The judicial system is inclined towards finding a guilty personinnocent. Guilty people hire the best defense lawyers to help themget acquitted from their charges. With references to OJ Simpson’scase, he employs a “dream team” of defense lawyers who allegedlycost over 3 million dollars. The lawyers exploited the fact that thegloves presented during the trial seemed tight and not fittingSimpson. Therefore, it’ said that “if the glove doesn`t fit, youmust acquit” and OJ Simpson acquitted of his charges in 1995. Thetrend is common in wealthy people, celebrities and other capableindividuals who go out of their way to hire defense lawyers whoexploit loopholes in the prosecutors’ cases and get their clientsacquitted. It’s more uncommon to find an innocent person guilty asmost people want their status to remain just and will do all it takesto be not guilty.
The OJ Simpson made a bigger statement about race relations inAmerica. The race issue arose when Simpson’s defense lawyersintroduced evidence that the LA detective Mr. Fuhrman harbored racistattitudes towards African-Americans. The defense lawyers accused thedetective who was the first investigator to arrive at the crime sceneand Simpson`s house for using the “N-word” on most blacks andallegedly planting the bloody glove. These racial accusations tiltedthe public opinion as a majority of black people felt it was paybacktime for white America which blinded the truth (King, & Sutton,2013). Most whites agreed with the Jury’s decision that Simpson wasguilty, and they were unsympathetic while most blacks termed thedefendant as not guilty. The jury in the criminal trial comprised ofnine blacks while the civil trial jury composed of nine whites and itevoked emotions on the racial factor. However, despite all the racialdivides highlighted during the case, some critics still termed thetrial as fair as it focused on evidence and not the race?
King, R. D., & Sutton, G. M. (2013). HIGH TIMES FOR HATE CRIMES:EXPLAINING THE TEMPORAL CLUSTERING OF HATE‐MOTIVATEDOFFENDING. Criminology, 51(4), 871-894.