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Posted: 10/6/2005 9:30:08 AM EDT
PBS stirred the stew by showing the different races' reactions to the OJ verdict.

Some of the pundits they had on the PBS show were explaining that blacks were not cheering that a murderer was freed, but a police conspiracy was thwarted.

When considering the facts, I believe that most whites look towards the preponderance of evidence presented at trial. It would seem then that most blacks were easily able to ignore any because that evidence, in their view, could be explained away under the blanket of police conspiracy.

At the very least, the cheering black crowds were applauding that the justice system could be so broken but it worked in their favor this time. No one seemed to care that two lives were lost.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:31:49 AM EDT
It was simply "we stuck it to the man"
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:31:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 9:32:55 AM EDT by Zaphod]

What was being celebrated?



The fact that the brotha's had stuck it to the man.



Think I'm kidding? Just ask them.


ETA: Beaten by 8 seconds!



Hey, OJ! Still looking for her killers in those sand traps in South Floirida?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:32:10 AM EDT
That'll teach the LAPD to try framing a guilty man.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:34:08 AM EDT
Innocent until proven guilty

I'm sure people will be cheering on AR15.COM when DeLay is foudn innocent of maoney laundering, and people over on DU will be scratching their heads about how "those people" could be celebrating that the justice system could be broken in their favor.

It's all about perception- and the problem with conspiracy theories is that you cannot disprove them, and lots of stupid people believe them.


Just like all the idiots who believe that Micheal Jackson is not a pedophile.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:39:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
That'll teach the LAPD to try framing a guilty man.



Most of the LAPD officers involved in arresting OJ were hounding him for autographs.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:40:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 9:40:38 AM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By Silesius:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
That'll teach the LAPD to try framing a guilty man.



Most of the LAPD officers involved in arresting OJ were hounding him for autographs.



Good point!


I'd think most police officers would LIKE a former NFL football star.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:45:41 AM EDT
Essentially, a black man was able to "buy" justice.

The african-american community was pretty much elated that one of their own finally had enough influence and fame to get off the hook in the courts. I find it especially hilarious that black comedians routinely crack jokes about OJ's guilt, but at the same time applaud the acquittal. Life is funny that way.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:47:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 9:48:18 AM EDT by efpeter]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

It's all about perception- and the problem with conspiracy theories is that you cannot disprove them, and lots of stupid people believe them.





Just ask that Farakkan lackey that Hannity interviewed. When asked if he believed the levy in New Orleans was blown up to kill blacks/save whites, he said that they were not allowed into the city to investigate, whick only further proves it is a conspiracy. When asked if he believes Farrakan was transported to the spinning dinner plate (or whatever) orbiting Earth and talked to Mohammed, and then was returned to Earth to spread his word, he replied that he hadn't seen any evidence to disprove that it was true. Same line with the Jews were behind 9/11... can't disprove that!

It's actually really brilliant. Just find people who will blindly follow whatever you say, however ridiculous, because it can't be disproved.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:51:48 AM EDT
Dumbass ghetto blacks don't see other blacks as criminals -- only as completely innocent people that were framed by 'whitey' to keep them down. o.j. murdering his ex was not relevant just that he was black and therefore being repressed by 'whitey'. Never mind that o.j. was much closer to 'whitey' than to the dumbass ghetto blacks.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:52:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

It's all about perception- and the problem with conspiracy theories is that you cannot disprove them, and lots of stupid people believe them.





Just ask that Farakkan lackey that Hannity interviewed. When asked if he believed the levy in New Orleans was blown up to kill blacks/save whites, he said that they were not allowed into the city to investigate, whick only further proves it is a conspiracy. When asked if he believes Farrakan was transported to the spinning dinner plate (or whatever) orbiting Earth and talked to Mohammed, and then was returned to Earth to spread his word, he replied that he hadn't seen any evidence to disprove that it was true. Same line with the Jews were behind 9/11... can't disprove that!

It's actually really brilliant. Just find people who will blindly follow whatever you say, however ridiculous, because it can't be disproved.



Unfortunately, that was the composition of the OJ jury.

That trial was lost at voir dire.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:54:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sic_ness:
Essentially, a black man was able to "buy" justice.

The african-american community was pretty much elated that one of their own finally had enough influence and fame to get off the hook in the courts. I find it especially hilarious that black comedians routinely crack jokes about OJ's guilt, but at the same time applaud the acquittal. Life is funny that way.



One guy on that PBS show was gloating that a sellout, non-threatening and wannabe white guy like OJ was the very person who turned out to be a villain, and he got off because of how the system works. It was ugly seeing how he thought it was great seeing white people upset how the system failed after years of seeing the system fail black people and not caring.

That is serious bitterness. Kind of like black people cheering rioting and looting in south central LA after the Rodney King verdict and beating up random white people like Reginald Denny. "It's not right, but it feels damn good!" I guess that's all that's important.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:57:34 AM EDT
After hundreds of years of being on the losing end of laws derived by those with the money, a black man at last had the influence to twist the system his way. I was living in LA at the time, and blacks were overjoyed at the outcome. Privately, they would admit his probable guilt, but they considered it a great victory, and a turning point, for people of color.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 10:07:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Spyda:
After hundreds of years of being on the losing end of laws derived by those with the money, a black man at last had the influence to twist the system his way. I was living in LA at the time, and blacks were overjoyed at the outcome. Privately, they would admit his probable guilt, but they considered it a great victory, and a turning point, for people of color.



Cheering because they were now just as crooked as the rest of us? What an accomplishment!
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