OJ Simpson is back on Twitter. It seems he chose to return just after the 25th anniversary of the day he murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. His first tweet said, “This should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do. So God bless, take care.”
Today was the 25th anniversary of the infamous slow motion chase of OJ Simpson in the white bronco driven by his buddy Al Cowlings.
I was teaching at a small college in South Carolina. I watched the chase and all of the trial from my tiny house just off campus. It was the talk of the town of course. But something else almost eclipsed all of the OJ Simpson drama for South Carolina residents in 1994. Susan Smith confessed to drowning her two young sons because the guy was into didn’t want kids. So she drove them into a lake got herself out and then claimed a black guy stole her car with the kids in them. She was convicted and could be released from prison in 2024.
Needless to say there was a whole lot of trial watching going on in South Carolina.
Can you believe that was 25 years ago? For those of you old enough to remember the OJ Simpson chase, where were you watching the crazy events of that day?
In other awful people joining Twitter this week news… Bill Cosby dictated at tweet from prison on Father’s Day and hashtagged it #AmericasDad. Meanwhile, people joking with their friend get sent to Twitter jail for using the word “retard.”