Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 10:37:15 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: oj trial
My wife, the OJ addict, was compelling me to watch reruns of the trial
last night instead of the ball game; she woke me up twice so that I could
hear Johnnie Cochran object to the prosecution lawyer, Christopher Dornan
(also African American; I think that's his name), asking the witness
whether any of the voices he heard at the murder scene sounded like a
Black person. Cochran thought that the question was improper because it
raised the issue of race. Dornan argued strenuously against. The judge
got mad at both of them. But I'm a bad witness, having just been awakened
from my OJ-induced stupor to watch.
I try not to pay attention either, but this morning on CBS one of the
expert analysts argued that the question was legitimate. We all have
accents that tell things about us, etc.
The fireworks were good enough in the courtroom so that the scene will be
rerun all day long. It sure was all night and all morning long.
(A student hanging over my shoulder tells me that the prosecutor's name is
Now off to medieval lit, glad to know that English is not the official language,
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu