O.J. Simpson has never stopped being one of those megawatt celebrities. The recent television series "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" recharged the grid.
Now, Simpson has a chance of receiving parole.
He has served nine of his 33 year sentence for kidnapping, robbery and assault.
To pull off getting parole he has to do this: Convince four out of the seven parole hearing commissioners that he has conducted himself as a good communal citizen in the Nevada prison which has been his home for almost a decade. Here is the coverage in the New York Post.
If he gets sprung he can resume the good life. That's because he will have access to the $2.7 million which has been accruing from his NFL pension. While in prison, he couldn't tap into it.
It's possible that some creative will set him up as the front man for a foundation to prevent crime in the inner cities. Its headquarters could be in Chicago, Illinois. Something, anything should be tried out to reduce the murder rate. Simpson would be a good fit for that mission.
The issue, though, on most minds is: Should Simpson get off the hook? There are mixed feelings about the football star and influencer who became an anti-hero.
Sure, like Tony Soprano and Walter White, he holds our attention.
But, do we want him back in society?
A high-profile legal site such as Abovethelaw or a conservative one like Drudge Report should post a poll on this. Public opinion, of course, filters into the corrections system.
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