Tag: O.J. Simpson

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National

In Trayvon Martin case, history’s ghosts linger

In this Sept. 20, 1955 file photo, jurors sit in a courtroom in Summer, Miss. for the trial of Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam who are charged with the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Louis Till. Acquitted by the all-White jury, the two confessed to the killing of the Black teenager in a 1956 Look magazine article. From left in the front row are Gus Ramsey, James Toole, E.L. Price, J.A. Shaw Jr., Ray Tribble and Ed Devaney. In the second row are Travis Thomas, George Holland, Jim Pennington, Davis Newton, Howard Armstrong and Bishop Matthews. (AP Photo/File) (AP) —Focus on the details, and the cases seem very different. One was killed by virulent White racists, the other by a part- Hispanic neighborhood watchman who insists he faced a vicious attack. One was weighted down and dumped in a river; in the other case, police were called by the shooter himself. Six decades and myriad details separate the deaths of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin, two Black teenagers felled by violence. Yet in the way America reacted to Martin’s death – and the issues that echoed afterward – his case has created a national racial conversation in the much same manner as the saga of Till, infamously murdered in 1955 for flirting with a White woman.

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Sports

Inside Conditions…Only a mother could love

O.J. SIMPSON (AP Photo/File) by Aubrey BruceHey guys and dolls. Happy Mothers’ Day to you all. Now I always hear the loud and clear message of mothers who are forced to wear the hats of both parents when for whatever reason the absentee fathers are not on the scene.

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OJ heads to court to fight for freedom

O.J. Simpson stands with his wife Nicole Brown Simpson on the sidelines during the Thanksgiving Day game, Nov 25 1993, between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin, File) by Linda Deutsch AP Special Correspondent LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like a recurring nightmare, the return of O.J. Simpson to a Las Vegas courtroom come Monday will remind Americans of a tragedy that became a national obsession and in the process changed the country’s attitude toward the justice system, the media and celebrity.