A "black power" fist at the verdict
ACS is like Titanic: knowledge of the end doesn't make a dent in the drama of getting there. The jury's four-hour deliberation swells to excruciating and reasonable consensus. The race conversation turned O.J. into a pariah targeted by the LAPD's racial prejudice. The defense attorneys built empathy, which ACS captures with the perfect shot: a dismissed juror throwing up a "black power" salute on his way out of the court room. Yes, this really happened -- turned out, the juror was a member of the Black Panther Party -- but it's one last procedural gut punch because of Ryan Murphy's well-timed direction.
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