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What's your opinion of the O. J. Simpson guilty verdicts?

Asked by JackAdams (6515points) October 4th, 2008

He was found guilty of all charges against him and faces the very real concept of spending the rest of his life as a prison inmate in Nevada, according to this story.

So, is this an example of “what goes around, comes around?” Is it some kind of “payback?” Does this illustrate the adage that, “You can run, but you can’t hide?” Do you think that when he eventually leaves prison, that it will only be in a casket?

Share your views on the outcome of this year-long case.

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SuperMouse's avatar

OJ Simpson seems to have believed he was above the law and figured if he could get away with murder he might as well keep up the streak. He just learned that he is not invisible. After what they’ve been through, this will probably be small comfort to the families of Nicole and Ron, but at least one menace is off the street.

I would call this an example of what goes around comes around and an example of payback and it illustrates that you can run, but you can’t hide. It is also an example of a karmic assbite and a habitual offender getting what’s coming to him.

fireside's avatar

I think that if he had been able to control his ego after his acquittal 13 years ago (to the day! creepy) then he would have never been in this position. The audio tape of his confrontation in Vegas is proof enough to me that he isn’t stable and needs to spend some time cooling off. He’ll probably only get 12–18 months and then be let out, assuming that he knows the meaning of the phrase good behavior.

deaddolly's avatar

i only wish they could execute him. Arrogant asshole that got away with murder. Hopefully, he’ll be someone’s bitch in prison.

AstroChuck's avatar

Who’s O. J. Simpson?

chyna's avatar

I guess it is never too late to get what is coming to you. I am glad Ron Goldman’s family was still here to see this. It probably is no comfort to them, as they will never get their son back, but at least O.J. is off the street and cannot beat up any more women.

windex's avatar

motion denied

JackAdams's avatar

If anyone is interested, here are all of the charges to which O J Simpson was found guilty:

Conspiracy to Commit a Crime: 1 year in prison

Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping: 1 to 6 years in prison

Conspiracy to Commit Robbery: 1 to 6 years in prison

Burglary with a Deadly Weapon: 2 to 15 years in prison

First-degree Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon: 15 years OR life in prison, both with parole eligibility after 5 years (plus 1 to 20 years with deadly weapon enhancement)

First-degree Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon: 15 years OR life in prison, both with parole eligibility after 5 years (plus 1 to 20 years with deadly weapon enhancement)

Robbery with a Deadly Weapon: 2 to 15 years in prison (plus 1 to 15 years with deadly weapon enhancement)

Robbery with a Deadly Weapon: 2 to 15 years in prison (plus 1 to 15 years with deadly weapon enhancement)

Assault with a Deadly Weapon: 1 to 6 years in prison

Assault with a Deadly Weapon: 1 to 6 years in prison

Coercion with a Deadly Weapon: 1 to 6 years in prison (plus 1 to 6 years with deadly weapon enhancement)

Coercion with a Deadly Weapon: 1 to 6 years in prison (plus 1 to 6 years with deadly weapon enhancement)

What’s interesting is that not only did the verdict get rendered exactly 13 years (to the day) after he was aquitted of a double homicide, the jury spent 13 hours, deliberating.

Does that supply some sort of “evidence” that the number 13 is indeed unlucky?

The judge could have released him on some sort of bail, while he was awaiting sentencing, but chose not to do so, probably so as not to appear biased in favor of his celebrity status.

Those who would wish to write to him (why, I have no idea) should address the envelope as follows:

Orenthal J. Simpson #02648927
Clark County Detention Center
LAS VEGAS NV 89101–6102

Do NOT expect any kind of reply.

Celebrity mail is treated differently in jails/prisons, than regular inmate mail.

The inmate is taken to the mail room and allowed to sort through every item of mail addressed to him, by looking at the return addresses on each piece. Those that he recognizes or thinks might be important, are placed into a box that will be delivered to his cell. Those that are not recognized as being from anyone “relevant,” are placed in a second box.

The contents of the first box are opened, read, and examined for any contraband. The contents of the second box are placed in the trash, and eventually destroyed, without ever being opened.

chyna's avatar

@Jack Do you know if those sentences can be concurrent or consecutive?

Cardinal's avatar

My opinion…......goodby asshole, die in prison.

JackAdams's avatar

I think that the sentences can be consecutive sentences, but probably won’t be, as technically, he qualifies as a “First-time offender.”

AstroChuck's avatar

I was going to write the same thing as Jack.
This is a first offense so it’s not likely to run consecutively. Although the judge could sentence him that way, it just gives his council more of an opportunity to have it shortened dramatically as it would show disparity of the sentencing with other similar situations. Still, the kidnapping conviction alone should see him in prison for some time.
Still, I wish I knew who this Simpson character was.

fireside's avatar

@AstroChuck – I think this is him

JackAdams's avatar

That is NOT him, and I can prove it!

That guy doesn’t have any KNIVES in his hands.

AstroChuck's avatar

I meant “counsel”, not “council”.
GracĂ­as JA.

scamp's avatar

I hope he gets a nice cozy spot to settle into for a very long time.

JackAdams's avatar

A buddy of mine (not associated with Fluther) sent me an e-mail message, which I would like to share with all of you, and these are his words, not mine:

“I would like to comment on the whole “pay back” or“what goes around, comes around” etc. In this case it seems to be true. And I am really glad it happened. But in a lot of cases, I either don’t see the person getting “his due” or maybe they arent getting it. Yes, that sounded vague, let me explain a couple instances.

It seems to me that in a lot of divorce cases, one person is the wrong doer. The guy is cheating and treating his wife like crap. Then they get a divorce, he hides his money, gets remarried and seems to live happily ever after, but the ex-wife is broke, miserable. I saw a case of this very recently, and the ex-wife ended up killing herself as she was depressed and broke. I have seen this kind of thing many times, not always the man being the evil one either.

Also, a co-worker of mine has treated people like crap for years. It is her “job” to criticize, turn people in, turn children in, berate anyone that does not do what she wants them to do, etc. But she never seems to get paid back for being a bully.

Sorry this is so long. I could go on and on about these types of cases, because they really bother me. When does an evil person get theirs?”

Anyone wish to answer him? I’ll relay your comments to him, via my e-mail.

JackAdams's avatar

Here is some video discussion on his sentence.

fireside's avatar

@jack – are you sure this isn’t him? He looks awfully suspicious…

JackAdams's avatar


It does look like he’s tossing some Kryptonite from his car…

Here’s another video on the case.

fireside's avatar

Once this book was revealed, I don’t think see how there is any way that people could feel sorry for him.

That was a good video, did you see how many guards they had to escort him out? It was fun watching his face after each consecutive guilt charge was read.

JackAdams's avatar

Here is an article where the Number 13 is specifically referenced.

JackAdams's avatar

Here are 13 items/photos of what he was willing to go to prison for, for the rest of his life.

fireside's avatar

Here’s a good article for you Jack

It talks about how different the reactions seems to be this time around.

SuperMouse's avatar

@Jack, OJ wasn’t willing to go to jail for the rest of his life. He figured he is above the law, the thought of going to jail probably never even occurred to him.

figbash's avatar

Holy crap! Can you believe OJ got framed again?! What horrible luck.

JackAdams's avatar

I happen to be personal friends with a cousin of O J Simpson, (who lives in Las Vegas NV), and out of respect for his privacy, I won’t mention his name.

I will note that he has told me that there are some people in his own family (which may or may not include him) who believe that “O J” was indeed guilty of (and got by with) a double homicide.

Needless to say, those family members, if they made the mistake of voicing their beliefs to anyone (even if only within the family), have been ostracized by the remaining family members, including those who share a similar belief, but never voiced it.

So anyone who thinks all of Simpson’s family members are 100% behind him, are at best, “uninformed.”

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