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OJ Simpson found not guilty of murder of ex wife and friend

A photograph of a courtroom gavel


This was the verdict for which the world waited.

Whether it was because the murder suspect was a successful celebrity or the murder victims pretty pin ups, rarely has a trial gripped the collective imagination as it did with this one.

It was, and remains, deeply divisive with many whites believing a guilty black man paid his way out of jail and many blacks believing that finally a black man had escaped racist policing...