Friday, December 5, 2008

A Bit of Justice

Today, OJ Simpson was sentenced to at least fifteen years in prison for his part in a hotel armed robbery. The judge rejected his apology, telling Simpson, "It was much more than stupidity." Judge Jackie Glass refused to permit him to go free on bail while he appeals, and Simpson was led away to jail after the sentencing.

The judge repeatedly reiterated that the sentence in the Las Vegas case had nothing to do with Simpson's 1994 acquittal in the slaying of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.

Maybe so, but these fifteen years are the only justice that Simpson will get for the slaying of his wife and Ron Goldman in 1994. The Goldman family, unsurprisingly, is happy with the sentence.

"There's never closure. Ron is always gone. What we have is satisfaction that this monster is where he belongs behind bars," Fred Goldman said.


Anonymous said...

I watched OJ being sentenced today. The luxury of not being able to do anything yet. I suspect the least he will do is 9 years but at least that is something. I heard today he has a hot head and temper and prison is not the place to exploit that.

The book will be talked about on tomorrows Brookville blog. I am afraid I didn't have many nice things to say about the author Fred Kaplan. Lincoln. The Biography of a Writer.

Joe "The Artist" Hagarty said...

I was more interested in the Judge's comments than in the actor Simpson. Her conduct of the trial in opposition to Judge Ito's in California was extremely instructive in how to conduct a fair trial. She's a model for all judiciaries.

Anonymous said...

I will eventually get through it. Yes, I hate to spend money on new books and then not be able to get into them. I love to read in spite of the fact that reading makes me sleepy.