Sunday, November 20, 2005

O. J. Simpson recently criticized the laws that allowed the relatives of Bonny Lee Bakley to successfully sue Robert Blake.

"I still don't get how anyone can be found not guilty of a murder and then be found responsible for it in any way shape or form," Simpson said in a phone interview from his Florida home. "... If you're found not guilty, how can you be found responsible? I'd love to hear how that's not double jeopardy."

He's right. Simpson, Blake and Michael Jackson were found guilty in their respective court cases. Now Simpson and Blake have been found responsible for the crimes they were accused of, and it probably won't be long until Jackson gets sued. These civil suits find the person responsible for an act the law has already said they didn't do. It's kind of like beating a speeding ticket, and then the municipality sues you for speeding.

I blame this on lawyers. While Simpson paid $33 million, Blake has to pay $30 million. But how much money does the family get and how much do the lawyers get? The family will probably get as much at Netflix customers are going to get. See my previous post.

Can't you feel 'em closin' in, honey
Can't you feel 'em schoolin' around
You got fins to the left, fins to the right
And you're the only girl in town

This works on so many levels, don't it?


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