Guest Entry by Mort Snerd
In the courtroom in Los Vegas, the lights are now turned off. The echo’s of audio tapes has faded away along with the passion and heat of legal discussion and argument. A man who has demonstrated unusually gifted athletic ability and a sometimes uncontrollable urge to protect his property and “stuff” has been lead away in handcuffs. As his friend and legal counsel remarked in the closing remarks, “being stupid and being frustrated is not being a criminal” but left out the word arrogant.
This trial had nothing to do with events in Los Angles but has everything to do with who O. J. Simpson really is and the events that occurred in the Palace Station. He assembled a band of buddies to go and get back “his stuff”. Then went to the hotel and for a five minute period, kept two people contained in a room. The band bagged and removed all the “stuff” in the room making sure the room phone was unplugged. This is Robbery and Kidnapping, pure and simple. There is nothing complex or open to interpretation about it.
Add a little “stupid” to the mix by having O. J. Simpson select Mr. McClinton to accompany him and according to Mr. McClinton own testimony, he brandished a gun during the commission of this robbery and kidnapping which now makes it Armed Robbery and kidnapping with a deadly weapon for the O. J. Simpson band.
This is not a game of Golf where your friends can give you a Mulligan or a “Do over” Mr. Simpson. Once you removed the items from the room, it became a Robbery. Once you said, no one leaves the room, it became Kidnapping. Once a member of your band of buddies brandished a weapon, it added Deadly weapon extensions to the crimes. You cannot return the “stuff” taken and have it all undone. Being “stupid” is neither criminal nor an excuse. You are now a “Convicted Felon”.
Friends, family and society did not do you any favors by allowing you to get away with bad acts such as physical abuse of women or road rage. Who can forget the battered face of Nichole Brown in the hospital who did nothing more than preventing you from entering the house? Or the face of Christina Prody who “fell” at a gas station? While you sit in your cell, reflect upon the fact that your friends, family and society taught you the lesson of arrogance that you seemed to have learned so well.
Just my opinion,
Thank you very much Mortie. Sprocket