The Trial Of The Murder Of Nicole Brown Simpson Essays

1366 Words Apr 26th, 2016 6 Pages
“Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were fatally stabbed on the evening of June 12, 1994, their bodies discovered early the next morning… O.J. Simpson, her ex-husband, was acquitted Oct. 3, 1995, of their deaths in a trial that riveted the nation and divided many along racial lines” (latimes.com editors). The trial faced many challenges during the time, it was even considered the “Trial of the Century” because it caused so much controversy. O.J. Simpson was an American Football player who ruined his career after the suspicions that he murdered his ex-wife and her friend and due to other crimes that occurred later. Many people believed the acquittal was caused because of racial views, which caused a division among the nation. O.J. Simpson received an acquittal for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, though much evidence proves otherwise; the trial encountered many suspected reasons for the acquittal including racial tensions and fame. Some believed that the first African American acquitted because of the color of their skin occurred during the O.J. Simpson trial. The jury, made up of mostly black jurors, believed that the police suspected O.J. of murder just because of the color of his skin. Juan Williams, an author for Fox News, explains “In 1995, 60 percent of black people said Simpson was innocent of charges that he killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, on June 12, 1994. But today, a newly released CNN/ORC…

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