The Juice is Loose… Sort of


Don Garcia (10th), Reporter

Over twenty years ago OJ Simpson was charged with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. After a lengthy eleven month trial he was acquitted of the charges. Twelve years later in 2007 he was arrested after being a suspect in a Las Vegas kidnapping and robbery of sports memorabilia sellers. He was found guilty, and was sentenced to thirty-three years of imprisonment with chance of parole after nine years.

It has been nine years since that sentencing, and Simpson was released from prison on October 1st of this year. Simpson will be on parole until September 29th, 2020. During this time Simpson will be staying in a 1.8 million dollar mansion in the Las Vegas area.

Tanya Brown, the sister of Nicole Brown, had an interview with PEOPLE Magazine where she showed her opinions on the matter of his parole:

“If he chooses to try to live life as a decent human being in the world, then hey — go for it,” she says. “If he wants to try to get his life together, fine. If he chooses to go the other way, fine. I just don’t care. The minute he messes up, he should be treated just like everybody else. If you speed, you’re going to get a ticket. If you break the law, you are going to get in trouble. I don’t think he should be treated any different.”

It seems as Tanya would just like to forget that all of this happened and move on with her life. But she also still show signs of hatred towards him when she heard about the fact that he was going on parole.

“I thought, really? Let me play that 911 tape from Nicole for you.” she added to that by saying “He beat my sister. That has been well documented.”

Simpson, during his July 2017 hearing had his own opinions on his case, he said “I’ve done my time, I’ve done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can.”

The robbery victim even testified that he had forgiven Simpson for the robbery at the Las Vegas hotel, and even gave support for his release.

A lot of people have different opinions on Simpson’s case. Many believe that he should have been put in prison in 1995. People also think he was innocent for the murders. But there is no denying that Simpson had assisted in the kidnapping and robbery of Bruce Fromong.

For now, the public will just have to wait and see if he can adjust into normal society and everyone is aware that all eyes are on him.