnny Cochran: "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit...." (4 min. 30 seconds in). Another great line: "They allowed this investigation to be infected by a dishonest and corrupt detective."

You can watch OJ try on the gloves here.

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    You know (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 03:27:11 PM EST
    I think he was probably guilty.

    But watching his facial expressions again as he listened to the verdicts being read, he doesn't look like he was feeling like he got away with something, but more like he was feeling relief at not being found guilty of something he was innocent of.

    I don't know if that means anything though. He was also very experienced at being on camera....

    Including (none / 0) (#3)
    by jbindc on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 03:41:57 PM EST
    Being a paid actor.

    yep (none / 0) (#4)
    by Edger on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 03:42:48 PM EST
    I love how those scenes from Naked Gun play now (none / 0) (#5)
    by andgarden on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 06:28:34 PM EST
    There were reports (none / 0) (#6)
    by NYShooter on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 06:59:44 PM EST
    that Simpson was given advance notice of the "not guilty" verdict.

    Foggy memory (none / 0) (#7)
    by NYShooter on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 07:30:05 PM EST
    While I'm pretty certain Jeralyn was very involved in the Simpson trial, I don't remember if she was on Simpson's team, or was an expert commentator giving legal clarifications, opinions, "color,"  and things like that for the networks?

    Can anyone here help me out?

    No I wasn't (none / 0) (#9)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 07:54:50 PM EST
    involved in the criminal trial in any way, other than knowing the defense lawyers. I didn't start commenting on TV until 1996. I did comment a lot during his civil trial.

    That said, I did follow the case closely, watched a lot of it on TV and read the trial transcripts, particularly those of the expert witnesses and detectives.


    You see, that's just perfect (none / 0) (#11)
    by NYShooter on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 08:16:07 PM EST
    Thank you for setting me straight

    We've been recently discussing, here on TL, the dubious nature and reliability of "eye witness" testimony. And here we have a perfect example.

    I don't have dementia, and I still tie my own shoes, but:

    If I was a "sworn" witness in some case, and they showed me a picture of you (with your name) and asked when I first saw you, I would have sworn, without a shadow of a doubt, that it was the Simpson criminal trial, and you were one of those expert legal analysts the networks often go to for clarification and opinion.

    Well, so much for, "are you 100% certain that is the person you saw........?"

    They say intense crossword puzzles are like jumping jacks for the brain....hmm...3 letters down, 4 across


    Irony? (none / 0) (#8)
    by diogenes on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 07:37:32 PM EST
    Was it intentional that this was posted right next to the section on the Amanda Knox verdict?

    You can watch OJ try on the gloves (none / 0) (#10)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 08:11:36 PM EST


    Interestingly, if the gloves fit it would point to innocence as leather gloves soaked in blood will shrink when dried.   If too small after shrinkage, that points to guilt.


    It wouldn't have mattered (none / 0) (#12)
    by NYShooter on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 08:23:22 PM EST
    Whether it fit him like a second skin, or an overcoat 4 sizes too big.

    The trial was over, in my opinion, as soon as the jury was sworn in.

    Simpson's team used an expert jury consultant. Marcia Clark felt she she could do it better alone.

    Marcia Clark was wrong.


    Jeralyn I thought you were one of (none / 0) (#13)
    by loveed on Mon Oct 03, 2011 at 09:22:10 PM EST
    the fair commentator on Geraldo.
      I thought you was fair. So I sorta followed you when you would be on tv. When you announce your blog, I been following every since.
     I thought he was innocent from the beginning. Timeline did not work.
     I watched the trial on E tv. It was great coverage. Fair on both sides.
     E audience voted 87% for acquittal. The host never worked again.