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    The recent show/documentary titled The People vs OJ Simpson has got people talking about it again. Considering the amount of evidence pointing to OJ as the murderer, how did his defence team manage to get him acquitted?
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    The recent show/documentary titled The People vs OJ Simpson has got people talking about it again. Considering the amount of evidence pointing to OJ as the murderer, how did his defence team manage to get him acquitted?
    The Prosecution was ****. Defense team were decent. Jury were swayed.
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    In the American justice system, for someone to be prosecuted, the prosecution need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is 100% guilty. While significant evidence points to OJ murdering Nicole and her friend, because the gloves which the murderer supposedly wore did not fit OJ, he could not be charged because this created some doubt. For his defence, it was not so much trying to prove his innocence, but rather trying(successfully) to raise doubts in the prosecution. Although the glove not fitting OJ is easily explainable. First, he was already wearing latex gloves and tried to put the other glove over it. Also the gloves could've shrunk because of the dried blood which made it crusty!
    He literally got away with murder
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    Primarily due to the still existing bad relations between the police and the black community. That coupled with OJ having the finances to hire an exceptionally gifted lawyer aided in his acquittal. Remember, 9 of the 11 jury members were African American and therefore by presenting a case focused on the racism within the police force and by Mark Furhman,in particular, the defence made an arguably believable case that the police planted evidence due to their racist tendencies. Also, I believe the glove not fitting was a turning point which, again ,his lawyer made full use of by uttering the now famous phrase " if it doesn't fit you must acquit."

    In addition, the prosecution did not present the evidence well and the forensic team made some technical mistakes.

    Honestly, I am still divided over whether or not he did it. There is a lot of evidence for the murder, but at the same time it is not ludicrous to suspect wrongdoing on the part of a proved racist police force.
 
 
 
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