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on 26 May 2016
this was a really great book ,its was fair and just and it came from the, person who was blamed for the injustment of oj simpson being free , it was completely clear right from the start that he commited the crimes but the case was bungled ,the police made so many errors ,it was,nt mark furhmans fault because he used the N word and it was caught on tape ,but he never went out that night and killed two people , ok, he might have language like that , he works in a place where you cant walk the streets at night ,he,d have to be a tough policeman to do his job ,after all he,s trying his best to protect the public , this man was a bully and he,d been hitting and abusing her ,the police were called many times for it ,she was terrified of him ,he did say that he would kill her some day and he did . i felt angry myself after reading this book because of a like that to walk free and he,s a danger to the public ,mainly women
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on 18 May 2016
Mark Fuhrman has been demonised as the racist "Bad Cop" in the soap opera TV trial of O J Simpson. Defence attorney Johnnie Cochrane pulled off a miracle in diverting attention away from Simpson's guilt and onto the racist beliefs and behaviour of Fuhrman to get his client off a double homicide charge. Here Fuhrman sets the record straight and shows exactly how the prosecution team bungled an open-and-shut case with a ton of forensic evidence to prove Simpson's guilt on the night of 12 June 1994 at the Bundy residence in Brentwood, California. There was not one shred of concrete evidence, only conjecture on Cochrane's part, that Fuhrman may have planted the infamous blood-soaked glove at the Rockingham Estate and also squirted blood samples taken from Simpson and the two victims inside his Ford Bronco. That was the most crucial evidence in this case: Simpson had the blood of both victims inside his car on the night of the murders.
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on 28 February 1998
This book clearly shows the incompetence of the prosecution by using Mark Fuhrman as the scapegoat. Mark not only does a superb job in his investigation, but also testifying. Being a police officer, I've had the opportunity to view numerous detectives testify. I can honestly say that he is one of the most professional detectives I've ever seen. It is a shame that a double murderer gets off, due to a circumstance which had nothing to do with the trial. The book was superb and I could not put it down. Mr. Fuhrman should not be seen as a person who is a racist, because he is not, but should be congratulated for his outstanding job in his performance of his duties. I salute Mark Fuhrman and only hope that he could go on to live a normal life.
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on 24 April 2016
I enjoyed this book immensely. Try to set aside the things Mark Furhman said on that tape when he was trying to impress the screenwriter, and you will learn a lot about why Simpson got away with a brutal double murder. It wasn't Fuhrman's fault - it was down to Clarke & Darden's inexperience & incompetence and the Defence willingness to "play the race card and deal it from the bottom of the deck".
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on 8 March 2016
I remember watching this trial as a kid and thinking that Fuhrman was getting a raw deal. After reading this and getting his side of the story it's really sad that his life was ruined by the trial. The defense throwing wild accusations around and the prosecution doing nothing to dispel them. I really recommend this book, it's well written and hard to put down. Mark Fuhrman goes into great detail of the crime scenes at both Bundy and Rockingham and his interactions with the lead detectives and prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden. He exposes a lot of blunders that were made in the collection of evidence, the initial short interview with Simpson by Detectives Lange and Vannatter, and the mistake of the prosecution of omitting some evidence that would've been damning to the defense. This book is well worth reading.
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on 2 May 2016
Reading Fuhrman's account of the background issues to his involvement in the Simpson trial I couldn't help thinking about that famous Shakespearian quotation: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks", from the 1599/ 1600 play Hamlet. It has been used as a figure of speech, in various phrasings, to describe someone's too frequent and vehement attempts to convince others of some matter of which the opposite is (or may be) true, thereby making themselves appear defensive, and insincere.

There is no doubt Marcia sold him down the river, and he was caught between a rock and a hard place when he pleaded the "fifth", but I think he left a lot unsaid about his apparently "chequered" past as a beat officer and detective. True, we really don't want to know the nitty-gritty of how these brave guys deal with the really bad guys to protect us, but they have rights and in defence attorney Shapiro's opinion, his history was enough to discredit his testimony.

Far too many questions were left to hang in the air, in my opinion.
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on 22 May 2016
The Fuhrman Tapes were for a screenplay and therefore a work of FICTION. How they could be allowed in a court case is bewildering. It seemed that Fuhrman was on trial and not Simpson. Marcia Clark and Chris Darden had all the armory at their disposal to safely convict Simpson. Instead, they played into the defence's hands by attacking their own witness (Fuhrman) and not defending him. Fuhrman is NOT a racist - although American sensibilities are such that he easily became victim of a medieval-like witch-hunt. The so-called Defence were not a 'Dreamteam'. They didn't need to be a Dreamteam. The Prosecution was inept as was Judge Ito.
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on 14 September 2015
This is a book in Kindle format I have waited for over a number of years and it was worth the wait seeing the other side of the argument from the side of LAPD and Mark Fuhrman. Well worth reading.
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on 15 October 2015
loved this book poor mark fuhrman was well sold down the river by lapd and eveyone else involved in this farce hope thing have settled for him now
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on 3 April 2016
The other side of the story and how Mr Fuhrman was sold down the river by the real racists in this dreadful case.
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