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OJ: Sentencing

Posted by and1grad on December 5, 2008

So they gave OJ 15 years, 5 or 6 before eligible for parole, if I’m not mistaken. Am I surprised? Not really. Am I disappointed? Absolutely. The fact that this mockery of justice has gone on without any real dissent from ANYONE is more disappointing than anything else. We hear so much talk from people about institutional racism and nowhere is it more apparent than in our justice system. It remains virtually unchallenged. It remains fundamentally unopposed. It remains as a bane on our society and it stands as a barrier to TRUE progress towards racial relations in this nation. But no one cares. Its OJ. He DESERVES it, right? Its ok when its someone you dont give a damn about…even when this country throws it in your face and flaunts it in front of you. We just sit and watch it happen, like fools.

I wonder who has to go to jail before anyone gives a damn.

EDIT: I’m now hearing its looking more like 8 to 10 years.

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The New Lynching

Posted by and1grad on October 11, 2008

What is the black star?
Is it the cat with the black shades, the black car

Is it shinin from very far, to where you are?
It is commonplace and different
Intimate and distant
Fresher than an infant

It seems like we’re watching a lot of our black stars get given SIGNIFICANT amounts of time for whatever the crime they commit is and nobody gives a damn. OJ being the most recent example of a big star, but take a minute and look at the time the other stars are getting for their crimes. Ones that just pop into my head…

Black, my family thick, like they’re striped molasses

Tim Montgomery
Sold dope to an informant. 5 years…that will be added onto another 4 from a different crime. Wouldnt most get those sentences to run concurrently? Guess his lawyer sucks.

Star, on the rise, in the eyes of the masses…

Marion Jones
6 months + 2 years probation. This is my example of someone who actually had a quality lawyer. But they sure didnt waste time throwing her ass in jail, did they? Where the fuck is Roger Clemens?

Black is the color of my true love’s hair

Michael Vick
23 months for dogfighting…almost twice the recommended sentencing. Proving a point, right America? Dogfighting…how this was deemed fair punishment is beyond me. Its amazing how nonsensical people get when it comes to dogs.

Star’s are bright, shining, hot balls of air

OJ Simpson
Convicted of all 12 charges, including kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, in the hotel room confrontation more than a year ago. He faces five years to life in prison on each of the two kidnapping convictions, and a mandatory sentence of at least two years or up to 30 years on each of the two armed robbery convictions. Amazing.

Black like my baby girl’s stare
Black like the veil that the muslimina wear
Black like the planet that they fear, why they scared?
Black like the slave ship that later brought us here…

I’m sure there’s other athletes and various types of stars that I’m leaving out but I really have to wonder, who do they need to throw in jail, and for what amount of time, before people actually wake up and notice whats going on? Or have we become SO accustomed to our black folks being treated unfairly in the justice system that we’ve started not only accepting it, but even endorsing it?

Black like the cheeks that are roadways for tears

That leave black faces well-traveled with years

Black like assassin crosshairs

Blacker than my granddaddy armchair
He never really got no time to chill there
Cause this life is warfare, warfare…
[Astronomy — Black Star]

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Article on OJ trial

Posted by and1grad on October 11, 2008

A GREAT article by Jemele Hill

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Still mad about the Juice

Posted by and1grad on October 9, 2008


I’m still waiting on evidence that shows this latest OJ trial was nothing but a mockery of the judicial process. I’m also waiting for people to give half a damn. Lets just say I’m not holding my breath for either of these instances. However, take a look at this article and let me know if it does anything to spur an opinion about it.

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OJ: Revisited

Posted by and1grad on October 4, 2008

I know no one cares about “Juice” anymore. He made his own bed…yada yada, I get it. But seriously, they convicted him on EVERY charge? Including the most ridiculous charge of kidnapping I’ve ever heard of? Exactly who did he kidnap? Regardless of your past history with the courts, you’re SUPPOSED to be allowed a fair trial. This was as common a railroading as we’ll ever see…and nobody gives a damn. Sad.

Anybody with a shred of common sense knows exactly what happened here. Somebody stole his stuff; he gathered some boys to go get it back. How many of us wouldnt do the same in that situation? You better believe if I found someone who stole my stuff and I could put together a posse to go get it? Shit, I’d turn this motherfucker into Unforgiven in no time flat. Simpson didnt even carry or shoot a gun. I probably would have. Plain and simple, the police had a hard-on to put him in jail and wrote up every absurd charge to do so. I’m not even mad that they convicted him on something…but EVERYTHING? I’m sorry but thats some straight up bullshit and people should be upset about that whatever their political leanings or feelings about what happened last time are.

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