O.J.: Made in America : Lange and Vannatter were interviewing, not interrogating, is that so

Lange and Vannatter were interviewing, not interrogating, is that so

hard to understand?? You don't interrogate first hand if you don't know for sure you have your guy. Then you have some IMBECILE on this piece of crap documentary saying that they made it impossible for the prosecution to do their job, give me a break.

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Simpson contradicted himself in the interview. The police should have pointed out those contradictions. They should have pushed him to clarify why he was being inconsistent aka lying. They shouldn't have let him ramble on and then let him go after thirty minutes.

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Don't put this on them, Marcia Clark massively fcked this up. She didn't even submit the interrogation as evidence, so why is this an issue?

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Marcia Clark also made mistakes, but so did Lange and Vannatter. There is more then enough blame to share.

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Well they didn't make a mistake here, sorry.

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Lange and Vannatter certainly did screw up with their interview with Simpson. As the other poster stated, O.J contradicted himself several times. For example, when asked when he parked his Bronco outside his home, Simpson's response was "around six, seven, eight, or nine o'clock. Somewhere in that area." What the hell does that mean? They should have asked him to be more specific. And when questioned about his injured hand, Simpson went back and forth between him cutting his hand in his home and later in his hotel in Chicago. When the cops are interviewing someone, they're suppose to get hard and definite answers so the person can't change their story later on. It doesn't matter if the interviewee is a suspect or not.There's no doubt in my mind that if Lange and Vannatter had interviewed a regular guy, they would have been more demanding for answers, but because Simpson was a celebrity, they had a hard on for him and let him slide with his B.S. replys. The late Vincent Bugliosi even admits that the detectives should have extracted more information. Speaking of Bugliosi, I can't believe Lange and Vannatter had the audacity to appear on Bugliosi's documentary "Outrage" and point their fingers at Marcia Clark for the poor job she did during the trial. Clark certainly did an inept job during the trial, but Lange and Vannatter also made missteps and they were in no position to blame anyone for O.J. being acquitted.

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No they did not screw up. That is what Marcia Clark wants you to believe so that you don't blame her for the fck up of the century, and it's worked!!! She came out unscathed from this.

The truth of the matter is that, it was an interview and not an interrogation, OJ Simpson was not a suspect at the time and they got out more incriminating information from him on that tape that any subsequent questioning, which there wasn't any actually.

If they were contradictions in the tape that Lange and Vannatter failed to address, then it was Marcia Clark's JOB to take Simpson's very words and use them against him in court. It was her job to use those contradictions to incriminate him. But what does Marcia do? She doesn't even submit the tape as evidence in the trial. Why? Because in her words, she didn't want the jury to hear OJ Simpson saying with his own voice that he didn't do it.

Isn't that the reason why there was a trial? Because he said he didn't do it?? Let that sink in for a minute, this woman's reasoning.

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Yes, they did screw up. Listen to what you said in your post. "O.J. Simpson was not a suspect at the time of the interview." Don't you find it odd that Lange and Vannater didn't look at Simpson with suspicion? Shortly after they arrived at the crime scene, they were told that O.J. and Nicole had a history of domestic violence. When they showed up to Rockingham, there was blood on the Bronco, the driveway, and the foyer. They found a bloody glove that matched the glove found at the murder site. Hell, when Tom Lange called Nicole's family to inform them of her death, Denise Brown flat out told them that O.J. was the killer. After all of those clues they should have at least considered him a potential suspect at the time of the interview. The fact that they didn't showed what incompetent idiots they were. Like I said earlier, they were influenced by Simpson's celebrity status. Do you actually think they would have been that lenient with a regular guy whose wife turned up dead and all signs pointed to him as the culprit? NO WAY! In the book Outrage, Bugliosi states on page 129, "The detectives were rather inexpert questioners who failed to pin Simpson down as much as they could have on his precise activities throughout the previous evening. They also did not ask good follow up questions, and most unfortunately, it was they who terminated the interview. Since, at the time of the interview, they already strongly suspected he was guilty, why didn't they try to elicit from him as much as they could, continuing until either he said he didn't want to talk anymore or his celebrity lawyer finally deigned to enter the room and instruct Simpson or insist that he not answer any more questions? Isn't this just common sense?" To make matters worse, after the interview they simply let him go. For all they knew, he could have went home to destroy more evidence. What a couple of dummies! I'm not a fan of Marcia Clark, but she's not the sole reason Simpson got off. She definitely did a piss poor job on the prosecution, but Phil Vanatter and Tom Lange deserve some of the blame too. You can't convince me otherwise.

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I'm not even reading your post, keep on believing the narrative concocted by Clark and Darden, imbecile.

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If you actually read my post you would have known that I don't believe the narrative created by Clark. I specifically said that I'm NOT a fan of hers. But since you can't handle being wrong you would rather stick your fingers in your ears and keep screaming "I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!" like an immature toddler. What's the point of starting a thread if you're not even going to read the replies that prove you wrong? If it's too much of an emotional trauma for you to read a point of view that's different from your own I suggest not coming on a public discussion board where people have diverging opinions. Crybaby!

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Because you are mistaken. What is the point of mentioning Lange and Vannatter's mistakes?? If they made mistakes it was still Marcia Clark's job to fix their mistakes. She didn't do that. She went in front of a jury and actually called the LAPD forensic department sloppy. She said she wished Fuhrman had never been born. She talked sht about Lange and Vannatter. These people collected the evidence her entire case was based on and she goes in front of a jury and drags them through the mud?? How could a mentally challenged jury convict after such a performance?? Her performance was so bad, so treacherous, so meretricious that it makes any mistake Lange and Vannatter or anyone else did for that matter, completely irrelevant.

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What people don't understand is: that interview was voluntary. OJ could have broken it off at any time. So needless to say, they wanted to keep him talking..if they start pushing him or doing the good/bad cop routine, he would end it.



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Re: Lange and Vannatter were interviewing, not interrogating, is that so

Exactly, that is why they were cordial and didn't press the issue too much in hopes of subsequent interviews that didn't take place, and they still got way more incriminating information in that interview than the dumb and dumber team of Clark and Darden got in 10 months.

Furthermore, the tape was never submitted into evidence for the trial so why are people hung up on it?? It's irrelevant. And the reason why it wasn't submitted into evidence wasn't because of Lange and Vannatter's easy questioning, it was because Marcia didn't want the jury to hear O.J. saying with his own voice, that he was innocent. Let that sink in for a minute.

So, why are we still accusing those men?

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Cake, do you have some sort of personal issue with Marcia Clark? Your various posts are just repeated "the prosecutors are 100% to blame" statements and you keep implying that no one else did a single thing wrong. I am not sure how anyone can take you seriously at this point.


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Yes I absolutely detest when some disgusting massive fck up like Marcia Clark gets away with everything she has done.
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