Wednesday, September 19, 2007

OJ Simpson Denied Bail While Partners Released

OJ Simpson was charged today with 10 felony counts and one gross misdemeanor count in connection with his recent escapade in the sports memorabilia un-robbery that took place in the Palace Station Hotel-Casino. Simpson was also denied bail, while two of his alleged accomplices have already made bail.

This has raised questions about reverse favoritism because one of Simpson’s compatriots, Walter Alexander, allegedly brandished a gun during the event, yet was able to cut a deal and is now free and back home in LA.

"This is way over the top," attorney Chris Rasmussen told ABCNEWS.com as he explained that he has represented hundreds of defendants charged with more serious crimes yet who still make bail. "If this was a regular case, this would be a gross misdemeanor with probation, maybe five years' supervision. We have guys who shoot up 7-11s and they get out the next day."

Amy Chelini, a former Clark County prosecutor, was also surprised by the denial of bail. "I can't recall the last time that someone was denied bail," she explained. "Even the most serious charges, except for capital murder, get bail. I have a lot of clients who are from out of state and get bail. After all, a lot of people who come to this town get in trouble," she said.

Reporters have been questioning Clark County authorities and OJ, himself, about the possible discrimination against OJ because he was once on trial for capital murder.








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4 comments:

Jayne said...

you know, it probably WAS discrimination based on his previous legal, erm, issues, but I tell ya, I have trouble mustering up sympathy for him on much of anything.

McCafferty Himself said...

Jayne, you are 100% right. I do not know how anyone could have sympathy for OJ, but, believe it or not, he does have a girl friend.

That means that at least one person has sympathy for him.

What woman would be willing to hang out with a guy who was NOT convicted of killing his wife only because DNA was too new at the time?

If they had that trial today, the DNA evidence would hang him for sure.

justacoolcat said...

I can see why he has a girlfriend; obviously he is still funny. Those facial expressions kill me.

Maybe not the best choice of words.

McCafferty Himself said...

justacoolcat,

You are probably right because there are people who are willing to look beyond the negatives that a double murderer can add to a relationship.

I am just not one of those people.