Don't Confess to Murder in a Book
The arrest of "Keffe D." Davis in relation to the murder of Tupac Shakur really bothered me.
Nicole Brown Simpson Case - The prosecution had OJ Simpson dead to rights, but the jury fell for OJ's smirk and Johnny Cochran's rhymes while ignoring the overwhelming DNA evidence in his murder case. As a matter of fact, OJ quipped that he was worried about running into the "real killer" as recently as 2021.
The L.A.P.D. is not actively searching for the "real killer."
JonBenet Ramsey Case - Despite DNA evidence that exonerated the Ramseys, the Boulder Police kept circling back to... the Ramseys. Despite thousands of man hours logged, the B.P.D.'s only arrest came when a kook came out and said he killed the young beauty queen. That kook was lying.
The DNA evidence didn't match and now investigators say that the DNA evidence may be a MIXTURE of 2 males. I don't think the police are any closer to catching the killer(s) than they were 20 years ago.
Tupac Shakur Case - Rapper Tupac Shakur died of gunshot wounds suffered on the Las Vegas Strip after attending a Mike Tyson fight. Unlike the previous two examples, there were witnesses EVERYWHERE. I guarantee you that there is tape of every second of Tupac's movements while he was at the event and in the casinos gathering dust in a vault today.
Conspiracy theorists portrayed the night's events like a scene from the movie Smokin' Aces, hitmen descending upon Vegas and creating a bloodbath.
The truth is far more simple. One group affiliated with a Los Angeles Gang fought with another group affiliated with a different Los Angeles Gang.
Until Keffe D.'s arrest this week, many thought the murderer was Orlando Anderson, a member of the South Side Compton Crips. Anderson was himself murdered in 1998.
The L.A.P.D. claims it also spent thousands of man hours searching for Tupac's Killer, but their big break was verbiage in Keffe D's autobiography in 2018 claiming to be in the same car as fellow Crip Orlando Anderson.
Uh, that was 5 years ago. So the LAPD read the book, crossed their T's and dotted their I's, and THEN charged Keffe D with murder? That shouldn't have taken 5 years.
But that begets a number of bigger questions.
If Keffe D didn't write an autobiography, would he have been caught?
Keffe D is Orlando Anderson's Uncle. If Orlando Anderson and Keffe D were on security footage at the Tyson Fight, and in the post fight melee, why wasn't he, at minimum, charged with being an accessory to murder 20 years ago? Wouldn't it be, at minimum, plausible that two relatives would be in the same car right from the start?
Tupac's Murder was 27 years ago. Keffe D is now 60 years ago. How good is the 401K for a gang member? How many gang-related retirement villages are there? Keffe D going to prison now really isn't justice, it just guarantees him free room and board for the rest of his life. You want to punish Keffe D at 60? Put him on house arrest in Compton and the Bloods will finish that job.
Suge Knight is a bad dude, he has been linked to a laundry list of crimes and he's currently in prison in relation to a different case. But in the very thin slice of time during the Vegas Strip incident, it appears that history will show him as the victim, right?
Why did I mention all three cases together?
Because other than, obviously, the murderer, there is more blame to go around.
Nicole Brown Simpson Case -
I blame the jury. If you search OJ Simpson Books, over 400 selections come up at GoodReads. It may be the most researched murder trail in the history of man. Somehow 12 rational adults were scared of technical terms like DNA and forensic science.
JonBenet Ramsey Case -
I blame the cops. If you search JonBenet Books, over 125 selections come up at GoodReads. By the time the cops focused on people without the last name of Ramsey, that 'real killer' was long gone. They should have been looking for creepy loners who lingered around child beauty pageants right from the start, since they knew there was forced entry with a sexual assault.
Tupac Shakur Case -
I blame the cops. If you search Tupac Books, over 900 selections come up at GoodReads. Even for the most inexperienced cop, they should have moved toward the simplest explanation first, the shooting was an extension of the fight earlier in the night. To arrest Keffe D now?
Keffe D not only (allegedly) murdered Tupac, but then profited from his death for over a quarter of a century.