Simpson Column Got It Wrong
Simpson Column Got ItWrong
It was with surprise that I read Seth Hollar's statement ["Rhetoric Triumphs over Justice in Trial," Oct. 6] that college students do not serve on juries. I served on a jury in Cambridge when I was a senior at MIT, and so did several of my friends. Massachusetts actually makes it fairly difficult to get out of jury duty. Even students who vote in another state can be required to serve.
Hollar also claims that Simpson used his money to abuse the system and get away with murder. That has been done for a long time. Why do the calls for change only become loud when black people start to do it also?
The real tragedy is not that Simpson got off because he was rich and could afford a dream team of lawyers. The real tragedy is that most poor defendants, black or white, don't get adequate legal representation. Funny though, I've never seen letters to the editor urging better public defenders for the poor.
David A. Martin G