This is good:
A jury here Friday night found O. J. Simpson guilty on all counts in his robbery and kidnapping trial, a verdict that came 13 years to the day after Mr. Simpson was acquitted in the highly publicized murders of his ex-wife and her friend.
The 12 charges that Mr. Simpson faced stemmed from a September 2007 confrontation in a casino hotel room in which he and five cohorts departed with hundreds of items of sports memorabilia.
In the courtroom as the verdict was read, Mr. Simpson showed no emotions. He was led away in handcuffs and taken into custody. His sister, Carmelita, who was sitting in the front row, broke down in tears.
The items were in the possession of two memorabilia dealers, Bruce L. Fromong and Alfred Beardsley, who were led to believe a prospective buyer was coming to browse the goods. Instead, Mr. Simpson and his group burst into the room and, according to several witnesses, at least one gun was brandished.
The jury of nine women and three men, who deliberated for 13 hours, mulled weeks of testimony as well as hours of surreptitious audio recordings of the planning and execution of the event by Thomas Riccio, a memorabilia auctioneer who arranged the confrontation.
Personally, I've always thought O.J. Simpson killed Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The signs were always there: from the infamous scene of him fleeing from police in that white Ford Bronco to the pictures of Nicole Brown Simpson's scars and bruises (gained from the many beatings the "Juice" gave her while they were together). Not that black liberals cared: O.J. is black and that's all that mattered to them as they quickly lined up to defend the O.J. from the "racist" criminal justice system, despite Simpson having long removed himself from the "black community" (didn't he cheat on his black wife and mother of his kids with Nicole?) for the greener/pleasure pastures of private golf courses, Beverly Hills and Hertz commercials. Despite all the photographic evidence presented during the trial. Despite the fact that it was O.J.'s fame, notoriety and loot that undoubtedly played the biggest part in the trial as it allowed Simpson to hire a literal "Dream Team" of lawyers, including the late Johnny Cochran, who got him acquitted of the murder charges.
Now, with the incredible irony of it being exactly 13 years after the Brown/Goldman acquittal, Simpson's guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping charges, facing possible life in jail. One could argue that his arrogant attitude has been his downfall. Instead of fleeing the country and making a new life elsewhere, Simpson lived his life here as if nothing happened, all the while showing disrespect to the victims and their families, continuing to play golf with his millionaire buddies, talking about "finding the real killers" and even going so far as to publish a book called "If I Did It", a sad and pathetic attempt to try and profit from two deaths for which he;d been found liable. To think it was an all-white jury that found him guilty here. What goes around comes around. indeed.