Sunny Hostin says Simpson case was about ‘the system’: ‘Police officers have killed many more people than OJ’

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin said Friday that many black Americans are relieved by O.J. He added that he had killed many people.

Mr. Simpson died of cancer on Wednesday at the age of 76. He is known for his soccer talent, but even more for his arrest and the infamous double murder trial he led in 1994 and 1995. His acquittal remains one of the most controversial trial moments in American history, exemplified by racial divisions. The reaction at that time.

Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” said “everybody still talks about” Simpson’s death, adding, “When it happened, it was like a phenomenon. “It was the trial of the century, the Bronco chase, the case that wasn’t.” It’s a guilty verdict. All this drove people crazy. ”

Behar later asked, “Why do you think people are looking at it through such a different lens? I mean, the guy had a lot of stuff in his car and he had a passport. It looked like he was trying to get out of the car and run away.”He’s accused of murdering these people and he got away with it, so this is kind of a divisive trial, right? ”

“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin argued that black Americans care more about the record of the justice system than whether or not O.J. Simpson was guilty.

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Hostin responded that black Americans’ relief at Simpson’s acquittal was due to racial hostility, especially after the Rodney King scandal. She said Thursday it was an “injustice” that he should not go to prison for the brutal murder.

“You know, the question is not so much about his guilt or innocence, but rather about the system and how it treated African-Americans and how it continues to treat African-Americans in this country. I think it was,” Hostin said. “In context, we must remember the 1992 acquittal of the officers who beat Rodney King to near death in front of the world.”

“This happened in 1994. I don’t think it mattered to the black community whether O.J. did it or not, because even now if you go to a barber shop or a beauty salon, people will say he did it. ”But he got away with it and the police officers, you know, police officers have killed far more people than OJ Simpson. ”

O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson

O.J. Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson were married for seven years before divorcing in 1992. (Vinny Zufante/Getty Images)

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Co-host Ana Navarro later explained the verdict and its history. media frenzy She realized America’s deep racial divisions.

“It was the first time in my life that I was faced with racial disparities and America’s painful racial disparities. I remember seeing it. I remember being in the student union and law school. .White people — non-black people were on the other side. Black students were cheering, white people — everyone else had their mouths wide open, and that still happens in many cases, and I I think Don Lemon said to me yesterday, it wasn’t a question of guilt or innocence, it was a question of race.”


Co-host Sarah Haines interjected to remind people, “There were innocent people involved here, and I want to touch on them a little bit. Nicole Brown and Ronald Gold. Mann was brutally murdered and I believe the legal system failed.” Nicole over and over again. ”

One of the many issues focused on at Simpson’s trial was domestic violence, with Simpson known to have assaulted and harassed his wife during and after their marriage.