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O.J. Simpson Behind Bars — Justice For The Juice?

After so many years it's hard to believe that O.J. Simpson will serve up to 33 years of jail time not for the crime of murder, but for kidnapping, armed robbery, and conspiracy convictions. Even though this case had nothing to do with them, the Goldman family attended the sentencing hearing yesterday. Ron Goldman's father Fred made an emotional statement afterward, saying that if his family's actions to recover their $33.5 million wrongful-death verdict over the last decade caused O.J. to commit armed robbery, then great!

Fred told press outside the courtroom: "We are thrilled, and it's a bittersweet moment. It was satisfying seeing him in shackles like he belongs."

While both the judge and the Goldmans said the sentence had nothing to do with Simpson's previous actions, we'll never know whether O.J. would have received the same punishment if he never was charged with murder. Do you think that justice has been served?

CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I dont agree that its a likely consequence to get murdered for cheating. I do agree that if you are married to an abusive man and cheat? than its a likely consequence.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I apologize for the misleading comment. I don't think that it is ok for someone to kill their spouse, for any reason. What I meant was that as often as we hear about jilted spouses shooting their significant others, if you cheat, that's a very likely consequence. You/she should've known that, and because she should've known that, she made a decision, and the consequences turned out thusly. Having said that, let me reitterate that according to the law, he is innocent of her murder. The rest is for God to sort out.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
"because my initial reaction was "hope his wife is happy, yeesh" :rotfl: I really hope he didn't know what he was writing..it would be a little strange to have someone on here who thinks its okay to murder your spouse as long as he/her cheated on you. :scared:
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
I wasn't going to comment on UnDave's comment (because my initial reaction was "hope his wife is happy, yeesh" but I have to echo the above statements....raised an eyebrow to say the least.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
"I'm sorry Nicole was killed, but I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for people who cheat on their spouses." So, if some one cheats on you, then you have the right to murder them? I mean, seriously WTF. Where is the logic in that?
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
"I'm sorry Nicole was killed, but I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for people who cheat on their spouses." :jawdrop:
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
I agree mich. That was really wrong.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
"I'm sorry Nicole was killed, but I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for people who cheat on their spouses." UnDave, you really shouldn't say things like that. Infidelity is not a justification or even really a mitigation for murder.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
"I really don't know how you could call the sentence "disproportionate". It's only a few years away from the minimum sentence he could have received." I agree. The sentencing guidelines in Nevada are very harsh for this kind of thing, and they could have given him much more. Not to mention that he organized a group, it was all on tape, etc. ileee, if he REALLY wanted those items back and knew where they were, he should have CALLED THE POLICE, and not gone the route of vigilante justice. The law has to draw the line that it is not ok for citizens to arm themselves and intentionally commit a crime, no matter what the excuse. And UnDave, how can you say that about Nicole?? They were divorced, so she had every right to be with other men. The Goldmans also had every right to a civil suit, they are citizens like everyone else.
iieee_grrl iieee_grrl 8 years
Once I found out the items that he was trying to recover, I had mixed feelings. One was a ring given to his daughter that she reported stolen 2 years prior. Another was his son's portrait of him (at age 4) in the Oval Office that had been missing from HIS (not OJ's) home for quite some time. These weren't signed footballs, these were personal items and I kind of felt for the guy. And when the Goldman family said they were proud that they had pushed him to the brink and said they were glad that their badgering of him caused him to do this, I realized what slime they were. Would they have been so proud if someone had died? How proud would they have been at causing someone's death? They're just slimy, money seeking creeps who didn't have anything to do with their son until he was killed. Go figure.
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
i wish there had been an "i don't give a #$%@" option
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Since he was found not guilty in the criminal proceedings for the murder, I was disappointed that the civil suit was able to go through. If OJ hadn't been hit so hard financially and had all of his memorabelia taken from him, he wouldn't have been in that hotel room. I'm sorry Nicole was killed, but I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for people who cheat on their spouses.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
sucks for him...
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
should have been in prison YEARS ago.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
He is exactly where his murdering azz belongs.....
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
karma's a bitch.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
I agree with Michelin- maybe most criminals would have gotten the minimum sentencing, and maybe the DAs wouldn't have worked so hard in the case if it weren't OJ, but the sentencing was within the guidelines for the crime he committed. And this happens frequently in the judicial system- looking at past history when it comes to figuring out the appropriate sentence. If this had been some guy with strong ties to the community and an upstanding character, sure, he probably would have gotten less time, that's why there is a range of sentencing options. But no one in their right mind could argue that Simpson has a good moral character.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I really don't know how you could call the sentence "disproportionate". It's only a few years away from the minimum sentence he could have received.
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