On Tuesday, OJ Simpson, yeah, that OJ Simpson, said he believes former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin “deserves” to be convicted for the death of George Floyd, while also giving his two cents over the recent despicable comments made by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), who is catching some heat after inciting protesters to “stay on the street” and to “get more confrontational.”
Simpson, 73, posted a video of his comments to his Twitter account with the caption, “Verdict Watch.”
Can you believe this? There was far more evidence against OJ than presented in this case, and he has something to say?
The Chauvin trial was handed off to jurors for deliberation on Monday, following weeks of testimony from over two score witnesses. The former Minneapolis police officer was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
Chauvin was found guilty of all charges Tuesday afternoon.
In his video, the alleged double murderer said he hoped there is “some kind of verdict, a conviction. I think the man deserves it.”
Verdict Watch pic.twitter.com/45D13p3vzn
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) April 20, 2021
You have no idea how hard I am controlling myself. David Harris Jr and others I write for like to keep their stories family-friendly, but this is really something. A man who over 300 million Americans believe allegedly killed his ex-wife and her friend has the gall to weigh in on the Floyd case.
“I thought it was a classic case of depraved indifference. I thought it was unnecessary force and no matter which side you’re on, I think everybody would pretty much have to agree that if those deputies and Chauvin would have gotten off of George Floyd, there was no chance George Floyd was going to get up and try to run… try to attack them in handcuffs,” he said. “That didn’t seem to be his personality.”
“It seemed that the only problem was that, he has a little problem with claustrophobia, I guess, and the smallness of the backseat of that (police) car, which had to be pretty tough on a guy his size,” he continued.
Yet Floyd was not claustrophobic just minutes prior to that when he was sitting in his own SUV with even less space around him because of the steering wheel in front of him.
Simpson also noted the criticisms of Waters by conservatives over what they believe was inciting rhetoric designed as a threat to Minnesotans, or maybe even cities across the country, that if she and her supporters didn’t get the right verdict, they were going to stay in the streets and get more confrontational.
Chauvin’s defense attorney Eric Nelson requested a mistrial Monday, saying her comments and the extensive amount of media coverage of the trial could have influenced the jury.
“I just don’t know how this jury can really be… that they are free from the taint of this,” Nelson told Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill. “Now that we U.S. representatives threatening acts of in relation to this specific case. It’s mind-boggling.”
Judge Cahill, replying to Nelson’s statement, acknowledged Waters’ comments could work in Chauvin’s favor if he’s convicted, meaning they would be good evidence for an appeal. Let’s face it. Guilty or not Chauvin was not going to get a fair trial, and he didn’t. The trial should have been moved out of Minneapolis. The judge re-entered third-degree murder charges when they were already taken out because they didn’t apply.
“I’ll give you that Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned,” he said. “I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case. Especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch in our function.”
Simpson said he believes Water’s comments weren’t meant to incite violence, probably the same way he believes the knife allegedly wasn’t meant to kill his ex-wife and Ron Goldman.
“I understood what she was saying. It was a call to arms,” he said. “Not to necessarily physical arms but a call to come out and work and vote.
“But she’s got to understand that her words matter and she’s got to be a lot clear about how she says them because you can’t be critical of the other side during the (Jan. 6 Capitol) insurrection when they were saying ‘Get out and fight,’ ‘You’ve got to fight,’ and criticize what they were saying when they claimed later on that they meant pretty much what Maxine Waters meant,” he added. “You would think these politicians could communicate a lot better than evidently than they’ve been doing.”
In his own murder trial, jurors acquitted Simpson of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman after less than four hours of deliberation. OJ vowed to continue to look for the real murderer, and so far he has on every golf course you can imagine.
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The former Heisman Trophy winner went on to get himself convicted of an armed robbery and spent nine years in a Nevada prison. At least there was that.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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