Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

OJ Simpson Slammed By Judge In US
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-16-2008 | Catherine Elsworth

Posted on 01/16/2008 5:45:16 PM PST by blam

OJ Simpson slammed by judge in US

By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles
Last Updated: 8:11pm GMT 16/01/2008

An infuriated judge doubled OJ Simpson's bail in an armed robbery case after he breached a court order by attempting to contact a co-defendant.

OJ Simpson in court after breaching a court order

The disgraced former sports star, who was jailed in Las Vegas on Friday after the breach came to light, was ordered to post bail of $250,000 (£120,000) and put his Florida home up as additional surety.

Judge Jackie Glass told the ex-footballer he would not be released until 15 per cent of the new bail had been raised and she had legal papers to prove he had put his home up as security.

She ruled Simpson, 60, had violated the terms of bail set in November at $125,000 by leaving a profanity-strewn telephone message with his bail bondsman for one of his co-defendants.

Judge Jackie Glass warned Simpson he would go to jail for future violations

Ms Glass accused Simpson of "arrogance or ignorance".

"I don't know what the heck you were thinking Mr Simpson, or maybe that's just the problem - you weren't thinking," the judge said.

"I don't know if it's just arrogance or ignorance but you’ve been locked up since Friday because of arrogance or ignorance, or both."

She also warned Simpson any future violations would result in his bail being permanently revoked.

Simpson was bailed after his alleged involvement in an armed robbery

"Let me make sure that you understand that if you violate those rules and anything like this happens in future it won't matter what (defence lawyers) tell me you'll be back locked up," the judge said.

Simpson's lawyer said he was "truly contrite about what has occurred".

The former sports icon, who was famously acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, is due to go on trial in April for a confrontation at a Las Vegas hotel last September in which he allegedly robbed two sports memorabilia dealers.

He is expected to face court in April over the robbery

With two associates, he faces 12 charges relating to the alleged robbery and could be jailed for life if convicted.

Simpson has pleaded not guilty.


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: bail; judge; oj; simpson

1 posted on 01/16/2008 5:45:18 PM PST by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: blam

O.J. is circling the bowl. He’ll die in jail.


2 posted on 01/16/2008 5:47:00 PM PST by Poison Pill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #3 Removed by Moderator

To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; processing please hold
"I don't know what the heck you were thinking Mr Simpson, or maybe that's just the problem - you weren't thinking," the judge said.

"I don't know if it's just arrogance or ignorance but you’ve been locked up since Friday because of arrogance or ignorance, or both."

ruh roh....sounds like he got a torked judge on this case, foflol!

4 posted on 01/16/2008 5:50:17 PM PST by nicmarlo (I hereby declare my support for Duncan Hunter. 1/10/08; late to the party, but I have arrived!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

If the judge was truly “infuriated” she would have set his bail at $2 million....cash.


5 posted on 01/16/2008 5:52:29 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

White female judge...

Whats the over/under on when OJ screams racism/sexism?


6 posted on 01/16/2008 5:53:30 PM PST by varyouga ("Rove is some mysterious God of politics & mind control" - DU 10-24-06)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

Finally, for the first time, his bluster is punchered

That said, he only has to come up with $37,500 for bail. He probably has a number of people he can blackmail for that.

I wonder, will he go back before the same judge for trial in April?

If so, I hope she's got some serious back-watchers.

I would also consider him a flight risk. By now, he must be getting the hint that this time he's not to skate through.

7 posted on 01/16/2008 5:53:45 PM PST by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all the time" LINCOLN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: maine-iac7

If he jumps bail I might become a bounty hunter.


8 posted on 01/16/2008 5:56:28 PM PST by Parley Baer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: nicmarlo

LOL,,,Here Come De’ Judge !,,,;0)


9 posted on 01/16/2008 5:56:43 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

hehehe

We need Flip!


10 posted on 01/16/2008 5:57:59 PM PST by nicmarlo (I hereby declare my support for Duncan Hunter. 1/10/08; late to the party, but I have arrived!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: blam
This sucks at so many levels........

TITLE of article:......

OJ Simpson Slammed By Judge In US

Forehead smack....well golly gee, I thought this trial was taking place in Japan.....

WHO the F*** cares ???????

And I live here in Las Vegas.

And you post this crap in "News/Activism"......???

Go watch Opra if this is what turns you on, what you think is "News/Activism"........

What's the latest on Britney and with child little sister.........you failed to post that "News" ......

Sorry for the rant.....get way too much of the OJ sh!t here - and it is not 'News'.

11 posted on 01/16/2008 5:59:39 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

OJ hasn’t been “truly contrite” since he got out of diapers.

How a lawyer can stand there in front of the cameras and the judge and even say the words is a huge joke.

OJ doesn’t deserve to have ANY kind of bail- house or no house. If he is going to run, he won’t be in the house, anyway.

The best that could happen is that he runs and that the bail bondsman hires DOG to go after OJ.


12 posted on 01/16/2008 6:01:00 PM PST by ridesthemiles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

So the Juice is no longer on the loose?


13 posted on 01/16/2008 6:02:06 PM PST by OCC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #14 Removed by Moderator

Comment #15 Removed by Moderator

To: blam

I think Judge Glass proved the old joke that Lawyers mouth and asshole is interchangable and she took a laxative this morning!

Her little outburst was unprofessional and in my opinion, she abused her position as a Judge and deserves to be disbared! I think it is getting out of control the way Judges think they can talk to people and abuse their power by intimidating people in such a way as to defy them to challenge them.


16 posted on 01/16/2008 6:04:55 PM PST by McTodd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: varyouga

I think OJ is a joke... but the Judge is a completely unprofessional ass to open her mouth and show the World she hasn’t got the professional composure to ettiquete to sit on the bench!


17 posted on 01/16/2008 6:04:56 PM PST by McTodd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

Comment #18 Removed by Moderator

Comment #19 Removed by Moderator

To: nicmarlo

OJ will be doin’ flips awrite...;0)


20 posted on 01/16/2008 6:09:19 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

Comment #21 Removed by Moderator

To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

heeeheeeeee

That was a goodun, CM. I’m sure he likely will be....I’m not seeing too good a future in this here court for him.....


22 posted on 01/16/2008 6:12:01 PM PST by nicmarlo (I hereby declare my support for Duncan Hunter. 1/10/08; late to the party, but I have arrived!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Morgana
The rest of us do!!!!

LOL.

I guess my point is / was that this is just all over CNN/ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX....YBS....it's just sick.....it is not news worthy.

What it is...is...nothing more than crap on a nut job that should have been in jail a long time ago.

I want to see his a$$ in jail, too. Where it belongs.

We used to have several judges here that would have slapped the sh!t out of Mr. Celeb - and thrown away the key. Those days are gone......

23 posted on 01/16/2008 6:15:02 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: McTodd

OJ was witness-tampering, a violation of his terms of release. In “Nevada, bribing or intimidating a witness to influence testimony is a Class C felony punishable by one to five years in prison.” I think OJ needed some wake up before he gets some whoop@ss.


24 posted on 01/16/2008 6:15:11 PM PST by nicmarlo (I hereby declare my support for Duncan Hunter. 1/10/08; late to the party, but I have arrived!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Morgana

I’m with you....
it’s poetic he’s getting his butt chewed by a female.

Delightful! :)


25 posted on 01/16/2008 6:17:56 PM PST by najida (Will....will.... will....Heck, will do almost anything for Butter Pecan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: blam

The funny thing is, if he shows up in court with the money coming from himself, the Goldman’s can take the money. He has to get the money from a third party (according to Nancy Grace)


26 posted on 01/16/2008 6:18:46 PM PST by 11th_VA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 11th_VA

haaaaaaaaa

now that would be poetic justice....

It’s absolutely scandalous that the Goldman’s have gotten nothing from this jerk.


27 posted on 01/16/2008 6:19:53 PM PST by nicmarlo (I hereby declare my support for Duncan Hunter. 1/10/08; late to the party, but I have arrived!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

Comment #28 Removed by Moderator

Comment #29 Removed by Moderator

To: Morgana
You have to have better judges in Las Vegas than what they had in Los Angles!! Anything is better than Judge Ito! That guy was a looser!

I am also hopping that the Jury pool has a better gene pool in Las Vegas!

Alas, all bets are off....

Half of Califungus has moved here since the original OJ event.......

30 posted on 01/16/2008 6:42:25 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: najida
There is it if you want to watch it.
31 posted on 01/16/2008 6:45:43 PM PST by Little_shoe ("For Sailor MEN in Battle fair since fighting days of old have earned the right.to the blue and gold)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Little_shoe

http://youtube.com/watch?v=us4TfGWZ_nk


32 posted on 01/16/2008 6:47:08 PM PST by Little_shoe ("For Sailor MEN in Battle fair since fighting days of old have earned the right.to the blue and gold)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Little_shoe

Thank you :)


33 posted on 01/16/2008 6:49:51 PM PST by najida (Will....will.... will....Heck, will do almost anything for Butter Pecan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Morgana

Man, I like this judge. OJ is finding out that he’s not in California anymore. As Marko Ramius said, “Today the game is different”. I’ll be watching this case.


34 posted on 01/16/2008 6:52:39 PM PST by NCC-1701 (PUT AN END TO ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Morgana
They took his watch remember? ...

Yes, and didn't it then turn out to be a fake?

35 posted on 01/16/2008 6:53:25 PM PST by SFConservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: blam
With two associates, he faces 12 charges relating to the alleged robbery and could be jailed for life if convicted.

I didn't know armed robbery can bring possible life imprisonment. Is this a Nevada thing?

36 posted on 01/16/2008 7:19:21 PM PST by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #37 Removed by Moderator

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson