Thursday, January 17, 2008
Working the System




Lisa Bloom

360 Contributor



Some commentators have made much of Judge Glass' strong words to O.J. Simpson in court yesterday, but clearly only one thing mattered to O.J.: getting out of jail, which he did, after the brief tongue-lashing. He's free again, as he will be until trial.



How could the judge find he violated a condition of bail and yet spring him? Because he's entitled to bail in this non-capital case. The judge did all that she could do: gave him a stern warning, raised the bail, required him to pay 15% of the new $250,000 amount.

O.J.'s friends - he's always got entourage - came up with the money, and he's home free, again.

As one of the few people who actually read O.J.'s 2007 book, "If I Did It," I cannot help thinking of his vivid description of his long, tortured relationship with Nicole Brown Simpson, his explanation of he did it WHY he did it (hypothetically) - that skirt was too short for his taste on the last day of her life - and HOW he did it (hypothetically) - driving home via a different route than everyone thought.

In my view, the only interpretation of his book is that he is now a confessed double murderer, and yet no jail can hold him. He's a master at playing the system.





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Posted By CNNBLOG: 1:26 PM ET
  6 Comments
Lisa,
I have to say that I am SO tired of hearing from OJ! I wish the judge could have thrown him in jail! Then maybe we wouldn't have to hear from him until the trial. My bet is he'll be back in court before then!! He thinks he can do as he pleases! One of these days he is going to do something to the wrong people and it's going to cost him more than his freedom.

And can I ask why does everyone always bring up the murder of Nicole when talking about this case? That case has NOTHING to do with this one! I wish everyone would give it a rest! I dislike OJ as much as the rest of you seem to but come on....enough is enough!!

Cynthia, Covington, Ga.
Posted By Blogger Cindy : 1:53 PM ET
As usual OJ seemed to enjoy all of the attention and actually took the long way around the airport because of all the cameras and newspeople, laughing and talking on his cell phone the whole time. Unbelievable!
Posted By Anonymous matt phillip, boston, ma. : 2:28 PM ET
I can't stand to look at OJ anymore. He has an expression that says "I got away with double murder and I became a superstar at the same time!" ONLY IN AMERICA.
Posted By Anonymous Janet D, Dallas, TX : 2:30 PM ET
OJ's in trouble in again?! The only thing I would like better would have been if Dog the Bounty Hunter and his crew had rounded up OJ to bring him in.
Posted By Anonymous Cary - Lowell, IN. : 2:32 PM ET
Am I allowed to wish for karma to finally catch up with OJ Simpson ?
Posted By Anonymous David H - Lake Barrington, IL : 2:39 PM ET
Why do people keep helping him? He needs to sit in jail. I am sick to death of him getting his way. He belongs in jail.
Posted By Anonymous Jess, Paris, KY : 3:09 PM ET
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