On Thursday, O.J. Simpson was granted parole from prison in Nevada, where he has been behind bars since 2007. After being arrested for a robbery in Las Vegas, Nevada, Simpson was sentenced to serve anywhere from 9 to 33 years. But, on Thursday, a four-person parole board granted Simpson the chance to be a free man and now, he can be released as early as October 2017. He has been in prison for the last 9 years.
While many people believe O.J. Simpson should be “locked up for life,” due to the 1994 murders of Ron Goldman and his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson – the parole board was forbidden from allowing his involvement to play any role in their decision. As well, Simpson was acquitted of charges involving the murder – although, people believe he was the one who had killed both individuals.
The justice system often times works in a strange way. However, looking at this 2017 court hearing makes many individuals who were around for the trial of the 1990’s feel – well, old for one – and also, mind blown that O.J. Simpson will be a free man.
Due to this preconceived notion that “O.J. Simpson is a murderer,” many people on Twitter were unhappy that he was granted parole.
— Superhero Of Steel? (@SuperheroSteel) July 20, 2017
— Angry Gnome (@MericaGnome) July 20, 2017
I'm angry¬ silent about Philando Castille, Trevon Martin, & others who have not received justice/& I'm against OJ Simpson getting parole!
— Jean-Michel Ormand (@jmichelo) July 20, 2017
Oj Simpson makes me sick watching his fake parole statement , he is an angry bitter man.
— carl (@carl_fx_) July 20, 2017
My news feed is full of OJ Simpson granted parole and Chester being dead. Idk what to be more angry about.
— 애슐리 (@burplenurples_) July 20, 2017
— Trump45??USA1st (@Trump45_USA1st) July 20, 2017
"I've basically spent a conflict free life," OJ Simpson, double murderer, at his robbery parole hearing.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 20, 2017
Why are so many people upset that OJ Simpson was granted parole? ALMOST beheading someone isn't the same as actually beheading them.
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) July 20, 2017
— HNDRXX ✨ (@highonbree) July 20, 2017
OJ Simpson has been granted parole. As awful as it is, the board had to follow the law + not consider past behavior he wasn't convicted for
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 20, 2017
Are people really wishing OJ Simpson gets out on parole today ?♀️He deserves life in jail.. I'm so confused. #OJSimpsonParole
— Mary Ellen (@MEKx0) July 20, 2017
Hopefully OJ Simpson tells the parole board how much he's changed. He hasn't even killed anyone this century.
— Nick Stupakis (@nickstupakis) July 20, 2017
OJ Simpson released on parole Linkin Park's lead singer commits suicide. Trump's president. Neymar to PSG. What is going on in the world!??
— Gabe Iribar (@g_iribar) July 20, 2017