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The Final Verdict On O.J. Simpson – Guilty Or Innocent

September 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration required; contact the organizer.

O.J. Simpson acquittedOn October 3, 1995, the nation was riveted as the verdict was announced in the O. J. Simpson murder trial. Like the hasty conclusion drawn by the Warren Commission  after the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy, the conclusion was immediately controversial and assailed by critics who questioned the lack of consideration of evidence and the rush to judgment.  Public opinion polls clearly showed that the vast majority of Americans simply thought the jury got it wrong – that O.J. Simpson was guilty of murdering his wife and a good Samaritan who had tried to protect her during a brutal attack.

One of the duties of historians is to continually re-examine historical evidence and conclusions.  As more evidence becomes available, as more memoirs are written, forensic investigations improve, and new testimony comes forward, historians often change their conclusions about past events. So whatever you think you know about the O.J. Simpson trial, you will be fascinated by this re-examination of the case. We will look at what modern forensics tells us about the evidence, examine facts that were never presented to the jury, and gain a deeper understanding of the larger-than-life personalities involved in this most famous celebrity murder trial.

Additionally, we will see how other celebrity murder trials  have been decided. To this date only one celebrity, Phil Spector, has ever been convicted of murder. Robert Blake was acquitted and turn-of-the-century millionaire Harry K. Thaw  was found to be insane. Can celebrities get justice? Did the jury get it right in the Simpson case? This multimedia presentation will provide conclusive evidence.

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Date:
September 28, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Organizer

CLC
Phone:
(847) 543-2615
Email:
CPEInfo@clcillinois.edu
Website:
http://www.clcillinois.edu/noncredit/programs/noncredit.asp

Venue

College of Lake County
1120 S Milwaukee Ave
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 United States
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