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O. J. Simpson

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O.J. Simpson

The return of O.J. Simpson to a Las Vegas court will remind Americans of a tragedy that became a national obsession and changed the country's attitude to the justice system, media and celebrity.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 1:52am

Public baying for blood in O.J. Simpson case

Even to a nation so accustomed to witnessing fallen celebrities going off the rails, images of O.J. Simpson being marched from a Las Vegas hotel in handcuffs and hauled into court wearing a prison jumpsuit and shackles made for the finest in 'train-wreck TV'.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

OJ trophy handed in

A trophy won by O. J. Simpson, which he said he had lost, has been handed in to Los Angeles police - by a lawyer representing the family of his murdered ex-wife.

The lawyer did not say how he had come by the US$400,000 (HK$3.09 million) Heisman Trophy Simpson won in 1968.

20 Jun 1997 - 12:00am


The following is evidence that O.J. is not the killer: 1) They only found one glove; Michael Jackson actually did it.

2) If he murdered her, it would Hertz his advertising career.

3) It has been proven that murderers have little ability to think, but everyone has seen O.J. concentrate.

8 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

O. J. Simpson joke

Our thanks to the anonymous reader who sent in 20 O. J. Simpson jokes. Most of them cannot be printed in a family newspaper, but here's one that just scrapes past the censors: What did Michael Jackson say to O. J. Simpson? Don't worry: I'll look after the kids.

No more O. J. jokes, please.

29 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Trial by media

THE furore surrounding the O. J. Simpson hearing has reinforced my view that the American legal system has nothing to do with justice.

How can anyone expect to get an unbiased jury and fair trial with this sort of publicity? I think they badly need some sort of sub judice law as exists in Britain.

24 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Pre-trial by television

'Looks like great weather for a pre-trial hearing, Dan.' 'You said it, Connie. And look at those spectators. They're dressed up, rowdy, and shouting for . . . what would you say they're shouting for, Connie?' 'Justice, Dan, pure and simple. They're here to watch how the American justice system fares in what they're calling the game of the century: The US media versus O.J.

17 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

A crazy little thing called the World Cup

AS the song goes, ''I couldn't sleep at all last night'' and I somehow knew the day would be a strange one.

Out of nationalistic duty I tried to ignore the start of the World Cup finals, but even the Big Guy upstairs seems to be a soccer fan: he opened the heavens and they kept me and all of Hong Kong up with his thunder and lightning show.

19 Jun 1994 - 12:00am