Thursday, November 16, 2006

TOPIC: If it doesn't fit, you must acquit...
That is, unless he confesses. Yep, that's right. O.J. Simpson and his Burno Mali's are back in the news -- in what the publisher of a new book calls a "confession". According to,
Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of murder in the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman after a trial that became a cultural flashpoint and a source of racial tension. He was later found liable for the deaths in a wrongful-death suit filed by the Goldman family but has failed to pay the $33.5 million judgment.
The book entitled, If I Did It, was written by O.J. Simpson himself. It is being published by Judith Regan, of ReganBooks. Ms. Regan is quoted as saying, "This is an historic case, and I consider this his confession." I have to give her props for the color and emphasis on the book cover. "IF" is in white followed by large red letters spelling out "I DID IT" -- across a picture of O.J. Simpson.
Regan refused to say what Simpson is being paid for the book, which can be pre-ordered for $24.95 (on ReganBooks website). She said he came to her with the idea. Simpson's own attorney Yale Galanter said he did not know about the book or the interview until this week.
Other notable quotes: "
He destroyed my son and took from my family Ron's future and life. And for that I'll hate him always and find him despicable," Fred Goldman said in an interview broadcast Thursday on ABC's 'Good Morning America'. ... Denise Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, accused publisher Judith Regan of 'promoting the wrongdoing of criminals' and commercializing abuse. She added: 'It's unfortunate that Simpson has decided to awaken a nightmare that we have painfully endured and worked so hard to move beyond.' "
It seems that lowlife Simpson is trying to gain fame and monetary rewards from the book deal. Remember, he likely cannot directly receive money from the book, but some fancy lawyering could redirect the funds to some means by which Simpson can use the money.
In my opinion, OJ Simpson should have been executed years ago (via the penal system) for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Johnny Cochran and his band of marauding lawyers got O.J. an acquittal -- when it was more than clear that Simpson was and is guilty. Before anyone says that was the job of his defense counsel, THINK it over intelligently. The defense attorney's job is NOT to win acquittal, but to make sure the accused gets a fair trial. Simpson is guilty. Let's just hope the book "If I Did It" is his swan song of a confession -- and opens up new doors for the prosecution he deserves. Rosie Greer, Mark Fuhrman, Marcia Clark and the rest of participants should be warming up their cell phones and vocal cords. They will likely have plenty of opportunity to speak to the talking heads once the book is released November 30th.

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