OK, perhaps the criminal justice system did let O.J. Simpson get away with murder.
But they sure as hell have made up for that miscarriage of justice ever since.
They’ve done everything short of sending him to Gitmo or crucifying him. And that’s only because they don’t want to make a martyr of the Juice.
Granted, O.J. did win a small victory today in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.
By the way, it was Simpson’s memorabilia and the punishment certainly didn’t fit the crime. But the target on his back was big enough for even blind justice to see.
Now for the gallows humor. Cue the funeral music, please.
Wednesday’s decision doesn’t mean Simpson will be leaving prison anytime soon. The former USC and NFL superstar running back was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively.
Talk about a cruel tease.
Simpson seems destined to die in prison, never to return to the Monday Night Football booth or hawking Hertz rental cars.
Which means he never will resume looking for the killer of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman on Florida golf courses, where the rough must be higher than Ozzy Osbourne.
And that would be the ultimate miscarriage of justice.