The Bronco Rides Again or Did O.J. Do It Part 2
In June 1994, it seems the entire world was polarized on two assumptions; he did it...he didn't do it. Of course I am referring to the O.J. Simpson case. Not only was the country divided, the dissensions crossed racial, family and religious lines as well. Depending on which side you were on, October 3, 1995 will go down as a day of infamy for the not guilty verdict, or disdain toward those who concurred with the ruling.
Fast forward to September 16, 2007. Allegedly O.J. and a team of 5 other men, had gone to a sports memorabilia sale being held in a Las Vegas hotel. O.J contends the items on sale were stolen from him during his 1994 - 1995 Nicole Simpson - Ron Goldman murder trial. A day or two of deliberations by the Vegas D.A. led to charges and his subsequent arrest for armed robbery. In handcuffs as he was transferred from one jail facility to another, It is reported that the onlookers outside the jail who witnessing the transfer chanted in unison "Guilty" and "No Johnny to save you this time, OJ".
In my repeated campaign to avoid interjection of opinion and avoidance of pronouncement of his guilt or innocence, I do have some burning questions. Given his history one has to wonder why would someone with his background, history and known reputation as being one of the most "hated men in America" pursue such a bold mission. Isn't freedom and the ability to walk free from what some say was the hangman's noose more important than betting on a successful win in that Las Vegas hotel room in his attempt to retrieve material things in that manner? O.J. has to know that there are those who jump for joy if he but receives a jay walking ticket.
So, a few weeks shy of a 13 year anniversary finds him back in jail with the same question on the minds of the judging public, perhaps for dual reasons this time, "Did O.J. do it?