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From: Miss Marple
Time: 1:51:44 AM
Remote Name: 184.108.40.206
Fuhrman knew that he had a boatload of racist baggage that would catch up to him sooner or later. The best he could do was put his own spin on it. The victims, the accused and the apparent evidence in the Bundy murders gave him plenty of maneuvering room. We had a black behaving like a pimp, treating his cringing white wife like his property (Fuhrman’s “spouse abuse” letter). We had a black man’s sexual obsession with a white woman leading to murder. We had a black man committing a rage killing with a knife. The only thing needed to complete the picture was a whole lot of angry black people yelling “RACISM!” without proof beyond a reasonable doubt. We got that, too.
It was a numbers game with unreasonable whites outnumbering unreasonable blacks by a wide margin. Black rage/white guilt. Pick the evidence you want to feel good about yourself. If Fuhrman could sell a majority of whites on the idea that “colorless” O.J. murdered two white people the way one would expect a “nigger” to do it, the majority of the PUBLIC including a few “reasonable” blacks was bound to be on his side. That’s how racism works, though familiar images that people believe in.
I don’t think Fuhrman leaked the McKinney tapes (I do think he leaked the unreasonable story about him planting the glove). As I reconstructed the murders and Fuhrman’s part in the investigation I see a slew of miscalculations and last minute scrambles to get around them. Who could have predicted that Allan Park would not see the Bronco parked on Rockingham when he first arrived? Seeing it then would have pushed the time of the killings closer to 10:00 and given O.J. plenty of time to do the things that Fuhrman and Roberts found all of the evidence for on Rockingham. Who would have predicted that Kato would go to the south path after hearing the thumps instead of alerting O.J.? So, we get O.J. showing no sighs of being concerned about anything except getting to the airport on time and a conflict between Fuhrman’s story and Kato’s about whether the gates on the south path were opened or closed. It’s a long list.
It seems to me that the release of the McKinney tapes belongs on that list. I don’t think he believed anybody who knew about the tapes would jeopardize O.J.’s conviction by releasing them. I think he believed that deep down most white people were as racist as he was and just itching for a chance to be themselves. The Fuhrman we saw on the witness stand and in his book (yes, I was also embarrassed for him when I read the racism chapter) is a hero to most white people and more blacks than you would imagine. He presents himself as an articulate, intelligent, hard-working, mainstream, conservative Republican. What’s not to like about that, unless you’re a racist black, a pro-criminal, bleeding heart liberal or a communist? He wants THOSE PEOPLE to hate him.
Fuhrman’s discovery of the glove, the racial CONTROVERSY (as opposed to the facts) and his performance on the witness stand had already made him a white national hero and a hot commercial item. He had a signed contract with Regnery Publishing and he thought that he still had a shot at making the screenplay he’d worked on for nine years with Laura Hart. A producer for the cop show Hunter told the defense about the tapes. He didn’t know what was on them but he’d gotten a good look at Fuhrman. –Jasper