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O.J. Simpson took us for a ride 20 years ago today and changed us forever
Alabama ^ | 6-17-2014 | Kevin Scarbinsky

Posted on 06/17/2014 12:39:27 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

It was 20 years ago today when O.J. Simpson climbed in the back of his white Ford Bronco and took us all for a ride. On June 17, 1994, you, me and 95 million of our closest friends turned our heads away from the opening night of the City Stages music festival in Birmingham, Game 5 of the NBA Finals or whatever else we were doing to watch live as the Hall of Fame running back - one of the most beloved athletes of his generation - sat in the back of a white Ford Bronco with a gun to his head, running away from a charge of double murder.

It was also the day Simpson put the final knife in the idea that athletes were heroes.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; domesticabuse; doublehomicide; justus; lapd; murder; ojdidit; ojsimpson
If we only had Twitter back then.
1 posted on 06/17/2014 12:39:27 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Changed me.

I sincerely expected the black Americans on the jury to rise above tribal loyalties and convict a fellow black American of the crime of which he was so obviously guilty. Just as I would if on the jury for trial of a famous white American.

Silly me.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 12:43:04 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Nope. didn’t change me at all.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 12:47:36 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Citizen Zed

“...And Baba Booey to Y’all”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP8TwjRMdS0


4 posted on 06/17/2014 12:49:48 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Citizen Zed

O.J. Simpson took us for a ride 20 years ago today and changed us forever

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/crap.wav


5 posted on 06/17/2014 12:50:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: All

Now Obama’s taking us for a ride...

The woman he killed was Lady Liberty.

The only thing that O.J. changed was that he was no longer a choice for 5th graders to write their black history month essays on.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 12:53:39 PM PDT by r0tten
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To: Sherman Logan

“I sincerely expected the black Americans on the jury to rise above tribal loyalties and convict a fellow black American of the crime of which he was so obviously guilty”

Take it to the bank many black Americans despise white America, ex. Barack & Moochelle.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 12:57:40 PM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Citizen Zed
'The Bitch Got Hers'.

African-Americans have been poorly served by their informal cultural adoption of Point #8 of The Frankfurt School's 11 points "to make the West stink"…

1. The creation of racism offences.
2. Continual change to create confusion
3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children
4. The undermining of schools' and teachers' authority
5. Huge immigration to destroy identity.
6. The promotion of excessive drinking
7. Emptying of churches
8. AN UNRELIABLE LEGAL SYSTEM WITH BIASES AGAINST VICTIMS OF CRIMES
9. Dependency on the state or state benefits
10. Control and dumbing down of media
11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family

African-Americans already suffer some of the least adequate representation in the legal system.

By allying with the principal of the arbitrary deprivation of an innocent person's most basic right, the right to life--a European-American ("White") woman, Nicole Brown Simpson, who demonstrated her good will toward African-Americans by marrying OJ Simpson, but who had the wrong color skin--African Americans who casually supported Simpson's actions have furthered their own people's victimization.

8 posted on 06/17/2014 12:59:31 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: Citizen Zed

I don’t want to hear anything more about O.J. Simpson unless it is news that he has died in prison.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 1:01:42 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: kenmcg

OJ could not find his way to South LA he loved whitey. But the black folks in the ghetto forgive him because after all his one of them.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 1:01:48 PM PDT by angcat
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To: Citizen Zed

One of the legacies of that event was that we now have the Kardashians.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 1:02:32 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Citizen Zed

If Obama had a father...


12 posted on 06/17/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Revealing, was it not?
Revealing of moral depravity, celebrating a murderer getting away with his most heinous crime, because of his “race”.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 1:05:54 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Citizen Zed

Sure pee’d me, and Mrs. RQSR off that day. We’d just left work in City of Carson after one ‘H’ of a bad day for the seventy mile trip home to Riverside, just up the on ramp, and onto the freeway, and there in our faces (we learned later) was that SOB.

We hadn’t a clue what was going on with all the cops, highway patrol, slow moving cars, throngs of people lining the freeway waving, etc.

Screwed up our already bad day even more.

We were discussing the possibility that Clinton was behind it in one of his notorious egotistical motorcades.

Finally found out what was going on when we turned on the car radio we rarely listened to.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 1:07:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Citizen Zed

So what and who cares?


15 posted on 06/17/2014 1:10:30 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: CharlesOConnell
'The Bitch Got Hers'.

The same thing happened when America married Obama.

16 posted on 06/17/2014 1:17:40 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Citizen Zed

One more psychotic thug finally ending up behind bars does nothing to change me.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 1:17:47 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: r0tten
Lady Liberty is alive .... barely ... continually raped in public but many, many political people ...

She no longer screams out for help, but whimpers helplessly and prays for death .... or a knight in shining armor.

18 posted on 06/17/2014 1:20:18 PM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: Citizen Zed

taught me that people will lie even in the face of plain truth

bjclinton backed up that impression

if you associate with anyone on the left, don’t be surprised if they lie to you or steal anything you have


19 posted on 06/17/2014 1:27:25 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Citizen Zed

I am so tired of hearing about this murdering fool and the twenty year anniversary of his ever-so-temporary escape from justice. Vengeance is His. “There are spirits that are created for vengeance, and in their fury they lay on grievous torments.” Ecclesiasticus 39:33


20 posted on 06/17/2014 1:36:04 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Citizen Zed

That was a long long ride. I never saw a police chase that slow. During the Bronco chase there was plenty of time to order a pizza and back and to see it continue. The chase is over however the story continues to linger for some odd reason just like the Lizzie Borden Murders. It is not forgotten.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 1:47:24 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Citizen Zed

Changed me in a couple ways.

(1) As a lifelong football fan, I had no perception of O.J. as being “Black.”

Seeing the defense play the “Race Card” at the trial, and watching the jubilation of the Black community at the “Not Guilty” verdict shocked me at the time, and still shocks me today.

(2) Watching a real criminal trial on TV was a stunning educational event in my life.

I was completely fascinated and couldn’t turn it off.

In latter years, and after watching a few criminal trials on Court TV, I realized that every accused person presents exactly the same defense:

Namely - the police are incompetent, stupid, evil, malicious, etc.

Every crime lab is filthy, incompetent, evil, etc.

Every witness for the prosecution is a liar, confused, evil, etc.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 2:00:39 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Citizen Zed

On June 17, 1994, you, me and 95 million of our closest friends turned our heads away from the opening night of the City Stages music festival in Birmin

Must not be a joiner because NO I did not waste a second of my life watch that crap..


23 posted on 06/17/2014 2:03:32 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Citizen Zed

What happened to his hunger strike?


24 posted on 06/17/2014 3:30:45 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Citizen Zed
Thankfully that piece of excrement,Johnnie Cochrane,is rotting in the hottest part of hell.
25 posted on 06/17/2014 4:14:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Citizen Zed

I remember it well, Mom and I watched the shenanigans and later trial on our 1982 Zenith (still in daily use). I can’t believe it has been this long.


26 posted on 06/17/2014 6:36:39 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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