O.J.: Made in America: Part 3: Rockingham
July 5, 2016 6:58 AM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

The police arrived at the condo on Bundy Drive at 4:25 a.m. on June 13th, 1994. It was a gruesome murder scene, clearly the result of a violent confrontation that had left two people dead - one of whom, they'd quickly discover, was the estranged wife of O.J. Simpson.

It was just the start of a chapter of American history like none other, one that would lay bare the realities of race, power, the legal system, the media, and so much more in Los Angeles, California and far beyond. Two decades later, the disagreements between the figures at the center of investigating the case are still palpable. The events of June 17th, 1994 are nearly as unfathomable as they were as they unfolded. And the beginnings of the battle in the courtroom are just as fascinating - the defense's strategy, just as unambiguous. O.J. Simpson had spent his entire life running from the color of his skin. Now, in so many ways, he was going to depend on it to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison.
posted by Cash4Lead (3 comments total)
This episode was simply awful, and by that, I mean, all these red flags about OJ's abuse of Nicole and nothing, nothing at all.
posted by Atreides at 9:32 AM on July 5, 2016

Yeah, between that and Lange and Vannatter's starstruck softball interview, the double standard for celebrities is not hard to see. Or, in Zoey Tur's words:

"I've covered so many of these things, this was not usual police behavior. If OJ Simpson were black, that shit wouldn't have happened. He'd be on the ground getting clubbed."

Here are five more of my favorite quotes from this episode:

5. "What do you mean, you were running around doing what you do?"
4. "A lot of people thought that Chris would end up at the Cochran firm.
And, obviously, that didn't happen."
3. "Mariachi band."
2. "If this jury convicts me, maybe I did do it!"
1. "What are all those n-words doing in Brentwood?"
posted by box at 3:47 PM on July 5, 2016 [3 favorites]

This last was NOT from Mark Fuhrman.....
posted by brujita at 4:16 PM on July 5, 2016 [2 favorites]

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