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Actually, except to Simpson himself, it would not have made much difference at all. The defence lawyers would still have postured for oleaginous talk show hosts. Prosecution lawyers-and, alas, the judge-would have pursued book and movie deals as they contemplated moves to more lucrative private practice. Commentators such as myself would have continued pontificating. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) morale would still have plummeted to dangerously low levels, and Chief Willie Williams would have weakly defended his department even as he packed his bags. The inept LAPD forensics lab, poorly led and under-manned, would still have become the easy target…

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