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RE:Police Blotter - 9/17/2007 1:50:30 PM   
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O.J. Simpson Accused in Vegas Robbery By RYAN NAKASHIMA – 50 minutes ago LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's arrest may be the start of a new legal odyssey for the fallen football star, one that could reopen the possibility of prison time more than a decade after his acquittal on murder charges. Police arrested Simpson on Sunday, saying he was part of an armed group that burst into a Las Vegas hotel room and snatched memorabilia that documented his storied career. Simpson said it was merely a confrontation with no guns. He said autographed sports collectibles, his Hall of Fame certificate, a photograph with former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and video from his first wedding were all his, and that they were stolen from him and were about to be fenced by unethical collectors. Police said they were not sure who owned the memorabilia. But they say the manner in which the goods were taken was under investigation. "Whether or not the property belonged to Mr. Simpson or not is still in debate," Lt. Clint Nichols said Sunday. "Having said that, the manner in which this property was taken, we have a responsibility to look into that, irregardless of who the property belonged to." After being whisked away in handcuffs, Simpson was booked at the county jail Sunday night on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit a crime and burglary with a firearm, police said. The district attorney said he expected Simpson to ultimately be charged with seven felonies and one gross misdemeanor. If convicted of the booking charges, Simpson would face up to 30 years in state prison on each robbery count alone. A judge ordered Simpson be held without bail, Sgt. John Loretto said. A court date was set for Thursday. Simpson attorney Yale Galanter told The Associated Press late Sunday that he would fight the charges vigorously. "We believe it is an extremely defensible case based on conflicting witness statements, flip-flopping by witnesses and witnesses making deals with the government to flip," Galanter said. Simpson was taken away from The Palms hotel-casino by plainclothes officers around 11 a.m. Sunday, a day after the arrest of a golfing buddy who police say accompanied him with a gun in the Thursday night holdup. Handcuffed and wearing a golf shirt and jeans, Simpson was placed in an SUV. "He was very cooperative, there were no issues," Capt. James Dillon said. Simpson, 60, told The Associated Press that he did not call the police to help reclaim the items because he has found the police unresponsive to him ever since his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, were slain in 1994. "The police, since my trouble, have not worked out for me," he said, noting that whenever he has called the police "It just becomes a story about O.J." Police did not allege that Simpson carried a weapon in the incident. "We don't have any information to lead us to believe he was armed even based on those charges," Nichols said. Police said they seized two firearms involved in the robbery along with sports memorabilia, mostly signed by Simpson. They also said they recovered collectible baseballs and Joe Montana cleats at private residences early Sunday after serving three search warrants. Walter Alexander, 46, of Mesa, Ariz., was arrested Saturday night on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary with a deadly weapon. Alexander, who was described as one of Simpson's golfing buddies, was released without bail Saturday night. "Walter was one of the two subjects who had a gun," Dillon said. Robert Dennis Rentzer, a Los Angeles lawyer representing Alexander, said he was able to arrange his client's release from custody, but wasn't familiar with the allegations. Police are seeking four other men: Las Vegas residents Clarence Stewart, 53, and Michael McClinton, 49; Tom Scotto, of unknown age and hometown, and another man who was not identified. Simpson, a Heisman Trophy winner, ex-NFL star and actor, lives near Miami and has been a tabloid staple since his ex-wife and Goldman were killed. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges, but a jury later held him liable for the killings in a wrongful death civil suit. He was ordered to pay $33.5 million. Goldman's father, Fred Goldman, welcomed the possibility that Simpson could go to prison. "He's believed for years, decades, that he's entitled to do anything he wants, and the legal system and society has basically agreed with him," Goldman said. "This time, hopefully, he'll get what he deserves. He'll get jail time." Simpson said auction house owner Tom Riccio called him several weeks ago to say some collectors were selling some of his items. Riccio set up a meeting with collectors under the guise that he had a private collector interested in buying Simpson's items. Simpson said he was accompanied by men he met at a wedding cocktail party, and they took the collectibles. "It's like a bad dream," said Alfred Beardsley, one of the memorabilia collectors who was in the hotel room. "I'm sad that O.J. is in custody." Beardsley said he blames the whole thing on Riccio, who he claims told Simpson that his property was in the room in Las Vegas. "If they don't charge Riccio I will be very upset. That guy lied to O.J. and got him all pumped up," he said. Beardsley said the people that should be blamed are Riccio and Mike Gilbert, the former Simpson agent who he alleged stole memorabilia from Simpson. Simpson's arrest came just days after the Goldman family published a book that Simpson had written under the title, "If I Did It" about how he would have committed the killings of his ex-wife and Goldman had he actually done it. After a deal for Simpson to publish it fell through, a federal bankruptcy judge awarded the book's rights to the Goldman family, who retitled it "If I Did It: The Confessions of the Killer." During the weekend, the book was the hottest seller in the country, hitting No. 1 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. ___ Associated Press Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch in Los Angeles, AP Writers Ken Ritter in Las Vegas, Jacques Billeaud in Phoenix and John Antczak, Thomas Watkins and Andrew Dalton in Los Angeles contributed to this report.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/17/2007 4:08:22 PM   
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Fred Goldman is a big fraud. It is shameless that he is publishing that book. All that talk from him about how he would like a piece of OJ, well he ain't that hard to find. And who is he anyway? The Brown family is far more relevant and important than the drug dealer Goldman's family.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/17/2007 6:01:10 PM   
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[quote="John Childress"]Fred Goldman is a big fraud. It is shameless that he is publishing that book. All that talk from him about how he would like a piece of OJ, well he ain't that hard to find. And who is he anyway? The Brown family is far more relevant and important than the drug dealer Goldman's family.[/quote] Like always, he is trying to profit from his sons death.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/18/2007 5:08:46 AM   
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[quote="Jim Frenette"][quote="John Childress"]Fred Goldman is a big fraud. It is shameless that he is publishing that book. All that talk from him about how he would like a piece of OJ, well he ain't that hard to find. And who is he anyway? The Brown family is far more relevant and important than the drug dealer Goldman's family.[/quote] Like always, he is trying to profit from his sons death.[/quote] That's one way to look at it. The other, possibly, is that the only way left he has to punish Juice is by making sure he doesn't make a single penny. He is obviously bitter that his son (drug dealer or not) was brutally murdered and the murderer got away with it, then writes a book about killing them. He's obviously made it a vendetta. The only thing the legal system did was say OJ can't have much money, and Fred Goldman seems determined to uphold that sentence. It's not a pretty life, if that's what it is, but it is strangely understandable.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/18/2007 1:17:57 PM   
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Please, if he really wanted to do something then he would be like the guy who lost his son and start helping others. All this FRAUD wants to do is make money. Why would you even want that book released if that was your son? He is scum
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/18/2007 5:41:33 PM   
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So is the acquitted murdered who killed his son... Who now appears to be in some pretty hot water again. This time, It doesn't sound like having a cop with racists tendencies is going to get him off the hook. They have audio evidence of him perpetrating the crime. That OJ sure is a moron
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/18/2007 6:03:10 PM   
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I guess I came off too harsh on Goldman because I am sick of him and OJ Orenthal James Simpson is a mentally deranged scumbag - just to be clear. He deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison even though this latest incident sounds a little shady.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/18/2007 6:03:37 PM   
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"Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?" Personal Seat License
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/18/2007 11:43:15 PM   
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[quote="John Childress"]Please, if he really wanted to do something then he would be like the guy who lost his son and start helping others. All this FRAUD wants to do is make money. Why would you even want that book released if that was your son? He is scum[/quote] Because he's bitter and wants to throw the OJ's admission of getting away with murder in the whole world's face. Plus, he probably figures if he does it, the sneaky slime that is OJ can't weasel a way to get money out of it later. I'm not saying he's making the best choices to have a happy, productive life. Some people are able to take the brutal slaying of their child and use it to inspire them to do something good. Some people get bitter and angry and it controls their whole life. I think he's the latter, just a normal person that can't cope. Not scum.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/18/2007 11:44:42 PM   
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[quote="John Childress"]I guess I came off too harsh on Goldman because I am sick of him and OJ Orenthal James Simpson is a mentally deranged scumbag - just to be clear. He deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison even though this latest incident sounds a little shady.[/quote] No kidding. Everytime I see that scumbag on TV I get sick to my stomach. And he didn't do anything to me. If he murdered my children and then was walking around, I'd be out of my mind, I think.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/19/2007 5:59:51 PM   
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Just heard that the DA in Las Vegas gave the person that had the GUN immunity to testify against OJ. How do you do that and charge OJ with crimes that deal with a weapon? This is unfolding as if Marsha Clark and Darden are the ones prosecuting again. I'm betting OJ once again gets off clean.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/19/2007 6:06:46 PM   
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I don't think OJ is going to get off clean this time. Marcia Clark weren't the reason OJ got off (at least not the main reason). The real reason was that the primary investigator, Mark Furhman was a welll known racist and it wasn't hard for a good lawyer (or team of lawyers) to impugn the evidence on that alone. The Immunity given to the guy with the gun will not remove the gun from evidence. This was still an armed assault/robbery. And with testimony from an eyewitness, OJ's involvement is pretty clear. I think he is going down for this one. I just can't believe he is that stupid.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/19/2007 7:33:58 PM   
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[quote="Trekgeekscott"]I don't think OJ is going to get off clean this time. Marcia Clark weren't the reason OJ got off (at least not the main reason). The real reason was that the primary investigator, Mark Furhman was a welll known racist and it wasn't hard for a good lawyer (or team of lawyers) to impugn the evidence on that alone. The Immunity given to the guy with the gun will not remove the gun from evidence. This was still an armed assault/robbery. And with testimony from an eyewitness, OJ's involvement is pretty clear. I think he is going down for this one. I just can't believe he is that stupid.[/quote] Just watch
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/19/2007 10:13:23 PM   
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The number of level of charges against OJ are over the top. That is exactly how DAs blow things. For what HE did he should be facing much lower charges. Plus, it is completely wrong to give immunity to an armed man for testimony against an unarmed one just because he is famous. "Marcia Clark weren't the reason OJ got off (at least not the main reason). The real reason was that the primary investigator, Mark Furhman was a welll known racist and it wasn't hard for a good lawyer (or team of lawyers) to impugn the evidence on that alone. " Well, it was her stupidity that got OJ off. They had enough to convict but, again, they had to go overboard. 1. Never should have touched anything from Furman - a racist who has framed countless innocent Blacks over the years 2. The glove incident was idiotic. They had this burning desire to break down his image instead of sticking to the facts and it backfired. 3. The LAPD was corrupt for years. That is a fact. 4. Most prosecutors in LA are the inept suckers who couldn't make millions on the other side of the aisle. Sure, there are a few altruistic ones but the vast majority of good lawyers are on the side. When the government shows malicious prosecution or falsified evidence or incompetence it hurts its case. For what he did give him 5-10 and move on.
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RE:Police Blotter - 9/27/2007 4:55:55 PM   
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Al Harris Sued Thu Sep 27, 2007 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a former exotic dancer filed a lawsuit Monday in Florida alleging that Packers CB Al Harris sexually assaulted her in a private room of a Pompano Beach strip club in 2005. Harris' agent, Jack Bechta, labeled the lawsuit an attempt at extortion. Harris previously was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in the case. But the alleged victim, an unidentified 30-year-old woman, is "seeking justice and truth" from the ordeal, her attorney said. Investigators determined Harris and the dancer had sexual contact at the Cheetah Pompano Beach on April 17, 2005. But the State Attorney's Office decided not to prosecute Harris because investigators did not find sufficient credible evidence to charge him.
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RE:Police Blotter - 10/5/2007 1:54:01 PM   
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FOX 31 News in Colorado reports Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry tested positive for marijuana and could be subject to a one-year suspension under the NFL's substance abuse policy. Henry previously tested positive and served a four-game suspension in 2005 as a member of the Tennessee Titans.
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RE:Police Blotter - 10/5/2007 4:36:00 PM   
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How is he going to feed those 9 kids?
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RE:Police Blotter - 10/5/2007 5:27:55 PM   
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Another good talent down toilet Maybe they trade for Ricky Williams ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH!
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RE:Police Blotter - 10/19/2007 3:06:06 PM   
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Third Civil Suit Against Pacman to be Announced Today Fri Oct 19, 2007 The Nashville Tennessean reports the third civil suit against suspended Titans CB Pacman Jones will be officially announced today in Las Vegas, when attorneys will also name other notable defendants during a press conference. Tom Urbanski, who was shot at the Minxx Gentleman's Club in February, will file a civil complaint against Jones and the exotic dancer group Harlem Knights. Urbanski's attorney, Matthew Dushoff, said the suit will be "of great interest to people across the country' because of the other defendants who will also be named. When asked if the Titans or the NFL might be named, he didn't deny it. "Not only did we do our due diligence, but we are going after entities other people haven't," Dushoff said. Jones faces two felony counts of coercion stemming from allegations he threatened to kill Minxx employees and that he bit a bar bouncer in the melee. He has said he was an innocent bystander in the shooting and doesn't know who fired the gun. In June, a bouncer who was shot sued Jones and members of his entourage, and a woman who was shot in the head during the shooting sued Jones in August.
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RE:Police Blotter - 11/13/2007 7:11:15 PM   
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Did Trainer Give Cowboys Players Steroids? Tue Nov 13, 2007 The Dallas Morning Nerws reports local television station Channel 11 reported Monday night that a Plano-based personal trainer will plead guilty today to a federal charge involving steroids. David Jacobs claimed on his supplements store's Web site that he offered guidance to Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons players. Jacobs did not identify any players, but he told the station that as part of a plea deal, he will tell federal investigators about professional athletes who use steroids. Cowboys officials didn't return a phone call seeking comment. However, Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple told Channel 11 that Jacobs never worked for the Cowboys and the team had no knowledge of the charges he faces. The Falcons also told the station that he never worked for the team and they had never heard of him.
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RE:Police Blotter - 11/13/2007 8:32:11 PM   
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This ought to be good. I have nothing but a hunch but I would say that 75% of the league is on some type of banned substance. You can't get that big without help. Even 5 whey shakes a day with creatine can't get guys that big.
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RE:Police Blotter - 11/14/2007 5:34:12 AM   
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[quote="Jeff Jesser"]This ought to be good. I have nothing but a hunch but I would say that 75% of the league is on some type of banned substance. You can't get that big without help. Even 5 whey shakes a day with creatine can't get guys that big.[/quote] ***************************************************** I agree and it's not just the steroids and HGH. It's pretty well known that MLB has had a huge amphetamine problem that has been brushed under the rug. Personally, I find all the drug policies in professional sports a joke. If they really want to put a stop to it, why not go "zero tolerance"? Caught once, you're out, forever.
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RE:Police Blotter - 11/16/2007 8:49:09 AM   
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[quote="Jeff Jesser"]This ought to be good. I have nothing but a hunch but I would say that 75% of the league is on some type of banned substance. You can't get that big without help. Even 5 whey shakes a day with creatine can't get guys that big.[/quote] It's not going to be "good". We already know the NFL players use all sorts of perfomance enhancing drugs, we just don't care. Shawn Merriman is the rookie of the year, the hottest defensive star in the league, a roid freak, and no one cares. The Patriots best defensive player misses the season for taking em, comes back to help beat Manning, and no one cares. We only care about it if the media tells us its scandalous, and it's only scandalous if it's in baseball, and if it's an unlikeable home run hitter.
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RE:Police Blotter - 11/16/2007 11:57:22 AM   
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[quote="Easy E"][quote="Jeff Jesser"]This ought to be good. I have nothing but a hunch but I would say that 75% of the league is on some type of banned substance. You can't get that big without help. Even 5 whey shakes a day with creatine can't get guys that big.[/quote] It's not going to be "good". We already know the NFL players use all sorts of perfomance enhancing drugs, we just don't care. Shawn Merriman is the rookie of the year, the hottest defensive star in the league, a roid freak, and no one cares. The Patriots best defensive player misses the season for taking em, comes back to help beat Manning, and no one cares. We only care about it if the media tells us its scandalous, and it's only scandalous if it's in baseball, and if it's an unlikeable home run hitter.[/quote] Yep, the double standard between football and baseball is atrocious. The media is to blame.
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RE:Police Blotter - 11/16/2007 1:51:42 PM   
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The persecution of Barry Bonds is way out of control and again shows the incredible double standard in this country. The government is going to spend millions of dollars going after him for something as trivial as perjury while thousands of murders go unsolved with no attention paid to them. Funny, they sure didn't go after McGwire, MR STEROID, like this. And people try and claim there is no racism left in this country.
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