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OJ's Trial Was A Show Trial

  1. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    On Friday and Irish Judge described OJ Simpson's Trial for murdering his wife a show trial.....my new hub is about the Judge's comments.....was OJ's Trial just for show....

  2. mel22 profile image61
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    That was soooooooooooooo long ago. Who the F cares!

  3. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    mel22, I was simply asking due to the comments made by a Judge on Friday last....dont shoot the messanger smile

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image64
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure what the judge meant by "show trial." What did he expect? Simpson was a big celebrity and the murder was bloody and lent itself to sensational publicity. Also, OJ had plenty of money to hire several high-priced lawyers, including Alan Dershowitz from Harvard Law School. However, as I think about the judge's comment I don't think Simpson's trial fit the usual definition of a show trial which usually has referred to trials of dissidents in Stalinist Russia or Maoist China, not criminal trials of celebrities in democratic countries.

  4. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    OJ's trial was the precursor to reality TV so in that sense it was a show trial.

  5. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Ralph, thanks for that, not sure what the Judge meant either smile

  6. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    livewithrichard, thanks for that, might be waht he was pointing to...

 
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