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Only 39 per cent of black people now think OJ didn’t do it

  • Only 39 per cent of black people now think O.J. Simpson was not guilty of murder in 1995, compared to the 69 per cent who thought so at the time 
  • The vast decrease was found in a survey done for CBS News done by SSRS in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
  • O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials 
  • It also found that only 27 per cent of people think he will regain celebrity status 
  • Number of people overall who believe that he killed the two in 1994 has also increased, going from 67 per cent to 71 per cent 
  • Black people believed the case was determined by race at a rate of 44 per cent compared to 39 per cent who believed by merit of the case

Only 39 per cent of black people now think O.J. Simpson was not guilty in 1995, compared to the 69 per cent who thought so at the time. 

The vast decrease in the African American community’s belief in his innocence in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman was found in a survey done for CBS News.

News comes with the recent announcement that O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials. 

Only 39 per cent of black people now think O.J. Simpson was not guilty of murder in 1995, compared to the 69 per cent who thought so at the time

Simpson’s release is expected after nine years behind bars for his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping convictions following a confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. 

O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials

O.J. Simpson could be released on parole as soon as Monday in Las Vegas under a plan being finalized by Nevada officials

The study also found that only 27 per cent of people think he will regain celebrity status.

65 per cent believe he will be mostly ignored. 

The number of people overall who believe that he killed the two in 1994 has also increased, going from 67 per cent to 71 per cent. 

It also found that both Black people believed the case was determined by race at a rate of 44 per cent compared to 39 per cent who believed by merit of the case. 

This compares to 37 per cent of whites who think the case was decided by race and 41 per cent who believe by merit. 

In terms of ages following the trial, the study found that two thirds of adults 45 and older followed along. 

The vast decrease was found in a survey done for CBS News done by SSRS in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

The vast decrease was found in a survey done for CBS News done by SSRS in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Nine in 10 Americans under 30 and roughly 50 per cent of 30 to 44-year-old folks did not follow along or were too young. 

Before the verdict, most Americans believed the U.S. criminal justice system treated blacks fairly. About half of Black people felt that way. 

Today, eight in 10 Black people and four in 10 whites believe that the system is biased against blacks.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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