Thursday, October 18, 2012

OJ


Years ago there was a famous football player and actor named OJ Simpson. He was accused of murdering his ex-wife and her boyfriend by stabbing them to death. The murder weapon was never found. While he was acquitted of the criminal charges he was convicted in civil court of the murders and sentenced to pay tens of millions of dollars. He has spent years afterwards claiming to be hunting for the "real killers." In reality he has spent years trying to hide his assets so he can avoid paying the judgement against him.

During some of that attempt to hid assets, he was involved in a shady deal and eventually was convicted of a number of serious crimes and sentenced to a long prison term. Now he is allegedly trying to sell the murder weapon for cash. He wants to keep the deal off shore so he can avoid the judgement against him.

If this is true, where is the FBI? This is an international crime, trying to sell a murder weapon and avoid paying a judgement in the United States. OJ Simpson would also have to be admitting to a pair of murders. Since the prosecution of police officers seems to avoid double jeopardy when done at the state and federal levels in separate cases, how about a civil rights case against Mr. Simpson? Generally, I am opposed to these kinds of cases, but if the federal government is going to use this theory against police, then they should use it against criminals. If not, then they should drop the pretense and stop prosecuting police this way; that's what the SGT Says.

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