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O J SImpson's Glove Was Tampered With Says Prosecutor (17 Yrs Later)


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#1 DonLever

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in the OJ Simpson trial 17 years ago, said the glove OJ tried on and failed to put on was tampered with. He claimed the lining was cut by the defense. Friends of defense lawyer, Johnny Cochrane, who is deceased now, say that is a load of crap. Allan Dershowitz, famous lawyer for the defense, say the claim is big lie since the defence never had possession of the glove.

As you recalled, the defense used the line, "if the glove did not fit, you must acquit". Catchy, wasn't it? Rhymes too!

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Edited by DonLever, 09 September 2012 - 11:32 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

All I can think about is how the kids of today won't know who O.J Simpson even is. Time flies by quick.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:45 PM

All I can think about is how the kids of today won't know who O.J Simpson even is. Time flies by quick.


Actually in 1995, even then lots of young people did not know him because he had retired from football for many years and was a minor actor. I asked my niece who was 18 at the time who OJ Simpson was. She had no idea who he was before the murder arrest and trial.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:51 PM

Not to worry, OJ's going to find the real killer, remember?

He's working hard at it I'm sure....

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:01 AM

Not to worry, OJ's going to find the real killer, remember?

He's working hard at it I'm sure....


Haha...17 years has passed by (which would probably be the same amount of time he would've served if he was found guilty of charges).

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:07 AM

I still say it was Kato.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:33 AM

After all this he ended up in jail anyways.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:36 AM

Everyone knows he did it. He only got away with it because he was rich and famous.


Edited by kyledude, 10 September 2012 - 12:36 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

So the Prosecturs thought the glove may be tampered with but never even got to examine it, seems like someone droped the ball there.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:08 AM

So the Prosecturs thought the glove may be tampered with but never even got to examine it, seems like someone droped the ball there.


No, the defense said they did'nt get to examine it. the prosecutors say it was tampered with

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:25 AM

Wondering if they were worried about another Rodney King riot at the time. If so, talk about misread of the situation.

Anyway, OJ was found liable in civil court. That says enough.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:42 AM

The prosecutors and the arresting police officers really messed up that whole trial. If things were done by the book on the police's end and if the prosecutors had of went after OJ for two counts of 2nd degree murder, there would have been justice and OJ would have spent the rest of his life in prison. Instead they botched the investigation by cutting corners to try and make him look more guilty and they tried him for murder 1, which, if everything went their way had barely enough evidence to convict on.

A lot of people point to the glove not fitting as to why there was no conviction but really there can't be a shred of doubt when trying for murder 1. The defense had it easy all they had to show was there was a scenario where OJ didn't commit those murders. Without catching it on camera or witnessed by a few people or a straight up confession there will always be a scenario where one can imagine it was all just coincidence (even as unlikely as that is).
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:08 AM

No, the defense said they did'nt get to examine it. the prosecutors say it was tampered with


The defence used it, of course they got to examine it. It was there evidence.The defence said the prosecutors never got to examine it and therefore couldn't say if it was tampered or not. I'm questioning if that's true why the prosection wouldn't insist that they can examine the evidence.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:29 PM

This case was lost by the prosecution because of the racism that was so prevalent in the LAPD, Mark Furhman comes to mind, and the defense used the "race card" to convince a predominantly black jury that OJ Simpson was being framed for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.


Mark Fuhrman was the police officer that found the bloody glove at Simpson's home and was the prosecution's key witness. The first time Furhman was on the stand he said, under oath, that he was not racist and never used the "N" word. Then later, a videotape arose and showed the officer lying on the stand about his racial bias.

I also remember reading this snippet....


"Having made the greatest legal blunder of the 20th century, he's trying to blame it on the dead man (Johnnie Cochrane tampering with the lining before OJ tried it on)," Mr Dershowitz said later of Mr Darden.
There have been various other theories offered about why the glove did not fit Simpson – apart from that he had indeed never worn it. One was that it may have shrunk because of the blood that soaked it; another was that Simpson had stopped taking arthritis tablets before the trial so that his hand had swollen.

Edited by tocnhockey, 10 September 2012 - 12:32 PM.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:41 PM

This case was lost by the prosecution because of the racism that was so prevalent in the LAPD, Mark Furhman comes to mind, and the defense used the "race card" to convince a predominantly black jury that OJ Simpson was being framed for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.


Mark Fuhrman was the police officer that found the bloody glove at Simpson's home and was the prosecution's key witness. The first time Furhman was on the stand he said, under oath, that he was not racist and never used the "N" word. Then later, a videotape arose and showed the officer lying on the stand about his racial bias.

I also remember reading this snippet....


"Having made the greatest legal blunder of the 20th century, he's trying to blame it on the dead man (Johnnie Cochrane tampering with the lining before OJ tried it on)," Mr Dershowitz said later of Mr Darden.
There have been various other theories offered about why the glove did not fit Simpson – apart from that he had indeed never worn it. One was that it may have shrunk because of the blood that soaked it; another was that Simpson had stopped taking arthritis tablets before the trial so that his hand had swollen.


That's the one I remember hearing.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

As many people have said, it was the prosecution and police who messed up the case. Both were pretty inept. The prosecution used questionable strategy and tactics, while the police mishandled the evidence.

Circumstantial alone should be enough to convict OJ. For example, in an other well known murder case, Scott Petersen was convicted on ONE singe piece of forensic evidence - a hair of his wife found in a plier on his boat. The rest of the case was based on testimony and circumstantial evidence. That guy is on death row now.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:06 PM

The major flaw in Darden's claim is that the glove was "cut". I fail to see how this would be effective, seeing as the glove was too small....
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:07 PM

Smart money is on OJ's son, Jason, being the killer and OJ helped cover it all up .. hence the "chase" scene enacted to buy time to destroy evidence etc .. even if OJ admitted the truth who would believe him?? ..

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

If somebody can find a clip of comedian Norm Mcdonald talking about O. J. and the pecking order in jail it is worth a look.




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