By T.H. Johnson, Former Investigative Team Coordinator OMIG
Many of you are aware that the chairman of the Ocean Medical Investigative Group (OMIG) Dr. Henry S. Johnson raised the issue back in 1999 and 2000 about lawyers in the Simpson trial on both sides agreeing to enter an unholy alliance to misstate, misrepresent, misinterpret, and ultimately when caught misappropriate the exhibit 35 evidence in the Los Angeles County Criminal Court building’s Exhibit Department represented as the actual GTE phone record for June 12, 1994 of Juditha Brown, Nicole Brown Simpson’s mother.
A funny thing happens whenever one of OMIG’s representatives is invited to speak publicly regarding information that challenges the false narrative that the public has been sold regarding guilt in the Simpson case and trial. People who actually work inside either the courthouse or other agencies with credibility always make contact with OMIG and invite them to see evidence of what actually occurred. We have now had people come forward from the Los Angeles County Superior Court Clerk’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Transportation, the Italian shoe sole manufacturer for the infamously alleged Bruno Magli shoes, SILGA GOMMA, as well as retired agents of the FBI. They come forth generally because concealing the truth just isn’t in their veins and it sends a chill down their spine to have to be a part of a cover up. However, as much as we would like for anyone to speak up immediately when they see malfeasance occurring people in these various agencies have families to support and careers that they do not want ended. So, we still gladly take what they are willing to give because the significance of what happened in this infamous major trial of the 20th century impacts us personally as African Americans, but as quiet as it’s kept, it effects each and all of us regardless of your racial or ethnic background.
The failure to exhibit integrity by anyone who holds an important position as a sworn officer of the court endangers everyone’s lives. Allowing an official with the power over others’ lives the benefit of the doubt when or if they intentionally lie, because they are a sworn court officer of the court undermines the faith in those institutions that reinforce the piillars of our society, the police, the courts, prosecutors, defense lawyers, and judges. If no one has any credibility then no one’s life is of value, including the herefore mentioned above. The issue involves whether OJ Simpson’s in-laws, the Brown family could make it home in time after departing a Brentwood eatery, the Mezzaluna Restaurant, at approximately 8:45 PM according to testimony. The Mezzaluna was 5 stop lights down and around two ninety-degree bends in the surface street at 12750 San Vicente Boulevard, and about 2 miles from the entry off of Wilshire Boulevard onto the southbound I-405 Freeway.
The question is could the Brown family make the drive home to their resiedence at the far south end of Orange County from Northwest Los Angeles County and arrive to their home in the secured gated community of Monarch Bay, Dana Point in order to make that final initial 09:37 PM phone call back to the Mezzaluna Restaurant regarding some lost glasses? Then two minutes later could they have made a call to alert their daughter at 09:39 PM? The best evidence that we now have at OMIG says no, and that is the 34,245 automobile estimate provided by traffic engineers from the California Department of Transportation, offended by lawyerly allegations that such a possibility occurred on that night between 8 PM and 9PM, the time of the Brown’s departure from Brentwood. They told OMIG investigators that they had seen one of Dr. Johnson’s exchanges with Simpson guilt commentators on one of the cable news networks, possibly as seen in this one below.
Here’s what a reconstruction of that traffic volume that rivaled the highest peak hour during the normal work week looked like below on the night of June 12, 1994 between 8-9PM. The location of the Variety Building in the foreground is about one mile from the Wilshire entrance to the southbound I-405 freeway in which the white lights are traveling in the direction Simpson’s in-laws, the Browns would have been driving.
The Brown family lived approximately 72 miles away from the Brentwood location of the Mezzaluna restaurant, and approximately 69 miles away from the Variety Building shown in this photograph. To arrive home in an hour would require an uninterrupted speedometer rating of 72 MPH. In order to arrive there in Dana Point, Orange County in less than 52 minutes to make that 09:37 PM phone call based on an 08:45 departure would require a continuous door-to-door speed above 72 MPH. If you attempted to place 34,245 automobiles in total, bumper to bumper with average length 14-foot vehicles, across 5 lanes in the 8 mile distance between Sunset Blvd on the north, and La Tijera Blvd on the south, as provided by CALTrans documentation, the 8 mile distance or 42,240 feet would only accommodate 15,085 vehicles or 3,017 vehicles per lane bumper to bumper with 19,160 left over beyond the 8 mile entry point at Sunset.
Since we know that cars on freeways do not travel bumper to bumper it requires making the mathematical adjustment to get all 34,245 through the 8 mile zone in an hour. If you reduce the distance between cars to a half car length you will now have approximately 2,263 cars per 8 mile lane instead of 3,017. There will now be a mathematical reduction in vehicles from 15,085 to 11,315 across all five lanes. That will give you approximately 33,945 vehicles or 300 shy of the 34,245 that is estimated by CALTrans to have driven through that 8 mile zone in one hour. Hence, that would be an average of 11, 315 automobiles driving through that zone every 20 minutes. So, now it means that each car is traveling 8 miles every 20 minutes and assuming that the volume of vehicles remained the same for another 16 miles on the I-405 (San Diego Freeway) then you would have an average car speed of 24 miles in an hour or 24 MPH. One has to ask themselves, if on that Sunday night as a result of highway construction to build the HOV lane system impacting high density in conjunction with high traffic volumes could the Brown family have made the drive to arrive home at the time that lawyers stipulated to? The traffic volume on that night made the I-405 southbound freeway look like the vehicles lined up for as far as the eye can see in the photos above. You must then ask yourself would any vehicle including Simpson’s in-laws, the Brown family, have been able to travel that 72 mile distance at a mandatory speed of 72 MPH? That 72 MPH mandatory average speed would have been required of them to arrive at their home in one hour to make that first final fateful phone call? As it stands now where it required them to travel that 8 mile distance above at approximately 24 MPH the difference would have to have been added on top of 72 MPH. For at least 8 additional miles it meant that Simpson’s in-law’s vehicle would have to travel at a rate of speed of 120 MPH (72MPH + 48MPH =120MPH).
The only other alternative you must ask yourselves, is did the lawyers who entered what OMIG alleges as an unholy alliance tell a big fat LIE in order to promulgate a high profile celebrity trial and reap the pecuniary benefits for doing so?
Anyway this man Simpson has to remain silent for whatever personal reasons, and pretend to enjoy life now that he has been released after imprisonment for 9 years and on parole from an unjust 33 year sentence he received in Nevada as he witnessed these lawyers destroy his professional career and weak havoc within his own family.
T.H. Johnson is the former investigative team coordinator for the orgnaization OMIG (Ocean Medical Investigative Group) and an established author on the subject matter with the books below and a documentary produced in 2004, receiving acclaim in four national and one international film festival in 2005. His works are available through Amazon, books, and instant videos.