July 19, 2017
There are two court systems in the United States: federal and state courts.
Each covers different types of cases.
In the federal system, whether the trial is criminal or civil, the jury must reach a unanimous verdict.
I personally watched every minute of the televised trial of O.J. Simpson and as a reasonable person, knowledgeable of criminal law and procedure, would have voted him not guilty simply on the basis of reasonable doubt.
Why were there no blood spatter marks on the back gate of his Rockingham home when films were originally taken that evening, but found early in the morning?
Why did LAPD Detective Phil Vanatter carry the vial of Simpon’s blood in his pocket for many hours before turning them into the medical examiners office? (Source)
Prosecution: one of the most important parts of the case, claiming it placed Simpson at the crime scene; said Simpson dripped blood after wounding his finger with a knife during the murders; said scientific controls and testing by different labs thwarted any possibility of contamination or tampering.
Defense: mounted vigorous counterattack, alleging samples were sloppily collected and poorly handled, rendering DNA results unreliable; raised possibility that blood was planted by someone who took it from a police crime lab vile that contained Simpson’s blood and a blood preservative, EDTA
The most compelling evidence was blood stains on paper wrapping that was supposed to be holding dry blood samples; wound on Simpson’s left hand was only a minor one he suffered in his house, not enough to drip as much blood as prosecutors found, and that Simpson re-injured the finger when he cut it on a glass in a Chicago hotel room the morning afterkillings, before police interviewed him. (Source)
The bloody shoe prints matched a size 12 Bruno Magli shoe, a relatively rare Italian-made model. Simpson wears size 12 shoes.
I second knife purchased by O.J. Simpson was found during the demolition of his Rockingham estate that demonstrated that Mr. Simpson’s blood was not on it after it was tested forensically.
Oddly it was tested by the LAPD labs with not independent testing.
The blood was not found to be O.J.’s leading to the specualtion that O.J. possible went through the murder trial to prevent his son from being tried for the murders. (Source)
Prosecution: tried to place Simpson at the murder scene by showing that Bloomingdale’s in New York, where Simpson sometimes shopped, carried such shoes. Odd reach by the prosecution!
Defense: Thousands of people bought such shoes; noted that no murder shoes were ever recovered and that the prosecution had no evidence that Simpson ever purchased such shoes; raised the possibility that unexplained “imprints” that didn’t match the Bruno Magli sole also were at the crime scene.
If Simpson were truly guilty, why would he have placed one of his gloves and his alleged watch cap under a plant at the front of the residence then throw the other over the fence on the side of the home, all the way back as far as the guest house? (Completely unbelievable)
Perhaps most importantly, Singular’s information about the blood checked out.
Several pieces of the most important Simpson blood evidence was found to contain EDTA, strongly indicate that that blood was planted from an evidence vial, and did not come out of a human being during the execution of the crime.
This blood evidence is still hotly disputed, and the prosecution spent a great deal of time at the trial trying to show the EDTA found in the crime scene blood was due to mistakes in the testing.
But if that was truly the case, how could Stephen Singular’s source possibly have known EDTA would be mistakenly found in the blood months in advance?
Mark Furman lied about using the word “Nigger,” what else were he and the police lying about during the evidence presentation at O.J.’s trial? (Source)
Fuhrman and another detective then made an undocumented trip to OJ Simpson’s house at Rockingham in the early hours of the next morning and dropped the glove behind a fence to the side of the property. Why?
It was Fuhrman himself who then subsequently found this apparent piece of damning evidence against Simpson. (Source)
Wayne Stanfield, American Airlines pilot for O.J.’s trip to Chicago on the night of the killings, said he talked with O.J., who appeared relaxed and alert.
Noted blood on O.J.’s finger(Source)
Did O.J. Simpson have a violent past? Yes, when it came to Nicole.
Through 911 calls to police and testimony, prosecutors allege a history of Simpson hitting, degrading and stalking Ms. Simpson.
Prosecution: pointed to motive, showing Simpson was prone to jealous rages and capable of hurting his ex-wife; suggested Goldman died because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Simpson may have seen him as a potential suitor.
Defense: irrelevant, isolated events that were poorly supported by what little evidence the prosecution presented.
Some of my recollections above may not be completely precise, time has that effect.
I know what I saw, and heard and had I been a juror on that trial, O.J.Simpson would have been found “NOT GUILTY.”
The defense rests!
The media is telling us that due to Mr. Simpson’s fame they will telecast his parole hearing.
In reality, they are doing so to pump up their woeful ratings.
P.S., Marsha Clark and Chris Darden put on a woeful prosecution.
Would you have found Mr. Simpson guilty with the huge amount of evidence providing reasonable doubt?