Oj Simpson Case

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The case of O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman had many irregularities. This case became known as the “Trial of the Century”; many Americans followed the case throughout the trial because O.J. Simpson, who was once a pro-football player as well as an actor, was indicted on two counts of murder following the aforementioned deaths. In this paper I will highlight many of these and further explain the circumstances surrounding them. The bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were found in the entrance way of Nicole Brown Simpson’s Bundy address home on June 13, 1994 after people were alerted by a barking dog. Four police officers from The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the home at which time they proceeded to lock down the area from the public and began their investigation. This was an extremely violent crime in nature. Both victims had their throats slashed as well as having multiple stab wounds, leaving their bodies in pools of blood. The police officers used white towels to soak up the blood as a way to make the bodies more easily accessible for the forensic experts. This may have been their first mistake. The crime scene should remain intact until the full investigation is complete. The officers immediately notified O.J. Simpson of the situation since it involved the death of his ex-wife. However, initially he was not a suspect. When the police officers arrived at O.J Simpsons home, they observed a white Bronco truck parked in the driveway. The truck had splatters of blood on the outside of the door as well as in close proximity to the car. Although the lights were on no one was answering the intercom. Officer Mark Fuhrman, thought maybe O.J. was also in danger, scaled the wall, opened the gate and gained access. He had no search warrant so that anything obtained could not be used in a trial against the defendant. This deals with the Fourth Amendment “exclusionary rule.” The requirements are quite simple, according to Gerald Uelmen, one of the defenses “Dream Team”. A police officer needs to remember three rules; they are as follows: write out the facts that show why you believe evidence of a crime is in the place to be searched in an “affidavit” oath, take the affidavit to a judge, who will then issue a search warrant if your facts are sufficient, and to execute the search warrant by going to the exact place it describes, then searching for and seizing the exact things it describes, and then report back to the court what you seized (Famous Crimes Revisited- Strong Books 211-12). If an officer does not have sufficient time, they are able to call the judge, who will then swear you in through this telephone conversation, tape record your recitation of the facts and give them an oral authorization to search the premises in question. It was noted that Detective Vannatter wrote out the search warrant affidavit after the search was conducted and it contained misleading statements. He noted that O.J. had fled to Chicago. Interviews with O.J’s daughter, Arnelle, and her friend Kaelin stated that the flight to Chicago was a prearranged business trip with Hertz with whom O.J. was doing commercials. In a later interview it was also refuted that the officers had permission from Arnelle to go ahead and search the property. Under sworn oath Arnelle stated that she never gave law enforcement officials permission to search the property. Mark Fuhrman, one of the first four officers at both scenes, became a major focal point in the trial when he was accused of being a racist. He denied this under oath and denied using the word, nigger. However, O.J.’s legal team was able to uncover tapes of Fuhrman using the word forty-one (41) times, along with incidents back to 1983 and 1984 showing his police brutality and bias. The trial now became one of racism. Did Fuhrman plant the bloody glove and Nicole’s bloody socks? Although these items were...
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