“The killer walks free and does whatever he wants.” These were the words spoken by Ronald Goldman’s father on TV just hours before O.J. Simpson went before a parole board. Mr. Goldman spoke about the problems with the justice system- giving violent offenders a second chance. Victims and their families don’t get a second chance.
When 70-year-old OJ Simpson (who shares a July 9th birthday with Amanda Knox and Jodi Arias) sat in front of the parole board, he was confident, loquacious, and at times quick to anger. The entire session was streamed live on the internet. The world was watching, literally.
It was emphasized that O.J.’s prior conviction in a civil court for murdering Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, would not be a consideration for his release. Many feel it should have been. Simpson was granted his parole and is set to be released on October 1, 2017.
Stephanopoulos asked the Goldmans if they think they may ever see justice. “We’ll probably never see that … never get the justice . . . and the killer will walk free and do whatever he wants.,” Fred Goldman said.