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When the trial was happening, I had no idea who he was until the trial started. I had my Dad tell me all the details of who he was, and everything else I learned was from watching television. I was young, but I still knew that racism was awful. I looked upon the television to Simpson sitting in the trial and just thought, "Oh, okay." I know it 's hard to believe, but I wasn 't brought up to believe race had anything to do with whether people judged based on race, but this case was a 101 course in proving I was oblivious to the real world. However, what I did hear based on pure evidence was that this guy totally did it. There was too much evidence that proved he was involved, and the only reasonable doubt that was brought into the case was purely based on race. Wording that last sentence was hard because I 'm white. But, if you look at the evidence without knowing the race of the victims or the suspect, the evidence is pretty overwhelming.
Recently, a television show on FX titled American Crime Story has begun to air. It 's a dramatization based on the case that mostly seems to follow the case, but obviously has to make changes to make it more entertaining. On top of the show brin...
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...ation. This makes total sense if you know anything about shrinkage and this material.
The defense claimed that Mark Fuhrman -- the cop that was destroyed by the defense for being racist -- framed Simpson and planted the glove behind the guest house.
The gloves have become the most famous part of the trial. Simpson even looked like he was proud and gloated at the fact that they didn 't fit.
A pair of dark socks that were crumpled at the foot of Simpson 's bed were tested for DNA. It was found to have genetic markers for Simpson and Brown.
The prosecution said this links the murder victim to Simpson
The defense said that the socks were planet at the house by police. They claim blood was put on the socks at the lab to frame Simpson. The blood soaked all the way through to the other side, which it shouldn 't do if it had Simpson 's foot in it.
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