Maddogg guest writer, T.H. Johnson, author and Investigative Team Coordinator, OMIG
HE RAISES A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT BEGIN WITH THE WORD…. WHY?
For Millennials not around at the time of this tragedy, the murders associated with the O.J. Simpson case in 1994 or those who were around but are now hampered with temporary amnesia, this is former Detective of the Los Angeles Police Department, Mark Fuhrman.
He was fired from the department back in 1995 after getting caught committing perjury while under oath and needlessly lying about using the derogatory, and racially incendiary epithaph, “NIGGER!” He was intentionally asked had he used that word in the prior ten years; just enough time, in my opinion, for Simpson defense attorney F. Lee Bailey to set a liar’s trap. I underline “needlessly” above because after reading the book authored by members of the predominantly black female jury in the Simpson criminal trial, MADAM FORMAN, they stated that they would not have held it against Fuhrman’s credibility had he admitted to using the word. That was because they recognized the stressful street crime environment in which LAPD-police officers like Fuhrman worked and that he may have used that word, but the use of that word had nothing to do with the evidence of the case they felt.
However, others who testified had already alleged Fuhrman to be a racist and a corrupt police officer who engaged in planting evidence on individuals he was offended with due to one of his own perceived racial infractions, such as an interracial couple, ie. black man and white woman, riding in a vehicle together. His own assigned partner, Det. Andrew Purdy, accused Fuhrman of being a neo-Nazi who paraded around the precinct on the weekends wearing Nazi paraphernalia. Purdy also stated to the internal complaints officer in the DA’s office, Lucianne Coleman, in July 1994, that Fuhrman had planted a swastika in his locker because Purdy had chosen to marry his Jewish fiance. Nonetheless, it turned out that Fuhrman had used the word NIGGER quite comfortably and profusely at least 41 documented times within the last few years while providing information about police officers in an ongoing taped interview with a potential screenwriter, Laura Hart McKinney. I am of the same belief as the jurors that using the word, NIGGER!, was not the greatest offense or lie that Fuhrman told that should have had him impeached from the trial and charged with perjury. No, not at all! However, I do believe that there was something more relevant as to whether Simpson should have been charged with the murders of his ex-wife and her young friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman.
You see Fuhrman above pointing towards a glove found at the murder site of OJ Simpson’s Ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, in the morning hours of June 13, 1994. It turned out that that glove was a match to the only piece of evidence that ties Simpson to the infamous murders that occurred the night of June 12, 1994. Another glove Fuhrman allegedly found on Simpson’s residential property at a location a few miles to the north of the murder site, at 360 North Rockingham Drive, is solely the one piece of evidence tying Simpson to the murders. If no glove was found on his property there would, in all likelihood, have been no charges filed against Simpson. The glove shown below was allegedly found well down the southside side-walk on Simpson’s property underneath an air conditioner attached to the guesthouse in which Kato Kaelin resided attached to the rear of the main house. Kato’s quarters and Simpson’s oldest daughter, Arnelle’s, front entrances to their guest houses are shown in the photo below which represent the rear of Simpson’s main residence at his former Rockingham address.
Fuhrman testified that after finding the glove seen immediately above behind Kato’s guesthouse and showing it to the other detectives down the long sidewalk, taking them there one by one, he stated he was ordered by lead Detective Phillip Vannatter to return to the original Bundy murder site and find the LAPD photographer, take a photo, and see if the glove there matched the one he now found on Simpson’s Rockingham property. Now the time that Mark Fuhrman was allegedly ordered to go back to the murder site was approximately 7:00 AM which was about two hours after all four detectives had decided they would violate the detectives’ primary rule of not going into another potential crime site and contaminating it. They decided to go to Simpson’s house at 5:00 AM to allegedly inform him of the murder of his ex-wife by then the photo above of Furhman pointing at the glove had already been taken approximately a half hour to forty-five minutes earlier, between 4:15-4:30 AM. Now one has to ask themselves, why is this man, Detective Mark Fuhrman, pointing at that glove almost a half-hour before he and three other detectives decide to go to Simpson’s house? Are we to believe he was a talented psychic that suspected he would find another glove there? If one even believes that then one has to ask, why then did he tell a lie while under oath about the time this photo was taken? He said he was ordered to return to the murder site from Simpson’s residence find the photographer and take the photo to determine a match. The image in bright light made one believe it was taken as he stated during daylight hours around 7:10 AM-7:15 AM by the official LAPD photographer; furthermore, 7:10 AM was after daylight and about 3 hours after that photo of Fuhrman pointing at the glove was actually taken.
Above is a fascimile of the darness before dawn when the photo above of Fuhrman pointing at the glove was taken at the murder site. Although a facsimile it is, yet it only raises additional suspicion of how Fuhrman could forget whether he hailed the photographer to take a photo in natural sunlight or in darkness.
LAPD Official Photographer, and Reserve Police Officer, Rolf Rokahr
Again, what shall one think, when the official LAPD photographer, Rolf Rokahr, took the witness stand after Fuhrman had been impeached and charged with perjury? Rokahr, pretending at first to be a nervous fuddy-duddy lacking accurate memory of events, which appeared to be an inherent affliction impacting a number of LAPD officers talking behind closed doors but swearing to the complaint’s officer in the DA’s office, Lucianne Coleman, if forced to take the witness stand they would lie. Fuhrman’s former detective partner, Andrew Purder, even invoked the fear of reprisal from a special unit inside the LAPD called the SPU short for Special Problems Unit. Though it appeared to be formed as a quasi-independent unit to deal with violent street gangs, it was unusual when the attorneys mentioned his fear of it, and Judge Lance Ito had to explain to them what the letters stood for. THE SPU, SPECIAL PROBLEMS UNIT, was it intended to keep other officers in line and not to cross the thin blue line of secrecy?
One of Simpson’s defense attorneys, Peter Neufeld.
However, direct examining Simpson attorney, Peter Neufeld, was smart enough to have produced a tape recording of an interview with Rokahr just 24 hours earlier and played it in court of him stating that he was contacted by Detective Fuhrman to take only the photo of the glove at around 4:15 AM in the morning, in complete darkness, and photos of nothing else. Rokahr said he had to use a flash bulb and had Fuhrman point at the glove because of the darkness. Rokahr stated also that he took about 6 other photos after the two, numbers 34 and 35, of Fuhrman pointing at the glove. They were the last on that roll of film he had. After taking the photo of the glove, Fuhrman did not ask Rokahr to take any other photos at the murder site. Rokahr testified that he used his own discretion to take 5 or 6 photos which he took after the Fuhrman glove photo, implying that he and Fuhrman had no more interaction. Fuhrman had what he wanted a photo of the glove with he, himself, pointing at it.
That was around 4:15 to 4:25 AM almost an hour and a half before sunrise at 5:41 AM, about 45 minutes before he and the other detectives he allegedly influenced to go to OJ’s house at 5:00 AM, and about 2 hours before finding the other glove at Simpson’s house, and about 3 hours before the lie Fuhrman told under oath of when he was ordered to leave Simpson’s house and return to take the above photo at 7:10 AM to see if it matched the one he found behind the house at Simpson’s Rockingham residence around 6:oo AM.
Why did Fuhrman lie about when he pointed at and took the photo of the glove before ever going to Simpson’s house? It makes one believe what author Stephen Singular wrote in his book on the Simpson trial, LEGACY OF DECEPTION. According to Singular, an anonymous insider within the LAPD that visited with him over a thousand miles away from Los Angeles in Denver, 7 months before the trial, told him that Fuhrman had gone to Simpson’s Rockingham residence earlier that dark night around 3:00 AM shortly after being advised by his superior, Detective Ron Phillips of the West Side Division at around 2:45 AM, forty five minutes after arriving, that they were now off the case as lead detectives and the case was now being transfered to the elite S.I.D. (Special Investigations Division) detectives of Robbery/Homicide downtown.
S.I.D. Detectives Tom Lange (L) and Phil Vannatter (R)
Those detectives, Tom Lange and Phil Vannatter, were still more than an hour away from arriving at the murder site and enough time for a beligerent Mark Fuhrman to drive the few minutes away with another detective, he allegedly got into an argument with about going to another site. They allegedly went to Simpson’s Rockingham Residence in a futile attempt for Fuhrman to find evidence there according to Singular’s book, LEGACY that implicated Simpson in these murders at his ex-wife’s condo on Bundy Drive. Hence, given the lies told by Fuhrman while under oath on the witness stand surrounding this vital piece of evidence, the matching bloody glove, it makes it more plausible in line with what the anonymous insider told Singular in Denver, that Fuhrman carried that matching glove to Simpson’s Rockingham residence in a blue detectives evidence bag the second time during that morning they went there. Singular states it was placed in the blue plastic evidence bag with a broken piece of wood off the back fencing at Nicole’s condo on Bundy Drive. Both pieces of evidence, the broken piece of wood and a blue plastic bag the latter in close proximity to the glove were collected as well as being discussed in a less than sensational manner during the direct examination of Mark Fuhrman by Marcia Clark and cross examination of Detective Tom Lange by Johnnie Cochran. Given the fact that now we have empirical evidence that Fuhrman lied about when the photo was taken, implying his feigning of an inability to tell the difference between daylight and the darkness of night time. His contradictional testimony from that of the official LAPD photographer, Rokahr, makes one question the validity of the glove evidence. Whether it was used by a resentful Fuhrman, angered with the LAPD for not recognizing his alleged detective skills after 19 years on the force and subsequently rewarding him with promotions he felt he was entitled, appear to have plausibly moved him to plant that glove in an attempt to frame Simpson. if you read into the subtexts Fuhrman presents during his discussions in his book, MURDER IN BRENTWOOD he virtually demeans the whole LAPD, but most certainly Detective Phillip Vannatter. That revealed anger in his book simply has led us to ponder at OMIG (Ocean Medical Investigative Group) whether the conspiracy which appears to be much broader than just Fuhrman, led to others setting Fuhrman up. Anyone with any common sense that saw no blood trail leading to or away from where that glove was allegedly found by Fuhrman, approximately 210 feet in on Simpson’s property, may have already known how ridiculous and absurd that premise was. At that point, assuming Vannatter was a part of the conspiracy, and who Fuhrman truly despises in his book, after being shown the glove would have known something was out of order. He and others knew of Fuhrman’s zeal, which wasn’t a secret, to be assigned to the elite Robbery-Homicide detective’s unit. That exuberance of Fuhrman to be the LAPD’s “wonder boy” in this high profile case in essence made him the perfect patsy to be positioned by others in this wide coverup to shield their involvement and take the blame if things went sideways. In order to insure his personal relevance, these recent revelations, imply that Fuhrman acted with no remorse or sense of impunity. He would perpetrate a lie against Simpson, possibly as a result of his inexplicable intimate knowledge about Simpson’s e-wife, Nicole, i.e. allegedly telling others on the LAPD of how nice her breast enhancement turned out. If downing Simpson is what it would take to show others his preeminence as an investigator, Fuhrman appeared to be up for it, afterall he had allegedly told Kathleen Bell how he planted evidence to insure a conviction of black men he stopped riding in cars with white women. In our opinion, it made Fuhrman perfect to be sacrificed, albeit being a liar and scoundrel he was, by others more wily than he in the corrupt Los Angeles police department.
What appears to be Fuhrman’s needless lies he’s told under oath has only opened the door for the allegations that others have made about not only his, but a neo-Nazi connection inside the LAPD. The first time it arose is with the statements of his former partner Andrew Purdy, accusing Fuhrman of donning Nazi paraphernalia on the weekends at the West Division Precinct and subsequently planting a swastika in his locker due to his intention to marry a Jewish woman. Fuhrman said the internal affairs department did not find evidence of his planting a swastika, Stephen Singular stated that his publisher, Michael Viner, attained a copy of the internal affairs conclusion and it too contradicted what Fuhrman alleged regarding his innocence. Harvey Levin, the host of TMZ, told about a 6 minute story of how he received a tip of a large contingent of LAPD officers had gathered at a Los Angeles bar to celebrate the birthday of Adolf Hitler, at the time Levin was a reporter for the CBS TV affiliate in Los Angeles. Then there are the remarks made by the LAPD anonymous insider talking to Stephen Singular in Denver and making the connection of how neo-Nazi sympathizers had entered the LAPD and were now in higher command positions protecting corrupt and brutal officers like Mark Fuhrman. When they retire or leave the L.A. police department, he stated that many of them retire in the same vicinity as the white nationalist Aryan Resistance headquarters around Hayden Lake, Idaho. Even Fuhrman after being fired from the LAPD retired just 8 miles down the road from the Aryan Resistance headquarters in the city of Couer D’Alene, Idaho.
However, what is also quite interesting in the midst of the lies Fuhrman has told is a statement found in another book allegedly associated with revelations regarding the Simpson case, entitled BLOOD OATH, by two authors named Steven Worth and Carl Jaspers.
The book like Stephen Singular’s LEGACY OF DECEPTION, talks about a similar neo-Nazi connection within the Los Angeles Police Department and it speaks of Fuhrman as a potential conspirator in the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. What is most interesting is what appears to be information on a circular the authors cite regarding a daily weekend schedule during a union conference meeting of the Police Protection League, 110 miles east of Los Angeles at the La Quinta Resort, in La Quinta, California. Interestingly, the schedule of events allegedly cited in the circular differ radically from what Fuhrman stated while under oath in the Simpson trial. The question is whether Fuhrman lied about where he was on the night of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Brentwood. Fuhrman, when asked by Deputy DA Marcia Clark, stated that on that night, Sunday, June 12, 1994, he was on the highway making the 2.5 hour drive back to his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach right before 8:00 PM when he alleged the barbeque started for the union members that night. Fuhrman was allegedly an official delegate to that weekend union conference June 11th and June 12th, 1994. According to the Blood Oath authors, Saturday’s schedule involved a general meeting from 8:00 AM until 3:00 in the afternoon. In the evening there was a reception that started at 7:00 PM and a barbeque dinner scheduled from 8:00 PM until 09:30 PM. Sunday’s agenda on June 12th called for a general sessions meeting from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM after which the League members checked out. Mark Fuhrman could not have left LaQuinta on Sunday, June 12, 1994 around 8PM before the barbeque started, because the barbeque was on Saturday-there was no barbeque on Sunday, according to the authors Worth and Jaspers. Since contract negotiations were taking place one could assume that the delegates were meeting between 8:00AM and 11:00 AM that Sunday morning on June 12, 1994 to discuss the acceptance or rejection of the city’s latest wage offer, the result of long and difficult negotiations. Since Fuhrman was an official delegate it would have required departing his home at 5:30 AM to make the 2.5 hour drive back to LaQuinta to cast his vote, before they checked out at 11:00 AM. Again, due to the contradictions in Fuhrman’s statements under oath regarding his lie about his non-use of racial slurs or the time for which he called upon the LAPD photographer to take the first photo of the matching glove, whatever he says has to be carefully reexamined. Hence, the question now becomes why did he use an alleged Sunday night departure at 8:00 PM from a barbeque in LaQuinta as an alibi for his whereabouts and why did Marcia Clark ask him where he was at 8:00 PM? If Furhman was not on that highway at 8:00 PM that Sunday night, June 12, 1994, 110 miles away from Los Angeles, then where was he?
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