Embarrassing Americans: They will never forget O.J.


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[The series] is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers that explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution confidence, defense wiliness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

– FX


American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson will be a show on FX from show creator Ryan Murphy of American Horror Show fame. This show will be like American Horror Show where it’s a one season run of a one story plot and the next season will be different. It’s crazy to me how the first season will be the O.J. trail. There is such a obsession over O.J. and the verdict that has America holding on to anger about this case. I’m also lost on how we as people really have no idea what happened that where two lives were taken yet we’re still calling O.J. a murderer. We do know Zimmerman murdered an unarmed teen and we do know police officers killed two people in two different cites and those incidents came to head the last few weeks. People are still talking about a case twenty years later but are asking Black people to get over fresh cases. I feel that if people can find a reason to resort to grand jury transcripts of Mike Brown’s killer Officer Darren Wilson non indictment then those same people need to inform others still holding on to the O.J. verdict to move on. The fact that Ryan Murphy knows the ratings that will come with season one from the O.J. case shows the selective process of what is considered important to mainstream America. People can hold conversations for weeks about what they feel went wrong in the O.J. trail and how sick they felt after the verdict was read after all these years. The news of the show has already opened the door to talking about how O.J. is a killer and how angry people were and still are. I’ve seen people commenting about how their parents went crazy during that time and they grew up knowing O.J. was guilty and how it was a major mistake in history. The cases in the last two years will be swept under the rug there will be no one passing down the anger in mainstream America for Zimmerman or Officer Wilson. There are no Zimmerman sightings since he was willings to get in a ring and box for charity.There is no major outcry for justice on the behalf of Treyvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and the other young black people senselessly killed over the last two years that will leak into generations to come, no one brings up Amadou Diallo and he made the cover of Time. Those stories become lost in history. We only know of Emmett Till story because of the picture and as Black ppeople we love to compare that situation to anything dealing with Black teens. The O.J trail is viewed as the major flaw in the American justice system while in the last two years we’ve have seen a nice amount of people walk who have taken young black people’s lives. I hope season two is about Zimmerman or some similar type of case, not the BTK Killer case or the Zodiac Killer mystery or any other pop relevant cases. The shows first season feels like race baiting and opening an old door that was never fully closed or locked.


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