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20th Anniversary of Simpson Murder - Paul Cambria

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  1. Cong. Brian Higgins- NFL TV Blackout Tonight

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    Another game blacked out tonight for local Buffalo Bills fans. As the final pre season game did not sell out congressman Brian Higgins has been lobbying hard to end the blackouts is on the WB my congressman good morning. Are we gonna have to endure another season of this. Well hopefully. The single handedly equal recognize that the black oval it's unfair to fans support. I directly aimed directly to the tax dollars. That he mentally and by extension. When you know we talk to a couple of weeks ago with one of the FCC commissioners sheet to. Agree that the blackouts should end now with that said congressman. When do you think the FCC is going to take a vote on this. I think it will be your vote this September. nothing to eliminate the black couple then went into public comment period. And commissioner outcry came to buffalo to announce that he would support. An elimination of the FCC rule that requires cable companies to abide by the week's black out policy. That you can remind yourself like a policies mr. professional sport. You know all the teams can that be televised to the fast velocity two hours before the start thinking. So we you know we think it's a forty year old rule and all of the public comment has been taking there's no evidence to support. You know any financial loss on the part of civil war the certificates The question. When that they have and I think they've the FCC elimination of school. Will be a major step toward. And he missed like a policy altogether. cool does benefit from the blackout or initially when it when it. Went into place forty years ago who benefited. I guess the teams did because the teams with the writing most of their revenue from ticket that the longer the case now with television talent in advertising. They think these principles of marketing here reached frequencies so. You know why would lead one fans by not having. By blocking access attitude team because that's a big part. I'm building a loyal fan base success possible deals and making sure absolutely definitely has done. So I just think you know at the wanna be told what to do but when you consider the 75%. 75%. In the stadium improvements throughout the confined to protect our it seems to me that fans are being harmed by these antiquated policy. Had the Federal Communications Commission recognizes that and and believe in that it recognizes as well. You know on the issue of fans being harmed by this policy in the past two really be driven home here in buffalo congressman don't you think because. We are considered a small national football League City. And we have a stadium that's much bigger in capacity than other a big cities around the country and trying to. A sellout of pre season game is not that easy around here. That's director of the league average if for general feeling is that 67 dollars and Ralph Wilson Stadium currently. 73000. The 6000 more. Purging to a point black out. And but let you know as you know the figure this team's performance ahead to carry very loyal fan base. Can't and they also support. So the team through their tax dollars but forty adding to the economic depression or changing economics the NFL has changed. And then I get surprised with the NFL and for their own self interest. Has been limited to black out war altogether because when you really. You know do a thorough review update. There's no evidence to support the black don't rule is beneficial and there's clear evidence that is harmful analyst opinions but that is the team's bottom line so again I think it's the team whether it's legal ground at this. Sooner rather than later but I think this SEC rule elimination could be very very important in this and objectives. If the FCC does vote in September to end the black would it be immediate or is there another layer of votes that need. Need I need is somewhere else. The gonna have to come around this would this would remove the federal government's role in requiring cable companies to abide by black hole. So it wouldn't be eliminated altogether but we think it's a major major piece that one's that temple was eliminated this leak will be forced to. I'll look at you look at this old antiquated rule which goes back 1970. Tree actually. Congressman we're glad you could join us thanks for the update. Congressman Brian Higgins.

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Defense attorney call Camry is with us on the WB Ian -- -- morning Paul where were you twenty years ago today. Well I was actually in Los Angeles and I. Covering that trial. I mean I was working their but I was covering it for channel seven. And and northeastern seat for APC score -- was -- there everyday on the platform reporting actually. You say you were in Los Angeles the night of the chase however I would. Holding. It -- I was I was there during the whole thing. It was a time when it first started to establish an office about a lot and so I spent a lot of time there. That trial really changed. A murder trials going forward did not. Well I think it did it not only get people interested in watching that humans fall on the number of not only to commentators -- shall. Out trials. After that but you know it true some not questions into the whole system. And people have been looking at and I think differently -- percent and it it actually brought a spotlight on domestic while. Do you agree with the verdict in the case. Well I do -- -- a way to case was tried. It was so you know that was the verdict that was going to occur the major mistake that was made that case by the prosecution by Gil Garcetti at the time. What he had a choice he could try that case -- ban. Which would have been mostly. White population no intercity no issues like they developed at trial which also. You know it seemed like at the trial that China is needed as a racial thing you remember actually Bailey's cross examination and so on. Using -- and war every other sentence to China fire that. They're so they decided to try it in the year city any doubt outlaws and source. I guess so he could micro manages to as you know he was on upper floor and that same -- dealer tried it and then I think we had a much different verdict. And the civil burglars that curious Santa Monica the civil verdict was in Santa Monica and in of course. There they found him liable so I think that was the big mistake. What about Johnnie Cochran's closing argument if it doesn't fit. He must acquire all. It was very -- you know when you're dealing -- jurors. You'd have to make things understandable. -- -- have to give them something put their hand. And should go win it and feel comfortable. And something like that is very simple. Mean he made the case I think alienated operational change. And what Cochran and it would say look this is easy. You know attendance at the club itself were kind of thing and the people can simple. And if you get a jury to feel comfortable. That's out -- And yet in the twenty years sense I've often heard you speak out against the idea. Of cameras in the courtroom and television is this the case is this the reason why for you that opinion comes about. No for me what what what bothers me about cameras in the courtroom as that -- fer sure. Your client and it jumps and an orange jumpsuit. And you know the law says presumption of innocence and that's totally be out at. And then every time there's a story about. York case they shall your client walking around a jumpsuit and yet they're guilty are ready and or during the course of testimony. And I can't play in the news people they focus in on something that you see an arm hole. And that's easy in direct examination. But it a day later true cross examination you may have destroyed that witness. The media and -- to do -- days later -- to test. You know in in great detail they take quite some things that are provocative. So bad urged the defense and that's why I'm against -- and you know on the big First Amendment guy but there's others. Yeah hey Paul great talk you into this morning thank you for the time are my pleasure. Ex buffalo defense attorney Paul came Brea.

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