|Originally posted by katl8e
I thought that old superstition had died out, after the Middle Ages! Since the cat is black, maybe Johnnie Cochran and Jesse Jackson will take its case
I wasn't going to say anything, because I don't share your distaste of Jesse Jackson. This comment isn't exactly p.c, but - Cochran, as far as I'm concerned, is just as racist as he's accused Fuhrman, among others, of being. He has, throughout his career, tried to prove that the LAPD is racist. That may be true in the case of particular officers, but Cochran appears to represent the position that any black defendant is the victim of racism, and that racism pervades the entire US justice system. That, to me, is racism. I couldn't possibly serve as a juror on any case where Cochran was the defense attorney, because Cochran's history would preclude my being totally objective. He may be a very smart and intelligent attorney, but the stance he has taken in most of his cases precludes my taking his statements as "the Gospel truth".
Racism works both ways, and, IMO, Cochran fits the definition of a racist attorney. My anger is such that I, as a "true crime fan", only bought, and read, his book about the Simpson case after finding it in a Goodwill shop, and I discarded it as trash after reading it.