Saturday, October 04, 2008

Justice Applied - Simpson Convicted

There's an old adage "Justice delayed is justice denied". However, I would guess that the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown are feeling a certain amount of satisfaction with O. J. Simpson's armed robbery conviction on Friday. The verdict was delivered exactly 13 years to the day after a Los Angeles jury declared him not guilty of the murders of Goldman and Brown. He may have gotten away with a double murder 13 years ago, but he couldn't get away from his own narcissism which drove him commit robbery at gunpoint to retrieve some of his memorabilia which he believed was stolen from him. Never mind the fact that he still owes the Goldman's over $30 million from the civil suit.

It is certain that Simpson's attorneys will appeal the conviction claiming that the police, prosecution and/or jury were out to rectify the outcome of the murder trial. I don't know if there is any truth in that or not and, frankly, it wouldn't bother me if there was. The fact of the matter is that he either committed an armed robbery or he didn't. If the evidence is there, he should be found guilty.

Simpson can only blame himself (though he certainly won't) for the position he is in. If he hadn't murdered two people 13 years ago, his sports memorabilia would have been in his own display case today and he wouldn't be headed for prison.

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