“Subjective information or writing is based on personal opinions, interpretations, points of view, emotions and judgment. It is often considered ill-suited for scenarios like news reporting or decision making in business or politics. Objective information or analysis is fact-based, measurable and observable.”
The explanation above comes from the comparative website Diffen.
The difference between the two, Subjective vs. Objective information, though generally assumed to be close, are as wide apart as the Atlantic Ocean that separates Europe from North America. The OJ Simpson case is a perfect example for explaining the bait and switch tactic that occurs involving subjective vs. objective information used to flim flam the public. Unbeknownst to many is that much of Simpson’s case as promulgated publicly is subjective information based upon fraudulent evidence. By the time the audience receives it from the news pundits, as well as what the news reporters received from so called official sources, subsequent examination has rendered much of it as being fraudulent information at the source. Furthermore, there has been a major break down in professional journalists doing their due diligence to determine its veracity.
Let us consider the infamous tale about the shoes that OJ Simpson was said to be wearing when he’s alleged to have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Images of Simpson supposedly wearing the infamous Bruno Magli shoes began to show up just in time for the civil trial in 1997, after the photo negatives of them returned from a European destination allegedly noted for photo manipulation. However, I’ve momentarily digressed, since the story of the Bruno Magli shoes begins three years prior in 1994, when an FBI agent by the name of William Bodziak became involved in the Simpson murder investigation.
The shoe prints were claimed by the FBI agent, Bodziak, on the witness stand in 1995, to be made by an Italian manufactured shoe, called Bruno Magli from a metric size 46, which he claimed transferred to being a size 12 shoe in the US. By the time Bodziak appeared on the witness stand the minds of the public had already been massaged by the theory laid out by Vanity Fair author, Dominick Dunne, in an article he wrote. So, at this point, the public appeared ready to believe without question everything Bodziak would tell them about “shoe size”.
It appears to have dawned on Dunne, one evening upon attending an Opera based on the Shakespearean tragedy Othello, that O.J. Simpson had become the 20th century embodiment of the mythical 16th century Moorish Commander of the Mediterranean. Thus, by the time of the appearance of the FBI’s agent Bodziak the subliminal seeds of race had already been planted in the contemporary public’s mind. They already were being indoctrinated by the prosecution that the celebrity O.J. Simpson was the victim of his own jealous infatuation for his ex-wife. According to the prosecution’s theory he became fanatically enraged, stalked and killed her, the same as the celebrated General, Othello, did to his young Caucasian wife in Shakespear’s tragedy. The subliminal seeds of race, planted in the minds of the public, have always had good use albeit off times diabolical.
As said, Bodziak quickly arrived at the conclusion that the shoe prints were made by the Bruno Magli brand. However, the question needs to be explored beyond what was said, of how Bodziak knew specifically what shoes made those prints at the murder site on Bundy Drive?
He claims that he knew because the shoe prints were made by a unique pattern found on the shoe sole that was attached to the bottom of the shoe, which was made by another Italian company called SILGA. This unusual pattern came from SILGA’s U2887 size 46/size 12 rubber mold. As you may have seen in one of the past week’s cable programs on the Simpson case during this fall season, called OJ Speaks: The Hidden Tapes, a prominent theme that emerged were the expensive Bruno Magli shoes discovered by Bodziak’s 1994 investigation.
This becomes one of the subliminal definitive nails in the coffin, to show Simpson as the murderer, as they allege. The show’s principal lawyers, with Daniel Petrocelli in the lead, discuss Simpson wearing those shoes in the photos presented in his 1997 civil trial and has OJ walking on the playing field. The photos were allegedly placed in some unknown news letter to which no one we know has subscribed, or even knew existed. So now we are obligated to assume, without any further examination, that people are telling the truth that this is Simpson wearing Bruno Magli shoes because it is shown in a news letter publication allegedly from years prior. Unfortunately, it too comes under suspicion in light of some other evidence that the public has been mentally programmed to gloss over.
The Bruno Magli shoes have perennially been a prominent theme over the years. Since they were allegedly only one pair of a limited number, something like 299 pair imported by the North American distributor out of New Jersey. What Bodziak claimed connected those shoes to OJ Simpson was the similar size of some Reebok tennis shoes he was given by the police detectives Lange and Vannatter, in 1994. However, Bodziak found no shoes belonging to Simpson of the Bruno Magli brand. You would think, given the media exposure of the so called “trial of the century”, covered on TV and tabloids day and night for over a year, that Bodziak would put out a call to see who might have photos of Simpson in those famously named shoes. Instead he chose to gamble pompously that he did accurately know what brand it was that made those shoe prints at the murder site.
Fast forward to 1999, the FBI agent would get into the book selling business himself by republishing a revised edition of a 1981 college text book, Footwear Impression Evidence. In it he would state that the manufacturer of the shoe soles, SILGA, sold the same shoe soles it sold to Bruno Magli, to another company called LORD, who provided them to 20 shoe brand companies that it owned outside of Italy. The LORD logo on the bottom of shoes soles is found on several continents beyond Europe and North America. We must remember that the initial encounter of Bodziak with the identify of these shoe soles came from the data bank of the National Police Department of Japan, which is, if memory serves me, a part of the Asian continent.
The other problem that can be seen in the FBI agent’s hands above is the SILGA shoe sole has a raised heel that protects the mid area of the shoe in front of the heel from touching the ground. The manufacturer leaves an empty hole for the shoe company’s identity plug to be placed in that hole. Thus, due to the raised heel there was no way that the FBI agent, William Bodziak, could distinguish the Bruno Magli shoe brand from the other 20 shoe brands provided these same U2887 SILGA shoe soles.
Hence, in order for FBI Special Agent Bodziak to definitively make such a determination, required him taking on a gamble in which the odds of him making the correct determination was 20-to-1 against. It is our contention that no professional is going to place the esteem and integrity of their employer, the FBI, on the line based upon a bet where the odds are 20-to-1 that you could lose.
The FBI generally does not have a reputation for bringing flimsy indictments, and usually doesn’t show up in force without having a cinch bet that they have the correct evidence on the person they have targeted. However, by allowing Bodziak to appear in their name as an FBI agent in 1995 during the Simpson criminal trial, they in essence are obligated to stand behind whatever damage that may result, and that includes any misrepresentations associated with those mystery photos that just happen to show up in 1997 during the civil trial, to bolster Bodziak’s 20-to-1 toss of the dice. I suppose someone has got to win a lottery sometime, so I guess their response is that Bodziak just happened to be a lucky man; however, other investigators from OMIG are not in a hurry to buy Bodziak’s confident dice hand.
Without bothering to measure O.J.’s foot, Bodziak was comfortable making his case publicly in 1995 of putting Simpson’s foot in those alleged Bruno Magli shoes. When questioned by the prosecuting attorney as to why he had not simply measured the accurate dimensions of Simpson’s foot, Bodziak testified that he felt that such an accurate measurement would not reflect the actual choice of the size shoe a person chooses to wear. Thus, Bodziak appeared to be comfortably satisfied with comparing a tennis shoe that he claimed was “represented” to him by the LAPD detectives as being from O.J. Simpson’s closet, although his further request to verify Simpson’s shoe size by seeking a search warrant to go to his house and examine other shoes in his shoe closet was denied.
These two things have come back to haunt the credibility of Mr. Bodziak, as well as the integrity of the FBI. Independent Investigators from the OMIG group were examining the police photos of the crime scene over a decade ago and found bloody shoe prints that fit inside the side walk tiles at the Bundy murder site, within another six weeks they found the lead detective, Tom Lange, on the witness stand answering judge Ito’s questions about the side walk tile dimensions. Ito may well have seen the same thing, when Lange testified that the side walk tiles were eleven and a half inches square. A shoe fitting inside the tile of 11 and 1/2 inches would be potentially and average size man’s foot, but would generally not be a shoe that would fit a man the size of OJ Simpson. To reaffirm their preliminary findings the OMIG investigators would send off to the Italian manufacturer in the hope of securing a copy of those alleged size 12 shoe soles from SILGA. Ultimately, SILGA complied and satisfied OMIG’s request sending the U2887 shoe soles after OMIG paid the tariff fee in 2002.
Size, by the way, is an example of a subjective assumption which when presented in the manner that Bodziak did in open court opens people up for a flim flam, one not only the public bought into, but the press as well. People assume because they know their size, they know the exact dimensions of their feet, yet when questioned most do not. Size by itself is not a definitive or objective measure of the accuracy of a person’s foot, because within the same size designation, actual dimensions may very around the world where the English shoe measurement system is used. Thus, a size 12 in the UK is not necessarily a size 12 in the US, and thus the actual dimensional measurements are not the same. That has proven to be the case with the alleged Bruno Magli size 12 shoes with the U2887 SILGA sole attached.
As you can see in the above tracing in green of OJ Simpson’s foot, he provided to fulfill OMIG investigators’ requests, it is placed on top of the red lined tracing of the size 12 SILGA sole. The green foot of Simpson sits uncomfortably outside the red outlined perimeter of the shoe sole in several locations. With padding Simpsons toes would probably extend well beyond the tips of the shoes, besides being outside the perimeter on its sides. Thus, our conclusion is that the FBI agent Bodziak has made a major mistake in his failure to accurately measure OJ Simpson’s actual foot. I doubt that anyone would pay $200 for such an uncomfortable fit.
FBI agent Bodziak also has another major problem, that should have told him to stand down rather than place the FBI’s reputation in jeopardy. When for further verification he was denied access to Simpson’s shoe closet, he should have said unacceptable, you are now forcing me to place the FBI’s credibility on the line by granting the LAPD the privilege of presumption. Shortly into the year 2000, the LAPD would come under scathing attack with the revelations of one of their own. A police officer from the anti-gang, Crash Unit, named Raphael Perez was trying to save his own hide, after stealing 8 pounds of cocaine from the property department, from going to prison. He told of the thousands of innocent men the LAPD members had planted evidence on to secure convictions in what would be dubbed “The Rampart Scandal”. Seems like we heard similar allegations in 1995 involving Officer Mark Fuhrman in the testimony of someone telling us how Fuhrman told them he engaged in such conduct of planting evidence to reinforce an arrest, particularly when it involved an interracial couple; something that Fuhrman is noted as detesting. The revelations of Perez, however, would ultimately result in the U.S. Justice Department taking over supervision of the LAPD and Los Angeles County’s Justice apparatus. However, this would be five years after Bodziak accepted the evidence from LAPD officers given to him in good faith.
Bodziak could not even be certain of the chain of custody of the Reebok tennis shoes he was given and he used the term, they were represented to him as being Simpson’s shoes. Under cross examination the lead detective, Tom Lange, who allegedly received a pair of Reeboks from Simpson on the afternoon of June 13, 1994 did not turn the shoes into the police property department, as required, to be held as evidence upon its immediate acquisition. Instead Det. Lange testified that he took the shoes home to his residence 50 miles outside of the city of Los Angeles to the now infamous Simi Valley, while bypassing several police precincts where he admittedly could have turned them in. He did not turn them in, in accordance with the rules of his own police department training manual, he simply ignored it by stating that “sometimes one is unable to follow the rules of the training manual”. However, this was a high profile trial, the very reason junior detectives like Mark Fuhrman were told to stand down and wait for the senior detectives arrival from LAPD’s downtown S.I.D. division. Fuhrman, by the way, crucifies both Detectives Lange and Vannatter, as incompetent investigators as well as other LAPD departments in his book, in what appears to be a deflection from his own malfeasance.
The truth is the lead Detective, Tom Lange, would never turn the Reebok tennis shoes in, in fact, he would testify that he turned them over the following day on June 14, 1994 to a police department employee, a criminalist named Greg Matheson. A criminalist is simply an employee of the police department and not a sworn officer of the court, and therefore not bound by oath, as a police officer would be. in February 1995, Lange could not testify on the witness stand as to an accurate date when the alleged Simpson Reebok tennis shoes were turned in to the LAPD property unit, and what exhibit number had been assigned to them. These tennis shoes became the basis of comparison in 1994 to the Bruno Magli shoes that the FBI agent Bodziak could not testify that Simpson had in 1995. These questionable photos of Simpson wearing the alleged Bruno Maglis would not show up until three years later, after the murders, and whose negatives had traveled half way around the world to a nation noted for photo manipulation, prior to arriving in 1997 for Simpson’s civil trial.
However, by now, Bodziak had attached the credibility of the FBI to this madness and the FBI has appeared to have remained silent about it, though Bodziak mysteriously retired from the FBI a short time after his civil trial testimony.
People wanting to believe in the honesty of these law enforcement agencies attempt to diminish the credibility of the largely self taught photo expert, Robert Groden, brought in as a photo expert on Simpson’s behalf. Why the defense in the civil trial only produced one has raised other questions; however, Groden was the only photographer among several trained professionals to attain a perfect test score to be considered on the Congressional Committee investigating the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In light of the above irregularities and the long shot gamble of Bodziak predicting these to be Bruno Magli shoes, I would say the revelations of fraudulent photos of OJ Simpson wearing said shoes, is more believable than one may think. Unfortunately, if the FBI decided to bet on the luck of Bodziak’s dice toss, then they may be obligated to live with the results that may once again tarnish a reputation that they have struggled since the death of J.Edgar Hoover, the alleged rabid racist, to fortify and rebuild. Those of us who have lived through it, cannot forget the insidious era of Hoover’s COINTELPRO days. However, with the realities facing them regarding an accurate measurement by agent Bodziak of these shoe soles and failure to provide an accurate measurement of Simpson’s feet, the FBI may have revisited that era in terms of deeply tarnishing their image and credibility.
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