“All along we’ve known that he was innocent and we’ve known that there should be a just verdict and today’s ruling just reiterates that the justice system does work here in America.”
-- Terry Baker, one of Simpson’s nieces.
“We stand here with our heads held high knowing that we did everything professionally possible to seek justice in this case.”
--Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti
“I think I have to believe it. It’s happening. Nothing shocks me anymore.”
--Prosecutor Christopher Darden
“I feel like standing on top of this table and dancing a jig.”
--Shirley Baker, O.J. Simpson’s sister
“If the guy [Simpson] didn’t have the money, he’d be sitting behind bars for the rest of his life”.
--Councilman Nate Holden
“Race plays a part of everything in America. When we stop ducking and dodging that fact we’ll all be better off.”
--Defense attorney Johnny L. Cochran Jr.
“They let a murderer go.”
-- Detective Bill Baxter at police headquarters
“It’s awesome. Justice has been served, I guess. Whether it’s equal justice, I don’t know.”
-- Councilman Richard Alatorre.
“Last June 13th was the worst nightmare of my life. . .This is the second.”
--Fred Goldman, father of victim Ron Goldman
“Ladies and gentleman, I am now going to excuse you from further service on this case.”
----Judge Lance A. Ito, speaking to the jurors, who had been sequestered for more than 260 days in the nearly nine-month trial.