Friday, December 05, 2008

Justice. Thirteen Years Later.

Earlier today, I couldn't help but think of that day a few years back when the news came out that US forces had captured Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and a spokesman simply said, "We got him!"

Fate finally caught up to O.J. Simpson today, and said "We got him!" as the disgraced former football star/rotten movie actor/arrogant asshole/unconvicted murderer was sentenced to a maximum of 33 years in prison in Nevada for his part in that infamous robbery attempt in a Las Vegas hotel room over a year ago.

Simpson's hunt for the real killers will now be derailed at least 6 years, as he will serve at least that long before he is eligible for parole.

The government couldn't get Al Capone on murder charges, but nailed him on tax evasion charges. I couldn't help but think of Capone as Simpson was being sentenced. Couldn't nail him on a double-murder charges, but got him on kidnapping and armed robbery.

Somewhere, Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman are smiling.


Steel36 said...

Karma is served.

Peter N said...

What goes around comes around. And Q, he has no chance of parole until nine years pass. I wonder how he's feeling this morning waking up in jail and knowing he has more than 3600 mornings (approx.) to come. Justice finally has been done. Great post.