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  •  this will sound silly, but I believe (2+ / 0-)
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    The Fat Lady Sings, la urracca

    that jury felt abused for being sequestered for so long and would have let him go just for that reason alone.

    There was no need for such a long drawn out mess.

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    by cfk on Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 12:40:24 PM PDT

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      And something more, I think.  In the end, it became a trial of the LAPD.  They reaped what they had sewn all those long years.  No one in either the black or Hispanic community trusted or believed anything the police had to say.  I mean - look at the whole Rodney King fiasco – brutality played out on the six o’clock news.  Would you trust people like that?  So because the LAPD (collectively and for decades) had behaved as a bunch of thugs - a murderer went free.  All that jury heard was that one officer using the 'N' word - and it effectively shut down their credulity meters.  O. J. could have confessed at that point, and he still would have been found not guilty on principal.  The guilty verdict was saved for the police dept.

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