Outrage

Outrage

The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder

Book - 1996
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Here at last is the account of the O.J. Simpson case that no one else has dared to write, that no one elsecouldwrite. InOutrage, the famed prosecutor of Charles Manson and bestselling author ofHelter Skeltergoes to the heart of the trial that divided the country and made a mockery of justice.  Vincent Bugliosi, who never lost a murder case, brilliantly outlines the five reasons why O.J. Simpson got away with murder: the worst possible jury, a sloppy and incomplete prosecution, a fatal change of venue, judicial error that allowed the defense to play the race card, and a weak summation and rebuttal that barely addressed the defense's frame-up and conspiracy theories. He reveals: --The offer Marcia Clark and Bill Hodgman shouldneverhave refused. --The bluff that saved the defense's cardboard case. --What Deputy Sheriff Jeff Stuart overheard when Rosey Grier visited Simpson in jail. --The 17 words Johnnie Cochran used to cover his argument that could have been his undoing if caught. --Why the jurors never heard Simpson's first police interview-- filled with self-incriminating statements that alone could have convicted him of murder. 1.  What mistake in jury selection could have cost Marcia Clark the trial--even before she argued the case? 2. What did Simpson do to make sure the gloves wouldn't fit? 3. How did Judge Ito's behavior towards Marcia Clark prejudice the jury? 4. Why did the prosecutors suppress Simpson's "smoking gun"? 5. How did Johnnie Cochran con the jury? 6. Who mightreallyhave suggested that Simpson try on the evidence gloves?
Publisher: New York : Norton, c1996.
ISBN: 9780440223825
0440223822
9780393040500
039304050X
Characteristics: 356 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.

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rpavlacic
Nov 05, 2016

Well documented critique of how the Simpson "Dream Team" obfuscated the issues to confuse and even trick the jury, how Marcia Clark and Chris Darden completely bungled the proseuction - and how he, Vincent Bugliosi, would have handled both the presentation of the evidence as well as the closing argument (which is a lot shorter and much more concise than the multi-day marathon we were forced to endure). This book, written 20 years ago, is relevant again now that OJ Simpson is due for parole on the armed robbery charge in Las Vegas.

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Janice21383
Apr 01, 2016

There are certain books, few in number, that are absolute mike drops on their chosen subject, and Outrage is one. The late prosecutor and TV news consultant on this case, Vincent Bugliosi, dissects the reasons why O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of these particular crimes. Then, putting his money where his mouth is, he details how he would have handled the case, even with the many disadvantages under which the prosecution team laboured. The only reason why I did not give this book five stars is that it is not updated to 2016, a year in which Simpson trial revisionists and even "truthers" have been very busy.

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reiterh
Apr 08, 2013

It really gives you something to think about.

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threelions
Mar 22, 2013

Every adult should read this book

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