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  •  Isn't that the truth... (4+ / 0-)

    OJ walked away virtually scott-free after killing two people, because the legal system couldn't prove he did it beyond a shadow of a doubt.  It was only after Goldman (another rich guy who had the money to hound OJ through the ages) sued and bankrupted him, that he started cavorting with crooks and eventually got sucked into their world and jumped the shark.

    I honestly believe that if you have enough money, you can kill almost anybody you want, and get away with it.  Hell, at a minimum, you can hire the best to do it for you.

    •  Oh PLEASE!! (0+ / 0-)

      Stop with this crap. You have NO proof of t his and he was found NOT GUILTY. Let it go... Fuck's sake he is in JAIL!!

      No star is lost once we have seen, We always may be what we might have been. Adelaide Proctor -7.25/-5.64

      by mikejay611 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:14:49 AM PST

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      •  I disagree. Numerous defendants have later been (4+ / 0-)

        found to be innocent when their cases were reviewed by the Innocence Project and others.

        It's likely that numerous defendants who were found to be innocent are in fact guilty.

        Even if we neutralized the advantages of wealth or disadvantages of poverty in criminal cases somehow, we'd still have the unavoidable fact that trials involve human beings who sometimes get it wrong.

        The best we can do is minimize the error rate and the impact of one's economic status on the verdict.  Oh, and I'd add, get rid of most of the victimless "crimes" that occupy a large part of our legal and law enforcement resources.

        •  How is this likely? (1+ / 0-)
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          Proof... Please site where this is the case. Because this rarely happens in the case of minorities in the legal system. Being found innocent when in fact you are guilty. Fact is, the exact opposite is true. So your logic escapes me.

          No star is lost once we have seen, We always may be what we might have been. Adelaide Proctor -7.25/-5.64

          by mikejay611 on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:35:00 AM PST

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        •  He was found not guilty (0+ / 0-)

          not guilty does NOT equate to innocent. They found him not guilty because there was great fear of riots causing many more deaths. Stupid lawyer move did not hurt.

          "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

          by MDhome on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 06:20:29 PM PST

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    •  A CSI guy told me that basically as long as (1+ / 0-)
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      you have a good plan and stick to it, you can get away with murder.  They're really only good at catching the crimes of passion/stupidity -- despite what the tv shows would have you believe.

      Obama: self-described Republican; backed up by right-wing policies

      by The Dead Man on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:16:27 AM PST

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    •  You know what tends to get the (1+ / 0-)
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      best of crooks, though? Loose lips.

      Sooner or later, something or someone blurts...

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:25:59 AM PST

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