Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson Need to be Remembered

by

Terri Bey

Anyone reading this blog already knows this story by now.  On June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman were murdered by the alleged perpetrator, former Buffalo Bill RB O.J. Simpson, Nicole’s ex-husband. Now, before I continue, I am using the term “alleged,” because of obvious legal reasons, as Simpson was acquitted by the jury in October of 1995.  I don’t agree with the verdict, not at all. I just don’t want to get into legal trouble.  As I said, after a circus of a trial, the jury did bring back a rather stunning verdict of acquittal.

What is so unfortunate about the entire thing is that Ronald Goldman, and Nicole Simpson, the VICTIMS, got the shaft. They really did.  I heard very little about Ronald, in particular. I wish prosecutor Marcia Clark had talked about him a bit more.  The prosecution didn’t do as well a job, as I thought they should have, but that isn’t what this is about. In my opinion, the case was lost, when the decision was made to move the case to downtown Los Angeles.  Who cared about all the media outlets? This was about getting justice for the victims. The trial should have been kept in Brentwood, where the crime happened, so Simpson would have been tried in front of a “jury of his peers.”

Anyway, we need to remember Ron and Nicole on this, the 23rd year of their passing to remind people, that there were two human beings killed. We need to remember that two beautiful, young people, with their lives ahead of them, were snuffed out.  This was about what the trial should have been. This trial should NOT have been about “racist and corrupt cops,” or the corruption in the L.A. District Attorney’s Office.  I am NOT saying that those issues do NOT exist, but the trial was not the time to bring them up.  Two people got killed, and one of them, was a domestic violence victim.  THAT is what the trial was about.

As for that jury, I wish there would have been ONE person with some integrity to stand up, and not be blinded by O.J. Simpson’s charm and celebrity. I wish that person would have been like Henry Fonda’s  “Juror #8,” in “12 Angry Men,” except unlike the Fonda character, whose lone vote changes a sure guilty verdict to a not guilty verdict, this person would have changed the “not guilty” verdict to “guilty.” I wish that person would have stood their ground, no matter how long it took.

Ronald and Nicole are real the victims here, not a once privileged NFL star. Please remember Ron and Nicole. If you see or know someone in an abusive relationship, please get them help.

 

 

 

 

 

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