February 13, 2013 |
O.J. Simpson, serving a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, had a problem many people had earlier this month: How to throw the best Super Bowl party. According to the New York Post, Simpson held a Super Bowl party in his cell on the day of the big game because he had the one thing that any good Super Bowl party requires: A TV. "If you have the money, you can buy a TV at the inmate store and put it in your cell," Simpson's friend, Norman Pardo, told the Post.
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September 11, 2012 |
Members of the O.J. Simpson defense "dream team" were back in action 17 years after the legendary murder trial, this time defending the name of their late colleague, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. It all started last week in New York, when former Simpson prosecutor Christopher A. Darden alleged to a law school audience that Cochran tampered with the infamous "bloody glove," a key piece of evidence in the murder case. During the trial in the stabbing deaths of Simpson's former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman, Simpson tried on bloody gloves.
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January 23, 2012 |
Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who led the investigation of the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died. Vannatter died of complications from cancer Friday in Santa Clarita, his wife, Rita, said. He was 70. "He was a real blue-collar detective," O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden said in an emotional interview Sunday. "He did his job the best he could and he was a fine detective, one of the best. " Vannatter was among the first detectives to arrive at former football star Simpson's mansion in June 1994 after the stabbing deaths of Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Goldman.
January 20, 2012 |
Will JPMorgan Chase & Co. play its part in makingO.J. Simpson's house into a "Meat Is Murder" museum? That is the question the animal rights group PETA is asking in what must be the most bizarre letter received by the bank Thursday. PETA wrote a letter directly to JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon asking if the bank would donate Simpson's former home in Florida to the group for use as a museum. "Our museum will contain exhibits that give visitors a sense of the terror that animals used for food experience.
July 6, 2011
The media coverage on the Casey Anthony murder case drew comparisons to the trials of O.J. Simpson and the Menendez brothers nearly two decades ago. A look at some coverage and its impact: •Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, truTV, HLN, along with local and other national networks, carried Tuesday's verdict live. •More than 600 press passes were doled out for media coverage, and every major broadcast network has had at least one reporter at the trial. •CNN and NBC built two-story air-conditioned structures across from the courthouse for reporters and crews.
May 8, 2011 |
Juice! A Novel Ishmael Reed Dalkey Archive Press: 336 pp., $14.95 paper Nobody renders the aphorism, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you," more vividly on the page than Ishmael Reed. From the beginning of his career in the '60s to this allegedly post-racial moment, Reed has written dispatch after furious dispatch from the complex milieu in which black Americans have always lived but which their fellow Americans have never been able to fully recognize.