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Fuhrman Joins Defense–Again

Sitting in the Fox press box tomorrow with broadcasters covering O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing will be former LAPD detective, discredited lead Simpson-murders investigator, expert perjurer and N-word user Mark Fuhrman.

Even though Fuhrman testified for the prosecution in O.J. Simpson’s 1995 trial in which he was accused of murdering Nicole Brown, Ronald Goldman, he turned out to be the defense team’s star witness.

Some might argue, but I believe that Fuhrman, along with Deputy D.A. Christopher Darden’s bone-headed Simpson-glove demonstration, were pivotal points that pretty much guaranteed Simpson’s acquittal.

So it will be interesting to see/hear what kind of analysis, which is what he’s purported going  to do, he comes up with.

Frankly, I’m mystified. What’s to analyze about a parole hearing? How the board members arrived at their decision to either grant or deny parole? Simpson’s body language, facial gestures as he makes his request/listens to the board members’ decision.

ESPN is also covering the hearing live and other networks will also jump on this train.

I don’t recall such a proceeding every being covered by the news media like this. I think, to coin a cliche, this is uncharted territory.

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She’s Baaack! With Her Book

Dregs of the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial keep bubbling up more than 20 years after the verdicts in that trial. This time, it’s a book that has been published by the woman who outed the LAPD lead detective on the Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman murders case as a liar.

Mark Fuhrman had said in sworn testimony during the trial that he had never used the obscene label commonly used by bigots and racists when referring and/or addressing people of African descent.

Laura Hart McKinny, at Simpson’s defense attorneys’ behest, presented audio tapes she had recorded when she interviewed Fuhrman for her book that belied his testimony.

Her book is now available. Here, again, is the link to the Winston-Salem NC news article about her book launch:  http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/laura-hart-mckinny-launches-book-police-diversity-discussion/article_df3e2cb0-15a8-5e28-8627-4f78a804760c.html

Needs No Explanation

 ACLU seeks

Release of the Fuhrman tapes.

Under submission.

9/8/95

Nothing came of it, though.

The Tapes that Sank Fuhrman

All wait: Baited breath.

Fuhrman talked to McKinney.

The tapes have arrived.

8/10/95

After LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman testified that he had never used the ‘N’ word, it turned out that a filmmaker in North Carolina, Laura McKinney, had tapes she had made of him in which he did use that word when she used him as a consultant on a screenplay she was working on when she lived in Los Angeles. The court had the tapes subpoenaed and they arrived on this date in 1995. As a result of those tapes, Furhman was charged with and convicted of committing perjury.

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The Fuhrman Saga Begins

Who can impeach him?

Kathleen Bell sent a letter.

Mark Fuhrman issue.

2/24/95

Former real estate saleswoman Kathleen Bell sent Simpson defense attorney Johnnie Cochran a letter about an encounter she had with L.A.P.D. homicide detective years before Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered in which Fuhrman made what she believed were racist remarks. Asked on the witness stand during the trial if he had ever used the derogative term for Americans of African descent, Fuhrman, who found significant evidence at the Simpson murder scene, said ‘no.’ Subsequently, a North Carolina resident provided recorded tapes of Fuhrman doing just that. He was subsequently charged with perjury, to which he pled no contest the following year. The revelation of, not only using pejorative language and making comments about his policing behavior concerning blacks, but lying about it cast doubt on his veracity as a trial witness and severely damaged the prosecution’s case.