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July 20, 2017

OJ Simpson granted parole after serving nine years in prison for Nevada robbery convictions

As reported in this Los Angeles Times article, "O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday for convictions connected to a robbery in a Las Vegas about a decade ago. He could be out of jail as early as October. Here is bit more about perhaps the highest profile justice-involved individual:

The ruling came after a hearing in which Simpson testified that he longed to be reunited with his family and children and that he has no interest in returning to the media spotlight.

During the hearing, Simpson was assured by one of his victims that the former football star and actor already has a ride waiting for him when he gets out. “I feel that it’s time to give him a second chance; it’s time for him to go home to his family, his friends,” Bruce Frumong, a sports memorabilia dealer and a friend of Simpson’s, told the Nevada Board of Parole.

Frumong was threatened and robbed by Simpson and some of his associates in a Las Vegas hotel in 2007, and his testimony in that case led to Simpson’s imprisonment. But, Frumong told the board, “if he called me tomorrow and said, ‘Bruce I’m getting out, would you pick me up?….’” At that point, Frumong paused, turned to Simpson and addressed the former USC gridiron star by his nickname: “Juice, I’d be here tomorrow. I mean that, buddy.”

The board went into recess late Thursday morning after hearing more than an hour of testimony from Simpson; his oldest daughter, Arnelle Simpson; and Frumong, who each asked for Simpson’s release. The panel returned about a half hour later and unanimously voted to grant parole....

The commissioners asked Simpson a series of questions about how he had conducted himself in prison, what he thought his life would be like outside of prison and whether he felt humbled by his convictions. Simpson said on several occasions he was “a good guy” and indicated that he mostly wanted to spend time with his family — bemoaning missed graduations and birthdays — and that the state of Nevada might be glad to be rid of him. “No comment,” one of the commissioners said to some laughter.

He expressed regret at being involved with the crime, but drew some pushback from commissioners who took issue with his version of events, in which he said he didn’t know a gun had been brandished in the hotel room during the robbery. But Simpson held to his version, repeatedly apologizing and expressing regret that he had left a wedding in Las Vegas to go recover memorabilia he said was his. “I am sorry things turned out the way they did,” Simpson said. “I had no intent to commit a crime.”

July 20, 2017 at 03:38 PM | Permalink

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Would think lawyer would have prepped him not to question what he was sentenced for.

Posted by: Joe | Jul 20, 2017 4:21:18 PM

Did law students from Howard University jump for joy as certain law students there did when the double murder acquittal was announced?

Posted by: federalist | Jul 20, 2017 6:42:28 PM

Federalist is not a racist even though he keeps making racist comments.

Posted by: David Duke | Jul 20, 2017 8:06:06 PM

Almost everything OJ said at the hearing is something I, as a practitioner with 30 years of experience, would counsel a client to not say. Especially those who, like OJ, are the epitome of narcissism. That said, 9 years is enough for a delusional 70-year old. In my experience delusions don't require incapacitation. Maybe he can successfully complete parole. To do so, he will need to avoid everyone, including the multitude of haters and sleep so close to the cross he gets splinters. I would not want to be in his shoes because he is an ant living under a magnifying glass, eventually he is likely to be burned -- to death.

Posted by: ? | Jul 20, 2017 10:19:15 PM

Hi, David. Glad to see you here. If you are not David Duke, you should review the copyright laws, since that name is copyrighted.

There are no racial differences in mental or behavior disorders.

The life of OJ makes a great point. If you have anti-social personality disorder, you will be a criminal.

This is true no matter what wealth, adulation or affection of the public. The crime meter started to spin in childhood, and at supersonic speed. Had he been executed at age 14, we would be several innocent lives ahead, and many $millions of tax money ahead. The life of OJ rebuts all socio-economic theories of criminality.

Now, OJ will be illustrating another great point. We have said, that the claim that old criminals improve is false lawyer propaganda. We asked, when a little girl says, Grandpa touched my weewee, whom do you think we are talking about? When the lawyer wants old prisoners moved to nursing homes, we are demanding where the grandma of the lawyer is placed. When the prisoner uses her as a fuck doll the entire night shift, she will not testify, being mute from Alzheimer. The crime meter spins more slowly, but never stops spinning.

Posted by: David Behar | Jul 20, 2017 11:36:38 PM

?. What are you saying? A pro se litigant is better off without a lawyer, since OJ succeeded not following your advice? Should your advice and a denial of parole, be considered inadequacy of counsel, and lawyer malpractice per se?

Please, address the question of whether an appellate court declaration of inadequacy of counsel is lawyer malpractice per se. The sole argument in tort litigation against the defense lawyer should be about the value of the damages, and whether they merit exemplary damages for gross negligence (negligence with knowledge).

Posted by: David Behar | Jul 20, 2017 11:44:53 PM

Behar, you should read the copyright laws.

And if you are advocating for execution of the mentally ill, you better check your six, podjo.

Posted by: Fat Bastard | Jul 20, 2017 11:45:44 PM

Yo, Fat. Check this video. The proper management of one of yours.

http://americangg.net/victim-pays-with-lead/

Posted by: David Behar | Jul 21, 2017 2:35:16 AM

Fat Bastard. As you know, I oppose the lawyer death penalty. I support the Italian death penalty for the violent mentally ill. They need to be fast tracked, because of their dangerousness. The same goes for all those with all phony lawyer mitigating factors. All those mitigating factors are aggravating factors in the real world.

Think about your values. OJ was an ultra-violent, repeat offender from childhood. How many innocent people would be alive had he not been protected by the lawyer profession after age 14? How much damage in money would have been averted? It would be in the $millions.

Posted by: David Behar | Jul 21, 2017 2:41:04 AM

Fat: Here is 106A for your review.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/106A

Posted by: David Behar | Jul 21, 2017 2:57:08 AM

Hmmm. Bogus racism charges--the cheering of some Howard Law students when OJ was acquitted is certainly fair game to mention.

Posted by: federalist | Jul 22, 2017 2:24:33 AM

"Needless to say, no one who suffers from a delusion recognizes it as such."

Siegmund Freud

Posted by: anon1 | Jul 22, 2017 10:32:21 AM

aw, isn't it special, anon quotes someone . . . .

Posted by: federalist | Jul 22, 2017 12:53:34 PM

anon1--very nice quotation and quite apt.

Posted by: sarah | Jul 22, 2017 1:47:43 PM

Whatever you think of Freud, he certainly got that one right!

Posted by: Dave from Texas | Jul 22, 2017 1:48:37 PM

I criticize the criminal cult enterprise of the lawyer profession, with its ridiculous, unlawful, false, supernatural beliefs, copied from the Medieval Catechism word for word.

The psychiatry profession went off the rails to follow uber-asshole Freud from the 1950's to the 1980's. It took the HMO industry refusal to pay for psychotherapy to get rid of this pus from the profession. Psychoanalysis is itself a set of false beliefs, except it is maintained by the payment of high fees to the assholes who practice it. Woody Allen had decades of it. He ended up marrying his step daughter with a learning disability. Good job, Doc.

A delusion is defined as a firmly held false belief, excluding those taught, such as those of the lawyer profession or of religions. I am going to add the exclusion of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Those are false beliefs held by desperate parasites, and freaks, afraid for their government check.

Freud is brilliant here, saying, a firmly held false belief is a firmly held false belief.

Posted by: David Behar | Jul 22, 2017 8:51:14 PM

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