It is now twenty years later and for some reason we need to relive the sensational O.J. Simpson trial. Now there is even a documentary being made on the trial. If they are not going to find a killer well then enough is enough. If anything all this coverage has only destroyed race relations even more. There was already the CBS Made for TV Drama, the hit FX Miniseries and now photos of O.J.in jail. Ugly and old greying at age 68. Our hero is just another old black guy in jail for life. He has been locked behind bars for 8 years for robbery. He is no longer the charismatic man who once was on the cover of many magazines. The guy who one a Heisman Trophy as a running back.
Even just in college not only did he cross color lines he seemed to erase ]ines. No black athlete had the trust of all America before O/J/ that he was doing Hertz commercials. He sold cars and soda and stared in comic movies. People was suddenly appalled that he was being accused of domestic violence and then a horrific murder of his beautiful wife. Tens of millions of Americans were riveted by the trial that suddenly divided us by black people for O.J. and white people for the prosecution or his dead white folk.
Racial tensions poured out onto the streets. His arrogance would say” I’m not Black I’m not white, I’m O.J.” After 9 months of testimony, the jury came to a decision in just a matter of hours. It showed all Americans the circus a courtroom can become. He was found libel in the trial and ordered to pay the families of the deceased 33 million dollars.