Saturday, October 4, 2008

Simpson guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping

The 61-year-old former football star was convicted of all 12 counts late Friday after jurors deliberated for more than 13 hours. He released a heavy sigh as the charges were read.

O.J. Simpson is handcuffed after a verdict of guilty on all counts was read following his trial at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. The verdict comes 13 years to the day after Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. (Photo/Steve Marcus, Pool)

Americans are supposed to be tried by a "jury of their peers." Maybe it's just me, but I'm having a hard time understanding how 9 white women and 3 white men can be considered a jury of O.J.'s peers. Surely, they could have found several people of color to serve on the jury. Clearly, an appeal is in order...

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