O.J. Simpson, a White Bronco and L.A.’s Obsession With Police Chases - News Summed Up

O.J. Simpson, a White Bronco and L.A.’s Obsession With Police Chases


A quarter-century ago today, much of Los Angeles, and the nation, was transfixed with a white Bronco speeding along the city’s freeways. Car chases have long been a fixture of the zeitgeist of Los Angeles, a phenomenon that perhaps reached its apex with the O.J. Simpson pursuit and endures today, with near-daily coverage on local television news — often broadcast with footage from helicopters zooming across the skies of the city. An entertainment lawyer who spoke to The Los Angeles Times several years ago called June 17, 1994, the day of the O.J. playoff game to show live footage, “the day Los Angeles stopped.”


Source: New York Times June 17, 2019 13:07 UTC



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