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O. J. Simpson’s Conviction and Retrial Denial – A Camouflaged Double Jeopardy?

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by Charles Mombo

O. J. Simpson's Conviction and Retrial Denial - A Camouflaged Double Jeopardy? (Getty/AFP/File, Alex Wong)
O. J. Simpson’s Conviction and Retrial Denial – A Camouflaged Double Jeopardy? (Getty/AFP/File, Alex Wong)

Judge Linda Bell denied O.J. Simpson's request for a new trial. That means Simpson’s 2008 conviction on robbery, kidnapping and other charges that landed him in prison stands as is; or, at least until 2017.

In her ruling, Bell said, "all grounds in the petition lack merit and, consequently, are denied".

Prior to Bell’s recent retrial ruling, another white female judge,

 

Jackie Glass give Simpson 9-to-33-years sentence.

Glass’ extremely harsh sentenced in May 2013 and Bell’s recent denied of a retrial could not convince the intelligent people of America that their respective decisions were based solely upon the evidence presented before them. Despite his acquittal in the case, People of the State of California vs. Orenthal James Simpson, he has been pre-judged and found guilty in the court of public opinion.

After Simpson’s "not guilty" verdict, the immediate reaction was notable for its division along racial lines. Polls showed that most African-Americans felt that justice had been served, while most white Americans did not.

But then again, Americans don’t really seem to care much about the 66-year-old Simpson anymore. Apparently, they have had enough from "The Juice".

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