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 O.J. Simpson set for prison release soon

O.J. Simpson (Image Source: Los Angeles County Jail)

After surviving nearly a decade in prison, former NFL star OJ Simpson could be released from prison this year. Simpson was jailed for his role in a 2008 robbery of sports memorabilia at a hotel-casino in Las Vegas. There were two sports memorabilia dealers Simpson claimed were illegally selling stolen property that belonged to him. “The Juice” brought along friends who were former players in hopes of getting his goods back. The now infamous strong arm robbery saw Simpson sentenced to 33 years in prison.

Some feel the harsh prison sentence was in response to his murder acquittal of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ronald Goldman that occurred in 1994. The court proceedings were dubbed the “trial of the century.” He was defended by late legal giant Johnny Cochran and his defense hinged on a glove found at the scene of the crime. When Simpson tried on the glove it did not fit, spawning Cochran’s now famous quip, “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

Thousands across America were outraged that Simpson seemed to have gotten away with a double murder, while some in the Black community rejoiced because of the heated racial climate in Los Angeles. During this time period, LAPD officers were found not guilty of nearly beating Rodney King to death and a series of riots broke out across the United States in major cities from Los Angeles to Atlanta.

Simpson was subsequently found liable for the deaths in a 1997 civil suit and was ordered to pay damages to the victims’ families totaling $33.5M.

Simpson will be up for parole in July but a hearing date has not been set by the Nevada Department of Corrections. In 2013, Simpson was granted parole on some of the charges related to the robbery and kidnapping but still faced at least four more years in prison on four concurrent sentences. This time, if granted parole, Simpson could be released as early as October, according to reports.

 

 

 



13 Comments

  1. Oak510finest on May 23, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Glad to hear! Hopefully he can get his life back after being setup twice by the racist, white supremacist judicial system!

    In the eyes of white supremacy. Black men are public enemy #1. Whether light or dark, rich or poor, or young and old. It doesn’t matter. From the day you are birth from your mother’s womb. You are in enemy territory and targeted for systematic annihilation.

    • tootski on May 23, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      A bit overboard I’d say. I agree about the Vegas thing. They threw the book at him for that, but oj like many other black football players screw up quite often all on their own. Your own neighborhoods and the people within them bring you down far more than the system. Stop making excuses and stop being so racist.

      • Oak510finest on May 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm

        I agree he did make some mistakes. The biggest one… was him thinking that because he was a football star. He would somehow, be accepted by white society and not judged for marrying a white woman.

        He was lucky, for the most part. Although their second attempt at framing him was more successful. Many black men before him weren’t as lucky. There were hundreds who were unjustly murdered throughout history. Based on lies or false allegations made by white women.

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        • britishrose on May 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm

          PEOPLE marry for love , you cant worry about racial issue when you love someone , the next century black men will still marry white women no matter how evil white me are become . all these cop killings is based on hate of the black man white men are fearful that the black man wil marry all the white women and then their race would deminish . laugh

          • Oak510finest on May 24, 2017 at 9:54 pm

            It’s not me who is worried about race. It is the people who created racism, that are worried about race.

            Furthermore, his legal issues originated from him marrying a white woman. They unsuccessfully tried to frame a man, because he married a white woman.

            No way in hell, would that case have gotten any attention. If it was a black woman killed.



          • SrAgri on May 25, 2017 at 9:41 am

            You are such a terrible racist.



  2. Mason Youngblood on May 23, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Orenthal James “The Juice” Simpson..the baddest/best running back in NFL history.

  3. [email protected] on May 23, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    I am so happy he will be getting out, and he should have never been locked up for something he didn’t do, but oak51finest your a real dumbass…. I vote you get locked up you are big biggest racist I have ever seen…. only a rashest thinks the way you do. I’ll pray for you

    • Oak510finest on May 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Lol, stop your emotional babble and name calling just because you disagree with me!

  4. britishrose on May 24, 2017 at 12:39 am

    first of all simpson didnt do the murders his son did ‘
    if what those new investigator on this crime are right , oj is the last on to murder his kids mother
    whom he had moved on from , and if he was gonna kill her why wait until you have a new girlfriend . and has moved on 3 year prior, people dont kill an ex , once they move on . . oj didnt do it because , his johnny cockran layed it out to him , he told him that jason would be on death row . . oj knew he had to appear to be guilty to clear his son. lapd interviewed jason andlet him go .. there was no evidence poing idrecto him so it was easy for oj to appear guilty ,. but the backlash wsa harsh but necessary jason would be dead by ow . i feel soooo sorry for oj .. them white kkks finnaly got him , they knew he didnt do it . but couldnt prove h that glove was jasons who hands were small arnel got rid of the knife ,, and kato lied he knew who was in that alley

    • Vanessa on May 28, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Oj didn’t kill his ex wife. That judge that sentence him for robbery will get her payback for the trying to make him pay for the murders that he was accused of. I have never heard of anyone serving that number of years for arm robbery. He didn’t have the gun. Some white people are so evil.

  5. SrAgri on May 25, 2017 at 9:43 am

    If OJ is getting out, I hope anyone who owns any of his sports memorabilia tightens up their security…