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    That's for them to do. Me, I thought Simpson was probably guilty, but by the time the trial came to an end I also thought that he should be acquitted nonetheless, not as payback for past racism in the legal system and not because I didn't think he deserved a long stretch behind bars, but because the legal system failed to do what it is supposed to do.  

    As for the 999 out of a 1000 thing, I disagree, at least if we are comparing Simpson to others in his income range. Sure, very likely 999 out of a 1000 defendants with low to average resources would have been convicted on similar evidence. In fact, I know of a case in my own circle of acquaintances in which far more slender evidence (concocted, actually) was sufficient to convict an innocent poor person of color, and that case was accompanied by no less egregious police misconduct. But if we were talking about 999 out of a 1000 millionaires? No, not even close. Their brand of "justice" is a lot more discriminating.

    Regarding the comments here, almost all of the really offbase ones seem just to be overly gullible, trusting that all links actually contain the information a diarist claims they contain.

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
    --Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872

    by leftist vegetarian patriot on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 03:35:32 PM PST

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