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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Jemele Hill: No Closure with Simpson Verdict

Jemele Hill: No Closure with Simpson verdict

I'm supposed to believe the O.J. Simpson guilty verdict is a purging. It supposedly represents America collectively issuing a makeup call for 1995 by rendering a judgment that could send the 61-year-old Simpson to prison for much of the rest of his life.

But I don't believe any of that was accomplished last week in Las Vegas. All this verdict does is prove that race, wealth and celebrity are just as relevant in 2008 as they were in 1995, when Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

In response to the guilty verdict, David Cook, the attorney who represents Goldman's father Fred, said: "Is this closure for Fred Goldman? No. Is this closure for America? Yes."

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