Back in the 80s, starving writers like me could get invited to some very chic Manhattan dinner parties if they had a reputation for keeping the conversation witty and stimulating. So one such night, around the time a third bottle of wine was being poured, I came up with a game.
Academy Award winner, actor, writer, producer, father. Those are all words that can describe Cuba Gooding, Jr. But by his own admission, never had he imagined ever playing the role of O.J. Simpson.
Growing up in a family of criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles, I naturally became fascinated with the O.J. Simpson murder trial at a young age. I ...
If America had paid attention to what was really going on at the O.J. Simpson murder trial, says Courtney B. Vance, we might not be suffering the trouble and the death we see in our cities two decades later.
There is too much history for the success of three lone people to negate what has happened to, what is currently happening to, what has been taken away from and what has been denied millions of Black and other peoples of color in this country. I know it's a long shot and we may never fully wipe out bias, but what we can do is make sincere efforts to value our humanity because that trumps everything else.
Whoever decided we need to revisit O.J. Simpson's life and murder case with two multi-part television documentaries should now raise his or her hand and explain.
The prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal case, but in civil cases the burden is lighter. In the Freddie Gray case, th...
It was compelling 20 years ago and even more compelling now: The O.J. Simpson story has not left the public imagination. FX has made a 10-part series ...
I hope the professional investigators watching The Jinx with the hope of getting enough on Robert Durst to bring him to trial succeed. I, too, am looking at the HBO series for clues, but just as an unaccredited wannabe Durstbuster.
Last year's jury decisions in racially-charged investigations were only the most recent to reveal the schism in the country's perceptions of how race intersects with justice. From the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research archives, here is a look back over more than twenty years of data on race and the jury system.
What is it about professional competitors that seem to make so many set on self-destruction? After years of working out, training and imagining the big time, pro athletes often turn out to be their own worst opponent when it comes to enjoying a rewarding career.
To secure a conviction, it requires proof that Hernandez knowingly participated in the crime with the requisite mental state required of first-degree murder. There's the ruse that may or may not make Hernandez a free man once again.
If the "bad actors" are acting badly because of severe, or too many, hits to the head, shouldn't everyone, especially the NFL, want to know it?
To this day, no one has been held accountable for the deeds that took a loving brother and son, and a doting and beautiful mother. The court of public opinion may have decided who the murderer was, but that is cold comfort to the families who are still left wanting.
I had seen him working the grounds of the Orlando resort property where I was staying with my mom and my then-4-year-old son. He never acknowledged us...
What were you doing 20 years ago this week? Well, if you were in the U.S. (and at least, let's say, 10 years old at the time), you were probably glued to the television, watching the most infamous car chase in history.