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O.J. Simpson Sentenced to 15 Years


Today's the day for those of you who have wanted to see O.J. Simpson locked up. Las Vegas judge Jackie Glass sentenced the Heisman trophy winner to at least 15 years in prison for kidnapping.

Simpson was convicted in October on 12 charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to kidnap and assault with a deadly weapon, after a run-in with a sports memorabilia dealer in Las Vegas.

In Clark County court today, the 61-year-old former Buffalo Bills running back apologized, tearfully, to Glass. He said he had no intention of hurting his victim, and that he had only wanted to reclaim his property. He also admitted that he went about it the wrong way.

Judge Glass didn't buy it though, saying that Simpson was doing more than just "taking his stuff back." Before handing down her sentence she admonished Simpson, saying there was much more than stupidity behind his actions.

Glass also said that Simpson's 1995 murder acquittal had no bearing on this case, whether she "disagreed with it or not." Glass said she wanted to be "perfectly clear" that there was no retribution in her decision.

Simpson will be eligible for parole in five on the kidnapping count, but with additional consecutive sentences for the other convictions, it is unlikely he will serve fewer than 10 years.

So was the sentence fair? Or did retribution play a role?

By Emil Steiner  |  December 5, 2008; 1:51 PM ET  | Category:  Crime , O.J. Simpson Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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No, he deserved life in prison, but it's a good start. Don't drop the soap

Posted by: Bernie | December 5, 2008 2:23 PM

Bye bye baby, good bye. Long time coming.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 2:35 PM

This fool just needs to disappear. Finally, put this dude in the backburner.

Posted by: JJames | December 5, 2008 3:09 PM

....Payback, you know! It's about time...

Posted by: Sharon | December 5, 2008 3:10 PM

He deserved the chair the first time, this time, he got the shaft.

Posted by: nerdoff | December 5, 2008 3:11 PM

Hey this will bring by Ron Goldman now right?

Posted by: Hugh Jazz | December 5, 2008 3:11 PM

No, on moral principles alone. No one should be jailed on a trumped up charge to make up for a miscarriage of justice (if that is what it was).

Posted by: Crick | December 5, 2008 3:13 PM

OJ had it made - a football legend, an acting career (maybe not Oscar material, but funny nonetheless), a beautiful wife, beautiful kids, and a mansion to boot. But again and again he has thought he was above the law. I guess the chickens have come home to roost. Whether or not you think he killed his ex-wife and Ron Goldman, he got what he deserved here, without question. Too bad he cannot keep searching for the "real killers" from behind bars.

Posted by: AJ | December 5, 2008 3:14 PM

If his previous trial had no bearing on this case it would have never been mentioned can we say RETRIBUTION and from a female judge!

Posted by: troy | December 5, 2008 3:17 PM

"What goes around comes around"...bye,bye.

Posted by: Cory Dudley | December 5, 2008 3:20 PM

OJ is a pathetic fool, eh? Ten years in prison will give him a chance to be born again so that he can become a millionaire writing inspirational books and preaching forgiveness. Just you watch and wait!

Posted by: Evan Cantor | December 5, 2008 3:21 PM

It's about time that someone held him accountable for his actions. RIP - Nicole and Ron.

Posted by: DC Fan | December 5, 2008 3:22 PM

Seems a bit excessive to me... no matter how much I dislike the man, and wish he'd been found guilty of the two murders, 15 years for what amounted to two groups of lowlifes beating on each other for a few minutes doesn't seem fair. My gut said 5 years, but I won't lose sleep over it.

Posted by: Chris | December 5, 2008 3:25 PM

Good riddance to OJ!

This really makes me believe there is karma out there.

Posted by: Nick | December 5, 2008 3:29 PM

He is only going to end up serving 5 years, he will be out on parole in 5.

Posted by: KAT | December 5, 2008 3:30 PM

The judge stated that retribution did not play a roll in the decision. The prosecution recommended more time than the judge sentenced him to. Even the defense suggested 6 years. In any case, I get the impression that his arrogance played a bigger factor than the murder trial.

It is important to remember that the judge didn't determine if he was guilty, the judge merely decided the term of punishment.

Posted by: Steven | December 5, 2008 3:33 PM

Sometimes, justice just happens. How can anyone claim that this is not a stupid and arrogant man. Had he never heard of filing a lawsuit to get his things back? It is beyond me how he could think that he did NOTHING wrong after asking a member of his robbery "team" to bring a gun. He needs a good, long to think things over. Adios Mr. Simpson.

Posted by: D. Bass | December 5, 2008 3:33 PM

The decision must be fair and just because the black community didn't riot or holler "racism." Welcome to the court of the rule of law.

Posted by: Berie | December 5, 2008 3:38 PM

Putting OJ away is justice served at last even if it is 13 years too late. OJ is a liar, a thug and a punk, that's all. Doesn't deserve any leniency or any more of our time.

Posted by: got-what -he-deserved | December 5, 2008 3:41 PM

I'M SURE HIS PAST RECORD HAD A LOT TO DO WITH SENTANCE.

Posted by: JIM | December 5, 2008 3:42 PM

On stupidity alone Simpson deserved this one.

Last time he was in court, Simpson caught a break because he was a celebrity and he had money, and a lot of people just didn't want to believe that he would do such a horrible, cruel, terrible thing. But after the civil trial, the 911 recordings, the pictures of Nicole battered and beaten in her safe deposit box, the "I did it" book, and everything else that has gone on in this ordeal, I don't think anybody feels inclined to give Simpson a break anymore.

The jail time here is too little too late, and certainly less than he deserves, but it's a place to start. Let's just hope it's painful.

Posted by: robertj | December 5, 2008 3:44 PM

The decision was not fair but now most white people are happy.

Posted by: Rawle | December 5, 2008 3:45 PM

Hopefully, after the murderer has done 8 1/2 years or so, he's found in his cell with his throat slit from ear to ear with a bloody glove lying next to the body.

Posted by: JustanAmerican | December 5, 2008 3:49 PM

Race has nothing to do with it. He broke the law. I think people white or black can take solace that justice was served.

Posted by: Tippy | December 5, 2008 3:49 PM

The sun shines down on all of us ... and after O.J.'s acquittal, was that 1995? the fool should have bought an island with his annuity money, and went and lived a life by design all by himself. But since he did not his butt is right where he belongs.

Posted by: alligator10 | December 5, 2008 3:50 PM

OJ got off on a murder conviction and that was a serious miscarriage of justice. Now he gets convicted through essentially a process of legal entrapment and that is in a strange way a worse miscarriage of justice because it took the cooperation many people in our legal system. We are supposed to be a nation of laws and not an Old Testament or Fundamentalist Muslim system of eye for an eye. This ain't Karma, this is crap!

Posted by: Steven Majstorovic | December 5, 2008 3:51 PM

hey Plaxico Burress is looking at 3 and a half for carrying A CONCEALED GUN.... Mandatory minimum. I would hardly call 15 years for armed robbery and kidnapping excessive. It was in line for similar offenses in Nevada. The previous court case did not affect sentence I don't think.

Simpson's arrogance during this one did though.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 3:51 PM

Guess the glove fit this time

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 3:52 PM

He murdered two people and walked free...he should have been taken out and shot...the sentence that he received was too light...

Posted by: Steven F. | December 5, 2008 3:54 PM

If I were the judge, I would have sentenced OJ to life as punishment for the 1994 murders, although I would not have said that that was the reason for the sentence.

Posted by: Lee | December 5, 2008 3:56 PM

Sorry, he was guilty.

You don't mess with guns and robbery in Las Vegas.

It didn't have anything to do with him murdering anyone except he proved that he's still as much of an idiot now as he was then, and that the cops in Vegas are not inept like the LAPD was.

One more thing, just because he wasn't convicted for double murder doesn't make him innocent of the crime. If he'd been a non-celebrity he'd be going on his 2nd decade in San Quentin right now.

Posted by: Iowan | December 5, 2008 3:56 PM

They've been trying to get O.J. on whatever they could get him on. I believe it was a witch hunt too. It was excessive. And I was REALLY surprised to see the Goldman's anywhere near this conviction stated justice has been done! The court system is shot...point blank. But, O.J. wasn't as smart as she have have been either. so its whatever. But people really need to leave alone that whole Nicole Simpson trial. That woman was no one's saint.

Posted by: CB | December 5, 2008 3:57 PM

i feel he was treated unfair

Posted by: terry nelson | December 5, 2008 3:57 PM

who the heck is gonna go out and find nicoles real killer while oj is in jail??hmmmmm??

Posted by: BRIAN | December 5, 2008 3:58 PM

Come on people, why is everything about race? I'm black and I think the man should be locked up.
He was arrogant and stupid. I have no idea what the law says sentencing should be but he was convicted of ARMED robbery, assult AND kidnapping, he had jailbird written all over him.
I personally think he's gone off his rocker because his mind is bothering him.
As far as the murder trial, the prosecution botched up that case, the jury did what they had to do, it happens. the peanut gallery needs to get over it.

Posted by: indiK | December 5, 2008 3:59 PM

even though it is almost impossible to feel sorry for juice because he did kill two people, the 15 yr. sentence is BS and i would expect it to be promptly overturned on appeal. juice is a total a-hole but seriously the state did not prove its case against him. that is on the state not oj. say it was a race thing - its still on the state. to turn a blind eye and allow some glory hounds to set him up (don't think they aren't profiting off this) then overreach on punishing him because your he got off the first time is plain wrong. and though the goldman certainly did not deserve to die - my understanding is his "parents" only became interested in his life after he died and they have been trying to cash in on it ever since.

Posted by: ballgame | December 5, 2008 4:00 PM

Damn OJ got more time then the people who stole my IRA money up on Wall Street!

My Priorities aren't OJ. He will get 3 hots & a Cot in Prison. Meanwhile the rest of us have been really Robbed & the Government does nothing.

Posted by: Wood | December 5, 2008 4:00 PM

The truth will make itself manafest. OJ ain't done nothing to nobody and winds up in the white mans jail.

Posted by: Free OJ | December 5, 2008 4:01 PM

In truth we all know, the mentally of the time then and the mentally of the time now, reverse rows and determin the true guilt and ask yourself sense when do a waiter go out of his way to bring someone their glasses unless it was to bring something else-A just man has been found guity but is this the first time?

Posted by: Life | December 5, 2008 4:02 PM

I'm sure there won't be any Black women missing him, lol...because it seemed like all of his lovers even after Nicole were White.

Now White people, can we get on with the business of pulling our country back together. Vengence is your's, lol...

Posted by: One Sacraficial Lamb | December 5, 2008 4:04 PM

simply unjust

Posted by: ben dover | December 5, 2008 4:05 PM

Simpson benefited from a flawed prosecution in the first trial and was victimized by a bizarre charge and over-the-top judge in the second. Somehow neither says much positive about Southwest justice. It would have been hard to sympathize with some time to serve in Nevada; but, under the circumstances, this seems excessive. And, if this Judge really gives such sentencing to all defendants in similar cases (if there ever were any), she needs to be replaced or recalled or retrained.

Posted by: J | December 5, 2008 4:06 PM

OJ got what he deserved. Its been way to long coming. This has nothing to do with being Black or White it has to do with putting a bad man behind bars. Good riddance!!!

Posted by: BMct | December 5, 2008 4:07 PM

If OJ had not been a black athlete he would have been toast first time around. Everyone of any color with one ounce of brains know this. This first court decision regarding the murder of Ron and Nicole set racial division back years! Who really cares about OJ now days?

Posted by: bob b. | December 5, 2008 4:09 PM

Another criminal sports figure (finally) goes to jail. Put the guns away boys -- time to grow up.
Could be a great prisoner vs guards game shapin' up tho. You betcha.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | December 5, 2008 4:10 PM

Enough with the distractions. Who cares about OJ? Our society is falling apart at the seams.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 4:11 PM

I am sorry, but this has been a long time coming, and I really don't care if it was for retaliation, or just plain being a stupid idiot he is.
Thank you judge for removing this piece of doodle off the streets. Now he can mess with bubba, or bubba can do him.
Either way, the lunacy of what he did landed him in the right place. I am sorry it didn't happen sooner, but I am so glad he didn't kill somebody "again" and get away with it.

Anyway, hip hip, hoorah, hip hip hoorah, hip hip hoorah

Posted by: Col. Cappalino | December 5, 2008 4:11 PM

OJ is just going undercover to find the real murders. They must be hiding in the prison system because god knows he has been spending every waking minute on the outside looking for them. God speed OJ. See you in about ten.

Posted by: 3ring | December 5, 2008 4:12 PM

You could tell the judge in this case thought he killed OJ killed his wife. She denied it, but you can't prevent an emotion from tainting a decision about someone's character. And that's what a sentencing is. Determining the length a person loses their liberty based on an assessment of their record and their character. To believe she sentenced him without her prejudices about the murder trial coming to mind is absurd. The fact she had to deny proves that she was tainted by it.

Posted by: David P. | December 5, 2008 4:13 PM

If I were the judge, I would have sentenced OJ to life as punishment for the 1994 murders, although I would not have said that that was the reason for the sentence.

Posted by: Lee | December 5, 2008 3
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Seems like the judge's thinking was more in line with yours than with justice...but, O.J. got what he deserved for his crime of stupidity. Now it's time for Fred Goldman to get his for the hatred that he carries in his heart...he's lived the past 15 years craving vengence and now he's got it, but what has it gained him? This has been a sad, sad, state of affairs. The good news is we don't have to deal with it for at least another 9 years. I hope O.J.'s stolen property is turned over to Fred Goldman, maybe that will give him some sense of comfort for the loss of his son...maybe?

Posted by: Beingsensible | December 5, 2008 4:14 PM

Emil Steiner writes in the last paragraph: "So was the sentence fair? Or did retribution play a role?" This is not reporting. These questions are in the nature of editorial comments suggesting the punishment might not be fair and might be a court trying to make up for O.J. getting away with murder previously. I would think it appropriate for the reporter to ask people on the street what they think about the punishment and then to report on the results of those interviews. And it would be good to see those questions raised and discussed in an editorial, but in an article this is not objective reporting.

Of course, I may be wrong in what I am writing. And it may be that any article dealing with sports and sports figures does not have to be objective.

Posted by: Ed Parker | December 5, 2008 4:15 PM

I knew the day this happened (I lived in Las Vegas at the time) that OJ had really screwed it this time.. Like a previous poster said: "You don't mess with guns and robbery in Las Vegas" - He came to the wrong state to play his intimidation games.

Posted by: RobC | December 5, 2008 4:16 PM

3 meals a day, no rent to pay, no bills,
he is better off than a lot of people.
No matter how much money a person has. The law is the law. The judge did her job.

Posted by: PP | December 5, 2008 4:18 PM

I agree with INDIK, and I'm white. Everyone who thinks justice was miscarried in OJ's murder trial needs to accept that, for whatever reason, a jury refused to convict. Prosecutors didn't do better than the defense and that's the system we have. This time the prosecution made its case. Why the judge made the inappropriate reference to the murder trial is beyond me. The fact that she said the two cases were not linked tells me she linked them in one way or another--shame on the judge for that.

Posted by: rmm0605 | December 5, 2008 4:20 PM

Most folks, if confronted with O.J Simpson's problem of "getting back property stolen from him" would notify hotel security or the police to help handle this for him. O.J. made a very bad choice by doing what he did and now he must pay the price.

Posted by: Glen Parker | December 5, 2008 4:21 PM

Of course he deserves it. But there is the matter of the law. Looks like 7 to 9 years. Probably about right.

I thought his accomplice should have been given a light sentance though. No priors, and he had a family - didn't seem like a career criminal. But like they say don't do the crime...

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 4:22 PM

The slime-ball committed a horrible atrocious
crime June 12, 1994 and got away with it because of our insane jury system.
He should have been executed years ago instead of looking for the "real" culprit on the golf courses.
Hope he and other criminals (Robert Blake) like him rot in jail forever ~

Posted by: AttilaTheHun | December 5, 2008 4:24 PM

everyone deserves the life they choose...
oj got one pass...
he doesn't get another...
if you can't do the time...
don't do the crime...

Posted by: Dwight | December 5, 2008 4:25 PM

This sends the right message - you can't play fast and loose with the law. He acted like a thug and got what he deserved. Justice has been well served - Judge Glass did us all a favor.

Posted by: Genie Murphy | December 5, 2008 4:27 PM

To the posters claiming racism I say give it a break already. If someone broke into your hotel room with a gang of armed thugs and threatened your life over some foolish memorabilia you would be looking for your day in court, too.
Violent crime deserves severe penalty. Plain, simple and fair justice. Who cares what OJ did or didn't do before? This case stands on it's own merits.

Posted by: Blackandsmart | December 5, 2008 4:28 PM

It's a moderate sentence for armed robbery and the plentiful evidence was irrefutable. Case closed.

Those thinking it is retribution are the Racists, believing he was found guilty b/c he's black. He was found guilty b/c he did it and he was an idiot.

Wake up people, the President-Elect is black. Quit making excuses. GO-Bama.

Posted by: YeeHa | December 5, 2008 4:29 PM

Be sure your sins will find you out!

Posted by: Nicol"s Friend | December 5, 2008 4:30 PM

Karma finally got him! Way past time. Was afraid I wouldn't see that in my lifetime. Sure glad I did. I.e., I'm very "old."

Posted by: R. Parker | December 5, 2008 4:31 PM

U.S. justice is really ridiculous! How come those memorabilia dealers were never charged for stealing what belongs to OJ? Instead OJ is charged for trying to retrieve his stuff. The guy who set him up became a witness; the guys who brought guns became witnesses. OJ who didn't have a gun is jailed for guns waved by other guys. Bring the noose! This is lynching 2008 style!

Posted by: Isiugo | December 5, 2008 4:32 PM

I think the prison time is a little stiff. Maybe down it to six years with the understanding that the ONLY state he can reside in after release is California. Then he wouldn't be protected by The Homestead Act, and the Goldmans could go after him for the $33 mil he owes.
(Not that I want the joker here in California...)

Posted by: Me | December 5, 2008 4:32 PM

"In truth we all know, the mentally of the time then and the mentally of the time now, reverse rows and determin the true guilt and ask yourself sense when do a waiter go out of his way to bring someone their glasses unless it was to bring something else-A just man has been found guity but is this the first time?

Posted by: Life | December 5, 2008 4:02 PM "

WTF?!?! Bring me my glasses, my eyes went blurry trying to read this.....

Posted by: Blackandsmart | December 5, 2008 4:33 PM

Here's what's next-- In time, when OJ is denied paroll, and he realizes he is there to stay, he will write a book entitiled
"How I killed Nicole and Ron" and the proceeds from the "book of truth" will pay the long overdo court ordered compensation. He has had 13 years of stolen freedom, time to pay up, murderer!!

Posted by: T.D.S. | December 5, 2008 4:34 PM

Form the sounds of some of these remarks on here there were several "JUDGES" in this case. Some of you people need to take off the White Wig, put down the gavel, and stop playing innocent of your own "CRIMES". I agree that OJ is responsible for his actions, but I also know that judgemental idiots most of the time have their own issues they need to deal with. Maybe watching the pitiful life of a once-superstar makes your own sorrows a little less bitter to taste for the moment. Instead of complaining on the web, why don't you spend time with your kids, volunteer, or beat your dog??? Anything other than spout off non-qualified opinions based on the advise of fools. I love you all!!!

Posted by: Justin Ivy | December 5, 2008 4:36 PM

He should have gone the first time - if not for high powered lawyers. This time he couldn't afford the "Dream Team", so guess what - criminals eventually end up in prison and that is where this one is going.

Posted by: Truth -Justice And the American Way | December 5, 2008 4:37 PM

You do the crime you pay the time. That's the American way. What it boils now to is a quilty man is going to jail. Pay back is hell O.J.

Posted by: Carol | December 5, 2008 4:38 PM

OJ was acquitted of the Brown/Goldman killings. Get over it. I'm sorry for Goldman's loss but I am equally tired of his whining.

Well now Greta Van Cistern will have something to bloviate about other than Natalee Holloway.

Posted by: The Rodentman | December 5, 2008 4:39 PM

Whether you're a caucasian with racist tendencies who's glad that OJ "finally got what he deserved", or a person of color with racist tendencies who thinks this is "another case of a black man getting screwed by the man", nobody put a gun to OJ's head and forced him go in that hotel and threaten to kill those folks, scumbags or not, with a gun himself. When he committed that act, with pre-meditation and of his own free will, he put himself at the mercy of the law. Personally, I think the sentence is a bit much, but then again he could have easily killed somebody.

Posted by: Cliff | December 5, 2008 4:40 PM

He got away with killing his trampy wife so they trumped up this phony charge and it worked. He should have gone gotten the chair for the murder, not this. Justice was not done either time.

Posted by: nerdoff | December 5, 2008 4:42 PM

THIS VERDICT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MURDERS!!! This verdict is about the gun and the kidnapping. But, what goes around comes around...Karma baby

Posted by: anonymous | December 5, 2008 4:43 PM

This is not about race. It's about human stupidity. Regardless of the sentence and/or OJ's past, he is now being forced to take responsibility for his own actions. He can only blame himself for making stupid decisions and putting himself into unfortunate circumstances. The position in which he finds himself is of his own making.

Posted by: Bob | December 5, 2008 4:45 PM

If only his defense team had found a (white) Las Vegas cop who had ever used the "N" word in their life, OJ could have skated on this charge as well.

Posted by: Dwillis | December 5, 2008 4:46 PM

OJ went free from the murder trial because after the LAPD evidence tampering became obvious, the jury realized there was no possibility that OJ could get a fair trial. They had nothing from the state that could be trusted. Consequently, they had no choice but to free him. Had the news media focused on this rather than playing to the baser instincts in the audience, perhaps all the misery Ramparts caused in LA could have been avoided and evidence tampering in all police forces around the country could have been reduced.

Man first became free when he recognized that he was subject to law. No matter what the judge says, I believe that she used this trial to even a perceived score. We all lost freedom today and the courthouse is where it was stolen from us.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 4:49 PM

naaah! whitey set him up again

Posted by: Roy | December 5, 2008 4:49 PM

OJ is a FOOL! He deserves to go to prison...

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 4:51 PM

From rise to fall, OJ wouldn't be where he is now if it weren't for race, racism and hero worship. He is one of the most iconic American stories, albeit a tragedy, to grace our cultural consciousness. And we are yet to read the final chapter.

Posted by: Think About It | December 5, 2008 4:53 PM

I still remember the Bronco slow pursuit video from years ago. An honest man just stops when the police ask them to.

Posted by: Joe N. | December 5, 2008 4:53 PM

OJ, You only get ONE "get out of jail, free" card.

Posted by: blackspeak | December 5, 2008 4:55 PM

He choked back tears as he told her (the judge): "I didn't want to steal anything from anyone. ... I'm sorry, sorry."

(But if I DID want to steal something, here's how I would have done it...)

Posted by: Justin Time | December 5, 2008 4:56 PM

Of course the judge could not forget about the murder trial (nobody can), and of course she had to deny that it influenced her. That's the nature of things.

To bring racism into this is just plain stupid. The racist might be OJ himself for marrying and murdering his white wife. In both cases his motives could be racial. Nobody knows. But calling the dead woman names is just sad and ugly - as if certain women have it coming. They only do to the twisted mind.

Posted by: asoders 22 | December 5, 2008 4:59 PM

I do hope the Goldmans will now be happy with their pound of flesh.....

Vengence is mine sayth the Lord......

I personaly believe this is a continuation of the original charges...and to me that is double jeopardy... old held minesets to see their brand of justice done.

Let us hope, you never have to stand in such a place.....

Just remember that "GOD IS IN CHARGE", each will have to answer someday.... what will you answer?

Posted by: Mamma D | December 5, 2008 5:00 PM

Poor OJ -- no one cares about him anymore, he didn't make a splashy splash with his trial, and now he'll fade away into his elder years alone in solitary. When he gets out -- if he gets out alive -- he really won't have any life left in him to do any more harm to anyone again. He was once given a chance, and he wasted it away. Many more Christmases in prison for a sad, pathetic old fool.

Posted by: SLB2008 | December 5, 2008 5:01 PM

I'm just sick to death of people using race as an excuse and I am not white. We've just elected a black man as our next President! Wake up. Be real. The people who make comments like "Now that OJ is convicted of the crime he committed, white people are happy", you are perenially stuck in the past decade and these are the kind of people who continues to sabotage everybody's effort to come together at this terribly crucial time in our country. Grow up!

Posted by: pelohoki | December 5, 2008 5:01 PM

The fact that the Judge made comments to the effect that this had nothing to do with the murders has now left OJ's lawyers in a position to have the sentence thrown out. Pretty stupid on her part. Stay tuned for Part 2.

Posted by: NO OJ FAN BUT UNFAIR IS UNFAIR | December 5, 2008 5:02 PM

It's a little hard to understand what this idiot uses for brains, I believe he has a mental disorder. He received what he deserved.

Posted by: Dan | December 5, 2008 5:04 PM

Glad to see the scum bag will finally end up where he deserves.

The percentage of unsolved murders of prominent people in this country is infinitesimally small. Gosh- I guess Nicole must be part of those infinitesimally small numbers since her real killer has never been identified.

Maybe OJ can continue his extensive manhunt to find her killer in prison.

BTW-Good riddance you piece of sh*t.

Posted by: robt | December 5, 2008 5:05 PM

Park your sorry behind and take a nice long 'time out' Simpson. You are arrogant and you thought you were above the law. I'ts too bad Clark County didn't get to try you for the murders you committed instead of those half baked L.A. boneheads clamoring for their book deals. As one other guy said: "Don't drop the soap!" LOL!

Posted by: Boola Dude | December 5, 2008 5:06 PM

What is justice? I believe it is merely a collection of opinions that has nothing to do with truth.

The American Justice system is flawed. And not because of this case or the previous OJ case. That is the only truth here.

Posted by: Truth and Justice | December 5, 2008 5:07 PM

I find it difficult to imagine how it was that the charges against OJ were "trumped up" in this matter. They had him dead to rights on TAPE.

As for the posters who believe that the evidence in the murder case had been "tampered with", exactly how can you "tamper" with DNA evidence that showed that there was a one in 4 billion chance that OJ was NOT the murderer of Ron and Nicole? The uncontroverted testimony in that case, and the science behind it, established that you cannot "alter" DNA evidence.

No, instead he spent millions to get Johnnie Cochran to run his sideshow about Mark Fehrman's unfortunate racial comments from years before (which had nothing to do with the DNA or any other evidence) and how a shrunken bloody glove would--surprise!--not easily fit over OJ's latex-gloved hand. The reaction of most of America's black community upon hearing that verdict goes a long way towards explaining the "verdict" rendered by the mostly-black jurors. "Race card" in its finest.

Posted by: pcp | December 5, 2008 5:09 PM

It doesn't matter whether the sentence was fair or whether there was retribution involved. I agree with the previous poster, Simpson put himself in that position. It is what it is.

Posted by: Master Chief | December 5, 2008 5:11 PM

He was able to live out of jail longer than he should have been

Posted by: Nicole & Ron | December 5, 2008 5:14 PM

Considering the economic disaster we are experiencing OJ should consider himself lucky. He will have three meals and a bed to sleep in. I suppose the same racists that prosecuted OJ elected Barack Obama our first African-American president.

Posted by: Dipsy | December 5, 2008 5:15 PM

9, 15, 16, 18, 33 ... which is it?

Didn't anyone pay attention to the details??

http://lifeisacookie.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/accuracy-accurasea-akyura-wait-what/

Posted by: thecookie | December 5, 2008 5:17 PM

Lets keep it real, we all know that the charges were trumped up all design to make up for O.J getting acquitted when he probably should not have 15 years ago so for the Judge to say that 1995 had nothing to do with this case or her sentence we know she is lying because we all know the justice system and most people who disagreed with the verdict back then were waiting for the day that O.J broke the law so he could pay for what most people perceive as a murder he got away with. They would have given him jail for peeing in public if thats what it would have taken to see him behind bars. With that said he has got to be the dumbest person in America for not staying out of trouble after beating the 1995 murder charge. He should have considered himself on probation for the rest of his life after that. He should have done like Robert Blake did after his acquittal and been ghost. Screw that crap he was trying to get back. He owed it to the Goldman Family anyway so he should have let them know who had it and allowed the Goldmans to get it back seeing that they were entitled to it per civil suit. Well white people all is now well now with the justice system. O.J is where he belongs. Throw a parade. Maybe now we can stop throwing every black athlete who does the slightest thing in jail trying to make up for O.J's acquittal.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 5:18 PM

Amazing, In reading your comments you tell me the majority of you think its pay back time. Which means your sentencing him not for Las Vegas, but for what he was found NOT GUILTY for in the past, and that my friends is NOT JUSTICE and you know it.

Posted by: Ray | December 5, 2008 5:20 PM

You had it coming OJ.15 years are few for two deaths.I hope you'll serve more than 10.

Posted by: bloggersurf | December 5, 2008 5:22 PM

Do we put whores to death in America? I'm confused by the accusation that Nicole somehow to deserved to die, and that *if* OJ did it that he was in the right. Brandishing a gun a threatening to kill people is and should be punished by the law. His attempt to "recover is property" shows how much he thinks he is above the law. We all have to get over this as much as he needs to get over himself.

Posted by: WTF | December 5, 2008 5:23 PM

No, you are missing the big story. This is all part of O.J.'s ingenious plan to bring the real killers to justice. After years of dogged investigation, O.J. discovered that the real killers were locked up in the Nevada state pen. O.J. knew that The Man would destroy any evidence he gave them about the real killers, so his only chance was to get close enough to the real killers to exact his own revenge. This "crime" in Vegas was all part of his plan to get sent to the Nevada state pen. So now when O.J. shanks someone in the yard, you'll know why.

Posted by: jbb | December 5, 2008 5:26 PM

What the hell does black or racism have to do with this case? 51% of the white population voted for Obama. 95% of the black population voted for Obama. THAT'S racism. Not putting some stupid arrogant man in prison!

Posted by: Lindy | December 5, 2008 5:27 PM

From most of the comments on this blog its hard to not take his history into account during the trial and sentencing. Every juror thought about it, even the prosecutor mentioned it during the trial. You cant say his name without it coming to mind. So the judge should not have mentioned it at all during the sentencing hearing because that fact that she did mention it without being asked says that she was thinking about it. But knowing how hated he was you would think he would not have been involved in anything that was against the law. Whats funny is why haven't they gone after the guys that stole his stuff. Is it Ok to steal property so as long as the person you steal from is someone we dislike? Why do the rest of those lowlifes that was part of this case not go to jail. Oh yea, they didn't beat a murder rap 15 years ago.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 5:28 PM

Finally off the streets, the whole country
is safer. Wish he would have gotten
restitution for the years he's lived as
a thug.

Posted by: SM | December 5, 2008 5:29 PM

An attorney said that the judge didn't have a whole lot of choice here: Nevada has strict laws when a gun is involved in any way.
She went with the lower end of the sentence, so I think she was not influenced by the murder.

Posted by: JMS | December 5, 2008 5:34 PM

The judge looks very arrogant in the picture shown with the story above but she called OJ arrogant!! If the trial was about the events in Las Vegas, then it is very very unfair. Just look at the sentence handed over by the same judge to two body builders who actually murdered their personal assistant!

Posted by: Minene | December 5, 2008 5:37 PM

Lindy

So your saying black people should not be allowed to vote for a black candidate or they are guilty of racism? So the only way a black person can prevent being racist is to always reject someone with the same race as them? So when whites vote majority for a white candidate thats fine but when its black people voting majority for a black candidate its racist. So does that apply for women too? Meaning if majority woman vote for a woman candidate or majority of men vote for a male candidate does that make them sexist? How about giving Obama credit for winning because he was the more likable candidate by both blacks and whites. Several black people have ran for president and blacks did not support them. Wow, how come some whites only see racism when its anyone else but them? That is more arrogant than O.J

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 5:38 PM

Karma

Posted by: Nate | December 5, 2008 5:38 PM

And we can tell which way the Washington Post is leaning in this story. They made sure to provide a very unflattering picture of the judge. If this rag was any more liberal it would be called Slate. Oh thats right, I forgot they owned them. Monkey see monkey do.

Posted by: Lindy | December 5, 2008 5:40 PM

This proves that the justice system in this country is not respected and that hypocrisy is alive, well, and living in the good old U.S.A.
This man was given a long sentence not for this crime - for which he deserves to be punish - but for the crime for which he was acquitted; some people can't accept that in the current system, as F. Lee Bailey said, it does not matter whether you are guilty or not, it is what the evidence shows. Simpson played by the rules and he won, and that should have been it, but it wasn't and now he is paying for something that under the law he was innocent.

Posted by: Zemo | December 5, 2008 5:41 PM

I am sure that judge has sentence people who have done worse to lesser time. But once again I have to say if O.J felt like the law would not jump in to help get his stuff back why would he think they would have any understanding or compassion for him taking the law into his own hands?

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 5:44 PM

Fair? Hell no, it's not fair. He should have gotten 25 years, minimum. But the judge adhered to good legal standards in making her decision.

Posted by: Nigel Pierce | December 5, 2008 5:45 PM

OJ was acquitted of the Brown/Goldman murders. There is no such thing as "karma" nor "god." It's about getting the best defense money can buy and we would have done the same ourselves.

He was acquitted in the first case. Get over it.

He was found guilty in the NV case. They are two separate matters. Too bad the "judge" didn't see it that way. Some judge!

Posted by: The Rodentman | December 5, 2008 5:46 PM

What is the usual (average) sentence across the U.S.for a crime like this, and a first time offense at that? Did OJ deserve 15 years? I tend to doubt it.

Posted by: Bernie | December 5, 2008 5:49 PM

You know what they say, Postman Always Rings Twice :-)

Posted by: Neerja | December 5, 2008 5:55 PM

Hey anonymous, 95%? Give me a break. But following your logic and comment, I guess we both are like OJ. I'm arrogant like OJ...Your stupid like OJ.

Posted by: Lindy | December 5, 2008 5:56 PM

Lindy

Wow, O.J got 15 for a trumped up cased designed to get him for his prior history and you still are complaining? Please stop with your wanting everything to reflect your political views. The world cant be republican.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 5:59 PM

This guy should have been doing prison time for years now.

The only contribution to society was that he played some little rubber ball for a few years, entertaining beer drinking crowds, while the pain and heartaches he and his kind have inflicted on others have been deep and lasting.

Posted by: LifeSoUnfair | December 5, 2008 6:11 PM

I think what has gotten out of hand is the attitudes of people wanting justice based on perceptions of others. The he seems like an arrogant jerk because he lives a better life than me or I dont like his cornrolls and diamond earings and tatoos so if he or she breaks the law they should pay a harsher price is stupid. The way I look at it I see white people who are rich and arrogant breaking laws and getting slaps on the wrist. Paris hilton and Lindsey Lohan come to mind, two people who insist on drinking and getting behind the wheel of a car. Yet every black athlete that has done something against the law has paid for it with serious jail time. Michael Vick, Marion Jones and now Plaxico. Anyone remember Sean Penn shooting at a helicopter flying over his wedding? Anyone remember Barry Switzer getting stopped with a gun in the airport. Does anyone remember bob knight throwing a chair across the floor or assaulting his players or a student? How about Marty McSorley cracking Brashere over the head with a hockey stick? Dick Cheney shooting a man in the face? Roger Clemens lying to congress about his steroids use? None of these acts resulted in any serious consequences. Had they been in the NFL and black they all would be facing consequences for their behavior.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 6:12 PM

You suck, n!ggers!

Posted by: The General Public | December 5, 2008 6:16 PM

I think if some of you could throw Chad Johnson and T.O in jail just for being cocky sons of bitches you would. I guess unlike O.J they know how people hate on them and want to see them get theirs so they are smart enough to know not to break any laws.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 6:17 PM

Bullsht...guilty of what! What justice! This judge couldn't care less about justice.
She had to satisfy those who starved for revenge. Justice had long left this country. Racism shall be the destruction of the USA not justice.

Posted by: ITMike | December 5, 2008 6:19 PM

This is an outrage. OJ might have to serve up to 33 years--- parole after about 10 years. That is ridiculous. My brother was a drug smuggler. He got caught with 3 kilos of fine quality heroin in his suitcase--- did just 10 years. I think my brother's crime was a whole lot worse.

Posted by: Jason Hoffman | December 5, 2008 6:21 PM

The General Public

Its always nice to know that us n!ggers get under your skin that much. Your just jealous because we have bigger pricks than you. Your just mad because we can do everything you can do and a couple of things you can't, in spite of all the crap we have to deal with from your kind. People like you are weak and would have crumbled under the conditions black people have been subjected to. Even as a majority you are still weak. Thank goodness you had those advantages in this country all this time because you would not have made it without them. Hate on hater. You cant stop the n!ggers. Better worry about yourself.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 6:22 PM

It is not often that justice finally gets it right (finally) but -- in this case -- O.J. finally got the jail time that he SO deserved for the murders in 1994.

Posted by: Jeff | December 5, 2008 6:23 PM

two words that haven't really come up much during this latest trial, nor the last: cocaine addiction. oj has been cocaine's b!+ch since the 70's. his coke addled brain has been the source of his decision making for over half his life, and contributed to the rage that begats the violence that has defined him. once its gone, you can't get it back oj.

Posted by: rcupps | December 5, 2008 6:26 PM

I don't know if he deserved it or not. What I do hope is the Goldman's will finally sit down, shut up and let it go. Their lust for vengeance is every bit as tiresome as the constant "OJ sneezed today. Film at 11."

I think they all need an enema and to get on with their lives.

Posted by: Randy | December 5, 2008 6:27 PM

Anonymous, who said anything about Republican? I did not vote for Bush at either election. OJ got a stiff sentence in my opinion but don't try to tell me he got it because of his skin color. Then incident was on tape. How much more evidence do you want? A confession? He essentially did it, he just didn't "know it was wrong!" You try being his attorney in this one...

Posted by: Lindy | December 5, 2008 6:31 PM

Going to jail for armed robbery? Seems fair to me.

Posted by: epthorn | December 5, 2008 6:32 PM

The Voice of White America


Millions of African Americans believe that the true mind and heart of White America spoke when Obama was elected President of the United States of America. Blind, they don’t see that the true voice of White America spoke when it sentenced O. J. Simpson for charges that remain less credible than what they seem. Despite what was said by judge, jury, media, and public, Simpson was on trial for having escaped the wrath of White America years ago.

There will be little justice in the United States for African Americans as long as blind, materialistic are at the forefront of Black affairs. Ironically, the little comfort of those African Americans outside of the main stream is not in its Black leadership, but in the will, faith, and love of good honest White citizens, whose hearts are rooted in God.

Sadly, like a drug attic who desperately loves his dope; whose focus is on supplying the habit, while projecting his suffering and shame into obscurity, the larger percentage of the Black community is in denial as to the true reality of race relations. Subsequently, the growth, success and progress of the Black community is inaccurately predicated upon the success and freedoms of a few.

Rev. Morris K. Williams
To The Uttermost Ministry

Posted by: Rev. Morris K. Williams | December 5, 2008 6:34 PM

There is always the chance, should you be so disposed, that when you commit a felony, the judge may send you away for a very long time. Is the sentence fair? Well, let us examine the facts. Did Orenthal commit the crime? Yes. Does the law provide punishment for the crime? Yes. Is the punishment he got within sentencing guidelines? Yes. Fair? Yes.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | December 5, 2008 6:35 PM

If Simpson reported the "theft" of his wife's wedding ring it would be a credible case of his wanting to reclaim the property. I do not recall him reporting such a theft however. But if all or most of Orenthall James Simpson's assets were being held by other people so Oj could avoid paying the Goldman's civil award, it is poetic justice indeed for Simpson.

Posted by: tanaS | December 5, 2008 6:40 PM

Absolute Bullsht

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 6:41 PM

dear anonymous racist, speaking of "hating on you hater" what kind of racist tiatribe was that?!@!! seems you're judging an entire group of people based on the few ignorant comments of a few.

Posted by: rcupps | December 5, 2008 6:42 PM

Johnny Cochran never received a penny of the fees owed by OJ. His client, (OJ) was so arrogant, he felt, he was above all the rest of us, and was not required to follow the rules like the rest of us. He has everything backward in his head, which is why Nevada is giving him a new home.

Posted by: Doc | December 5, 2008 6:44 PM

I personally think he deserve life...I don't think he should get any sympathy. Especially not for the sentence he just got...I think it shouldn't have took this long to put him where shouldve had been a long time ago.I guess some justice did some good in this case...people get more time selling dope, then for murder....

Posted by: ms.boss | December 5, 2008 6:45 PM

15 years for the crime he was convicted on?? No way! It'll be thrown out on appeal. I'm no OJ fan but this ain't justice. No how, no way!

Posted by: thebob.bob | December 5, 2008 6:48 PM

This whole thing is a bunch of bullst. I cant belive that stupid sexist judge said this had nothing to do with what he was REALLY innocent for, but the whole case did. Screw the judge and screw the jury. We need to free OJ and let him be free again.

Posted by: Jublo Mi | December 5, 2008 6:50 PM

Please people, lets forget O.J for one moment and focus on the Judge's arrogance.
Where she mentions the defendant's murder acquittal prior to sentencing. This is where justice has failed, in the courthouse. Judges believe that can say or do anything in their courtroom. Remember people, the courtroom does not belong to judges but to the people...remember that!

Posted by: ITMike | December 5, 2008 6:53 PM

Sayonara OJ.

Posted by: Doc | December 5, 2008 6:54 PM

Just as sure as OJ was guilty of these crimes Judge Glass was lying when she said his past did not bear on her sentence.

The sentence was in no way fare it was a disgrace. Murderers get less time!

Posted by: Frank Broughton | December 5, 2008 6:59 PM

Glass couldn't wait to avenge Goldman's murder. All denials are transparent nonsense. Certain people use the law like they use the government and the media, like it is their toy. Glass is one of those.

Posted by: Frank | December 5, 2008 7:00 PM

This was not about race. He was busted for ARMED robbery. This could be 20 years in many states. Guilty is just Guilty. That's it.

Posted by: Just Guilty | December 5, 2008 7:01 PM

African Americans made transparent fools of themselves cheering when this man was freed 14 years ago. A real embarrassment to America. Now that a black President is elected, for whom I voted proudly, it is time for blacks to get real. You cannot hide behind "the poor me" rap anymore. This slime bucket finally got what he needed: reality! I laugh at his "I didn't know it was wrong" plea! Time for reality y'all.

Posted by: spearburning | December 5, 2008 7:04 PM

15 years is about what a serious manslaughter or violent rape charge would bring. At the very worst, this was armed robbery; one in which no violence was committed (though some was threatened) and in which the ownership of the items stolen was and still is in question.

OJ deserves punishment and need therapy. And I'm all in favor of hitting OJ when he's down; the man is scum. But from a legal standpoint I don't see how this sentence is justified.

Posted by: Mike Cooper | December 5, 2008 7:06 PM

go down 15 butt-om hook and i'll give you the ball(S).. oj you got what you deserve.when you get out you can write a book or two. take lots of ky gel it will help ease the pain.

Posted by: john b | December 5, 2008 7:14 PM

To those who believe OJ was being paid back for the verdict of 13 years ago, I say "nonsense". OJ chose to go to that hotel room in NV with a group meant to intimidate those in possession of sports memorabilia, and chose to order "...no one leaves the room. He chose to go there while one in the group had a gun. He knew what he was doing and now he is paying the price.

Posted by: jim-rocklin, ca | December 5, 2008 7:19 PM

Wait until its your turn for sentencing on trumped charges. And Judge Glass says, I believe that you are innocent but 15 years is what you deserve. O.J now! you later! Thank people, think!

Posted by: jjto | December 5, 2008 7:20 PM

al Qaeda killed Ron and Nicole.

In 1994 it was the policy of the US Govt to deny all involvement of al Qaeda in crimes of domestic terrorism. That's why the terrorists eventually flew jets into the World Trade Center. No denying that that was a crime of terror.

OJ remained free in an effort to catch the sleeper cell that killed his wife and the waiter. In early 2006, an attempt on OJ's life was made by the al Qaeda operatives, and they were sent to Gitmo where they will remain unless a federal judge or the Democrats release them.

Now OJ enters the witness protection program, which is difficult for a celebrity. They will however fix his legs so he walks normally using not today's technology, but tomorrow's. In fact, with the joints they implant, he could be playing pro football again in a year. No more 1,000 yard seasons though, just an average, nondescript NFL running back.

They will also file down his forehead and chin some, and add or remove a few sections of spine to change his heighth. Whether it will increase or decrease is not permissible to say.

Finding and apprehending the al Qaeda cell that killed Ron and Nicole was one of the Bush/Cheney highest priorities and greatest victories in the war on terrorism. Farewell OJ. Godspeed and we thank you.

Posted by: Kacoo | December 5, 2008 7:22 PM

To those who believe OJ was being paid back for the verdict of 13 years ago, I say "nonsense". OJ chose to go to that hotel room in NV with a group meant to intimidate those in possession of sports memorabilia, and chose to order "...no one leaves the room. He chose to go there while one in the group had a gun. He knew what he was doing and now he is paying the price.

Posted by: jim-rocklin, ca | December 5, 2008 7:26 PM

This trial was a joke. Simpson is a stupid, bullying jock, who got set up. The sentence is a mockery of justice.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 7:29 PM

Why cannot some people just look at this case as human beings instead of race obsessed fools who put race ahead of humanity?? OJ brutally murdered two people who had feelings, loved ones, lives to live (unless you live in stupid land and believe things like he was innocent, there were WMD in Iraq, the moon landings were staged etc.). Furthermore, he committed armed robbery etc. A scumbag like that deserves no sympathy. I'm sure there are probably some people in prison today who are really innocent. Worry about them and forget about OJ. End of story.

Posted by: Tony | December 5, 2008 7:32 PM

15 yrs is ridiculous. No white guy would have gotten that penalty.

Bush has killed thousands w/ his stupidity and corruption. How many yrs should he get?

Posted by: Tor | December 5, 2008 7:33 PM

There are some ignorant mothers posting comments!!! Regardless of race, if someone stole anything from everybody that has posted a comment, I believe that everybody would go to get their sht if they knew who stole it and where it was. That sht could've happen to anyone you dumb asss that have made comments. Wouldn't you want justice if you went somewhere not to hurt anybody, but to get your sht back?

BTW, if you feel like this is addressing you and your comment, then it is.

Posted by: LEGEND | December 5, 2008 7:34 PM

All I have to say is Whitey Got him!

Posted by: Kevin | December 5, 2008 7:38 PM

I have no sympathy for O. J. Simpson but would another person with no notoriety and no prior convictions have received the same sentence?

Posted by: John | December 5, 2008 7:39 PM

You know, if OJ can't get a fair trial in this country, than who can?

Note where Judge Jackie Glasses nephew, Joshua Levine, states that Judge Glass told her family that she didn't want the case -- while she was presiding over it: http://www.network54.com/Forum/153652/thread/1221314584/last-1228514782/O.J.+on+ice

Posted by: Whatabunch | December 5, 2008 7:40 PM

African Americans made transparent fools of themselves cheering when this man was freed 14 years ago. A real embarrassment to America. Now that a black President is elected, for whom I voted proudly, it is time for blacks to get real. You cannot hide behind "the poor me" rap anymore. This slime bucket finally got what he needed: reality! I laugh at his "I didn't know it was wrong" plea! Time for reality y'all
---------------

Be real. It is true that Obama got elected with a sizeable number of white votes. But what explains McCain getting all those votes ?! After GW Bush/GOP's Iraq, the economic mess, the erosion of individual privacy and liberties! McCain and the GOP was to have been defeated with a much wider margin. That it wasn't should be obvious why.

Posted by: Getoffhighhorse | December 5, 2008 7:42 PM

Wow!! All of these freakin racists!!! Lets get one thing clear. OJ was found NOT GUILTY in the 1995 case. NOT GUILTY. But I guess because he was a black man and she was white, y'all refuse to believe that he was innocent. So now everybody thinks it is payback for this little B.S. case. wow, white folk kill me! He does not deserve all that tiime for being stupid. And that judge was out for retribution, just as that JURY.

Posted by: ThatOne | December 5, 2008 7:43 PM

ITS SAD THAT AMERICA HAS COME SO FAR BUT YET NOT GONE ANYWHERE.
HE HAS BEEN A TARGET FOR A WHILE AND IF I WAS HIM I WOULD HAVE LEFT THE STATES AND NEVER CAME BACK.
WHITE FOLKS GOT THEIR REVENGE. I HOPE THEY ARE HAPPY. REMEMBER- DO UNTO OTHERS.........

Posted by: NAT | December 5, 2008 7:45 PM

Zemo:

"Simpson played by the rules and he won, and that should have been it, but it wasn't and now he is paying for something that under the law he was innocent."

Simpson certainly didn't "play by the rules" when he killed his ex-wife Nicole and Ron Goldman.

And frankly, I don't care whether a jury acquitted him of those murders--it's obvious he is guilty of them. You can't ask people to completely disregard their eyes, ears, emotions and personal judgment just because the criminal justice system found O.J. not guilty. The justice system is often wrong.

In the not-so-distant past, there were numerous whites who were clearly guilty of murdering innocent African-Americans out of racism. Nevertheless, prejudiced all-white juries often found them not guilty. Did that mean the rest of the world was required to accept them as innocent and treat them as such, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary? Of course not. And it doesn't mean that with O.J.

Posted by: Lee | December 5, 2008 7:46 PM

Well, you'll got what you'll wanted!!! OJ should have known better. I still don't think he killed his wife and lover.............. God bless him and bless you too.

Peace to all

Posted by: God Bless America | December 5, 2008 7:49 PM

As much as I agree that OJ Simpson escaped a murder rap when the evidence appeared beyond a reasonable doubt, the judge is lying when she says she is basing this solely on the circumstances of the event. Were the same incident to have occurred sans the events of the murder trial, he likely would have received a slap on the wrist based on the mitigating issues that he was trying to retrieve things stolen from him by known felons and there was no violence. I just feel sorry for the guy charged and sentenced with him.

Posted by: cristine | December 5, 2008 7:50 PM

Someone finally put the monster in a cage. God himself is cheering in heaven.

Posted by: MichelleH | December 5, 2008 7:52 PM

Getoffhighhorse,

"After GW Bush/GOP's Iraq, the economic mess, the erosion of individual privacy and liberties! McCain and the GOP was to have been defeated with a much wider margin. That it wasn't should be obvious why."

It's true that McCain "should have lost" by a bigger margin than he did. But it's not at all obvious that the fact that he didn't was due to racism. In 2004, it was already obvious that Bush was a failure. All the things you mention should have been obvious back then as well. John Kerry should have won, but he didn't. And Kerry was white--racism was clearly not the reason why he lost.

Posted by: Lee | December 5, 2008 7:52 PM

An NFL legend who've made several stupid mistakes in life. after finishing his great career he's been a frequent visitor to courts, he never learned how to behave in the real world, it is a common issue in sports, hollywood, i.e. Time in jail will be a good lesson, hopefully this time he'll learn ho to live as a human being.

Posted by: SISP | December 5, 2008 7:53 PM

I am a highly educated caucasian woman, and primarily one beyond issues of skin color is appropro. OJ was convicted by a jury intending punishment for their perceived guilt in the death of his former spouse, who had not perfected the role of "Mother Teresa." Because he was "Black." DWB, "Driving While Black," is a known indicator in Los Angeles where it is grounds for "pulling over" and "piling on." Any ordinary person would have "blown up" long before, and that his personal and treasured belongings were being so blatantly denigrated was the cause for the actions undertaken, hardly without justification. He should easily have an appeal; as for the "judge," she needs some counseling as to "appearance," that seems to suggest an attitude then forthcoming and not erased by her protestations that she was not "revisiting" the murder of the spouse of OJ.

Posted by: SavvyRead | December 5, 2008 7:56 PM

He had it coming!! Poetic Justice!!

Posted by: SISL | December 5, 2008 8:00 PM

Na Na Na NA, NA Na Na Na, Hey Hey, Goood Bye

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | December 5, 2008 8:02 PM

i think it is a race issue because of that white woman nicole and her lover getting killed judge glass gave him 9yrs if the judge was black i know she wouldnt have given him all that time for a robbery.oj should appeal to a different judge and his lawyer should argue to keep his past out of it u cant try someone for the same thing twice this is a different case so the browns and goldmans shouldnt have been able to speak at all knowing it was over 14yrs ago i no how they feel lossing someone but the system failed them.i still think it was payback on judge glass behave and oj needs to keep appealing for a fair judge that would actually focus on this case and this case only how can u robb someone for something thats yours yes oj took it the wrong way but he still dont deserve 33yrs

Posted by: mami | December 5, 2008 8:06 PM

The postman always rings twice.

Posted by: myskylark | December 5, 2008 8:08 PM

He murdered a woman and a Jew and many blacks thought it righteous and funny that he got off. What goes around comes 'round, mates. He is going to prison. One day, if the religious among us are any gauge, he will burn in hell. I'll settle for 30 years for the murdering bstard

Posted by: medogsbstfrnd | December 5, 2008 8:10 PM

MY FEAR IS THAT WHETHER HE IS GUILTY OF THIS CRIME OR ANY OTHER, MR. SIMPSON WILL NOT SURVIVE HIS "UNFORTUNATE INCARCERATION," AS MR. ANTHONY BOUVIER SO APTLY DESCRIBED THE SITUATION. I, AND MANY OTHERS, WILL PRAY FOR YOU MR. SIMPSON -- WE WILL PRAY THAT IF YOU DID THE CRIME YOU WILL DO THE TIME. BUT WE WILL ALSO PRAY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH "OH GLORY" AS AUNT ESTHER PUT IT SO BEAUTIFULLY TO HER BROTHER-IN-LAW, FRED J. SANFORD.

Posted by: I LOVE ALL EQUALLY | December 5, 2008 8:11 PM

Message to "I LOVE ALL EQUALLY"


bitch is whack

Posted by: gater | December 5, 2008 8:13 PM

Message to "GATER":


didn't you mean: witch is back ?

burned u but bad little brother

Posted by: I LOVE ALL EQUALLY | December 5, 2008 8:15 PM

All the things you mention should have been obvious back then as well. John Kerry should have won, but he didn't. And Kerry was white--racism was clearly not the reason why he lost.
Posted by: Lee
-------------------

That is if you can look past the fact that the minorities mainly vote democrat.
(It is projected racism. You can call it being a surrogate victim or racism/prejudice).
Remember, the very conservatives who were falling over themselves because of Sarah Palin's conservatism could not bring themselves to support conservative allen Keyes.
Anyway, what explains McCain getting all those votes (almost entirely) whites! I honestly expect a deserved landslide GOP loss. So I am not yet convinced that the majority of people in the US have moved beyond race/racism.

Posted by: Getoffhighhorse | December 5, 2008 8:17 PM

Acquitted of murder, CONVICTED of wrongful death... as I recall. Let us not forget we have civil convictions in this country.

Posted by: merrill1 | December 5, 2008 8:22 PM

No comment on the decision but the expression displayed by the judge is dishonorable to say the least.


Posted by: Mr. Unite Us | December 5, 2008 8:26 PM

Where did OJ find this lawyer? He should have gone straight to prison right after hiring him. An all-white jury and a judge known for handing down harsh sentences, lol what a joke! We all KNOW he was not sentenced for armed robbery and kidnapping but the murders of which he was acquitted. Karma applies to juries and judges too. He should have been judged and if convicted on the actual crime not for revenge.

Posted by: Damn Shame! | December 5, 2008 8:32 PM

Two bad court rulings doesn't make it right. I guess its the best our legal system can deliver. This is kind of like a baseball umpire that should have called strike three to end the inning. The next pitch is way outside and the home plate umpire calls a strike anyway ending the inning. Its not perfect but what the hell.

Posted by: George | December 5, 2008 8:34 PM

1) He was convicted of armed robbery (and a gaggle of other charges), not pissing on a lamp post.

2) After being convicted in court, he admitted to the charges (at the sentencing).

It's important to remember these facts when someone tries to come back later and claim it was some lesser crime(s) or that he didn't do it.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 8:36 PM

This is not a race issue. For those that continue to plead the "race" card, please consider this - his waving a gun to "get his stuff back even if he didn't do it the right way because it was his stuff after all" simply underscores the moral vacuity and socially retarded views that obviously underscore a perverse, warped sense of angry bitter entitlement. Black or white, the man committed a crime. It was his seemingly bottomless arrogance that sealed his fate and caused his demise - not the color of his skin. I believe that justice was served and I hope that during his confinement, he will reflect on his emotionally retarded behavior and finally come to accept responsibility for his reckless, irresponsible, arrogant actions. He committed a crime, and thus must suffer the consequences.

And on a more judgmental note (forgive me) - what a sad, stupid, tragic man. One has to pity him, really. I hope he finds inner peace and comes to grip with what he has done because at the end of it all, he will need to make his own amends before His maker.

Posted by: Bud | December 5, 2008 8:38 PM

Someone in the Nevada prison system has a new girlfriend.

Posted by: bubba | December 5, 2008 8:40 PM

He just couldn't stay out of trouble despite getting a second chance.

RIP Nicole and Ron

Posted by: jlk | December 5, 2008 8:41 PM

What goes around comes around and good riddance to OJ, let him rot the rest of his pathetic life in prison. He should make some fellow prisoner a good lover while he's in prison for life, he'll learn to like it up his behind.

Posted by: george 33 | December 5, 2008 8:44 PM

I'm so burned out on this OJ (media pushed) drama I'm just glad that we will have 5-9 years without it...

Posted by: Charles | December 5, 2008 8:46 PM

I felt that everyone assumed that he killed his wife and deserved to be punished here due to a setup robbery. It is just a like a cat playing the mouse with bait. The mouse was caught.

However, he didn't hurt anyone and has valid reason. Even though his behavior is wrong, 15 years is too high. If he is a normal person, what the sentence should be?

Isn't american justice should be fair? How could anyone say that he deserves punishment because he was free from the murder trial. There should be no connection at all.

Also, why the judge have the right to punish a person at his own discretion depending her likeness of the person or not. Shouldn't have any detail guideline regarding this? Nobody should have the power like that.

Judge shouldn't have the power like that. Shouldn't.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 8:50 PM

There was no injury; no real crime; no real "victims"....He should have received maybe one year for being felony stupid.

Despite what the judge, etc., said, this was not even worth the court's time and $$$.

People have received less time for multiple murders....really stupid to put a man OJ's age in state prison for this incident....even those in the hotel room didn't want him prosecuted.

Our so-called justice system is just plain broken.

Posted by: Barbara in Palm Springs | December 5, 2008 8:51 PM

F**K O.J, I care less of him. the real issue here is justice. 15 years for being setup. Then to listen to Glass's speech before sentencing showed a lack respect for the law.
Oh sorry! what law! Glass had her 15 minutes of fame. That's what the American Justice System has become.

Posted by: ITMike | December 5, 2008 8:52 PM

Whites act like blacks are all related. Don't address blacks with this OJ sht. Blacks don't give a flying fck if he goes to hell, jail, or wherever. Just because one stupid ass goes to jail or should've went to jail a long time ago doesn't reflect on the entire race. Remember, there are a lot of whites committing crimes and making stupid life decisions just like OJ, but blacks aren't saying that reflects whites as a race.

Posted by: YOUR MAMA!!! | December 5, 2008 8:54 PM

I think the civil trial discouraged him from calling police, they might impound the stuff then turn it over to Goldman. I hope his appeal overturns this. Think it was a travesty what the civil court did, when the system can't win, it goes a 2nd route to get what it wants, then pursues him like a pariah to cover its first sin, trying to drain him of any money or dignity. That is discrimination against an individual.

Posted by: Bruce997 | December 5, 2008 8:58 PM

This sentence is ridiculous. He didn't kidnap or rob anybody; the police wouldn't do their jobs so he got his own stuff back, period. he shouldn't even have been charged.

Nobody seems to remember a certain police detective planting evidence and lying under oath. O.J. probably didn't even do the murders; he couldn't possibly have done them by himself. The timeline rules that out.

Posted by: cynical | December 5, 2008 9:01 PM

he should have stayed low after killing Nic-ho. I guess he won't be running to the white folks now

Posted by: awhitepiece | December 5, 2008 9:08 PM

he should have stayed low after killing Nic-ho. I guess he won't be running to the white folks now

Posted by: k1212 | December 5, 2008 9:09 PM

Everyone know that OJ was set-up by these men who was suppose to be if his friends. Now all you people who hate this man go somewhere and get a life. All of you know he was given this time for the two murders. This judge has been waiting for this for 13 yrs and now she will get a job in the higher court system. NO one know for sure who kill his wife and Ron. I hope that the Goldmans sit there a$$ down some where I'm sick of looking at the gold digger.

Posted by: Jo Anne | December 5, 2008 9:11 PM

we have juries tasked with the job of listening to evidence and determining guilt. We have judges who have the responsibility of ensuring that the process is as fair as possible and then passing sentence.

Second guessing the verdicts and the sentencing is presumptuous. No one on this discussion board was part of the jury hearing the evidence and no one on this board has earned the right to sentence guilty individuals in this judge's courtroom.

Posted by: JustAThought3 | December 5, 2008 9:16 PM

It's appalling to read all these comments who question whether OJ is a murderer. Of course he was - the forensic evidence was overwhelming, and the murder trial was a miscarriage of justice. Perhaps from a strictly legal standpoint the sentence was too high, even considering OJ's past, but in a broader sense it was certainly fair.

Posted by: JuneauJohn | December 5, 2008 9:19 PM

Those users who think the verdict is unjust - - is it the amount of time to be served or the fact that he was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping that bothers you? (Or do you think there was an imposter who really broke into the hotel room waving a gun like a storm trooper? Explain those points BEFORE you bring up anything about the previous trial.

I can understand being upset about a lengthy sentence (assuming it is was on the harsh end of the Nevada Legal spectrum for these types of crimes), but the others who think this was a "Witch Hunt by Whitey" are simply ignorant.

After you explain those points, I'm curious on your thoughts of what would have transpired if OJ had received a minimal bail during this trial. Do you think this would have resulted in the OJ Highway Sequel or not?

I have a problem with anyone (and especially celebrities) who think they are above the law and should get special treatment.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 9:21 PM

Well, now that he is finally behind bars I wonder who he will hire to find the killers of Nicole and Ron??!! Glad to see him serve some time, should have been for life or the death penalty the first time, so you do reap what you sow..even if it is not as severe!!

Posted by: 24Savannah | December 5, 2008 9:28 PM

Why do people keep playing the race card? He F**cked up! Now he can pay the price! Sentence is way to short! Its ok Karma will still catch up to him!

Posted by: Just Human | December 5, 2008 9:29 PM

I think it is tragic. He has been looking so hard for his wife's killer. I think I am going to have to give up golf. OJ was the only person who stood between me and mortal injury.

Posted by: HelloNewman | December 5, 2008 9:31 PM

I wonder if the fact that Judge Glass (sounds Jewish) could have been influenced by sympathy for the Goldmans in the course of this trial.

Posted by: Just thinking .... | December 5, 2008 9:41 PM

Interestingly enough, no one has said a thing about the stolen items that he was trying to retrieve. Those guys will go back out in Vegas and sell those stolen items anyway. No jail time for them for taking his valuables. Things that make you go Hmmmmmm.

Posted by: Mark McKnight | December 5, 2008 9:43 PM

Armed robbery is a big deal. But I guess OJ got away with murder and figured a little armed robbery was no biggie.

Posted by: serious | December 5, 2008 9:50 PM

Is there a chance that O.J. and Vick will share a cell? We can only hope.

Posted by: Bill | December 5, 2008 9:53 PM

Karma

Posted by: Ed | December 5, 2008 9:56 PM

well, let me say that I was disappointed with the earlier not guilty plea in the murder trial. having said that, i am kind of saddened by the result of this trial. guilty before, probably guilty this time. different results, different scales. I am saddened by the fact that OJ may have made a dumb decision, dumb reasoning, but with a reasonable intention... "he wanted his property back". not justifying his intentions, motives, nor actions...just the punishment doesn't seem fitting of the crime. I feel for him, even if I am kind of bitter over his not guilty verdict. 7,9,15,33 years doesn't seem right! especially given what murders end up getting.

Posted by: billbob | December 5, 2008 9:58 PM

They got him, alright, one way or another. This is what we ought to do with Bush and Cheney. If we couldn't nail them on war crimes, then we go the way of Al Capone and the untouchables: Get them tax evasion. Any which way to put these thugs in prison. America must make a last stand!

Even president is NOT above the laws.

Posted by: RedWhiteBlue | December 5, 2008 9:59 PM

Yeah, it's probably an excessive sentence. But... who cares?

Juice on ice. Loving it. He took the life of the mother of his children - scumbag.

Perhaps he'll find the REAL murderer in prison....

Posted by: sage | December 5, 2008 10:00 PM

O.J. is a psychopath. If you need a degree in Psychology to know this you are at risk from other psychopaths.

Posted by: therev1 | December 5, 2008 10:01 PM

Finally got what he deserved. Throw him in jail and throw away the key.

Posted by: 2greekdc | December 5, 2008 10:03 PM

Come on, you guys!

Since we have a black president, you guys should not take this as a racial issue!

He's found quilty and he is serving time, period!

Posted by: good time Charlie | December 5, 2008 10:04 PM

Do I think he got away with murder in the 90s? Yes. Am I upset with his current sentence? No. I however think that the jail sentence seems a bit excessive. Countless hoods and thugs get that for murdering other hoods and thugs. OJ is an arrogant thug. He should have packed up glad that he got away with murder and lived his life in obscurity.

Posted by: Jabreal00 | December 5, 2008 10:06 PM

What law! Judges are in pursue of fame and couldn't care less about justice. Glass will be promoted for placing another crocked nail in the justice system.

Posted by: jjto | December 5, 2008 10:07 PM

The one thing that annoys the hell out of me is people calling OJ's dead wife a "ho." I remember the Farrakhan leaders standing up and calling her a whore before large audiences. What does that say about them?
What does that say about OJ?
What does that say about the murders? That they were okay?


Posted by: Time'sUp | December 5, 2008 10:18 PM

If you think race has something to do with this you are a racist and probably in denial about it.

You are doing your race a disservice. The race card was played in the first trial only to save his ass, and it worked because we are were still so divided. Please tell me we've come further along than that by now.

Common sense said he was guilty the first time. Are we still that blind? If someone killed your loved one, or could save their life, would you care what race they were? Surely not.

So, he was found guilty by 12 of his peers this time. I do think his inability to take responsibility for his actions and his arrogant nature probably did have something to do with the severity of his sentence. Someone could have been killed. No matter what the circumstances you cannot kidnap or point guns at people! The man clearly sees (or saw) himself as above the law. Are any of us???

I do think the sentence is tough but his lack of ability to take ownership or feel honest remorse makes him a dangerous person. Perhaps that had more to do with the tough sentence than his past. He's not sorry for what he did, only that he got caught and I'm not sorry he'll be locked up for a long while.

Posted by: Jodi | December 5, 2008 10:22 PM

One down (OJ the murderer); one to go (Bush the war criminal).

Posted by: patriot76 | December 5, 2008 10:24 PM

OJ is a Damaged Beyond Repair SOB and is RIGHT where he belongs.

Justice has finally been served and it's about damn time.

Like Mr. Goldman says, OJ is a monster and can go to prison with his kind and complain to them.

For 15 years.

Karma is a beautiful thing.

Posted by: Fee | December 5, 2008 10:26 PM

After conviction he should have been shot right there in the courtroom.
but with 15 years he will now have time to search his mind for the real killer of Nicole and Ron.

Posted by: Barry Grise | December 5, 2008 10:29 PM

How can anyone who was not there in court even begin to answer that question?

Posted by: drover | December 5, 2008 10:35 PM

Apparently, OJ never heard the saying that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Well, he'll be staying in Vegas a long time. We'll never know if the jury found him guilty with his former murder charge lingering in their minds. What is known is that OJ did not avail himself of the legal procedure to obtain custody of his property and chose to take them by force. He admitted that was stupid, but it's too late to learn that lesson. He seemed happy in Florida, but I guess happiness isn't everything. With his money he could have gone to the Caribbean and lived the life of a king. Ah, choices, choices. The question is How did he get so far in life by making so many dumb choices? Maybe he thought he was George Bush.

Posted by: C. Price | December 5, 2008 10:36 PM

Reading all these rants tells me most of you don't believe in the justice system. O.J. was found innocent in the 90's. "If the glove don't fit you must acquit."

To me trying to get my stuff back, I would have done the same thing. Only without the gun. He was stupid in that regard, especially knowing that so many people were gunning for him anyway. (no pun intended) If it was his stuff and no one has said anything to the contrary, then he had every right to attempt to get it back.

It seems to me that now that they got him, the thieves that stole from him won't be held accountable for theft.

This is not about Karma, it is about stupidity.

Posted by: Mark McKnight | December 5, 2008 10:37 PM

Ok! 15 years for arm robbery without using a weapon. Now, what should be punishment for those who have robbed trillions of dollars from the American people. Well, its much better to beat up on O.J than to focus on the real thieves. You'll face real justice once the foreclosure man comes calling.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 10:39 PM

So what Nicole was called a ho by the Muslim. How many names have you called black women? So f*&! that ho. What about all these white sects that are raping young girls for their own crazy needs and then say this is what their god want? And OJ discraces his race? The discrace is that he trust the other race. His race didn't get him in this mess the other one did. Your race does not determin your crime. That man was only trying to get his personal items back. I don't agree with the way he went about it but I can understand what he was saying and trying to do. Why do they need a picture of his little boy at the age of five in the president's office? Look at all the white people who have gotten off for horrible crimes in the past. OJ got in trouble 13 years ago and they are still talking about it. They tried to get him for any little thing. The only thing I am sorry about is that he got caught before he could kick the Goldman's butts. I'm sorry that he didn't see it was a setup from the beginning. This was all a set up I don't care how you look at it. "Free OJ"

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 10:41 PM

Well deserved...but should have been for life.

Posted by: George | December 5, 2008 10:42 PM

O.J. is a small potato. When are we going to put Butcher of Baghdad and Darth Vader in prison? Or are we going to let the Europeans do it for us? Prosecutors in Europe can't wait for Bush and Cheney to travel.

And don't let Wolfowitz, Feith, Rumsfield et al off the hook. Put these thugs in prison for war crimes too.

Posted by: RedWhiteBlue | December 5, 2008 10:47 PM

Hard to shed a tear over anyone who does something that stupid after being given the blessing of a crap jury that wrongly let a double murderer go free.

Posted by: sushi | December 5, 2008 10:57 PM

A moment of thanks to the Goldman's. If they had not kept up the pressure, the LOSER would not have made the tawdry mistake he did.

Posted by: spearburning | December 5, 2008 10:59 PM

The very day it was announced that an all white jury was selected everything else thereafter were mere formality the man has already been convicted.

OJ should blame his naive lawyer for taking this fact for granted while the prosecutor went to great length to ensure an all white mostly female jury.

He should have raise hell, use the media to drive this point and even refuse to be part of that charade until a jury of OJ's peers was sited as the law supposedly demanded.

Posted by: JonLiddy | December 5, 2008 11:04 PM

Amazing. Why is it that people talk like his actions were justified? It makes no sense whatsoever to claim he was "trying to trust the other race" yet he took the law into his own hands. That is what the system is set up to do. Things could have resulted in someone losing their life because he did what he did. Are we to go about things this way when we feel we've been taken advantage of? Not very smart. There are penalties for actions like this, especially when guns are involved and there should be.

What about doing the right thing regardless of whether someone else does the right thing or not? I'm not saying he shouldn't have stood up for himself. He should have taken them to court. That's what CIVILIZED people do, right? I bet you'd feel that way if your loved one was shot by a stray bullet in the process of this lawlessness. Then would you have felt that his actions were justified? I think not.



Posted by: Jodi | December 5, 2008 11:06 PM

Retribution? No. Seeing through OJ, and the sociopathic liar he is? Yes.

He deserved the gas chamber for the first time -- but for this event, the sentence seems reasonable.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 11:11 PM

Stupid Man, and an embarrassment to his race.

Posted by: Jodi | December 5, 2008 11:12 PM

Would someone at WP, delete the "STUPID N----" comment posted by Tiker? Thanks.

Posted by: Vince | December 5, 2008 11:13 PM

It is evident from many of the comments that some blacks still have their head up their a-- when it comes to being real about OJ and perhaps also their own sense of personal responsibility. It remains sad and embarrassing. So yes, we have blacks who hate whites, and whites who hates blacks. It gives the rest of us the creeps.

ALL RACISTS of ALL colors and creeds: We should put them ALL in jugs and dig dig dig till a big big hole is dug dug dug dug dug, and that would be the end of the bug song.

Posted by: spearburning | December 5, 2008 11:14 PM

As you sow so shall you reap......cause and effect, karma - call it what you will. Better late then never.


Posted by: jan | December 5, 2008 11:17 PM

Judge Glass was saving the legal system from itself by allowing the stack of charges. This case amounted to a man taking the wrong tack to get back his stolen possessions, something that happens every day in this country, just not with a gun.

The jury was a foregone conclusion once they got the case. And if the judge wanted to live in Las Vegas any longer, you know she was gonna throw the book at him. But 15 years was ridiculous.

The appeals in this case are gonna win.

s

Posted by: Chuck | December 5, 2008 11:23 PM

No, if it was anyone beside OJ, they would not have to serve 15 years of prison time. I think it was excessive, mainly because I do not hate him and do not think he killed his wife. However, I do think he was very stupid and arrogant this time.

Posted by: Linda | December 5, 2008 11:24 PM

Judge not that you may be judged. I will just keep my mouth off of OJ or anyone else who may be judged by a jury or judge. I do believe in "What goes around comes around" and the people who have decided tobe become judge and jurrors and are in cloud nine, becareful that you or one of your own family member are not in the same place that OJ is in now. I send my prayers out to all.

Posted by: M | December 5, 2008 11:24 PM

No one is above the Law.

He got what he deserved.

He should be happy,

He will have a better chance of finding his wife's killer in prison than hes had the last 14 years looking on the golf course.

Posted by: Koodent B. Appier | December 5, 2008 11:25 PM

Why do judges feel the need to blab on and on? State your findings, state the law, state your decision, and move on to the next case on the docket.

Posted by: joe the biden | December 5, 2008 11:32 PM

"Judge not that you may be judged. I will just keep my mouth off of OJ or anyone else who may be judged by a jury or judge. I do believe in "What goes around comes around" and the people who have decided tobe become judge and jurrors and are in cloud nine, becareful that you or one of your own family member are not in the same place that OJ is in now. I send my prayers out to all."

No one in my family is intending to commit double murder and armed robbery/kidnapping. But thanks for your concern.

Posted by: sushi | December 5, 2008 11:33 PM

It looks like a similar sentence for anyone who had committed a robbery with a gun. Good that he didn't get special treatment.

Posted by: Topper | December 5, 2008 11:40 PM

There IS a GOD!

Posted by: paladin | December 5, 2008 11:42 PM

I think the punishment should have been to have his head sliced off - twice.
Just a happy thought.

Posted by: PW | December 5, 2008 11:46 PM

Oh, and I voted for Obama and gave his campaign money, so don't play the race card with me.

While despicable crimes committed by racist whites against blacks in the Deep South from 1865 to 1964 are inexcusable, the high number of African Americans incarcerated for everything from property crimes to murder since then are equally inexcusable.

Racial profiling occurs because blacks keep committing crimes. I saw a black dude walk into my friends house two days ago while he was mowing his lawn and steal something.

Just STOP committing crimes and WHITEY as you like to call us will stop profiling you for the crimes you all normally commit.

OJ Simpson was guilty of murder, plain and simple. He may have had enough money to pay off his lawyers to get a not guilty verdict, but he was guilty and you all know it.

He is guilty again and he received a fair punishment. He will be eligible for parole in 9 years.

Hopefully, by then, at the age of 71, he will have learned his lesson.

Hopefully, the blacks among us will also learn their lessons - learn the lesson that some among you, including our President-Elect, have played by the rules and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

YOu can count me among the people who are hopeful for our future. Hopefully, you will take the optimism that Obama projects and look to the future instead of the past.

Posted by: 2greekdc | December 5, 2008 11:47 PM

This is also a blow to George W. Bush, since OJ was one of the few people left who would play golf with the disgraced former president.

They might have gone on golf tours around the world, OJ looking for the "real killers" and W. looking for those missing weapons of mass destruction.

Maybe OJ will make the president's group pardon list.

Posted by: newsriffs | December 5, 2008 11:51 PM

Real Brother here.

So the Racists, White Supremacists and Black man hating lesbians finally got their man.

OJ's mistake was his hatred of his Race and Culture and his DUMB belief in the MYTH that Whites are Superior.

Let this be a lesson to other Blacks(Clarence Thomas) who also suffer from Black Self-hatred and have bought into White Supremacy.

TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother | December 6, 2008 12:06 AM

The judge looks appropriate for one of my favorite sitcoms. She seemed to be on a mission. She repeatedly said that 1994-95 had nothing to with the current case, which in English means it has everything to do with her decision. It reminds of how Tony Basilio worked to get Phillip Fulmer fired and now ignores facts to protect Lane Jiffy Kiffin. Where there's a will there's a way.

Posted by: night court | December 6, 2008 12:08 AM

I remember well the day Simpson was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife and her friend. And I remember vividly the livid reactions of the public to the verdict.
But I saw every moment of the trial which was televised.
And I saw the system working.
O.J.Simpson was found not guilty by a jury of his peers.
He was given a fair trial. That is what our Constitution demands.
He was found not guilty, a very unpopular verdict.
And people have been waiting for their pound of flesh.
Well, under our Constitution, Mr. Simpson is guaranteed Constitutional protection from those of us who want that pound of flesh.
And the honorable Judge in Nevada made it her business to give him a fair trial what he was given, under the protections of the fourteenth Amendment.
And he was found guilty as charged.
Once again, the system worked.
End of story!!

Posted by: James W. Procopio | December 6, 2008 12:09 AM

The judge is not rational--she is still judging the past, ad truly what was the goldman boy doing at that hour? Delivering glasses??come now.

His father is a sick man, and I pray he will accept the truth about his son and his sons actions, and the lifestyle his son enjoyed.

It is a shame that the boy and Simpsons x-wife are dead, but lets get on with the truth.

Whenever I have seen O.J. here in Florida, he has been a gentleman, but of course that does not sell newspapers or tv time.

Posted by: m sampson | December 6, 2008 12:35 AM

please check out www.theoverlookedsuspect.com But I bet you'll watch it and ignore it just like everything else...God Bless Stupid Amerikkkans

Posted by: tired of inbred idiots | December 6, 2008 12:37 AM

The sentences seems to be reasonable considering the crimes charged and Nevada state law that sets them. We have not read the probation report or seen the tapes so we are not really equipped to pass judgment.

Why the stupid picture of the Judge? Trying to sway the result?

Posted by: CALIFORNIAMARTY | December 6, 2008 12:40 AM

I'm reacting to the comment below by Anonymous at December 5, 2008 3:39 PM.

One reason people

'feel so "vindicated?" Or, the judge would refuse to let Simpson stay free during the appeals process."'

is that OJ is a bad man. He killed someone before, and got off. He was judged innocent in the criminal trial (which has a high standard before taking away your liberties) but was found guilty in a civil trial, which has a lower standard for a finding of guilty. So, quite frankly, OJ is guilty. He is as guilty as if someone is found innocent of a crime, and then he admits he did it. He can't be tried again because of "double jeopardy," but he is not innocent.

But he also beat his wife. And now he commits armed robbery. What punishment would you give someone for armed robbery and kidnapping?

Face it: we're not racist. We see a bad man, and we are letting justice take its course. If it were not for the first trial, we wouldn't even know that OJ beat his wife. Maybe that's not a big thing 50 years ago, or in South America or Asia, but it's a big thing in the USA in the 1990's. And going into a room with a gun and a bunch of muscular guys, well, how would you react if OJ and his group came into your hotel room and wanted something of yours, and had a gun, and told you not to move? That's not scary? Come on. Are you saying only a racist would be scared of an ex-football player with friends and a gun demanding things in a closed environment (not outdoors, where you can run away)? No, I think anyone, white, black, prejudiced or egaltarian, you'd be scared shtless. You know, kidnapping is a crime punishable by death.

I end with your original comment:

"This is a witch hunt. And all you RACIST ... Whatever happened to double jepordy? They have convicted this man of a crime that was committed 13 years ago in which he was acquited.
It's a WITCH HUNT! Why else would the Goldman family feel so "vindicated?" Or, the judge would refuse to let Simpson stay free during the appeals process."

Posted by: Pete from NYC | December 6, 2008 12:52 AM

What would one of us have received if we were in his place??

You betcha, 15 years!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: JAC | December 6, 2008 12:57 AM

I think OJ was set up....again. Only, this time it was successful.
The painful truth is that there are still many people in this country that just can't stand to see a black man succeed, especially if married to a beautiful white woman.
If President Nixon, as his newly released tapes revealed, wasn't beyond wanting his thugs to break into the Brookings Institution and "make it look as though some other poor b@#tard did it," is it surprising that likeminded bigots could similarly try to set OJ up?

Posted by: abe | December 6, 2008 12:59 AM

The sentence was excessive. OJ was not your typical armed robber, who has reasonable expectations of getting away with his crime. He must have thought, stupidly, that this would not come to trial.

So he is in no way a menace strictly viewing the matter of this trial. He was guilty of the other, but that is not relevant.

He should have received the lightest sentence, which I believe was six years. It still would have been a lot, but it would have been fair.

Posted by: Gene Venable | December 6, 2008 1:05 AM

The jury is a hallmark of our federal and state governments. We constantly take complicated issues which attorneys have squabbled over for months and years and throw them into the laps of distracted citizens who are wondering how in the world they are going to pay their mortgage this month given the huge dent in their normal workweek. We ask them to ignore their children for several weeks in order to decide the fate of a man from another state. We ask them to ignore their biases and focus on the evidence, some of which has been excluded by a judge who may or may not exhibit bias. We ask the jurors to consider the tedious testimony of tiresome experts. We spend weeks and maybe months parading various witnesses. We make a few arguments, the judge rumbles about laws which the jury has never studied or researched, and then we the people throw the entire matter to the jury and say, "You figure it out." Bottom line, in 1995, nine African-Americans, one hispanic and two whites decided O.J. was not guilty. While the evidence I heard told me he was guilty, the people that California chose to decide said not guilty. While makeup calls happen all the time in the National Felons League, the Major League Boring, and the Narcotics Braindead Association, makeup calls by Judge Jackie Glass should be reversed after further review.

Posted by: Constitution | December 6, 2008 1:14 AM

as I understand he got minimum sentences for 12 charges? why the question of fairness? is someone playing the race-card again? America wake up, every citizen should be treated equally before the law. President elect Obama can , hopefully, lead the way forward to these fundamental human rights!

Posted by: karl | December 6, 2008 1:16 AM

Please forgive these f**kin cowards, Its easier to vent their frustration on O.J. Neither Glass nor these cowards would dare step to the real criminals who have emptied the US treasury.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 1:22 AM

Think about what OJ said in court today and then ask yourself if his sentence was fair. OJ stood there teary-eyed and said that he thought he was just with "friends" in that hotel room. How many of you bring a bunch of thugs to a friend and then have one of those thugs hold a gun to your friend's head and refuse to let your friend leave? OJ is an habitual liar and sociopath who thinks the rules don't apply to him. The items he wanted to steal from his "friends" would have been sold off for his financial gain and then the money hidden in some off-shore account away from the Goldman family, money he owes them and never paid and has no intention of paying. Those of you still crying racism over OJ's prosecution for killing his wife and Ron Goldman and now this sentence, are using reverse discrimination for whatever rationale you have for doing so. The jury that let OJ free was mostly black and just didn't want to go back to their neighborhoods having convicted a black national football hero. After a very long trial with mountains of witnesses and evidence they took what? 6 hours to come to a decision. It certainly mattered to them that the victims were white; if they had been black, maybe OJ would have been convicted. No matter. OJ laughed then. He's not laughing any more and deserves everything he gets. That he'll be sent to a maximum security prison is justice served.

Posted by: Steamboater | December 6, 2008 1:33 AM

With OJ's history of violence against women (he beat Nicole Simpson several times), there's something very nice about his being sentenced to prison now by a woman.

Posted by: Steamboater | December 6, 2008 1:36 AM

Smart move from that judge. Both OJ and his buddy got the same sentence but OJ because of continuing bad behaviour will get 30 years (or death) and the other 5 (he is the good guy).

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 1:45 AM

Justice has prevailed? It should have been 15 years of hard labor busting rocks and running the Jerico Mile. Somehow I'm just not satisfied - shouldn't they electrocute him (slowly) or something?

Posted by: Ha ha | December 6, 2008 1:51 AM

"Glass also said that Simpson's 1995 murder acquittal had no bearing on this case" - that is a lie and a message to the jury. I admit that O.J. acted in a stupid manner to retrieve what was supposedly belonged to him. But this so-called 'payback' for a crime that I never thought he committed in the first place is a shame and a blight on white America.

Posted by: Edward | December 6, 2008 2:25 AM

He received two justic trial.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 2:34 AM

Nice to see that one celeb. did not escape responsibility for his actions by going to rehab.!!! It must be true....."what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!!!"

Posted by: thgirbla | December 6, 2008 2:58 AM

Here in America, I find it rather interesting that based on circumstantial evidence, so many people are 100% sure WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that OJ committed the murders. Only God knows that with absolute certainty! He had a trial and was acquitted by a jury of his peers. Is it his fault that he was found NOT GUILTY?

Based on that outcome, he has been a target throughout the years and has been treated unfairly many times just because the majority of White People felt that he was guilty.

Let me ask a hypothetical question. In this Racist country, how many innocent Black men do you suppose have been executed for crimes they did not commit? Yet, along comes one black man with the money to buy himself good defense lawyers and a whole lot of you just could not get over it.

So what happens? A White man, who claims to be a FRIEND, absolutely set up the brother with the intent to make money off his misfortune.

The Prosecution carefully framed the charges to ascertain that the minimum sentences according to the law, would result in jail term.

I have not heard anyone mention the scurrilous nature of the entire proceedings - I guess that does not matter when you are out to GET HIM AT ANY COST.

These Judges, Prosecutors, Defense Lawyers etc. make their careers of people like OJ.

In my mind, there was nothing fair about how the entire sordid affair was brought to trial. But that's American Justice for you.

In spite of what Judge Glass had to say about the case having nothing to do with the 1994 murders, I absolutely do not believe her - but she has to say something.

I thought it was unfortunate that she insulted him by calling him ARROGANT and IGNORANT. Sure he made mistakes. Let him who has never made a foolish mistake cast the first stone!

Another thing I have observed in this country is that whenever a Black man conducts himself with Dignity and Pride, he is characterized as Arrogant. When a White man does the same thing, we call it Self-Confidence.

As to the Goldmans, they are living their best lives since Ron was murdered. I don't believe a word when anyone says that Goldman's vendetta has nothing to do with money. Maybe he can relax now.

And to all those who judge, remember that there is a Greater Judge and He works in mysterious ways to perform wonders.

I guess a lot of people should be satisfied now. - American Justice continues.

I wonder if the ones who are trying to derail Obama's Presidency by claiming he is not an American Citizen will get the opportunity to salivate! After all, one never knows what American Justice will deliver!


Posted by: Jennifer | December 6, 2008 2:59 AM

It is indeed racist since the jury and the judge are White.No diversity plus it is just retribution to the 95 trial. Racism still exist in the US no matter anyone said.

Posted by: John Smith | December 6, 2008 4:04 AM

O.J. rejected a plea deal, out of arrogance and stupidity since he had no case.
He was treated fairly.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 4:09 AM

Glass said that Simpson's 1995 murder acquittal had no bearing on this case - but during the trial she found that OJ saying on the phone after the robbery "there was no gun, there was no gun" could have only meant that there was indeed a gun, otherwise he wouldn`t have stressed the contrary so much.

Everyone thought of the murder case during this trial and everyone knew he committed that murder, so they found him guilty this time. And they were right to do so.

Posted by: Markus | December 6, 2008 4:15 AM

O.J. Simpson is the "poster-boy" for irresponsible, arrogant sports celebrities who think the laws don't apply to them because they have a lot of money, like Michael Vick, and more recently, Plaxico Burress. If the professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, etc., league officials would adopt a "zero tolerance" attitude toward the blatant disregard for the law of these so-called "role models," perhaps it would put an end to the kind of garbage that they have tolerated for far too long.

Posted by: D. Dean | December 6, 2008 4:36 AM

o.j. doesnt deserv this kind of sentencing for not even meeting the techinical term of kidnapping and trying to get what belonged to him from former friends.

the judge lied by saying it wasnt linked to the other CA incident. you dont give a man 33 years for the harmless situation. you give him 3 years probation at the most.

how the former friends of his will sleep at night will remain to be seen. i wouldnt want to be the one with that on my conscience every night i lay down in my bed and know your former friend lies in a prisoon cell because of you.

no matter what u think of the man this is just plain vindictive. and the judge is a liar.

Posted by: the judge lied... she linked it to CA | December 6, 2008 4:57 AM

YES WP, PLEASE DELETE THE N word comments!

OK, let's recap; 1 (it hasn't been said, I would think loaded) gun.
PLUS
1 worshipped athlete/ B actor
PLUS
circle of "yes men/aka friends"
equals=
hubris/blind ego in a completely invented reality. I wonder if during this whole event Mr. Simpson actually was out of his body (no room due to the oversize ego).

I agree with the mentally ill summation.
I agree with stressing the Judge only passed sentance, a jury convicted him.

And finally for all races and creeds,pray for all those close to everyone touched by this arrogant man's messes; his children, his wives and their families, teams,court personnel.

Let us each and everyone do as much good in our life as damage done by Mr. Simpson.

Posted by: kwitcherbellyachin' | December 6, 2008 5:11 AM

The ghosts of his murder victims are smiling.

Posted by: JoeHoodoo | December 6, 2008 5:34 AM

the sentence was too light. please write a story about his first encounter in the showers - can't wait to learn who bitch he be.

Posted by: sambo | December 6, 2008 5:51 AM

I can't stand OJ. He got away with murder, and his life has been in the news for years since. BUT, I think 15 years for threatening some guy who has questionable past, is too much. I think a 3-5 year sentence would have been fair, Maybe he and Plax can be roommates. Plax needs to go to jail, the law is very clear on carrying unregistered weapons.

Posted by: george36 | December 6, 2008 5:52 AM

Yep! Without any doubt! The Juice deserves at least nine years in the slammer and maybe much more. But the extended sentence will probably have to be left up to The Big Judge. What has been revealed in the meantime is just what every intuitive person knew all along, that O.J. was always just a thug at heart.

Posted by: Doowadiddy | December 6, 2008 5:58 AM

Isn't karma a bitch oj

Posted by: t montgomery | December 6, 2008 6:16 AM

Yes he deserved it.
He cried, I just wanted my stuff back. I thought I was going to talk to a friend. It is just misunderstanding.
The judge saw through his BS and reminded him that friends dont bring his gang and guns.
Nevada aint Cali. Have fun in prison big boy

Posted by: Dan | December 6, 2008 6:36 AM

OJ Simpson was tried on the facts of THIS case, not on anything having to do with his murder trial. As much as OJ's lawyers tried to muddy the waters with the "retribution" thingy, as well as not having any black jurors, the jury found him guilty, the judge sentenced him appropriately, and that should be the end of it. OJ was living on borrowed time after his murder trial, and this day was inevitable. He was pretty much sure to get in trouble again. Maybe Bush will pardon him. Golf, anyone?

Posted by: mushu pork | December 6, 2008 6:45 AM

Do I deserve to see his mug in the Washington Post? NO.

Posted by: Will | December 6, 2008 7:33 AM

You get less time for sexually assaulting an 8 year old child. It's time for our priorities to get straightened out.

Posted by: Carol Ralbag | December 6, 2008 7:34 AM

Does O.J. Deserve It? Does a 3 pack-a-day smoker deserve lung cancer? Give me a break!

Posted by: Ridagana | December 6, 2008 7:36 AM

This was a harsh sentence. The judge, the jury, no one could put his past trial outside of their minds completely. Those who have gone through the justice system arrive at a very different picture of justice in America.

Jonathan Richards
federal-prison.org

Posted by: Jonathan Former Federal Inmate Richards | December 6, 2008 7:42 AM

I am still ticked off that they would not permit as evidence the deer knife he bought or his attempted car chase escape.

The vast majority of the Black Community have got to be responsible for this guy walking . Somehow they think they are immune by inciting race all the time but must now pay for scandal consequences. Yes his behavior reflects on all Blacks because of their tribal acting support.

Posted by: Paulc37 | December 6, 2008 7:48 AM

Poor guy still be haunted for winning his case. The Judge should not be one. She was the arrogant one. My goodness the state willing to spend 270G's to house this old man. What kills me are the Goldman's like his son was an angel some people said he had an gambling problem could that be the reason he was murder? Also the party girl/drugie innocent too? SAD

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 7:50 AM

When I read "kidnapping" I just laugh. How about treason or something else to fill the stocking?

Revenge is for fools and children.

Posted by: Gary E. Masters | December 6, 2008 7:51 AM

There was racism at work here all right, from the black people on the murder jury who decided to let OJ go free just to make a statement about racism. OJ was -obviously- guilty of murder on the basis of the physical DNA evidence.

On the recent trial, OJ is basically guilty of stupidity, crossed with arrogance. Having literally gotten away with murder, he is now paying the price for thinking he would always be above the law. As best I can tell, the judge made a reasonable application of the relevant laws in this second trial. OJ will probably be out of prison in five years, and that's a very small price to pay for all the things he has done.

I feel no pity for the man, although he is a pathetic figure.

Posted by: Fred | December 6, 2008 7:54 AM

If there's an Oscar for stupidity then we have a winner

Posted by: Yamuttya | December 6, 2008 7:57 AM

I find it ironic that a White woman judge found OJ guilty in this last of a series of charges brought against him in the 15 years since he was acquitted of murdering his White ex-wife (and her male friend) by a jury of mostly Black women. Throughout this murder trial and thereafter, the public has concentrated on the murder of the White man and basically dismissed Nicole Simpson's murder, even calling her ugly names as if she deserved to have her throat slashed because she was sexually promiscuous. I followed that trial very closely and was appalled that not only was OJ acquitted, but that Blacks celebrated that verdict. How could anyone have celebrated that anyone got away with murder? Since then OJ has been arrested for numerous crimes. This final conviction was for his busting into someone's room, armed, and stealing their "stuff". Not for the murders. OJ had gotten away with murder, so why would he not get away with armed robbery? Regardless of his arrogance, it seems that the judge sentenced him fairly for what the evidence proved he did, unlike 15 years ago when the overwhelming evidence was ignored by a jury hand-picked for their dismissive attitudes toward the White woman he murdered. What is probably true is that, while the judge was not seeking retribution, the public was because of OJ's arrogance and general disregard for anyone but himself. Personally, I think he is a psychopath who ran out of the charm and money he used to bamboozle just about everyone in the past.

Posted by: CathiS | December 6, 2008 8:00 AM

I think this sentence is excessive. People spend less time in jail for murder. Was a plea bargain offered, did he refuse it, deciding to take his chances with a trial? If so, he was a fool, but he still doesn't deserve such a harsh sentence.

Posted by: MomJ47 | December 6, 2008 8:02 AM

Life actions have a way of balancing out. As a former homicide expert, I can say without equivocation that OJ murdered Nicole and Ron, notwithstanding my opinion that the jury rendered the correct verdict based on the evidence that was presented to it 13 years ago. They should not have tried to frame a guilty person. The alleged arm robbery last was a farce for the criminal justice to become involved. People just don't go around tape recording meetings without some purpose in mind. If it had not been for the guns, this case may have just gone away. The judge was correct when she opined the potential adverse consequences if the guns had been used. So OJ is a real life example of the Good (the acquittal), the Bad (the conviction)and the Ugly (going to jail for a long time).

Posted by: Bill | December 6, 2008 8:03 AM

Please - stop with the degrading comments towards Nicole.

She was someone's daughter, sister and mostly - a mother.

She could have been yours....i bet you wouldn't have been so 'pleased' with the murder verdict if she had been.

We all know he was guilty then - it was quite clear. He had to be found innocent or this nation would have gone up in flames!

He finally got his. It is life. It always works like this.

Posted by: kwbstr | December 6, 2008 8:05 AM

People who are posting with double negatives, misspellings and slang in their sentences need to go back to school. Let's use the english language with proper grammar, folks. Otherwise, I have no choice but to discount your inept arguments.

Posted by: Go Back to School! | December 6, 2008 8:11 AM

OJ is clearly mentally ill. It's too bad he did not get competent help many years ago. Does he deserve this sentence? That brings up the question as to whether our "justice" system has any real moral relevance or provides any substantial societal benefit. I'll leave this question to others.

Posted by: Jihm | December 6, 2008 8:13 AM

I just can't see how the Simpson trial is going to affect the price of eggs in China. The Monday morning quarterbacks can second guess the Judge, but until a higher court weighs in on the case, O.J. will have his freedom restricted. I think he knew he was skirting close to the edge. Why he did so, we will never know. It is his problem. The country had to live with the justice delivered in the murder trial; O.J. will have to live with the justice delivered in the kidnapping trial.

Posted by: thependulumswings | December 6, 2008 8:17 AM

I just can't see how the Simpson trial is going to affect the price of eggs in China. The Monday morning quarterbacks can second guess the Judge, but until a higher court weighs in on the case, O.J. will have his freedom restricted. I think he knew he was skirting close to the edge. Why he did so, we will never know. It is his problem. The country had to live with the justice delivered in the murder trial; O.J. will have to live with the justice delivered in the kidnapping trial.

Posted by: thependulumswings | December 6, 2008 8:18 AM

justice delayed is still justice.

Posted by: dswanson | December 6, 2008 8:19 AM

KUDO'S TO JUDGE JACKIE.....I WONDER IF
THE HONORABLE LANCE ITO WAS WATCHING...

AND MAYBE SAYING TO HIMSELF "WOW DID SHE
HAVE CONTROL OR WHAT, I WILL NOW SIT ON MY
SWORD....SO SOLLY....

Posted by: chuck bishop | December 6, 2008 8:20 AM


judge glass didn't find mr. simpson guilty,a jury did. mr. simpson's lawyers said they were happy with the punishment as it was in the low range. i'll take the word of the jury as should mr. simpson.

Posted by: michael r. pouliot | December 6, 2008 8:26 AM

YIPEEEEEEEE!

Posted by: liwop | December 6, 2008 8:28 AM

By no means did Mister Simpson deserve this. Clearly, this sentence, if not the entire trial, was a method to "get him" for a crime of which he was acquitted. There were a plethora of fla

For nearly a decade and a half, some members of the American Public, and the American Judicial system have been desperately seeking to imprision Mister Simpson for a crime that was legally proven that he did not committ. By any means necessary.

Can a person honestly steal something that rightfully belongs to them? What criminal sets up a hidden camera when they know they are about to commit several felonies? Do people honestly believe this was not some sort of pre-planned (if not conspiracy) agenda against Mister Simpson to have him arrested again?

If the judge believed that the prior case had nothing to do with this, why did she had to adamantly repeat these statements?

And even if OJ Simpson should have been convicted of those two murders thirteen years ago, does no one understand the severity and possibly degrading precedence this sets to American Democracy values and principles?

But Perhaps this is the American Motto, If at first you dont succeed, just try again?

Posted by: Brittney | December 6, 2008 8:30 AM

He DID NOT get 15 years. He got 9 to 31. He probably will not be considered for parole until serving at least 10 years.

Get your facts straight.

HE has always thought he was above the law, and it has taken a long time, but it finally caught up with his arrogant ass ! !

.

Posted by: swanieaz | December 6, 2008 8:30 AM

All you people stating that the Goldman family should "get over it" crack me up. The mans son came to the aid of a woman being murdered, and then he himself, was slaughtered like a side of beef. Would YOU be able to let that go?

Posted by: Bob | December 6, 2008 8:36 AM

Yes, it was retribution and yes, it was 'fair'.

Posted by: heywally | December 6, 2008 8:38 AM

You bet he deserves it. In fact, they should lock up the bum and he should never again see the light of day. This joker typifies the social insanity that prevails in this country.

Posted by: rplat | December 6, 2008 8:39 AM

I am no real fan of O.J. Simpson, particularly the way he has carried himself after beating a double murder charge. He should have taken a kinder, gentler, and more low key way of conducting himself thereafter. He did not. His participation in the property retrieval caper says as much. This is what he is paying for now.
As far as the imposed sentence goes, in this case Simpson was given more time than many murderers and pedophiles. Regardless of what Judge Glass said, Simpson’s past escapades and escapes from justice did play a part in the amount of jail time he received.
Jocelyne Hudson-Brown

Posted by: Jocelyne Hudson-Brown | December 6, 2008 8:40 AM

old white guy says:

O.J. never should have been convicted the way he was!!

HE IS INNOCENT TWICE! CORRECTLY.

Posted by: Jeff Crocket | December 6, 2008 8:42 AM

OJ is the poster boy for the phrase, YOU CAN"T FIX STUPID.

He will have 9 years of time out, to think about it but I seriously he would have done anything differently.

Posted by: Larry in Houston | December 6, 2008 8:45 AM

The sentencing was harsh, but at the same time it seems OJ was looking forward to some type of punishment. He just couldn't stay out of the hands of the people who had wanted to see him behind bars in the first place. And then again he didn't have a Johnnie protecting his back either. He had nowhere to run except into the walls of a cell. I just hope its satisfying to all who wished this upon him.
He is still living regardless and we as taxpayers is paying the price for it. NOW WHAT??????

Posted by: mstee | December 6, 2008 8:46 AM

George "W." Bush

Posted by: BenAMarine | December 6, 2008 8:49 AM

i don't wish any ill will on anyone. but he was able to escape one capital offense and was still able to enjoy his wealth, hang out with affluent friends, play golf, see his children, and even write a book explaining how someone can get away with murder. such hubris was not going to be tolerated by a forgiving god.

the judge was right: it was ignorant and arrogant. i'm sure his new spouse in prison won't be as defenseless as his last wife; somebody there will still love to be loved by a celebrity...

Posted by: marcus | December 6, 2008 8:51 AM

Plain and simple, this sentence is excessive. No one was injured, no lives were taken. Whether OJ was guilty of a previous crime or not is irrelevent to this case. There are people that have taken lives, beaten and maimed people, abused children and all manner of other crimes where people were actually hurt that did not get as much time. For the judge to even mention a previous case before sentencing says that she was thinking about it when she handed down the sentence. I've been in prison, and there are bank robbers that only got 6 years, and what OJ did does not even meet the level of that crime.

Posted by: Hank | December 6, 2008 8:51 AM

Posted by: Simpson Was Offered Deal for Less Time | December 6, 2008 9:02 AM

Re: Posted by: Anonymous | December 5, 2008 6:22 PM

I agree Anonymous, and I'm white. The person who posted what you replied to is what I call 'ugly ignorant'.

Posted by: LoneVoice | December 6, 2008 9:05 AM

Recall that OJ had a childhood as a punk and a minor hood...and all the fame and dollars couldn't erase that influence. He was pre-destined for self-destruction. He had plenty of enablers -- still does -- but if you can't do the time, don't do the crime!

Posted by: RTS | December 6, 2008 9:09 AM

I fully accept Judge's statement that the sentence had nothing whatsoever to do with anything other than this case.

But then, why am I having such a difficult time hiding my smile and a sense of satisfaction?

Shame on me!

Posted by: sskapur | December 6, 2008 9:10 AM

This proves OJ can't ever get a fair trial no matter what. 15 years for kidnapping?! What a joke. This is revenge pure and simple.

Posted by: JOHN | December 6, 2008 9:19 AM

i don't wish any ill will on anyone. but he was able to escape one capital offense and was still able to enjoy his wealth, hang out with affluent friends, play golf, see his children, and even write a book explaining how someone can get away with murder. such hubris was not going to be tolerated by a forgiving god.

the judge was right: it was ignorant and arrogant. i'm sure his new spouse in prison won't be as defenseless as his last wife; somebody there will still love to be loved by a celebrity...

Posted by: marcus | December 6, 2008 9:22 AM

I am not white or black, but I think a man should have some common sense! Las Vages is not LA, you can not take a gun to someones hotel room in Vegas! The law is very strict when it comes to criminal acts! So, he has only himself to blam.

Posted by: Al | December 6, 2008 9:27 AM

I would be terrified if he robbed me like that. He is a scary dude. He is sad he flipped out and turned dangerously bad.

I met him in Palm Springs when he was doing the Hertz commercial. It was a warm summer night. If I recall correctly it was July 1976. He has charisma. He's charmingly friendly. Ultimately rage and jealousy brought him down but what hurt even more was his cavalier who cares attitude after the fact. I feel for the Goldman's and Brown's and his children.

Posted by: wagging tongue | December 6, 2008 9:28 AM

Will he get to keep his "stuff" in prison?

Posted by: John | December 6, 2008 9:28 AM

To "Nath".

With your attitude, you'll never make it to being a true "citizen" of the United States of America, regardless of how long you may physically live here. Your ingrained biggotry, and your overt pride in it, will always effectively prevent you from truly being an American. Unless you somehow manage to catch on to the spirit of our Constitution, the best status you could ever hope for would be something like "retarded beaner".

Posted by: Doowadiddy | December 6, 2008 9:29 AM

I am a black man and I am angry!!! Angry at O. J. Simpson. This guy should have gotten a life sentence for general stupidity. We all knew he killed his wife and Goldman but were happy he got off because a brother beat the system for a change. This guy should have done what Michael Jackson did, he should have left the country. He should have kept a low profile. The jerk however decided to rub it in the face of a nation. His book, " IF I HAD DONE IT" shows he had no remorse and truly felt that he was above the law. I think he enjoyed the notoriety. His money and fame allowed him to win the murder trial and gived him a second chance. That is the more than anyone in his situation could have hoped for. It is obivious that armed robbery was not his intention in the Vegas case. He really did go to get his stuff . If he had intended to really steal , he would have planned it as well as he planned the murder of his wife. The fool however as the judge stated was arrogant and stupid. He felt he would be given a second chance. I am now convinced as I write this comment that OJ was looking to get caught.He wanted to get put in jail for the murder of his wife and Goldman. This guy is no fool. He smart when he played football and became the darling of coporate America when he retired. He became the villain after he commited the murders which he planned so well that a seriesof doubts existed in the minds of the jury. That same black dominated jury would have convicted him in Vegas. This guy finally got what he derserves.

Posted by: ANGRY Black Man | December 6, 2008 9:32 AM

OJ for president. Oh! I mean ambassador or something.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 9:39 AM

OJ for president. Oh! I mean ambassador or something.

Posted by: curota | December 6, 2008 9:41 AM

Fair? O.J. should have been lynched and every one of his murder trial jurors put away for life. I hope one of his fellow jailbirds give him what he deserves.

Posted by: norman ravitch | December 6, 2008 9:43 AM

The only racism that occurred was when a black jury refused to convict an obviously guilty black man for killing two white people to redress historical racism in L.A. If Ron and Nicole had been black I believe the verdict would have been different. If armed men burst in on you right know and stuck guns in your face demanding property that you honestly acquired, I hope and pray they would get at least 15 years in jail (Whatever their or your color) because people who do that do not belong on the streets.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 9:44 AM

good riddance. I hope this amounts to a life sentence for him. NO more golf games every day of his life and no more celebrity appearances at sports memorabilia conventions. He is an arrogant b*****rd and FINALLY got what he deserves.

Posted by: neil | December 6, 2008 9:46 AM

I am an African American, I do highly suspect OJ committed those horrendous murders over 13 years ago. Just as well, like the cops in Ventura County, California was found "not guilty" of whipping the black off of Rodney King, he was found, "not guilty." Just like the rich and powerful and most of White America, justice can goes to the one who have money to buy it. O.J. brought justice, the only problem, white America has with this is that he's black.

That fool should've known better, it would've been just fine to murder two black people, but he killed two white people. As our injustice system has demonstrated time and time and time again, that it becomes a little more offended when the victim is white. You have more people on death row and doing extensive prison time because the victim is white than those who are doing 10 to 25 years for victims who are black.

If he would've been found guilty of killing two black people, he would've been home by now.

The Las Vegas decision, was the indulgence of White America's hunger for retribution.

Posted by: RUDE BOY | December 6, 2008 9:47 AM

OJ has never been concerned about what is fair. He has refused to pay the Goldmans what is due them. Why should I care what is fair to him?

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 9:47 AM

Don't worry Barack Unqualified Obama will pardon OJ at the end of his first and only term as President

Posted by: Theo | December 6, 2008 9:49 AM

She gave him less time than the law allowed. Armed robbery is a serious crime.

Posted by: baseballguy | December 6, 2008 9:50 AM

The vaunted FBI could only convict Al Capone on tax evasion so what's the fuss over a certain murderer like Simpson?

Posted by: John Rennie | December 6, 2008 9:53 AM

OJ got fair treatment this time. His performance at the sentence hearing was pathetic. Perhaps an Emmy nomination, but no escaping the prison time.

Posted by: EarlC | December 6, 2008 9:54 AM

We don't have the information to say whether the sentence was fair. That information would include what is the average sentence in Nevada for someone in Simpon's circumstances.
Comparing Simpson's sentence to a sentence in New York or Florida is not germaine as Simpson can only ask to be treated like every other defendant in Nevada. He commited the crime, after all, in Nevada not New York or Florida.
Asking someone what they personnally think is fair is irrelevant as Simpson was convicted of violating specific Nevada statutes not for violating Joe Blow's personal sense of right and wrong.

Posted by: Barton Keyes | December 6, 2008 9:58 AM

OJ thank your "lucky" stars! There was a time if you had of "embarrassed" a Casino & hotel in Vegas, your dumb butt would have been found in a dumpster, probably with a sliced opened neck and who knows, the #1 TV show in America would have had a writer make a story about it for CSI !!Yeah, you are lucky it was before an American Justice system and not the people who "built" Las Vegas as the entertainment center for the world!!

Posted by: flaboy | December 6, 2008 9:59 AM

Hello The O:

You are a racist rude "White Trash" tobacco spittin' coward idiot. I guess you love the way Bush run things now, O.J. and Barack are of the same color but not of the same kind.

But I guess your imbred straight from the hick tree a-- can't understand that. Go to a NAZI rally and chill out. Don't forget the hood too fool.

Posted by: RUDE BOY | December 6, 2008 10:00 AM

First theJuice was on airline when wife was killed & adultrerer was in home at time OF DOUBLE MURDER. affair seems to be oj set up by oj own lawyers, so its not surprising that evidence was on site. goldmanns are flakes who boo hoo, yet never addres why TJEIRson was illegally away from work, where was paid to be & on excuse bringing someones spectacles back to married womans home, could have called.

oj wife & goldmann where undressed at time of murder, so got what deserved. oj not too bright, if trophies where reported stolen or stolen at time of murder, oj has right to recover them himself in own fashion. again oj seems to have picked law council that set oj up.

Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.

Posted by: thomasxstewart | December 6, 2008 10:00 AM

To Doowadiddy:
You are in denial sir. Your liberal white guilt prevents you from seeing facts. Blacks are the most racist people in the country.

I am a better citizen and contribute more to society that the bums who sit in jail for their crimes or on welfare; "blaming the white man for keeping them down".

How many Asians or Hispanics do you know play the race card? The Jim Crow laws, Barred Zone acts and all other institutionalized discriminations also applied to Asians and Hispanics. The Japanese Americans were incarcerated. How many Asians do you know blame their current situation on the past? Why is it only Blacks do?

Mark my word; by 2040 when the demographics change, no one will be paying attention to the Black whining. They will have to take personal responsibility for their actions and move on.

I stand by my statement that blacks are the most racist group in America today.

Any way both you and I hopefully will be around to see what happens when the demographics change.

Posted by: Nath | December 6, 2008 10:03 AM

Of course he deserved it. Are you kidding? Kidnapping with a firearm! Eight counts.

How funny and sad it is to see how some trash out here (of all races) seeks to defend this disgusting man.

He's been self-destructive ever since he hacked two people to pieces 13 years ago. Deep down in his tiny little black heart, he knows he's scum and that he should suffer. So he does stupid things like this. He'll be happier in prison, with his own kind: criminals.

Posted by: LH | December 6, 2008 10:05 AM

It's a shame. With OJ in the slammer how can he possibly continue his quest to find Nicole's killer?

Hopefully he will study his new playbook and learn his new position. Tight end.

Posted by: Bret | December 6, 2008 10:05 AM

Gee, I don't know - did his wife deserve to have her husband nearly decapitate her? Did his children deserve to be raised by the man who murdered their mother? Hmmm...guess it all depends on the meaning of "deserve".

Posted by: Bruce Lake | December 6, 2008 10:08 AM

Uhh no this sentence seems overly harsh. I mean , no one got hurt as I understand it. But, OJ did kill two people, most of us think, but suffered little punishment for that. So, in the grand scheme of things justice is sort of being served, I guess.

Posted by: jay in milwaukee, wi | December 6, 2008 10:12 AM

What about the thieves that had his stolen belongings? I guess they didn't commit a crime so, no trial for them.

Posted by: abe | December 6, 2008 10:14 AM

This sentence was appropriate for the crime which OJ was convicted. This isn't a racist thing, the man committed armed robbery in a hotel. I would expect that I would receive the same sentence if I committed the same crime.

Posted by: John-From-Far-Away | December 6, 2008 10:15 AM

No Nath:

You white folks are, we're just more vocal and visual with our racial issues. We're have to take on your BS every day through job racism, economic depravity, the justice system's and society's attitude of black being predestined to be criminals or losers. Constantly have to straighten some of you out for down talking us, lowgrading us without merit. Can I mention, get severe sanctions for minor infractions (being long prison time, job terminatins, or black balled as trouble makers). Also idiot, turn off the TV and open some books and you'll see statically, white people are the biggest consumer of welfare, ask your local farmers, and go to some white ghettos like Kensington section of Philadelphia. It just that Black people make better ratings on TV. Oh, yea, there are thousands of us in prisons for crimes WE DIDN'T COMMIT. I stood trial years ago under those conditions, EVEN WHEN EVIDENCE SCREAMED OUT INNOCENT. Read a book fool and get out your suburban BUBBLE.

Posted by: RUDE BOY | December 6, 2008 10:16 AM

Maybe poetic justice but not real justice. The crime doesn't fit the punishment.

Posted by: noneck | December 6, 2008 10:18 AM

He did the crime, he should do the time. I don't know or care if he killed his wife, her friend, or Lee Harvey Oswald. No vengeance. Just simple justice.

Posted by: Mango | December 6, 2008 10:19 AM

I do not personally know OJ, I only know what the press allows me to hear. No real possiblility for parole for 10 years for this? I have a friend that killed someone drunk driving and he left the scene and he will be available for parole in 3.5 years. Tell me that 10 years sounds like payback??? From what I've heard via the media OJ was probably guilty on this most recent charge, I'm just not sure how the justice system works when one gets 3.5 for murder and another gets 10 for taking back his own stuff forcefully. Voth are wrong but one seems wronger than the other.

Posted by: King | December 6, 2008 10:27 AM

Is 15 years in prison fair? Yes. O.J. has wiggled out of enough stuff that it is time it all caught up to him. Is it fair two his kids? No, but women with children who are convicted suffer the same fate. I am not convinced OJ was the best influence on their lives, anyhow.

Posted by: Betty Louann | December 6, 2008 10:33 AM

Amen

Posted by: Zoe in Virginia | December 6, 2008 10:34 AM

OJ is just a sick puppy. Put him in jail and let's move on.

Posted by: Ridagana | December 6, 2008 10:35 AM

Very sad to see injustice in the name of Justice. A media hungry judge, desire for sensation from the public - and the result is legal persecution of an already beaten down individual. OJ will never get a fair trial in the US.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 10:47 AM

Wow, the anti-woman hate on some of these posts is scary. I guess a few of you guys have gotten dumped by women and you're still mad about it, huh? A woman moves on after breaking up with you and she deserves death, is that right? You're just a little self-important, wouldn't you say? Are you still mad at your mother for weaning you off the breast? Does she deserve to die for that too? I quote Richard Pryor: Thank God they got penitentiaries!!

Posted by: anansi | December 6, 2008 10:50 AM

F**k the Browns they shouldn't have raised a HO who has destroyed the lives of both the Goldman's and Simpson's.

Posted by: jjto | December 6, 2008 10:50 AM

Why is this even worth discussing?

Posted by: Ruger | December 6, 2008 11:02 AM

Simpson is the poster boy for white boys who never got the chance to live in the deep south, wear hoods and lynch blacks. No one can say he didn't ask for it, and, if his idea of settling a dispute with "some friends" includes breaking into their room heavily armed, I say lock him up for a long time. Yet there is simply too much hatred by white boys of this man. They doth protest too damn much in my opinion and that makes it all kind of smelly.

Posted by: mendez | December 6, 2008 11:10 AM

Why do black folks accept crime as normal behavior and the punishment of these crimes as being a racial thing? Maybe that is the reason there is so much black on black crime inside our major cities. OJ finally got some punishment and it has nothing to do with White folks getting what they wanted. Why did black folks celebrate OJ's acquital, by a mostly black, jury in the murder trial but now they think he got a bum deal? Strange logic!

Posted by: RDD | December 6, 2008 11:13 AM

to kill a mockingbird.

If OJs son killed nicole in 94 and OJ covered for his son then OJs got the last laugh on those who rushed to judgment.

OJs son fit all the circumstantial evidence (dna tests, location, vehicle, motivation) that OJ did.

When you put an innocent man in jail a guilty man goes free...

Posted by: mike | December 6, 2008 11:16 AM

He is really being sentenced for being stupid, period.

The justice he received in his first trail did not please many --therefore, that was also added in here as well. As in the past, justice really can be blind.

Posted by: Dot | December 6, 2008 11:18 AM

They wasted a year in court the first time. When someone is being chased by the media on a freeway in the back of a white Ford Bronco..and he puts a loaded gun to his head...how could they not convict him the first time? And ITO the judge, before the verdict, was writting a book about the whole thing...what a circus.

Posted by: tear jerker | December 6, 2008 11:18 AM

Merry Christmas

Posted by: Santa | December 6, 2008 11:19 AM

I do not know if this man killed two people in cold blood or not but I do know that an awful lot of time. news space, and energy that could be put to better use ,is being wasted concentrating on his miserable life.

Posted by: elizabeth | December 6, 2008 11:21 AM

OJ got off VERY easy. It is almost unheard of for a person convicted of multiple kidnapping charges to get anything less than 30 years; in fact, it is almost always an automatic life sentence. It is clear to me the judge was trying VERY hard to NOT appear like she was being vindictive, to the point that she overstepped her sentencing discretion in a huge way in the opposite direction.

According the federal sentencing guidelines, the crime of kidnapping (just ONE count of it), adjusted for the additional offenses of armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, automatically rises to the highest possible sentencing class (43), and that is without even factoring in the conspiracy or the fact that OJ was the leader of it. That should require an AUTOMATIC life sentence, with NO discretion available to the judge, because the only mitigating factor the defense raised (stupidity) was flatly rejected by the judge.

Posted by: Proconsul | December 6, 2008 11:24 AM

Karma is great!

Posted by: DiagonalLife | December 6, 2008 11:25 AM

Someone said that "The decision must be fair and just because the black community didn't riot or holler "racism." the only reason why the black community is not screaming is because they are still coming down from Obama being elected president. I do think they should speak up about the unfairness of this case. For all the people who are saying that Oj has been getting in trouble, it's not that he has been looking for trouble they have been trying to get him. let's say that Oj did kill his ex-wife and the justice system let him go and now he really didn't do anything to land him in jail for 15 years and the system got him, that says more about the justice system than it does about Oj.
someone also said this: "Damn OJ got more time then the people who stole my IRA money up on Wall Street!" lol exactly, this is a white crime and we don't punish those as hard as we do the black crimes.

Posted by: EP | December 6, 2008 11:27 AM

To RUDE BOY

When the white man is no longer the statistical majority you are even more f***ed up. There are more blacks on welfare than whites if you take numbers in respect to population; it is only not politically correct to discuss this. It is also not politically correct to discuss the fact that statistically with respect to population a black is more prone to being a criminal than any other race.

Despite all you complain about racism, in January we will have a black president.

Just a food for thought; every single country with a black majority , ruled by blacks is a total mess. The poorest country in the western hemisphere Haiti (surprise surprise) is black…..the less spoken about Africa …the better. Again you losers will complain about white mans colonial exploitation. But you don’t hear that from successful Asian countries.

Educate yourself looser.

Just for the record I am not white.

Posted by: Nath | December 6, 2008 11:27 AM

The lady doth protest too much, methinks; however, meknows OJ was caught on tape. GUILTY as charged.

Posted by: MBF | December 6, 2008 11:31 AM

Sweet sweet justice. The Monster will rot in jail.

Posted by: Gene | December 6, 2008 11:31 AM

Riccio was the master conspiritor in the Vegas case.He brought everyone togeather.
Mcclinton and Alexander brought guns into the hotel room.
The DA let everyone but oj and stewart off
because they were willing to testify as to what the DA wanted them to say.
The people of Nevada did not get true justice.

Posted by: mc711 | December 6, 2008 11:34 AM

OJ is a double murderer who should have been put away for the crimes he committed in 1994 BUT these present convictions are overkill and retribution. I don't feel sorry for him because he's a also a fool for consistently challenging justice and law enforcement since his acquittal, but these present convictions are payback and the punishment does not fit the crime.

Posted by: JN | December 6, 2008 11:41 AM

To Rude boy: the fact that you flame only adds to the truth Nath has said.
If you were right ( and you're not ) you would have ignored him as someone confused.
Even with a president representing both white and black culture is not enough to heal...The hate reverberates...on black only radio stations and BET. Why would hip hop music be so violent, except to reflect a mind set of hate and bitterness.

Posted by: Tear Jerker | December 6, 2008 11:46 AM

You Americans let a jewish Judge in Las Vegas rule on the life of a black privileged infamous ex-athlete.
After he got away scott-free as the alleged murderer who got off from killing two jewish people in a neighboring state.
The Judge has to live in her community after the decision is made; what sentence did you expect him to get? She was elected to her job not appointed.

Basically the whole robbery thing was a setup; he didn't have a gun. Nor did he point a gun at anyone.
Hate to say it but this looks like retaliation from the previous set of circumstances. Is this what you Americans call justice then what happens to Bush & Company..

Posted by: British View | December 6, 2008 11:51 AM

You Americans let a jewish Judge in Las Vegas rule on the life of a black privileged infamous ex-athlete.
After he got away scott-free as the alleged murderer who got off from killing two jewish people in a neighboring state.
The Judge has to live in her community after the decision is made; what sentence did you expect him to get? She was elected to her job not appointed.

Basically the whole robbery thing was a setup; he didn't have a gun. Nor did he point a gun at anyone.
Hate to say it but this looks like retaliation from the previous set of circumstances. Is this what you Americans call justice then what happens to Bush & Company..

Posted by: British View | December 6, 2008 11:52 AM

He got away with murder the first time so he thought he could do anything he wanted. He was found guilty and justice has been served this time.

Posted by: leaand2 | December 6, 2008 11:55 AM

I laugh everytime I see him crying. Everyone is sorry AFTER they get caught. He knew exactly what he was doing. Let's put race aside (as if) and look at what happened - a spoiled ex-athlete that is used to getting his way hired some thugs with guns to steal what USED to be his property. I don't care what color you are, you deserve to go to jail.

This was brought on 100% by his feeling of entitlement, fostered by society and enabled by his minions.

GET OVER IT, he's in jail where he belongs.

Posted by: ex-conservative | December 6, 2008 11:59 AM

People who get away once they build confidence that they get away all the time.
He must realize now how happy he was when he was free. I hope this put Mr. Goldman at peace.

Posted by: Guido | December 6, 2008 12:04 PM

Life in prison is the only way to keep this murderer off the streets.

Posted by: SS | December 6, 2008 12:07 PM

Life in prison is the only way to keep this murderer off the streets.

Posted by: SS | December 6, 2008 12:08 PM

Anyone that points a loaded gun, or any other deadly weapon, at another person, other than in mortal self-defense, should learn the error of their ways. If the only way we have to educate them about the error of their ways is to lock them up, then lock them up.
W

Posted by: W | December 6, 2008 12:11 PM

I am concerned this long sentence will hamper his search for his wife's killers.

Posted by: Bob Dobbs | December 6, 2008 12:12 PM

Comments about Judge Glass reminded me of Judge Lance Ito, the buffoon, who presided over the murder trial in 1995. Ito became a media hog.

However, the Black jurors who found Simpson not guilty would have reached that verdict even if Judge Ito didn't completely lose control over the case.

Those who feel that Simpson didn't get a fair deal from Judge Glass, it is the system, and the system is not fair.

Posted by: musafir | December 6, 2008 12:15 PM

Was it fair that the idiots in 1995 allowed him to get away with murder? It's been a long time comin'.

Posted by: Mike | December 6, 2008 12:26 PM

I don't believe we should use the court system to influence karma.
The is the job a something higher that the court

Posted by: wasteadoa | December 6, 2008 12:29 PM

Despite Judge Glass' convoluted reasoning, the sentence is meanspirited and nothing but payback. Nobody got hurt during that episode and the correct sentence would be one year - maximum.

Posted by: postman | December 6, 2008 12:30 PM

OK, so OJ is guilty this time. But what people seem to forget is that the killer of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman is still running around loose in our society! Why hasn't anything been done to find this murderer and bring him (or her) to justice?

Posted by: Bill | December 6, 2008 12:32 PM

OJ is an actor, his tears were a show of contrition

Posted by: Al Cowlings | December 6, 2008 12:33 PM

I am no fan of OJ but I believe that this time the punishment was too harsh and though his actions were stupid he did not deserve the assigned lenght of time in jail.

This judge and jury will have to be judged by a higher power for their actions and to put OJ in jail for this petty crime is a crime in and of itself.

No one wants to be ostracized and questioned by the public and the media so they rendered this unjust verdict. OK he got off with the first crime,but, in our justice system he should not be given time "just because" Shame on the Judge and the Jury.

Posted by: Derby | December 6, 2008 12:37 PM

O.J. in chains, I love it.

Posted by: Ray's sis | December 6, 2008 12:38 PM

OJ turned down a plea bargain that would have given a much shorter sentence. Nobody ever accused him of being too bright.

Posted by: Stan | December 6, 2008 12:45 PM

This proves OJ can't ever get a fair trial no matter what. 15 years for kidnapping?! What a joke. This is revenge pure and simple.
POSTED BY: JOHN | DECEMBER 6, 2008 9:19 AM

You seem to forget that there was a little matter of a gun was being used at the time all of this was going down.
Nevada Isn't GA GA Californication.

Posted by: Larry in Houston | December 6, 2008 12:46 PM

I wonder what the over and under is on his survival in prison.

My guess is 13 to 15 before he gets downed.

Posted by: geek | December 6, 2008 12:47 PM

I also thought that the jury in Simpson murder trial was wrong. However, Judge Glass has made a mockery of our system of justice. She sounded as if she was sentencing two very dangerous habitual criminals instead of two people who were under the self-righteous belief that they were retrieving properties belonging to one of them. Judge Glass did not consider the important fact that nobody got hurt during that episode.

Posted by: postman | December 6, 2008 12:50 PM

Reading some of these comments, it's just too bad this country is so full of hatred and discuss. We should be humble and NOT pass hate, let GOD judge mankind. No, this was NOT a fair sentence and there's no way I'll ever believe that this had nothing to do with the previous trial. I am an african american man that believes that he got "almost" what he deserved by wanting to have himself in the "spot-light", hanging out on the golf course and all the stupidity that goes along with thinking he was just another ordinary guy. To give a 61 year old man, whom's already "worthless" what he got from a jury of his peers", that look nothing like him just isn't a fair ruling. I know he was allowed to hang out with and where only a few chosen "neegros" where allowed and in the end, the race he so much wanted to be apart showed him what he was. It's funny how when "we" get a little $$ and "status" how "we" tend to embrace the other race but the minute we get trouble, we always want "our people" to believe it's unjust and about race. SORRY OJ! YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN THIS TIME! I'm pissed off that all of the support you received didn't teach your arrogant A** enough to be thankful and leave this country FOR GOOD! I guess you have quite a bit of time to think about it. You said you first went to Vegas in 1959, look like you may never leave there!

Posted by: True Brutha | December 6, 2008 12:56 PM

He got what he deserved for trying to shaft the Goldman family. He should of gave the stuff to the Goldman family a long time ago, and then this problem would of never came up at all. All he needs now is a case of KY jelly.

Posted by: Ken | December 6, 2008 1:01 PM

If OJ was White or if his past had nothing to do about a white woman. This would not even be a issue. He would get Probation for these charges. But one thing about White America, is they will never forget if a Black person does a crime to a white person, but it's sad that White people not all, because I'm white never want to talk about all the Black people we have killed and nothing ever happens to us.It is happening every day all across this country. So as long as we are in charge of EVERYTHING, all other groups of people will never get there justice in this country. Ask yourself, If OJ was a White man like me, would he being going to Jail. Hmmmmmmmm. I think not.

Posted by: The One with common Sense | December 6, 2008 1:01 PM

You Americans let a jewish Judge in Las Vegas rule on the life of a black privileged infamous ex-athlete.
After he got away scott-free as the alleged murderer who got off from killing two jewish people in a neighboring state.
The Judge has to live in her community after the decision is made; what sentence did you expect him to get? She was elected to her job not appointed.

Basically the whole robbery thing was a setup; he didn't have a gun. Nor did he point a gun at anyone.
Hate to say it but this looks like retaliation from the previous set of circumstances. Is this what you Americans call justice then what happens to Bush & Company..

very well said British! These Americans can't speak of justice because they have been consumed with profound hatred. While others have swindled them of TRILLION$ they stand in soup kitchens asking for handouts. They should be a shame of themselves beating up on a crippled ex-football star.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 1:03 PM

This is karma catching up to OJ's dogma that he can get away with anything.

Posted by: krish | December 6, 2008 1:05 PM

If Simpson wanted Nicole's wedding ring, he should have taken the time to remove it from her finger after almost decapitating her. Poor infant jock didn't have time! Had to rush to catch that plane!

Posted by: Martin | December 6, 2008 1:06 PM

There are some very SICK WHITE PEOPLE in this country, sometime I wish I was not White myself, from some of the things I here my race say about others, because of the color of there skin. Is there a hate gene in my race? Is there anyway to examine that? To have so much hate towards other's.UNBELIEVABLE.

Posted by: A WHITE MAN | December 6, 2008 1:11 PM

Isn't this sad that there were so many comments and so much time wasted on this subject when there are so many more important things in our country to be concerned about. I wonder how many comments would be written about taking God out of our schools and country - this is why we are in the shape we are in.

Posted by: sorrowful | December 6, 2008 1:14 PM

Sorrowful, why are you writing here?

He's guilty of the charges he was tried for (listen to the tapes). He got the appropriate sentence, nothing more, nothing less. If he had a story to tell he had a chance to defend himself on the stand and did not. If anyone is to blame it's his lawyers for not having him plead to a leeser charge.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 1:26 PM

Armed robbery, attempted kidnapping? I'd say the punishment fits the crime; and he is a criminal. He was the one who decided to take the law into his own hands and now he's going to pay. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

Posted by: hadenuff1 | December 6, 2008 1:29 PM

Just something to consider. If one is capable of saying the jury and judge in this case were biased and unfair then that same attitude or belief could be applied to the LA trial as well. Our system is not fair. Having said that, in the end the trial was conducted under laws that existed long before he was in Nevada. The sentence was not even half of what was allowable under the sentencing guidelines in that state.
It is not your responsibility or mine to make concrete statements about his innocence or guilt as we did not sit on that jury.

Posted by: RetCombatVet | December 6, 2008 1:33 PM

A double murderer had too many years free because he was an African-American celebrity. But, he could no more change his "above it all" ways than a tiger could change his stripes. So, he now gets jail time. A jury first let him free, but then he turns around and puts his own butt in jail. What an idiot. Rot there please, you celebrity piece of trash.

Posted by: cb1231 | December 6, 2008 1:39 PM

Yes, as long as this is what his conviction is what it's about.
Reading a lot of the comments it seems like a many feel this was due in part because of the Simpson-Goldman trial, why we may not have liked the outcome he was found not guilty, under our system there should be no carryover. But by what many have written it seems there was not only carry over but it may have even entered into the jury box, and Judge Glass will now become the new media star.

Posted by: frank | December 6, 2008 1:41 PM

As much as I think he is stupid, if he weren't O.J., he would have gotten one year in jail, 5 years probation, and a suspended sentence. He would be wearing a bracelet and doing the sentence in his living room drinking pina colada. How do I know? I am a lawyer and they do this for hundreds of hard criminal every day.

Posted by: Isome | December 6, 2008 1:46 PM

For crying out loud, EVERYTHING becomes a racial issue, doesn't it? Some semblance of justice has finally been meted out. How long has Mr. Simpson thumbed his nose at the law, preferring to always do things in his own inimitable style? It finally caught up with him. Good riddance.

Posted by: Elisabeth | December 6, 2008 1:52 PM

Indik is right. If you do the crime, you do the time.

But, I do believe the system is broke and people can buy their way out of jail. Ask any poor defendant who gets a drunk or a narcoleptic defense attorney.

Posted by: JR | December 6, 2008 1:53 PM

I bet you did indeed love seeing O.J. in chains. You probably pleasured yourself to the image of it. Brought you back to the days of Mandingo. I bet you would have felt better if his clothes were ripped up and he was getting beat while hearing his sentencing. Man, you inbreds are typical.

Posted by: tired of inbred idiots | December 6, 2008 1:57 PM

The important jury in this case was the jury that found him responsible in the wrongful death lawsuit that came after he was acquitted in the murder case.

To pay off the verdict in the wrongful death case, they seized his sports memorabilia. It wasn't stolen from him. That is what they were selling in Las Vegas that he tried armed robbery to get back.

Given his almost-confession book, I think he was treated fairly and in the end got what he deserved. He couldn't get his mind off the sports memorabilia and wound up in jail for a long time as a result. It wasn't retribution, but this case is effectively a continuation of the wrongful death case. It grew out of the possessions of his that were seized to pay the money he owed as a result of that case.

Posted by: Stan | December 6, 2008 2:00 PM

So was the sentence fair? Or did retribution play a role?

Duh! For the circumstances of this crime the sentences was not fair, and retribution not only played a role in the sentence, it played the leading role in the sentece, as it did in the conviction.

Posted by: wstander | December 6, 2008 2:02 PM

I HEARD THE JUDGE SAY SHE WAS NOT INFLUENCED BY O.J.'S PAST. HOW DID THE GOLDMAN'S MANAGE TO GET COURTROOM SEATS FOR THE SENTENCING AND DID THEY ATTEND ANY OF THE TRIAL?

Posted by: DOUG | December 6, 2008 2:07 PM

OJ was framed. He should've gotten 3 years tops.

Posted by: Joe | December 6, 2008 2:09 PM

He was lucky. With an “uncharged murder” sentencing enhancement he could get much more.

Posted by: claudio giusti, Italy | December 6, 2008 2:12 PM

He was lucky. With an “uncharged murder” sentencing enhancement he could get much more.

Posted by: claudio giusti, italia | December 6, 2008 2:12 PM

lynch mob justice on both sides of the table, there has been greater crimes committed in the last 8 years,isn`t that right congress. the judge should run for congess and leave the OJ`s of our nation up to a real judge............

Posted by: rick | December 6, 2008 2:25 PM

It's abourt time that the judicial officials dealing with Simpson have him evaluated psychologically. He's exhibted signs of serious mental disorders (detachment from reality, lack of empathy, lack of remorse (until yesterday)) for a long time.

Judge Glass is as bad as Simpson for viewing this case so narrowly. She needs somebody to wake her up. She's a disappoint as an impartial arbiter.

Maybe an Appeals Court will do it.

Posted by: Vienna | December 6, 2008 2:27 PM

The really good news is that O.J. will be brutally murdered in prison, probably with a knife-like object. The irony will be quite delicious. Too bad he can only die once.

Posted by: Andrew | December 6, 2008 2:28 PM

Starting in middle school, superior athletes are given deference and adoration well beyond what is deserving. It only gets more intense as they grow older and participate in varsity sports, college sports and professional sports.

It's no wonder they become more arrogant, self-centered and narcistic as time passes. I'm sure O.J. thought what he was doing was justified from his (arrogant, self-centered and narcistic) perspective.

Welcome to the real world, jock.

Posted by: Gauntowl | December 6, 2008 2:36 PM

O.J. Pac-Man and Ron Mexico should get together and start a NFL hall of shame.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 2:41 PM

When I ponder the injustices of the world this sentence will be on my list; in about 27,509th place.

Posted by: Raylor, Indiana | December 6, 2008 2:45 PM

The sentence is much too long, 2 years seems fair.

He was judged to be innocent in the murder trail. The gloves didn't fit. "PayBack" has no place in court, using unrelated charges to remedy past errors. Accept it and leave it in the past.

Posted by: Not my kind of Fruit Drink | December 6, 2008 2:46 PM

Didn't O.J. say he wouldn't rest until he found the 'real' killer of his ex-wife? He looked for him on a lot of golf courses but apparently was unsuccessful.

Maybe he'll find the 'real' killer in prison, ya think?

Posted by: swissmiss | December 6, 2008 2:47 PM

What goes around comes around....eventually.

Posted by: Jim | December 6, 2008 3:00 PM

No one should spend that much time for what appears to be a stupid deed. This country continues to sentence and spend way too much.

Posted by: John Michael | December 6, 2008 3:18 PM

Taking back your own things isn't really robbery, and saying "nobody leaves this room " isn't really kidnapping.
Other than that, I guess the whole thing was fair.

Posted by: tim siepel | December 6, 2008 3:34 PM

You all make me sick. Do I think that OJ is gulty of murder? Yes. Do I think he should do time for his actions in this case? Yes. However, this was such a misapplication of law by a biased judge. When the judge make a statment like Simpson was doing more than just "taking his stuff back." That statement in itself is speculative. Lets all take here property and try to sell it and see how she responds. Then we can sit around and interpret here intension. Here job is to interpret facts. Not intensions. And then for her to state that Simpson's 1995 murder acquittal had no bearing on this case, whether she "disagreed with it or not." Glass said she wanted to be "perfectly clear" that there was no retribution in her decision. BS. The very fact that she made that statement shows bias. If she examined the case based on its own marit and made the decison base on the letter of law, there would be no reason for her to even make such a statment. To make such a statment seems as if she needs to some how justify her ruling. And why does she feel that way? Maybe because see knows see was sitting in that chair with her own biases. And come on, whether she "disagreed with it or not.",right. I mean is this judge not the most politicaly savy individual. You dont make statments saying that your not making a decision about something based on other issues even if you are or are not. It only supports the fact that you are. This Judge should have never have been residing over this case. Now I'll ask you. Say you were in court and it could be for what ever reason, wrong or right, a big issue or small, wouldnt you want the judge to make decision based on just the facts. Not on who you are, were your from, who you know, what you do or any other reason?

Posted by: Kevin | December 6, 2008 3:36 PM

I am so happy OJ is in prison, and will be there a minimum of 9 years. Even then, there is NO WAY a parole board will let him out. They are allowed to take his life into consideration, not just these recent crimes. He'll have to serve the maximun, 15 to 33. If he survives, he'll be 94 when he is released.
Finally....he was the most obvious miscarriage of justice in this nation. Finally...justice. Life is fair after all.
The Brown and Goldman family can now have some measure of peace. The monster is caged.

Posted by: karen | December 6, 2008 3:37 PM

look, first time around, it was all about the vile injustices of the past and so it was like "okay, you've lynched many an innocent man so we are gonna have this one unlynched and free"
this time around it is like
Hey Obama is our Pres and this guy got over once, twice, three times no way.

Posted by: barack fan | December 6, 2008 3:41 PM

I think he should be released since he's served time
and make him do tv ads to deter people from being involved in crime and have him make a movie about prison life to deter future criminals. He also needs pschological help.

Posted by: Blake Southwood | December 6, 2008 3:41 PM

I see Hertz has renewed the ad with the guy dropping into the driver's seat. Tell them I for one have not forgotten who made it famous. Have you?

Most justice is justice perverted or delayed. Take your pick. One thing is for sure. Madison Ave will make an ad out of it, somehow, some day.

Posted by: madman | December 6, 2008 3:47 PM

The sentence was a crime of passion.

Posted by: P. Kirstein | December 6, 2008 3:48 PM

there seem to still be diehard black racists arguing for "justice"and "fairness" for OJ. If there were any justice or fairness, OJ would have been strung up after he committed his first two muders.

Posted by: kerry bradshaw | December 6, 2008 3:48 PM

At last, the punishment finally fit the crime...let's just hope it teaches the Juice that what goes around comes around! Payback's a ditch...can he dig it?

Posted by: Athena DragonDancer | December 6, 2008 3:50 PM

US Justice

. OJ 15+
. Guantanamo Bay (ops we lost the keys)
. Salem
. US Justice, etc...

Posted by: John Galt | December 6, 2008 3:51 PM

"O.J. and Barack are of the same color but not of the same kind. " Rude boy.

Obama giving Hillary the finger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DygBj4Zw6No

Obama calling Sarah Palin a pig:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6WaU_vSwB4

That is how OJ treated Nicole leading up to killing her.

Lawrence Auster discussing the Anne Pressley case on 20/20

Posted by: Old Atlantic | December 6, 2008 4:00 PM

OJ should have realized that every cop, lawyer, and judge in the nation were licking their chops at the opportunity to lock him up. Any sane person would try hard not to even get a traffic ticket, let alone walking into a casino with a loaded gun. First the book, now this, it was as if he finally wanted to pay for his guilt. He got what he asked for.

Posted by: Esq. | December 6, 2008 4:02 PM

Of course he got what was coming to him. You use a gun to commit a crime, that's what you get. He was lucky he didn't do this in another jurisdiction. As tough as Nevada is, there are states that are even more draconian.

Do I think he did the murders? Of course he did. I was a DNA specialist in a big city prosecutors office (county level). Even in the early 80's, there were tests that could get you odds of 1 in 64000 that you were the bad guy (or the dad, as we used the blood tests initially in paternity cases for the welfare department). Today's testing is far more accurate by an order of a thousand at least. In his murder case, they had solid, irrefutable DNA evidence that was first, poorly presented, and then ignored by the jury. His case was a matter of jury nullification at worst, a case of colossal stupidity at best.

Posted by: Steve | December 6, 2008 4:11 PM

The REAL OFFENDERS turned 'state's evidence,' and we won't know until next week what their deals are.

BUT THAT BEING SAID, in my Opinion, it violates FUNDEMENTAL & PROCEDURAL DUE PROCESS under the 14th Amendment, to sentence O.J. to a greater term IN THIS INSTANCE.

Posted by: brucerealtor | December 6, 2008 4:12 PM

OJ was railroaded in this trial and everyone knows it. He is being punished for Nicole. I thought the justice system works. That is what Bush tells the thousands of Minority and poor men sitting in prisons now.

Now you say it didn't work in the Nicole murder trial. BS! A racist cop who hates interracial relationships finds all of the supposed evidence on OJ. Cops break protocol riding around for HOURS with OJ's blood sample in his car.

The sock that the famed forensic expert Henry Lee stated a leg could not have been in the sock because the blood was saturated through the whole sock on both sides.

All of you CSI buffs know that points to planted evidence. Coupled with Nicole and OJ were friends and had been divorced for years. He had a GF and she had BFs. WTF gives!

You people are ridiculous as well as the judge. She has the disrespect to be sipping out of a Styrofoam cup during the sentencing phase. Is this what America has become, a freaking lynch mob?!

OJ had an all white jury and a white female judge all with anger about Nicole. And this is a fair trial? I think not!

I am surprised by today's attitude with hundreds of black males being freed because of DNA after serving years of their life for crimes they didn't commit based on prejudices of juries, judges and lawyers people continue to cry about OJ.

How many black men have swung from trees with their genitals shoved into their mouth based on lies! I see American humans have come no further!

Posted by: ROTTEN | December 6, 2008 4:16 PM

KARMA - It never misses.

Posted by: Karen | December 6, 2008 4:22 PM

Will he try to write a book like" How I screwed it..."

Posted by: Gerard | December 6, 2008 4:26 PM

For all you people who think OJ got away with murder previously, don't blame him. Blame the pathetic US justice system that allows murderers to go free. Oh yeah, that system is run mostly by white folks. Go figure. LOL

Posted by: JAKE2 | December 6, 2008 4:26 PM

Planted evidence?? LOL--You wish.

Supporting OJ at this point because he is black is truly the ultimate in "Racism".

The first jury obviously didn't have a brain in their head, Thank God this one did.

Posted by: Brian K | December 6, 2008 4:27 PM

I'm sorry, he got off the first time and tried his hand at a life of crime again but OOPS! This time he got caught! OJ, shame on you!

Posted by: forJustice | December 6, 2008 4:31 PM

Shyyyyt--

This fool is a danger to himself and should be locked up for a long time.

Turns out, you just can't fix STUPID.

I am black and disgusted how many people still try to make excuses for this dumbasss, when we all know full-well he was responsible for BOTH decisions and incidents.

We will get a lot further as a people if we stop making excuses for criminals, regardless of their skin color!!

Don't be stupid like OJ, Mannn, you just take your own stock down as a individual capable of critical thinking.

Posted by: Jackson | December 6, 2008 4:34 PM


MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holidays to the Goldman and Brown families!!

Nothing will bring your daughter and brave son back, but knowing that their killer is no longer walking free has to be the best present of all time!

Simpson has to be one of the DUMBEST criminals of all time.

Posted by: Mark | December 6, 2008 4:42 PM

Has there been any previous cases in Nevada where armed robbery and conspiracy to kidnap charges led to this many years in jail? Maybe sentences in Nevada are stiff by norm, but if there's no case like it, or previous sentences have been significantly milder for similar charges, then this was a bad trial.

Posted by: Mike H | December 6, 2008 4:42 PM


MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holidays to the Goldman and Brown families!!

Nothing will bring your daughter and brave son back, but knowing that their killer is no longer walking free has to be the best present of all time!

Simpson has to be one of the DUMBEST criminals of all time.

Posted by: Mark | December 6, 2008 4:43 PM

Clark and Darden failed miserably in a trial that ANY first year law student would have won a conviction. The evidence was overwhelming, however, the "dynamic duo" was simply outclassed by a slick defense team.

Unfortunately, the "Juice" will be isolated from the prison population and protected. We have not heard the last from this moron and be prepared for a long appeal process from his lawyers.

Posted by: Joe Cool | December 6, 2008 4:44 PM

"So was the sentence fair?" Absolutely not: he should have been locked up for life as the guidelines provide. Has undeniable and consistent past record as a dirtbag is completely relevant to his sentencing. All sentencing considers past crime.

Posted by: trippin | December 6, 2008 4:45 PM

The comments about "being done" in jail and "don't drop the soap" really show the truth about Amerika: racist and homophobic totally unconcerned about the reality of Amerika's prisons. This isn't about OJ, this is about YOU Amerika. Amerika's going down for a reason.

Posted by: markinmx | December 6, 2008 4:47 PM

WHEN DO WE PUT THE BANKERS ON TRIAL?

Posted by: BILL | December 6, 2008 4:50 PM

As someone who's neither black or white, I have to ask, would the white people in America still have such intense reaction to OJ if his murdered wife was black? I think not!

Posted by: MARI | December 6, 2008 4:54 PM

Firts,morons, OJ was not "Judged to be innocent" in the murder trial of Nicole and Ron. He was "acquitted", meaning the jury couldn't determine his guilt or innocence. Actually the jury was too stupid to digest the evidence and with the mind set of the ignorant jury foreman of "Spazzle abuse, this wadn't bout no Spazzzle abuse" in other words the foreman of the jury couldn't comprehend the years of constant violence against Nicole because, well, that's the Black family for you. Black women apparently EXPECT to be beaten by their husbands, that is before their husbands LEAVE them... The completely insensitive remarks here, obviously by BLACK people about Nicole being a "ho", jesus what morons, talk about racist. OJ was stupid in getting CAUGHT on video tape by his "buddies" not by the cops, not by the legal system. By the way for you other morons, when you hold someone against their will it's KIDNAPPING, when you take THEIR stuff it's ROBBERY, when you use a GUN to do it you have made a real boo boo in the eyes of the law and in LAS VEGAS as other posters have succinctly pointed out you are really rolling the dice. Doing it in a Las Vegas hotel? you've got to be brain dead as there are security camera's everywhere. Talk about an arrogant, conceited, stupid, brainless thug. He got just what he deserved, no actually Judge Glass should have given him the MAXIMUM sentence not the lower end of the guidelines......Too bad he got off the numerous times he nearly beat his wife to death, no doubt because he was a famous BLACK ATHLETE. Maybe Nicole and Ron would still be alive. By the way, morons Ron was a gay person and never had any kind of affair other than friendship with Nicole, what idiots.

Posted by: Watcher1 | December 6, 2008 4:57 PM

The comments above show that racism is alive and well among intelligent upper class readers of the Washington Post. No wonder the legal system has been the tool of racism in America from the first and will continue to be.Teach your children.

Posted by: steve conn | December 6, 2008 5:00 PM

if i ever killed someone and got away with it I would run as far away from the US as I possibly could. he didn't besides he's guilty. Let him rot in jail.

Go juice go!

Posted by: condor | December 6, 2008 5:03 PM

More like the "right judge" at the "right time."

Posted by: Hello | December 6, 2008 5:04 PM

He should have been in prison thirteen years ago with the death penalty for what he did then. Nothing but pure trouble ever since then. Just lookup his criminal records. Maybe, and only "maybe," he'll die in the pen in Nevada.

Posted by: Robert Cafferty | December 6, 2008 5:07 PM

Got just what deserves-finally.

Posted by: James Jones | December 6, 2008 5:08 PM

The gods will grind his bones to make their bread. He won't make it out alive, you can't escape fate.

Posted by: DinNJ | December 6, 2008 5:12 PM

yes, there are racist comments -- ones coming from the black posters of the board.

Posted by: sushi | December 6, 2008 5:19 PM

Judge Glass is not being honest when she says the first O.J. verdict was not a consideration. There are double jeopardy provisions in the Constitution and he should not be sentenced excessively for another crime. When the law is used to commit lawless acts, it breeds disrespect for the law. O.J. could have received less of a sentence, as a first offender, if he robbed a gas station with a gun in his hand. He was convicted on puffed up charges for trying to get his property back from unscrupulous dealers. He was not carrying a gun and I think its possible he didn't know someone is his party of goons had one. He used bad judgment, which is no surprise, and got caught. But this was no big conspiracy and no one was injured in the episode. I am no O.J. fan and do not think justice was done in the earlier murder case. But I don't like the law setting up this stupid jerk to make him pay for a past crime.

Posted by: Warren Leary | December 6, 2008 5:20 PM

OJ"s conviction is without a doubt proof the country remains center white.

Posted by: Nymn Osei | December 6, 2008 5:26 PM

I see OJ switching to the tight end position and then, after a break-in period with "the team", perhaps moving to wider receiver.

Posted by: bubba | December 6, 2008 5:28 PM

Classic case of overcharging by the government. The lazy DAs do this to try to get a plea. Kidnapping? Ha. This is a simple stick-up. While this is poetic justice, those same DAs and Prosecuters do this to the average joe every day.

Posted by: Ed A. | December 6, 2008 5:33 PM

Sure... his conviction must be just a race thing... forget the video... forget the fact that he admitted what he did at sentencing... it's just a race thing...

The really great thing about a relatively free society is that even idiots, morons and monkeys can have opinions -- and express them in public.

Posted by: two_two_three | December 6, 2008 5:39 PM

& we call this JUSTICE ! Ha! Who made this Glass woman a judge? Obviously, this was retribution. Does not make any sense in this free society of ours, maybe in the Muslim world. Shame on the US justice system.
& I am no fan of OJ.

Posted by: charu | December 6, 2008 5:42 PM

Anybody who thinks O.J. did not murder his wife and Ron Goldman is a stupid f*cking moron sh*t for brains life long cashier at Walmart.

Posted by: Wang | December 6, 2008 5:43 PM

It is very obvious from most of the above comments that O.J. was found guilty and sentenced on the basis of his previous charges, not the current ones. It all comes together as pay-back time - an all white jury, prosecution witnesses rewarded for their testimony by a plea deal, a Jewish female judge with a record of harsh sentences. No wonder the Goldman's are celebrating !

Posted by: Webb - Vancouver Island, BC | December 6, 2008 5:48 PM

OJ Simpson is an ignorant thug, and the law finally caught up to him. This sentence is more than fair.

Posted by: Drayden | December 6, 2008 5:49 PM

No..no..no..Jackie Glass is the looser. They couldn't get him when they should have and poor Jackie got him when she shouldn't have..god help american justice

Posted by: GS | December 6, 2008 6:19 PM

I've been threatened with guns and knives on more that one occasion. You desenters experience that before you decide if OJ got to much time.

Posted by: Mike V | December 6, 2008 6:20 PM

It's probably fitting that we get this outcome. He's been living on borrowed time, and now reality has caught up with him. Justice has finally been served.

Posted by: johnny m | December 6, 2008 6:31 PM

I'm glad his is going away for a while. Now the people who had to leave the doughnut store at Kendall Dr & 117th Ave in Miami when he went there to have breakfast are going to feel safe again. OJ was driving behind my car one day and when I took a little too long to enter in the parking lot of that Shopping center, he started screaming and yelling, he had his head and his arm out the window of his Lincoln Navigator, saying all the bad words he was able to say. He is a violent, dangerous person and deserves to be away from the streets for the benefit of the general population.

Posted by: Tonymontana | December 6, 2008 6:36 PM

OJ probably should have been convicted and executed for the murder of his wife, and the houseboy, but for a lot of reasons he was not.

That's how American jurisprudence works. All those rights and protections written originally into the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and codified, one way or the other, in the US Code, were put in there to protect the innocent.

Sometimes, in guaranteeing protection of the innnocent, we accidentally protect the apparently guilty.

This time out, OJ was convicted of kidnapping, among other things, a felony out of the starting gate. I would argue--and it pains me to do so--that he wasn't guilty of what he was convicted of.

Regrettably, some members of our society are willing to "get him this time for what he got away with last time" but in so doing, they open all of us up to being gotten for something we never did.

Think about it.

Posted by: VA_Lady2008 | December 6, 2008 6:42 PM

It really shows how screwed up the American judicial system is. No one can talk about this case without referencing the Nicole Simpson and Ron Brown murders. OJ was never a fan of mine, however, I find it hysterical that he is in jail for stealing his own memorabilia. Remember the trial for the murders happened years ago. It had nothing to do with this trial. The judge should be removed from the bench immediately. She was one bitter woman yesterday.

Posted by: tiny | December 6, 2008 6:50 PM

I've always believed the smartest thing O.J. could have done was disappear and left the country after his trial in 94. By now nobody wouldn't even know who he was. Too bad hes a complete idiot and he definitely gets what he deserves.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 6:57 PM

OJ was guilty the first time around, but this was a celebrity prosecution. If it had been someone else, there's no way he would have gotten 33 years. There's a Boston killer testifying in John Connally's trial who did 12 years for 20 murders. Another laughable idiocy by the system of american injustice, which is rotten from the Supreme Court down.
Has anyone noticed that the drug laws have turned the American courts into the racist adjuncts to a police/control/Jim Crow state? Does anyone give a d**n about justice?

Posted by: rick | December 6, 2008 6:58 PM

Good to keep this pathological case off the streets. There's enough violence there for a dozen normal criminals.

Posted by: Richard | December 6, 2008 7:04 PM

OJ got what was coming. He's lucky he'll only have 15 years in prison, rather than life. Assuming, that is, that the inmates don't take matters into their own hands.

You do bad things -- there are consequences.

Posted by: Christian in NYC | December 6, 2008 7:07 PM

"So was the sentence fair?"

Yes !

Posted by: phoenixresearch | December 6, 2008 7:11 PM

WANG is a stupid f*cking moron sh*t for brains life long cashier at Walmart.

Bet you are too stupid to work anywhere even at walmart.

Posted by: WANG | December 6, 2008 7:13 PM

It put a smile on MY face!

Posted by: donna | December 6, 2008 7:18 PM

That robbery could of gone another way: dead people. Thats why he is in jail.

Racism and pay back ia all excuses.

Besides why did he leave the golf courses where he was looking for his exwife's killer like he stated, remember.

Posted by: da | December 6, 2008 7:22 PM

This is like every so-called liberal white woman's wet dream. Hope your subconscious lynching was worth it.

Posted by: Sickening | December 6, 2008 7:35 PM

O.J Simpson FINALLY GETS 9-20 YEARS FOR THE SUSPECTED MURDER of NICOLE BROWN SIMPSON and RON GOLDMAN!
Simpson gets a conviction for murder of 2 people 13 years after being aquitted of murder.

Posted by: Howdy Doodee | December 6, 2008 7:35 PM

The judge knows full well that this was a Murder case, not a kidnapping case.

Posted by: Howdy doodee | December 6, 2008 7:38 PM

bye bye OJ and don't drop the bar of soap...

Posted by: PHV | December 6, 2008 7:41 PM

He should have told the judge that he was
hot on the trail of Nicole's killers, and
he need a few more years to catch them.

Posted by: raider | December 6, 2008 7:47 PM

I am not black or white person. I was surprised at O.J's first acquittal, but then when does a criminal is always found guilty, if you have a good lawyer. I was surprised the way people reacted just because the victims were white and the accused was a black person. That is racism. If people react to every bad judgment then it would be understandable, but people go about their business when number of innocents are getting convicted due bad lawyers, bad judges and sometimes bad laws.
In this latest judgment against O.J. shows racism is alive and well in America. He may be stupid and has committed a crime but the 15 year sentence is excessive. The judge in this case needs to be investigated and her previous rulings scrutinized.

Posted by: Americandesi1 | December 6, 2008 7:54 PM

Any day that O.J. is sentenced to or spends time in jail is a good day. I wonder if Johnny Cochran is looking down (or up) at O.J. and what he's thinking.

Probably something about O.J. being a victim of a racist conspiracy that made him commit armed robbery and hang around for the past 15 years with underworld thugs in L.A. and Las Vegas.

I also wonder what those people on that jury that wrongly acquitted him in 1995 thinks. My guess is they don't even remember having served on it.

Posted by: Arcturus | December 6, 2008 7:56 PM

Good riddance --- another piece of scum taken off the streets. Karma "what goes around comes around." How does it feel now, OJ?

Posted by: iresw | December 6, 2008 8:03 PM

His ability to escape the consequences of his 1994 actions obviously convinced him he had nothing to fear from breaking the law. Armed robbery is properly a severe crime because it can easily and unintentionally turn into a situation where people get killed.

Posted by: Aleks | December 6, 2008 8:25 PM

So glad we have a Black President now.

White America will die soon.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 6, 2008 8:30 PM

Dear ANONYMOUS

No, White America is not going to die soon, regardless of how glad you are the "we have a Black President now".

Your "gladness" will turn to disappointment, when you eventually realize that President Elect Obama isn't going to simply hand you the standard of living and income that you think you are entitled to because you are black.

Posted by: Tim | December 6, 2008 8:50 PM

It's amazing what a self-righteous and vengeful society we have.

Posted by: John B. | December 6, 2008 8:59 PM

Why does everyone think this is so over the top? He was found guilty by a jury, not the judge, of kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon. Let's say he's not OJ Simpson for a second, just some regular guy who committed all those crimes. Would you still say that ten years for all that is too much?

On the merits, Simpson didn't cop a plea when his friends did and he's paying for it by being found guilty and sentenced for everything. He could have gotten a lot more. He could have gotten less. But for his above crimes, he certainly got what anyone in his situation should get.

Posted by: Vic van Meter | December 6, 2008 9:00 PM

OJ is nuts! Put the dude away and don't make him mad.

Posted by: Balt-ti-more | December 6, 2008 9:06 PM

Joe Cool, you are so right. Clark, Darden and the jury were so ignorant. Because of them, a murderer was set free.
And, Rotten, you are toooooo funny. "OJ was found guilty this time because of a white judge and judge." OMG, he lived in a white world. He's the one who rejected his black world. And yet still you excuse him. And, my favorite: the judge "disrepected OJ because she drank from a Syrofoam cup" during sentencing. You need to send your resume to Saturday Night Life. But don't tell them that you are serious. Or perhaps you could lobby for the judge to get a raise...she could then afford a china cup. I feel sorry for you. You have serious pity-party issues.

Posted by: karen, d.c. | December 6, 2008 9:11 PM

OJ organized and led an armed robbery and kidnapping involving two gunmen, and he only got nine years in prison? It's outrageous. I heard NV was supposed to be very gung ho on law enforcement. Seems a middling effort to me. Maybe the judge was afraid she'd be accused of bias. It seems to me OJ was very lucky.

Consider: OJ wandered from out of state into Las Vegas and assumed police powers on his own hook, with two armed henchmen. All very publicly, and him a celebrity and all, it was rather in the face of the good people of Nevada. How do you think legitimate police and judicial powers react to such effrontery? They don't ignore it, I'll tell you that.

Posted by: fzdybel | December 6, 2008 9:18 PM

Thirteen Years ago a miscarriage justice was perpetrated. So this is the time for rectification. Though Mr. Simpson deserves Capital punishment, but I recon it is a good judgment, and good starter. rule of law must be prevailed.

Posted by: Rationalist | December 6, 2008 9:18 PM

No. If any other person was involved, kidnapping would not have been a charge...at least that's what the lawyers on TV said.

Mike Tyson Didn't deserve to go to jail for rape.

And Kobe did nothing wrong in Colorado, except maybe cheat on his wife.

Posted by: Mark Hamblett | December 6, 2008 9:21 PM

Re: Rick Van Meter's comment "Why does everyone think this is so over the top? He was found guilty by a jury, not the judge, of kidnapping, armed robbery, and assault with a deadly weapon. Let's say he's not OJ Simpson for a second, just some regular guy who committed all those crimes. Would you still say that ten years for all that is too much?"

By brother ("just some regular guy") got convicted of a similar crime (armed robbery) in Nevada. He took something (money, in this case) from someone at the point of a gun. Just like OJ and his crew did. He was guilty as hell and deserved his conviction and sentence.

He didn't get convicted of multiple other felonies at the same time, like OJ did, but it was armed robbery with the added charge of using a gun, just like OJ faced. He got 20 years and served about nine, the same as OJ appears to be facing.

I don't see a difference here, except that OJ was better represented by counsel.

Posted by: Jim | December 6, 2008 9:27 PM

O.J. did not kill his ex-wife nor her boyfriend. The drug dealer did.

O.J. lacked wisdom. Just no common sense.

After the first skirmish, he should have left the Country and gone as far from the U.S. as possible. He should have left, never looked back and never come back. Racism and prejudice permeate the U.S.

O.J. had it ALL: education, beautiful children, talent, fame, money, handsome, attractive to women, well spoken, million dollar home, expensive cars, confidence, movie star, clothes, jewelry, trophies, excellent physique.

His mistake was marrying a white woman who was loose and immoral. Her boyfriend was looking for an idiot to set him up with sex and drugs. And she did that.

Even after his divorce, he still had problems with her because children were involved.

Yes, he was arrogant. The Bible says pride goeth before a fall. He did not keep his nose clean. No common sense ! He set himself up for this by being arrogant. And instead of leaving the U.S., he stayed.

White America hates him. He has too much on the ball.

Those rejoicing at his downfall will inherit their own problems. It's never wise to be happy over another person's misfortune.

Posted by: toomanypapers | December 6, 2008 9:35 PM

Of course he deserves time in the pokey. The sentence is within sentencing guidelines in Nevada, he admitted in the sentencing phase to being a bad boy, end of story. Too bad -- he was a role model for a lot of folks, white, black, green, polka dotted, and he blew it. Let this be a lesson to all those arrogant folk who believe they are above the law, whether white, black, Martian or Vulcan: do the crime, do the time.

Posted by: MrM1 | December 6, 2008 9:37 PM

And the co-defendent with OJ, the black man no one especially the media talks about. Did he get what he deserved for this crime? 7 years. All because he wouldn't play ball with the prosecutor. Was he arrogant too! Hope the Judge celebrity, sleeps well at night with what she did.


Posted by: vc | December 6, 2008 9:38 PM

VC, who cares if he was black. He broke the law. His sentence is within sentencing guidelines. Yes, he was arrogant; he thought he could violate the law with impunity. After a few years in a Nevada prison perhaps he will realize that like the rest of us he has to live within the law.

Posted by: MrM1 | December 6, 2008 9:47 PM

Note this excerpt from the above report:

"Glass also said that Simpson's 1995 murder acquittal had no bearing on this case, whether she "disagreed with it or not.""

This quotation would seem to be prima facia evidence for judicial prejudice. In her backhanded way she states that she does disagree with Simpson's having been acquitted of murder. Was Glass prejudices against Simpson? Is the Pope German?

A good lawyer should be able to drive a truck through through this sentence and make a case for judicial misconduct.

Posted by: Sidney | December 6, 2008 9:51 PM

I do not care the judge Glass give me 100 years in jail, but i think the way she act is very low class. Some people call it karma I agree this is life what ever you do you have to pay one day you can ignore it as you want but one day you have to pay for everything good and bad you have been involved.By the way I'm a black man I never like the conduct of O.J. but I think the judge goes to far this is not a justice that's a farce. And i believe this mistake going to play in Sympson favor than destroy him. when i'm talking about destroy i do not mean the society is going to buy him i'm talking about prison because O.J. is over since 1994. the society rejected him and he never do something to apologize than act as an arrogant and stupid.

Posted by: coffyjor | December 6, 2008 9:59 PM

You born celebrity you do not become celebrity if the judge thinks what she did yesterday will make her one she is fool. So, i think she is a big flat arrogant and stupid than him because she uses her privilege to punish him. The fact she didn't punish him for what he did 2 yrs ago and I agree with one blogger MRM1 when he said: Hope the Judge celebrity, sleeps well at night with what she did.

Posted by: coffyjor | December 6, 2008 10:14 PM

It seems a fair amount of time. I doubt anyone would want OJ to break in to their hotel rooms hold them by guns and steal stuff from them..

Hopefully in 15 years he will be old enough where he won't commit anymore heinous crimes.

Posted by: atomic | December 6, 2008 10:19 PM

It was impossible for OJ to get a fair trial.
The police, the judge, and the jury all spoke of the infamous Brentwood crime. Simply, the case will be reversed on appeal and all charges dismissed. Then, if OJ is smart, he will move to the south seas, sit on the beach and drink beer.

Posted by: Rufus | December 6, 2008 10:21 PM

OJ may (or may not) have killed his wife (& Ron); but we are either a nation of laws or we are not.

Both the jury and the judge have not just acted unlawfully, they have acted unconstitutionally.

Bottom line: OJ was totally railroaded.

It doesn't matter if he is a killer or an asshole or arrogant. His so-called crime did not even remotely justify the sentence he recieved.

I am really not sure what is worse, OJ getting off the first time or getting conspired against the second time. But my gut leans towards the second situation as being more worisome and smacks of racism, vigilantism, and serious ethical breaches by sworn government officials.

Since everyone else seems to mention their gender, race, etc. I am a middle aged, white male who is a former US Marine and belives in the Constitution above all else.

Posted by: Richard Gillam | December 6, 2008 10:34 PM

Does he deserve it? You betcha!!!!

Posted by: Sarah Palin | December 6, 2008 10:37 PM

Crackers, finally got it right. OJ should be locked up on stupidity alone. He got away with murder as far as I'm concerned. He should have never seen the inside of a courtroom again! Big Dummy.

Posted by: Barbara | December 6, 2008 10:41 PM

It was obviously revenge. The charge was weak. The media coverage hyped. The response here telling.

Having said that....OJ is such an arrogant fool. He deserves his punishment!

Posted by: ME | December 6, 2008 10:58 PM

Gee, what happened to all those people who were jumping for joy and shrieking with happiness when he was set free after murdering his wife? After all, they were just thrilled that justice was served then, what happened this time around? The one thing i am unhappy about is this. There is such a thing as equal justice. I feel he should therefor be in the regular prison with all the rest of the murderers and not in a special section to himself. Let him 'socialize' a bit.

Posted by: FAL | December 6, 2008 11:02 PM

To the ones who post its the white community that did this, wouldn't the other side of the coin be Simpson is a National Football Legend, and movie star, and he's one of two black people, to be one of the black pioneer celebreties,cause his career was in the 70s, that is universally loved by both black and whites (pre murder, and now just a sliver post murder but pre robbery, but still like) and therefore a role model, doesn't he have a responsibility on his hands, especially if its people of color, to avoid them saying "Juice, why are you letting me down?" If he had a conscience, he would've down the lawful way but he needs to get the way with the most limelight.

Posted by: Brian | December 6, 2008 11:05 PM

Some people don't get long sentences because they "deserve" it. They are put away for extended times because they seem to pose a threat to society. The judge has latitude to decide the length of the sentence, but it can be challenged on appeal. We will have to wait until the appeals court hears OJ's arguments and decides if the sentencing judge was too hard on him - the poor bas...rd.

Posted by: sparks | December 6, 2008 11:12 PM

You have a lot of nerve questioning or laws and the judicial system. He had a jist amd fair trail and that's that.

What happen in Las Vegas is done legally and if you break the law you go to jail and stay in Las Vegas.

I love Las Vegas so much I live here, and I never break the law!

Posted by: GHM | December 6, 2008 11:31 PM

Setting aside my feelings and looking at the law and the burden of proof, OJ was not proven guilty in those gruesome murders 14 years ago. Sloppy, airhead prosecutors preening for the cameras gave that case away for all the world to see.

Now we've got OJ the street thug hitting on other street thugs, in a case so stupid it's breathtaking.

I can tell you this with certainty: If OJ wasn't the high-profile thug that he is, and instead just some street punk, he probably in most states would have received probation. Was there retribution involved here? Certainly. But you'll have a very hard time finding anyone who cares too deeply, if at all.

Posted by: loulor | December 6, 2008 11:32 PM

Othello.

Posted by: Edward | December 6, 2008 11:35 PM

If you compare it to a comparable crime, like bank robbery, it looks a little excessive. A bank robber would have been sentenced to 12 years and maybe have to serve 7, provided the bank got the money back and no one was shot. But no matter what OJ got away with, and I believe he did get away with murder, this sentence should not be about retribution for a previous crime but about the crime he committed in Vegas.

Posted by: George | December 6, 2008 11:49 PM

He was a victim of Double Jeopardy: they're trying to punish him for the 1994 California murders of which he was ACQUITED. So now he tries to take back his memorabilia that was stolen, and the Vegas courts railroad him to pay him back for his double-murder ACQUITAL. Moreover, what the heck is Mr. Goldman doing outside that courthouse talking to the media as if O.J. got his just reward? This is a 2008 case, not revisionist history for his 90's murder trial. I say O.J. walks when his appeal overturns this Vegas travesty of justice.

Posted by: Larry | December 7, 2008 12:01 AM

Yeeeeeahhh-- OJ is about as much a "victim" as Jeffrey Dahmer....

You don't see a bunch of disgruntled white people rallying around Jeffrey Dahmer, do you?!!!

This DOLT deserves a lot worse than he got. You all KNOW what he is responsible for.

Posted by: LaurenB | December 7, 2008 12:05 AM

What surprises me the most is not that justice finally caught up with Simpson, it is the racist people who think he is being persecuted just because he is black. Shame on you.

The only things "black" about him are his heart and his soul. He is an unrepentant murderer and an arrogant thug. I am thankful that he if finally behind bars. It is long overdue. I only wish it was for the rest of his life. Good Riddance. Game over.

Posted by: Justice Is back in the Building | December 7, 2008 12:10 AM

Sloppy dectective work did not give the "former" OJ case away, the stupid jackass uneducated jury did!!

Everyone knows they voted on pure emotion. Getting back at the man for the past century, even though they heard the desperate tapes of Nicole crying out for help, and saw the bruises of past beatings..

OJ should be in jail merely to protect him from HIMSELF! You can't fix Stupid, as some other poster commented.

Posted by: Cat | December 7, 2008 12:10 AM

Isn't it time to get some higher standards??

I mean, with Obama and others finally setting the "worship" bar a little higher than the animal-abusing Michael Vick, or OJ, you would think people would stop trying to idolize these stupid guys that just happened to make money because they could throw a damnnn ball.

What does that say about YOU if you would try to defend OJ?? Think about it.

Posted by: Matt | December 7, 2008 12:17 AM

Dear "Anonomous"

Your "Black President" would never be where he is today, without his upbringing by a loving, white family, and education in some of the best schools in this country.

How much association and influence did his African father have in his life??

Enough said.

Posted by: Michael | December 7, 2008 12:25 AM

Obama is half black, half white, and I agree- Just look where his main influences came from, and you will understand why he is successful.

You don't see bitter, devisive one-trick pony's like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton being elected President, now, do you?

As John Stewart said...Everyone benefits when black men hook up with smart white girls! It's GOOD for America!

Posted by: Harold W | December 7, 2008 12:47 AM

I grew up in Chicago with the Goldmans. This was before they moved to California. Ron and his sister Kim were both really nice kids, who were being raised by their single father, Fred. Their Mom, for the most part, was absent from their lives.

I can't imagine what it has been like for Fred and Kim to have had to grieve for Ron in the glaring eye of the media spot light.

One thing I know for certain is that Fred really loved his son and that anyone who thinks he relishes being in the limelight is sadly mistaken. We all deal with grief in our own way. Fred's way of dealing with a very public and horrific situation has been to rally against the surreal injustice of it all.

I have nothing but compassion for the Goldman's and the Browns. I hope having their loved ones' murderer finally locked behind bars and not out in the public eye rubbing their noses in it, for whatever transgression finally caught up with him, gives them all an opportunity to find peace.

Posted by: behind the headlines | December 7, 2008 12:49 AM

I grew up in Chicago with the Goldmans. This was before they moved to California. Ron and his sister Kim were both really nice kids, who were being raised by their single father, Fred. Their Mom, for the most part, was absent from their lives.

I can't imagine what it has been like for Fred and Kim to have had to grieve for Ron in the glaring eye of the media spot light.

One thing I know for certain is that Fred really loved his son and that anyone who thinks he relishes being in the limelight is sadly mistaken. We all deal with grief in our own way. Fred's way of dealing with a very public and horrific situation has been to rally against the surreal injustice of it all.

I have nothing but compassion for the Goldman's and the Browns. I hope having their loved ones' murderer finally locked behind bars and not out in the public eye rubbing their noses in it, for whatever transgression finally caught up with him, gives them all an opportunity to find peace.

Posted by: behind the headlines | December 7, 2008 12:50 AM

Wow. No one can imagine the unbelievable grief at losing a child, the love of your life, and embodiment of your hopes and dreams...thanks for sharing your story about Ron and family.
We all pray for the Goldman's and Brown's, and for that matter ANY family that has ever lost a child to such a senseless, brutal act.

I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy of all time.

Posted by: Catherine | December 7, 2008 12:58 AM

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? THE JUDGE IS OBVIOUSLY RACIST WITH A GRUDGE SHE THINKS SHE HAS TO SETTLE.. IN TWO YEARS SHE WILL BE DISGRACED AND KICKED OFF THE BENCH IN NEVADA.

IT'S STILL ALL ABOUT MONEY AND CONNECTIONS. OJ'S "CONNECTION" WILL PUT UP THE MONEY TO GET THIS OVERTURNED AND YEAH, SORRYFULLY, RACE WILL PLAY A PART IN IT.

BUT HAVEN'T YOU ALL NOTICED, RACE IS A PRODUCT THAT SELLS IN THIE COUNTRY.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 7, 2008 1:23 AM

Yes.

Posted by: janye | December 7, 2008 3:04 AM

THAT'S THE DUMBEST QUESTION OF THE WEEK.

Posted by: PLEASE!! | December 7, 2008 3:29 AM

THAT'S THE DUMBEST QUESTION OF THE WEEK!

Posted by: 'nough | December 7, 2008 3:31 AM

"The Juice" has learned what I recently learned. Just because people respected you when you were younger does not mean that the young people automatically respect you when you get older. In other words, you have to keep earning respect all through your life.

Posted by: hipshot | December 7, 2008 7:17 AM

Thanks for sharing your story about the Goldmans. You can tell how much they miss Ron each and every day. That father's devotion and love for his son is so inspirational.

God Bless their family, and yes, any family who has been the victim of murder.

Posted by: Mike | December 7, 2008 10:30 AM

The scary thing is that OJ has been free for so long. Can you imagine sitting in court in such a case of obvious guilt, and watching your kid's murderer go free??

Listening to him talk, it is pretty plain to see that he is mentally disturbed on top of being a pathological liar. He needs to be removed from society for good. This judge did a good job, and the sentence could have been much longer. This was a fair and just verdict, and I dont care if he was black, green, white, yellow, red or striped.

Yelling "racism" at this point is just pathetic.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 7, 2008 10:36 AM

This is poetic justice. OJ got exactly what he deserved from a white, female judge, with an all-white jury (no blacks)--he does believe this is justice, since he loves white people so much, he can't question that he was not given a fair trial and sentence. He will die in prison.
Good riddance. This should be a lesson to other "colored" folks who wanna be white!

Posted by: AJL | December 7, 2008 10:59 AM

O J got a lot of golf in between 1995 and now. He shouldn't consider prison as a punishment, think of it more as "retirement". Free food, warm bed, buddies with your own interests and, heck, I bet they even play "touch" football in the yard.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 7, 2008 11:08 AM

Is there anyone on the face of the earth who could have sat on his jury and not be affected by the Nicole murder case? Read the comments alone to this thread and see the public's sentiment towards OJ.

The punishment does not seem to fit the crime, in this case.

I find it very interesting that the same people who would defend to the death the courts ability to serve justice in an unbiased fashion in this latest case (Nevada), completely ignore the L.A. courts ability to do the very same. He was found not guilty, period.

Posted by: Kimba | December 7, 2008 11:28 AM


OJ wins the Guiness Book World Record for STOOOPID.

Ignorance and Arrogance-- it's a bad combination!

Posted by: Anonymous | December 7, 2008 12:10 PM

Karen DC-

I am not jaded by BS. I see things for what they are. I don't believe in fairy tales and I believe that most people run purely on emotion, thinking it is logic.

I am struck by how people can look at Dr. Henry Lee as one of the greatest Forensic Scientists in the world YET, they want to disregard his testimony in the 1994 OJ Simpson trial. The man is renowned.

OJ may or may not have killed Nicole, but the populace was cheated the truth by lazy police work and deliberate failure to follow protocols and procedures to insure DUE PROCESS.

Riding around for hours with a murder suspect's blood in your vehicle reeks of either ineptitude or deliberate failure to follow protocol. Either way, a defendant should not pay the price for it. The jury deliberated on the evidence GIVEN not the evidence people imagined or wished should be.

The fact that so many Americans would convict someone based on faulty evidence just to fit their PRECONCEIVED notion that it is always the spouse or boyfriend who commits murder is both sad and troubling.

I recall a white woman, Susan Smith, killing her children and claiming a black man did it. Lazy police officers/ detectives might have accepted that preconceived reply which is often the case in the country. However, this time the police actually FOLLOWED the EVIDENCE and went where it lead and not where they believed it should lead them.

Let it be a lesson to all Americans, this type of railroading OJ just experienced could happen to any of us. And if you don't have advocates fighting for you on the outside, your chances of fighting for your rights successfully are marginal at best.

I stand by what I said about this judge. I did not watch the sentencing phase in its entirety. I only saw a snippet. What I saw was disrespectful to say the least. Sipping out of a Styrofoam cup while holding the future of a man's life in your hands may not seem bad to you because it is OJ. But what it displayed to me was her utter contempt for the importance of her work.

A man was pleading to her and she could not be bothered to give him and the court her full attention.

Karma seems to be people sticking it to other people when the opportunity presents itself. I didn't see God in that mockery of a court room. Just a bunch of bitter, angry people PRETENDING as if God has balanced things when it is false.

Posted by: ROTTEN | December 7, 2008 12:27 PM

Yes he does deserve this and more and his apologists can got to hell as well

Posted by: gus vidal | December 7, 2008 12:59 PM

NO more excuses for OJ!

Y'all know he is guilty as hell- stop the denial and rationalization!

Karma WILL bite you in the azzzzzz everytime!

Posted by: Bob | December 7, 2008 1:13 PM

The sentence confronts us with a true moral dilemma. Simpson did in fact commit armed robbery, and the penalty is in fact commensurate with that crime. Yet clearly it was the murder for which he was acquitted 13 years ago that dictated the severity of the sentence, and not the seriocomic circumstances of the recent crime.

In a perfect world, Simpson would already be serving a murder sentence since years ago. In a world completely without justice, he might have been imprisoned long ago on trumped-up charges as a means of nullifying his acquittal for the murders. We are in between, and it would take divine wisdom to know the dividing line beyond which selective use of legitimate legal tools perpetrates more injustice than it deters. Despite my visceral rejoicing that Simpson will be punished, I can't yet claim that the sentence was "just".

I would only add that Simpson, aside from being stupid, was quite unlucky that his sentence came when it did. It would only have been a short time earlier when the sentence would have been denounced as proof that any African American who dared to rise too high would be punished for his audacity. Those obstacles are far from vanished, but the combined events of November 4 and December 5 tell us that we may be moving closer to the day envisaged by Martin Luther King Jr, when each would be judged not by the color of his skin but the content of his character.

Posted by: Fred Moolten | December 7, 2008 3:54 PM

In our system, you get one shot at the apple (or two because of the civil suit). This time Simpson sounded like he had a screw loose and wasn't fit to stand trial. In any event, the punishment didn't fit the crime. This is not to diminish the horror of the original killings or the grief of the Goldman family, but this is a slippy slope. . .

Posted by: Elinor | December 7, 2008 4:32 PM

Just another dumb jock with a gun. I don't care what his name is, he got what he deserved.

Posted by: JImbo1949 | December 7, 2008 7:16 PM

The sentence was fair. It's too bad that celebrities often think they are above the law, and it's good when they find out that they are not. If O.J. "wanted his stuff back" there were many ways to get it back other than the way he chose. His defense was silly. He sounded like a six-year old. When are we all going to grow up?

Posted by: Drid Williams | December 7, 2008 8:53 PM

Our Muslim Scholars Group feels there was sincere, not contrived, contrition in Mr Simpson's personal declaration to the court. For sure, we believe he will be an excellent prospect in prison for conversion to Islam.

Posted by: Hassan Ali Al-Hadoodi | December 7, 2008 9:04 PM

Simpson's defense team laid bare some real problems with the way that the LADP did business. Degraded blood samples, missing bloody, fishy photographs, and some serious problems with they way we DNA-type. Sufficient, perhaps to say that we cannot know whether he committed those murders or not. The LAPD was on trial, as they should have been long ago. Had they done their jobs correctly, this debate would be moot.

I am not familiar with the details of this case. 15 years for a first offense and a 60 year old defendant is pretty harsh though, even by American standards.

Posted by: Shoddy system | December 8, 2008 12:43 AM

As I recall from the trial for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, almost all of the blood evidence was found by Mark Fuhrman. Fuhrman had stated to a very credible white North Carolina writer that he had routinely planted evidence in criminal cases. Most African Americans I know believe that Fuhrman, true to his modus operandi,planted the glove, the sock and the rest of the evidence in the case where blood was involved and as it might implicate Simpson. Without the credibility of Mark Fuhrman, there was no reason to believe that Simpson should have been convicted.

Moreover, why has there not been much discussion about the murders of Brett Cantor and other associates of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman? Is there any relationship?

As to the Nevada case, I am skeptical of any trial of an African American, where potential African American jurors are systematically excluded from the jury. On appeal, I wonder how the holding in the Batson case will be addressed by the appellate court in Nevada. I understand that there were two African American alternates in the case, but, that is not the same thing as having African Americans among the 12 jurors who actually deliberated on the verdict.

Posted by: Andy | December 8, 2008 12:51 AM

Agreed about the suspect trial of any black man in this country. And Mark Fuhrman was just the icing on the cake for the defense. The prosecution puts away the indigent, the poor, and those without serious legal recourse on the flimsiest evidence imaginable every day. Given a competent defense, every one of them could be free. The real crime here is that this continues even after OJ's team showed the criminal prosecution procedure in LA specifically, but the US generally, to be a joke.

Posted by: Shoddy System | December 8, 2008 1:03 AM

race race race race race....what an easy rock to hide behind.

Posted by: eaglehawk | December 8, 2008 3:15 AM

Yes. He does. He's a killer -- and God works in mysterious ways.

Posted by: daphne | December 8, 2008 7:22 AM

oj was a behind hole from long before his hertz days. i'm in buffalo ny and if the nation knew how he was back then they wouldn't be surprised by his ex's murder or this charge

his butt should have been in jail a long time ago

Posted by: nall92 | December 8, 2008 8:53 AM

OJ is no more above the law than all the crooks pardoned by George Bush. Hell I think he pardoned someone before they were convicted. And if you believe there was no retribution in this prosecution and sentence, it speaks to who you are

Posted by: Anonymous | December 8, 2008 9:05 AM

OJ finally got what he deserves. What a loser. If he wants to find out who killed his wife and boyfriend look in the mirror fool.

Posted by: Blah Blah | December 8, 2008 9:28 AM

OJ you are a LOSER! You killed those people and let you stay in jail forever. You ignorant IDIOT!

Posted by: Anonymous | December 8, 2008 9:33 AM

think OJ was set up....again. Only, this time it was successful.
The painful truth is that there are still many people in this country that just can't stand to see a black man succeed, especially if married to a beautiful white woman.
If President Nixon, as his newly released tapes revealed, wasn't beyond wanting his thugs to break into the Brookings Institution and "make it look as though some other poor b@#tard did it," is it surprising that likeminded bigots could similarly try to set OJ up?
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Abe, you're a fool. OJ wasn't setup. He is an idiot.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 8, 2008 9:37 AM

Behind The Headlines wrote:

« I hope having their loved ones' murderer finally locked behind bars...»

Wake up there, sport. OJ was acquitted. Who are YOU to say he is guilty. You can think, in your alleged mind, whatever you want but the legal fact is that he was found not guilty. Why don't you devote your energy to finding the real killer since OJ won't be able to do so.

Posted by: The Rodentman | December 8, 2008 10:05 AM

OJ is not guilty of the Brown/Goldman murders. Fuhrman planted the evidence. He is a racist and admitted it.

Re: The wrongful death fiasco: Goldman is just gold digging trying to profit on the murders. Question: Now that OJ cannot enjoy what assets he may have stashed, let Goldman drop his quest to profit.

Who's the real criminal here? I'd buy Goldman a couple boxes of Kleenex and tell him to stop his incessant whining.

I feel sorry for OJ's kids. They are truly victims here.

Posted by: .357 Magnum | December 8, 2008 10:35 AM

.357 Magnum,

"I'd buy Goldman a couple boxes of Kleenex and tell him to stop his incessant whining."

Let's have someone kill your son or some other loved one of yours and we'll see how much you whine.

Posted by: Lee | December 8, 2008 11:47 AM

Lee: He can whine all he wants once they find the guilty party. OJ was acquitted. Who are you to call him guilty, god?

The law said he was not guilty. So be it. If you don't like our justice system, find a country whose system you like better and I'll buy you a one way ticket out of the USA.

Posted by: .357 Magnum | December 8, 2008 11:53 AM

.357 Magnum,

"Who are you to call him guilty, god?"

No, I'm just someone with eyes, ears, and a brain. As far as I'm concerned, it is obvious that O.J. killed Nicole and Ron Goldman. The fact that he was acquitted doesn't change that. There were many whites before and during the civil rights movement who murdered innocent African-Americans out of racial hatred. The evidence was often overwhelming that these people were guilty, yet juries acquitted them. The fact that a jury finds someone guilty or not guilty does not mean that others have to agree with that decision. If I consider O.J. guilty, I'm entitled to say so--and so is Fred Goldman.

Posted by: Lee | December 8, 2008 12:17 PM

Lee:

«it is obvious that O.J. killed Nicole and Ron Goldman.»

It is equally obvious to me that Fuhrman planted the "evidence." It is obvious, therefore, to me, that OJ is innocent. What does it matter? The court is the deciding entity, not you or I.

It is obvious to me that JFK was murdered by the mob with a conspiracy at the highest level of gov't. Warren commission said no, so it's no. Doesn't matter what I think. I can think what I want and so can you. That doesn't make it valid.

You are wrong. The fact that OJ was acquitted changes everything. In the eyes of the law he is innocent. You can think what you want but you cannot effectuate any remedy.

Maybe we should get rid of all the courts in the country and have *you* decide what is "obvious."

This article is scrolling off my newspage so you can have the last word, I don't care.

Posted by: .357 Magnum | December 8, 2008 1:04 PM


"The fact that OJ was acquitted changes everything. In the eyes of the law he is innocent.You can think what you want but you cannot effectuate any remedy."

If I were the judge in Nevada, I would have given O.J. the maximum sentence last week. Not for the crime he was charged with, but because I believe he committed the murders and would punish him for doing so to the best of my ability. What goes around comes around.

Posted by: Lee | December 8, 2008 1:26 PM

He was free because most people believe he did a service by eliminating a white woman who would lay with him in the first place. He was railroaded on this trumped-up charge this time. He could have been jaywalking in Minnesota and they would have made an example out of him, or anywhere else.

Posted by: Steve | December 8, 2008 2:31 PM

For a look behind the scenes of the 1995 Simpson trial, the dynamics at play that led to the not-guilty verdicts, and the profound long-term impact that trial has had on judges, the media and public understanding of the courts, please read my new book, "Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O. J. Simpson" (www.anatomyofatrial.com), just released by the University of Missouri Press.

Posted by: jerrianne | December 8, 2008 2:38 PM

When a person expresses that which he has seen and believes to be true, i.e., stating blacks beat their spouses before they leave them, have a 70% single parent birth rate, and other pertinent statistics, why is this called racism? Is truth and racism one and the same?

Posted by: steve | December 8, 2008 2:50 PM

The judge is in no way responsible for the OJ sentence. OJ is responsible.Armed robbery and kidnapping is a bigtime law breaker,and he got minimal sentences for the most part.Here is a look at OJ
1. beat his wife repeatly
2. Killed two people with more evidence than any other double murder
3.Armed robbery and kidnapping
and some think he is a nice guy.....
the best part is having him whine in the court room which almost brought a tear to my eye.The garbage has finally be taken out.

Posted by: Mick | December 8, 2008 4:24 PM

I personally thought he was guilty the first time. However, It bothers me that this time he was convicted on bogus charges. You have to say, what if that we're me? And retribution did play a part. Kidnapping. Although it barely fit the definition what kidnapping is. It was not kidnapping as we know it. Consecutive sentences? He wasn't the one that brought or held the gun.

The criminal justice system is supposed to find the truth and in both cases it failed.

Posted by: rlsrd | December 9, 2008 10:14 AM

Technically, OJ is a first time offender. And for a first time offender 15 years is too harsh. The judges comment, that the older case has nothing to do with it, is quite unconvincing. But it is probably more a case of self-deception than of lying. Having gotten away with murder once, OJ should have known better than to try anything funny. It's hard to resist the pop-psychology conclusion that a part of him wanted to be punished.

Posted by: Stefan K | December 9, 2008 10:35 AM

OJ was correctly found not guilty in the first trial. Did he really do it? I don't know. But I did see that first trial, and the prosecution clearly failed to prove it's case. He was "not guilty". Had the Judge truly been impartial in this case, a man with no prior convictions, and not named OJ Simpson would not have gotten the book thrown at him. How else do you explain this but as retribution and a miscarriage of justice. Regardless of what you think the outcome of the first trial " should have been", and regardless of your racial opionions, or opinion of OJ, this was clearly a message sent by the Judge who now has her own Karma to pay.

Posted by: philos194 | December 9, 2008 1:58 PM

People really, everyone posting here acts like they were in the court during each day of the trial, heard all the testimony, saw all the exhibits. YOU DIDN'T. Virtually everyone posting got their updates via sound byte.

Without rehashing the whole affair it is important to recall these simple things. 1. when you plan with others to hold people against their will it is called unlawful detention. 2. When a firearm is part of the plan then it is assault with a deadly weapon. 3. Anyone part of the planning is as guilty under law as those who carried the firearm(s).

Instead of sounding off based on inadequate information and your own specific bias, try to review facts, not editorialized talking points....

A jury heard the case and deliberated based on the facts. The jury found Simpson guilty, not the judge.

Ask yourself, if someone came into your home brandished a weapon and demanded you turn over property to them, what punishment would you think fair.

My guess is that the State of Nevada has sentencing guidelines which the judge followed. If you don't like the outcome get admitted to the Nevada bar and join Simpson's defense attorney.

Posted by: Thatsnuts | December 9, 2008 3:05 PM

«If I were the judge in Nevada, I would have given O.J. the maximum sentence last week. Not for the crime he was charged with, but because I believe he committed the murders and would punish him for doing so to the best of my ability. What goes around comes around.»

Proof only that you are prejudiced which is why you aren't a judge. That, and the fact that you know nothing about the law, and you proudly so demonstrate. If you did as you say, you would be removed from the bench, and disciplined as you should be.

Once again, OJ was acquitted in the first case. As so correctly pointed out by others here, he was a first time offender.

I think there is strong evidence for judicial misconduct and grounds for reversal on appeal.

Once again, what YOU or anyone else thinks doesn't matter. In the eyes of the law, right or wrong, he is not guilty.

Goldman should be ashamed for seeking to profit from the murders. I challenge him to withdraw his quest to profit.

Posted by: .357 Magnum | December 9, 2008 3:32 PM

Mick: «2. Killed two people with more evidence than any other double murder.»

And this you know how? You've read the transcripts of how many murder cases, or do you just watch CSI?

Much of the evidence was highly suspect, probably planted by Mark Fuhrman, an admitted racist.

I love you arm-chair lawyers who spout off just to see your words on the net.

Posted by: .357 Magnum | December 9, 2008 3:35 PM

This "karma" is a bunch of crapola dreamed up by religious zealots. I believe OJ will have to stand in ultimate judgement when he meets the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Karma. Meh.

Posted by: .357 Magnum | December 9, 2008 3:39 PM

Lee: So with your finely honed legal mind, if you were Lance Ito you would have ignored the jury's verdict and sentenced OJ to *whatever.*

Genius, sheer genius. And what if it were *you* on trial. You would want the best defense that money can buy, and you'd expect the court to uphold the verdict of the jury. Yet you, as a hypothetical judge, would not.

Maybe you can get a *judge* position in China where you can be judge, jury, and executioner.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 9, 2008 4:07 PM

OK Losers.

Here is a plain and simple way to see whether or not this sentence was justified. What did the sentencing guidelines call for? Every court here in the US has sentencing guidelines that are in place to make sure shenanigans like this do not happen.

Posted by: Someone who KNOWS | December 9, 2008 5:37 PM

O.J. is getting precisely what he deserves.

Me, if I'd had his background with run-ins with the law, I'd have called the cops in first thing for them to raid the place.

The fact that O.J. planned this, and effectively hired thugs to back him up on his own hit against them shows he's either an idiot, or a megalamaniac.

Let's not call it incarceration. Let's just say that O.J. is suffering from terminal dementia and that he's being locked up for his own protection.

Posted by: Michael D. Houst | December 11, 2008 3:35 PM

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