jcs17
Posts: 7376
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2001 11:13 am

OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:02 pm

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D94SNE980&show_article=1

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A broken O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel armed robbery by a judge who rejected his apology and said, "It was much more than stupidity."

Simpson stood stone-faced Friday when Judge Jackie Glass quickly rattled off his punishment after he pleaded with her that he didn't mean to steal from anybody when he tried to retrieve memorabilia.


I wonder if they allow Bruno Magli dress shoes in prison...
America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
 
prosa
Posts: 5389
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2001 3:24 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:04 pm

He'll probably get lucky again and beat the charges on appeal.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
 
OHLHD
Posts: 2903
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:02 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:08 pm

That is a long time for him to figure out why he is that stupid.

He was lucky once but not this time.
 
pwm2txlhopper
Posts: 1142
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:40 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:14 pm

This guy just doesn't learn! How many people other than Michale Jackson are lucky enough to beat a charge as serious two felonies of 1st degree murder, yet continue on only to have several road rage incidents turned physical before eventually committing another offense that sends them off to the big house for 15 years? I'll bet this is a happy day for the Goldman's and Nichole's friends and family? By the time he gets out, he'll probably only have another ten years or so before he dies of old age!

I guess he's been busy on the golf course over the last 15 years, and getting into fights. At least now he'll have some real serious time to find the real killers! Oh, and to get use to sex with other men!



[Edited 2008-12-05 11:21:00]
 
Flighty
Posts: 7721
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:07 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:28 pm



Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 3):
Oh, and to get use to sex with other men!

Those other men better be polite around OJ. He gets real mad sometimes. Besides, OJ's relations with crooked cops, small time crooks and the occasional murder can continue in prison. He will still have time for all those things. He will miss women though.
 
Dougloid
Posts: 7248
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:44 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:25 pm



Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 3):
! Oh, and to get use to sex with other men!

What a revoltin' thought. Even if I was gay I wouldn't schtup that on a bet.

At least the good people of the Silver State are prepared to take care of their business without being overly impressed about thugs like Simpson and Phil Spector.




 Angry
If you believe in coincidence, you haven't looked close enough-Joe Leaphorn
 
stratosphere
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:45 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:49 pm



Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 3):
guess he's been busy on the golf course over the last 15 years, and getting into fights. At least now he'll have some real serious time to find the real killers! Oh, and to get use to sex with other men!

Not likely..Because of his fame he will be in protective custody sort of speak. He will be segregated for his own safety.
 
LAXintl
Posts: 20183
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:48 pm

Poor guy. Sad to see someone go down for such a silly two-bit crime.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
FlyDeltaJets87
Posts: 4479
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:51 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:42 am

As Leno put it one night - "I know believe 'OJ' stands for 'Overdue Justice'." Sounds about right.

Maybe him and Michael Vick can be in the same prison. Then they could start a really good prison football team - The Longest Yard II I'm sure Plaxico will be joining soon enough, and the Bengals always have players coming in and out of the penal system.
"Let's Roll"- Todd Beamer, United Airlines Flight 93, Sept. 11, 2001
 
PacNWjet
Posts: 809
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2000 1:18 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:56 am



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
Poor guy. Sad to see someone go down for such a silly two-bit crime.

So what are you suggesting then: That "silly two-bit crimes" such as robbery and kidnapping should be taken off the books? That the penalties for these crimes should not involve prison time? That as long as one robs and kidnaps one's own friends that is a sillier and more two-bit crime than robbing and kidnapping complete strangers? I am confused here. Enlighten us.

Note: The charges against O.J. Simpson from www.findlaw.com: "O.J. Simpson and three other individuals face multiple criminal charges in Nevada, including conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary, assault, and weapons related crimes."
http://news.findlaw.com/nytimes/docs/oj/ojnv91807cmp.html
 
vikkyvik
Posts: 11861
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:58 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:19 am



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
Poor guy. Sad to see someone go down for such a silly two-bit crime.

Hmmm. Armed robbery is a silly, two-bit crime? Kidnapping is a silly, two-bit crime?

What, exactly, isn't a silly, two-bit crime?

There's nothing "poor guy"-ish about him, and nothing sad about his getting busted for committing a crime.
I'm watching Jeopardy. The category is worst Madonna songs. "This one from 1987 is terrible".
 
LAXintl
Posts: 20183
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:43 am



Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 9):
So what are you suggesting then: That "silly two-bit crimes" such as robbery and kidnapping should be taken off the books?

Because if it was you or me, we would not be charged with 9 separate felonies, particularly if we don't have a criminal background.

The prosecution since day one has had a hard on regarding this case and wanted to prove a point and have the book thrown at him.

Simply put, this case would not have grown to what if it did not have a celebrity side to it.

And yes, I think its a shame the man goes down for what was a stupid turn of events.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
ltbewr
Posts: 12427
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:24 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:55 am

To me, OJ Simpson has had serious mental health problems all his adult life; that along with who knows what kind of pysicial damage to his brain he got (concussions mainly) from playing football may have caused his angry persona and behavior. That could explain him killing his wife, what he believed to be a new boyfriend of hers, his several incidents of road rage and his poor, anger diected decision to go after 'his stuff'.

That he is going for jail for his conviction for crimes in Las Vegas is not supposed to be justice for the acts he was not conviced of in 1995 - it is for the criminal acts he did there. He and his stooges could have killed or maimed someone, so hence the criminal charges. All for just some stuff the providence of ownership was disputable on.

His convictions and sentence are subject to appeals, but it is doubtful they will be successful. I do think the judge was not showing proper judicial restraint in her comments to OJ during the sentencing, she just should have said that legally necessary and not make such side remarks. Assuming his conviction is upheld in the appeal courts, I have no problem of his serving what could be the rest of his natural life in jail.
 
j.mo
Posts: 652
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2002 12:29 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:07 am

He could not get "shanked" quick enough for me.

JM
 
PacNWjet
Posts: 809
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2000 1:18 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:16 am



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 11):
Because if it was you or me, we would not be charged with 9 separate felonies, particularly if we don't have a criminal background.
The prosecution since day one has had a hard on regarding this case and wanted to prove a point and have the book thrown at him.
Simply put, this case would not have grown to what if it did not have a celebrity side to it.
And yes, I think its a shame the man goes down for what was a stupid turn of events.

Assuming everything you say is true—that the prosecution was piling on in the charges brought against O.J. because he is a celebrity; that it was payback for the acquittal in 1995; that O.J. was stupid for taking the matter of his stolen property into his own hands—and assuming that the facts of the case were as they were presented to the jury, then what is the appropriate penalty for packing heat and taking a posse into someone's hotel room while waving around weapons and yelling demands while not permitting the individuals to leave? LAXintl, as they say on TV: You make the call.
 
LAXintl
Posts: 20183
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:17 am



Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 14):
that O.J. was stupid for taking the matter of his stolen property into his own hands

Yes agreed, he was stupid.

To add to my previous post, the LA County DA's and a couple prominent attorneys were interviewed about this case and basically stated they all were surprised at the number of charges against him. They all suggested that most parties in similar circumstance would likely be charged with possibly a single felony and a couple of mistomenors, with any jail time being at most in 'months', with 3-5 years probation particularly for a person with a clean criminal record and being nearly a senior citizen in age.

So at the end of the day, in my view the punishment did not fit the crime by any means.
As reference, murder in CA gets an average sentence of only 12 years, while serving 8 on average prior to release.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
BN747
Posts: 5344
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2002 5:48 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:32 am



Quoting J.mo (Reply 13):
He could not get "shanked" quick enough for me.

Just curious...exactly what do YOU get out of his being stabbed in the back and or killed in prison?


BN747
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
 
Dougloid
Posts: 7248
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:44 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:03 am



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 15):
the LA County DA's and a couple prominent attorneys were interviewed about this case and basically stated they all were surprise at the number of charges against him.

The Los Angeles County DA's writ does not extend to Nevada last I heard. OJ Simpson committed his crimes in Nevada, and they take a rather dim view of celebrities behaving badly with weapons, even a D-list pariah like da Juice.

I am quite sure that Simpson most likely was offered a plea to a reduced charge but decided not to accept it because he thought he could make it go away like he did the last time.

It's fairly typical to overcharge, and make sure the defendant knows that if he takes the case to trial and wastes everyone's time he's going to pay for the privilege.

I sure hope Mr. Yale Galanter explained this to da Juice. Somehow I think he probably did, and the client didn't listen, and Mr. Galanter was afraid of taking the client to the woodshed or having the Come to Jesus meeting as we call it because of all those lovely paychecks.

Here's the complaint-see if you think it's trumped up.

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2007/images/09/18/criminal.complaint.pdf
If you believe in coincidence, you haven't looked close enough-Joe Leaphorn
 
LAXintl
Posts: 20183
Joined: Wed May 24, 2000 12:12 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:24 am

No I don't think things are trumped up - but there is something important in the law called proportionality - the principle that the punishment should fit the crime.

I find it wasteful frankly to tie this man up in a jail for potentially so long when much more serious crimes including murder get less punitive average sentences.

At the end of the day, I can only surmise the Nevada prosecutes obviously are a zealous bunch and wanted to make a spectacle of this case, frankly at the expense of the Nevada taxpayers.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
 
FlyDeltaJets87
Posts: 4479
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:51 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:53 pm



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 18):
At the end of the day, I can only surmise the Nevada prosecutes obviously are a zealous bunch and wanted to make a spectacle of this case, frankly at the expense of the Nevada taxpayers.

That's because someone had to make up for your state's incompetence.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):

Poor guy. Sad to see someone go down for such a silly two-bit crime.

Nah.... More like "Great to see the guy finally get what he deserves".

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 15):
To add to my previous post, the LA County DA's and a couple prominent attorneys were interviewed about this case and basically stated they all were surprised at the number of charges against him.

And as we've seen in the past, LA County DA's are morons.  sarcastic 
"Let's Roll"- Todd Beamer, United Airlines Flight 93, Sept. 11, 2001
 
mal787
Posts: 477
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:25 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:10 pm



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 5):
What a revoltin' thought

Revolting is not the word, If I was in the lockup with him he would leave a virgin, and I would leave STR8

mal787
BN2 Metro, 402,404, Conquest, king air, 707,727.200, 732,733,734,735,736,738,757,762,763,742,743,744, MD11, DC9,Westwind
 
GDB
Posts: 12653
Joined: Wed May 23, 2001 6:25 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:45 pm

I hope this buries any of the notions about 'race' being a factor, he got away with it last time because he could afford the best lawyers, if anything it was about economic class.

LTBEWR may well have a point about OJ himself, for me though, I think that he just takes some 'celeb' traits to a new level - perhaps due to some mental condition of his.
Most of them, at the very top of the celeb tree, are almost or really are, sociopaths.
They expect to get what they want, all of the time, no matter what or who objects. Are often very narcissistic to point of having some kind of personality disorder.
They are used to people being around them to indulge their wishes without question.
Their wealth isolates them even more from most other people - except those very similar to them.

But without such traits to begin with, some of them would never have got that level of fame and fortune and they know it.

Most of the time this comes out in sulks, punching photographers, heavy drug/alcohol use, also physical abuse of partners looms very heavily here - the ones that is we get to hear about.
That one comes up time and again.

Phil Spector was mentioned above, who else thought, when the news broke of his arrest, well, he finally did it .
He pulled guns over decades on a bunch of people, the famous ones staring down the barrel we got to hear about.
His first wife, The Ramones, seemingly most other performers he worked with, journalists, studio technicians.

He I think, in 2003 finally took it to it's ultimate conclusion. Though he seems so delusional (judging by how he was on a long interview session I saw), he might actually think it wasn't his fault.
OJ, with a history of physical abuse of his wife, extreme jealousy, finally took it to the ultimate conclusion in 1994.

The reason OJ wasn't jailed then, the reason Spector nearly 6 years on, is not locked up - though he faces another trial, is access to very good lawyers - good that is of shifting the emphasis of the court away from even compelling evidence.
The day we know this is no longer the case, is if a famous person is convicted of murder in a state with Capital Punishment, they end up on death row.
Not before.

Why should we be surprised if celebs evade justice all too often?
Micheal Jackson can evade the consequences of being a child molester, but that's another recent example, since in Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general, there has been a very long history of evasion of justice.
From crimes involving suspicious deaths in the Hollywood of the 20's, to Errol Flynn escaping justice for sex with under age girls two decades later, it's not so new.

But OJ is so delusional he really thought he could get away with this latest crime, considering his past, maybe he wasn't quite so delusional to think this.
That's why he went and did it.
 
102IAHexpress
Posts: 898
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:33 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:05 pm

In Texas OJ may have been within his rights to kill these profiteers if he believed he was trying to retrieve his stolen property.

In other threads where men defend their property with deadly force, it’s cheered and defended. When OJ tries to retrieve his stolen property with no loss of life, the reaction is to throw the book at him.

As far as what happened in LA. The State could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. That’s the State’s fault, not OJ’s.
 
stratosphere
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:45 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:28 pm



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
Poor guy. Sad to see someone go down for such a silly two-bit crime

Poor guy? Are you serious? Where the hell have you been the last 14 yrs? How about the poor Goldman family who OJ has been rubbing their noses in it ever since the civil judgement againt Simpson. He got a get out of jail free card last time he should have been on his BEST behavior for the rest of his days and thanked his lucky stars he didn't get convicted last time.
 
Maverick623
Posts: 4641
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:13 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:32 pm



Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 22):

In Texas OJ may have been within his rights to kill these profiteers if he believed he was trying to retrieve his stolen property.

In other threads where men defend their property with deadly force, it’s cheered and defended. When OJ tries to retrieve his stolen property with no loss of life, the reaction is to throw the book at him.

You obviously know nothing about Texas law.
"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
 
itsjustme
Posts: 2727
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:58 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:21 am



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
Poor guy. Sad to see someone go down for such a silly two-bit crime.

"2 bit crimes"? Would you have such a cavalier attitude if his victims were loved ones of yours? Eligible for parole in 9 years for crimes he could be doing life for? He got off easy.

Even if we take the criminal aspect of the double murders he was found not guilty of out of the equation, he was still found responsible for the deaths in a civil court and has yet to pay one dime to the Goldman's as he was ordered to do. "Poor" guy? He was anything but.
 
MD11Engineer
Posts: 13916
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:25 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:16 am



Quoting GDB (Reply 21):
LTBEWR may well have a point about OJ himself, for me though, I think that he just takes some 'celeb' traits to a new level - perhaps due to some mental condition of his.
Most of them, at the very top of the celeb tree, are almost or really are, sociopaths.
They expect to get what they want, all of the time, no matter what or who objects. Are often very narcissistic to point of having some kind of personality disorder.
They are used to people being around them to indulge their wishes without question.
Their wealth isolates them even more from most other people - except those very similar to them.

Nice post, GDB.

One thing you forgot is that no athlete really becomes successfull by being Mr. Nice Guy.
To be successfull in a highly competitive and physical sports discipline requires a personality, which wants success for himself above all and doesn't care if somebody else gets hurt.

Jan
Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
 
itsjustme
Posts: 2727
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:58 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:29 am



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 26):

One thing you forgot is that no athlete really becomes successfull by being Mr. Nice Guy.

You're obviously not familiar with former Red Wings Captain Steve Yzerman.
 
User avatar
STT757
Posts: 13225
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 1:14 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:47 am

I remember when he was acquitted in 1995, I was in College at the time and was getting ready for class as they were announcing the verdict. I was shocked, so much so I skipped class and just drove around listening to people's reaction on talk radio, amazing.

13 years to the day that he was acquitted he gets convicted, you can't make this stuff up.
Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
 
102IAHexpress
Posts: 898
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:33 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:25 am

I’m not sure what else OJ was supposed to do that day in Las Vegas. What would you do if someone was trying to sell your family heirlooms that you indented to pass down to your children and the police had prejudged you and were not going help you retrieve your property?

This trial was a travesty. A sham like the civil trial. Any attempt to “retry” OJ undermines our basic legal principals. OJ was found Not Guilty in LA. Accept it. Move on.

The inability of the state to retry a defendant forces prosecutors and police to put forth the best case possible first time around; otherwise, police and prosecutors could just keep trying someone until they got the result they wanted;

It embodies the notion that a person should not go through life with the constant possibility that they may be charged with a crime for which they have already been acquitted;

Also, we entrust juries to make determinations about guilt or innocence, and should not “second guess” whether or not they have made the correct decision.
 
MD11Engineer
Posts: 13916
Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2003 5:25 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:15 am



Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 27):
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 26):

One thing you forgot is that no athlete really becomes successfull by being Mr. Nice Guy.

You're obviously not familiar with former Red Wings Captain Steve Yzerman.

No, I don't know him. I was thinking of guys like Tyson or the German heavyweight boxer Graciano Rocciciani, who, besides being a successfull heavyweight boxer, caused headlines mostly by his involvement in crime (pimping, enforcer for the mob, assault, pitched battles with police etc.).

Jan
Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
 
User avatar
OA260
Posts: 21145
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:18 pm

Justice finally done . May he rott in hell .
 
GDB
Posts: 12653
Joined: Wed May 23, 2001 6:25 pm

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:09 pm



Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 29):
I'm not sure what else OJ was supposed to do that day in Las Vegas. What would you do if someone was trying to sell your family heirlooms that you indented to pass down to your children and the police had prejudged you and were not going help you retrieve your property?

Even in the US with your gun laws, it's still America not Somalia.
If he thought theft was going on, call the authorities.
If not the police, hotel security, failing that, get them back in through the courts.
Bursting in waving a gun around again seems a little....excessive?

Question - reckon you would have got away with it?
The answer should be obvious.

OJ makes an unlikely Cowboy fantasist, but that was really what he was acting out.
 
Dougloid
Posts: 7248
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:44 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:26 pm



Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 29):
I’m not sure what else OJ was supposed to do that day in Las Vegas. What would you do if someone was trying to sell your family heirlooms that you indented to pass down to your children and the police had prejudged you and were not going help you retrieve your property?

This trial was a travesty. A sham like the civil trial. Any attempt to “retry” OJ undermines our basic legal principals. OJ was found Not Guilty in LA. Accept it. Move on.

What OJ was supposed to do was work within the law like the rest of us do every day. I have not found anything that suggests that Simpson tried and failed to get the cops to retrieve his alleged property. If he had, and that had failed, his remedy is to use his high priced lawyer Yale Galanter to file suit and ask for an injunction to prevent the sale of the items pending a hearing-not to go in and threaten people at gunpoint.

THAT's how the rest of us do it.

You say the trial was a sham-without saying just why you think it so-, but you ask us to believe in and validate the first jury verdict. Either you believe in the jury system or you don't.

I'll accept the first verdict, if you accept the second.
If you believe in coincidence, you haven't looked close enough-Joe Leaphorn
 
102IAHexpress
Posts: 898
Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:33 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:21 pm



Quoting GDB (Reply 32):
If he thought theft was going on, call the authorities.



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 33):
What OJ was supposed to do was work within the law like the rest of us do every day.

The police hate OJ. They have prejudged him and will NOT help him. OJ's sidekick told the FBI three weeks ahead of time that OJ planned to confront the collector if he did not return OJ's property.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21600582/

The FBI did nothing to help OJ. Again what was he supposed to do?

And there is no question that he was trying to retrive HIS heirlooms. He was not interested in the Joe Montanna autograph pictures. He wanted HIS property. The "collector" who was selling OJ's heirlooms even ADMITTED that the property belonged to OJ.

Quote:
Memorabilia dealer Bruce Fromong testified today that he considered some of the items taken from him by O.J. Simpson to be the former football star’s family heirlooms.

“I believed these items belonged to Mr. Simpson’s family,” he said. “They should go to his kids.”

Though Fromong estimated the value of the items taken at up to $100,000, he said he and Simpson “could have come to some arrangement” regarding their return.

http://articles.latimes.com/2008/sep/17/nation/na-oj17

The nerve of that "collector" is disgusting. You don't come to some arragnement on returning someone elses stolen property. You retrun it ASAP, or you face the consequences when that person comes looking for THEIR stuff.
 
Dougloid
Posts: 7248
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:44 am

RE: OJ Gets 15+ Years!

Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:20 pm



Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 34):

The nerve of that "collector" is disgusting. You don't come to some arragnement on returning someone elses stolen property. You retrun it ASAP, or you face the consequences when that person comes looking for THEIR stuff.

I am quite sure that Simpson could have done very well with a call to Yale Galanter who he has on speed dial apparently. In ten minutes he could have woken up a judge, gotten a TRO, and had a PI sitting on the hotel room until court the next morning.

Self help to peaceably repossess property that is rightfully yours is understandable, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. You simply don't do what he did and not face the legal consequences of your acts. That's the take home here. What happens in Vegas gets paid for in Vegas.

Have you read the complaint in the case?

Quoting 102IAHexpress (Reply 34):
You don't come to some arragnement on returning someone elses stolen property. You retrun it ASAP, or you face the consequences when that person comes looking for THEIR stuff.

If you believe in coincidence, you haven't looked close enough-Joe Leaphorn

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests