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1.16.2008

Publicity Seeking Judge

I really don't follow the new O.J. Simpson case in Las Vegas, but today a judge doubled his bond for violating a condition of his original bond. And it looked like she was playing before the cameras as she said, "I don't know if it's just arrogance. I don't know if it's ignorance. But you've been locked up at the Clark County Detention Center since Friday because of arrogance or ignorance or both." Sheesh. Did you consult with a publicist before you crafted that 10 second sound bite? It worked. You've been on TV all day.

His bond condition that he allegedly violated was, and I'm paraphrasing, "Do not make contact with any co-defendant."

Yeah, I know I practice law in little old Wise County, but I've never heard of such a bond condition. And, quite frankly, it sounds a little crazy. Hypothetically, if the government charges you and a buddy with a crime, does the government have the right to say, "And in preparation for your trial, you two don't talk to each other."?

(Simpson's contact, admittedly, was a bit goofy. He told his bail bondsman to tell the co-defendant he was upset with him for his testimony during a preliminary hearing.)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great...another OJ cheer leader! It is amazing to me how we have managed to suck the common sense out of the judicial system. How liberals are unable to see justice because of all the ink in the endless pages of worthless and politicaly correct laws and loop holes. Triple his bond for any reason you can! He represents the worst of this country!

Anonymous said...

Well, I think his court instructions about communicating with others involved in the case was quite explicit ... "Not even by carrier pigeon." He said in court that he understood those conditions.

The message he wanted to convey to another defendant was somewhat threatening and had nothing of value for his case preparation. He could have kept his mouth shut and allowed his attorney to make those contacts.

It may be hard for anyone to keep a low profile in high visibility cases like this one ... judges, lawyers and witnesses included. Maybe the judge did take a liberty to be "recognized" on camera but I am wondering the same things she mentioned about Simpson. Is it stupidity, arrogance or both?

Anonymous said...

This isn't a very flattering picture. She's actually kind of hot.

Anonymous said...

Look Timmy,we live in a small town with small problems and they are in a big town with big problems so it goes with the territory um-kay.

Anonymous said...

it's definitley arrogance; look at his history

did the glove fit


did it really not

Anonymous said...

i think the judges order was in line. OJ is an odvious lyer and he didnt want him to get with his homies to fabricate the story.

Anonymous said...

I'm still afraid to get this monster behind bars for good he'd have to mow down about 30 people with a machinegun with thousands of witnesses while being filmed by every network except FOX.

Annie Jokely said...

Maybe the other defendant's lawyer had requested that OJ not make contact with his client because of OJ's threatening behavior, and the court agreed. And this is proof of how he thinks he can intimidate others by letting the co-defendant know that he is "not happy" with him. F.O.J.

Anonymous said...

When OJ says he's not happy with you, you are very close to getting your throat cut!

Anonymous said...

No doubt! That' why I drink Dublin Dr. Pepper. Cause we all know OJ kills!