Analysis Of The O. J. Simpson Trial

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The O.J. Simpson trial is one of the most infamous trials in this country’s history. The jury’s decision of the trial completely shocked the people of the United States and across the world. People were glued to their televisions as the trial carried on. The verdict of the O.J. Simpson trial was wronged by many factors. Starting with the race of the suspect, to the selection of the jury, concluding with the prosecution’s failure to collect all of the substantial information and evidence to prove the guilty verdict of O.J. Simpson.
This country has never seen something quite like the O.J. Simpson trial. An American football legend put on trial for a heinous crime. No one could think that such a respected man could be involved in such a violent
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One of these events involved the aggressive arrest and beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles in 1991. Four L.A.P.D. police officers were videotaped beating King and the video aired all over America. (Rodney King) The police faced trial and were acquitted of any crime by a predominately white jury. This decision inflamed the citizens of Los Angeles and initiated riots. (Rodney King) The African-American community thought that if King was white that justice would be served and the police would serve jail time for the unnecessary use of force. How does this relate to O.J. Simpsons case? Many that have studied the O.J. trial are convinced that racial tensions ran at their peak in the early 1990’s and carried over to the O.J. trial. To the African-American community O.J. was another black man being unfairly targeted by white police officers and being framed for a crime he did not commit. (Are Black Men and Teens Unfairly Targeted in U.S. Society?) After all why and how would a Hall of Fame running back kill his wife and her friend? Were people in Los Angeles and around the country blinded by …show more content…
Simpson trial was a real life drama with twists and turns and a verdict that shocked America. Many think race is why O.J. was convicted and others think race is why he was acquitted. The Rodney King factor, a predominately African-American jury and the stunning audio tapes of the lead detective making racists comments all proved to be too much for the prosecution to overcome.
In the end, O.J. was acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The prosecutions inability to provide solid witnesses and evidence was exposed by the high prices defense team. America continues to be split on whether O.J. was guilty or not. Race seems to divide people down middle of if O.J. was rightfully accused.
Whether or not you agree with the verdict of the trial is your opinion. However, the trial still goes down as one of the most controversial and sought after trials in history. With the factors of race, insufficient information from the prosecution, and the selection of the jury, the trial seemed to go in the direction of Simpson the entire trial. Many people believe that Simpson got away with one of the worst crimes, or believe Simpson is a wholesome man who would never try to hurt his wife. The question now stands with you. What do you believe about the verdict of the O.J. Simpson

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