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Johnny Cochran Dead at 67

post #1 of 24
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http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/03/29/cochran.obit/

Can't say that I'll miss him.
post #2 of 24
I am surprised! I mean for the well to do, 67is really young to die! I don't miss him either, I wonder if he confided on his death bed that he thought OJ was guilty?
post #3 of 24
all i'm going to say is good riddance
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by Marge
I am surprised! I mean for the well to do, 67 is really young to die! I don't miss him either, I wonder if he confided on his death bed that he thought OJ was guilty?
Poor Johnny. Sad that he's gone, but then again, he did allow a murderer to walk.
hehe My boyfriend says "guess there's no more Chewbacca defense, huh?"
post #5 of 24
aww Come on, he was amazing at what he did and I think he really believed in his cause. And he's dead, have some respect. It was a jury trial if I remember...
post #6 of 24
The man was doing his job and a superb one at that.
post #7 of 24
True....
He was good at what he did.
post #8 of 24
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Hitler, Mussilini(sp) and Stalin were good at what they did as well...doesn't mean I have to respect them, even in death. I don't believe in Hell, but If I did, I would hope Satan is waiting for Johnny with the hottest bowl of chili ever!
post #9 of 24
This guy made sure that a heinous wife-beater and murderer walked free I hate to speak ill of the recently deceased, but hopefully Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman's families can find some solace in all of this.
post #10 of 24
It's always sad when anyone dies. I'm sure his family and friends will miss him.
post #11 of 24
Considering what the majority of his practice was, this should cut down the number of frivolous class-action lawsuits, in this country.
post #12 of 24
I did not know the man personally and that gives a great reason NOT to hate him. He was excellent at what he did and that got a evil man out of murder charges. That was his job, so while I may not agree with that, I still will respect him in death.

RIP Mr. Cochran~
post #13 of 24
id din't think he was that old. I feel bad for his family, but he was a little on the crazy side.

I must admit when I heard he died i thought of the ABC News Reporter , not the lawyer
post #14 of 24
he was just doing his job

my prayers are with his family
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Zoe'n'MissKitty
Poor Johnny. Sad that he's gone, but then again, he did allow a murderer to walk.
hehe My boyfriend says "guess there's no more Chewbacca defense, huh?"
sad but
post #16 of 24
Just because I don't agree with what he did doesn't mean I wish him ill will or am rejoicing in his death. Bad Karma. If you believe he did evil things in life, then he will get what is coming to him, in the afterlife or another life. By being glad over someone's death, you are only stooping to a not-so-nice level yourself.

I believe what goes around comes around.

67 seems too young to die, and I feel sorry for his family and friends.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Amy-DHH
Just because I don't agree with what he did doesn't mean I wish him ill will or am rejoicing in his death. Bad Karma. If you believe he did evil things in life, then he will get what is coming to him, in the afterlife or another life. By being glad over someone's death, you are only stooping to a not-so-nice level yourself.

I believe what goes around comes around.

67 seems too young to die, and I feel sorry for his family and friends.
You know of course we should show respect for those who passed. And I do, and bless his family etc. But I think one reason to live a good life is to be well thought of when you pass. He sold out big time. I think of that scene in "A Christmas Carol" when Scrooge realizes it's the future and people are happy he died, that really got to him to change. I personally want to be well thought of as a decent person when I pass.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Amy-DHH
Just because I don't agree with what he did doesn't mean I wish him ill will or am rejoicing in his death. Bad Karma. If you believe he did evil things in life, then he will get what is coming to him, in the afterlife or another life. By being glad over someone's death, you are only stooping to a not-so-nice level yourself.

I believe what goes around comes around.

67 seems too young to die, and I feel sorry for his family and friends.
Amy I know what your saying and on some level I agree. But I'll glady wear a "No So Nice" Tee-shirt when it comes to Cochran. I guess I've worked with too many battered women and children in the shelter system, and can't hide by bias.
post #19 of 24
ps.

I'm not saying he was a great man - but I also think it's important to look at other things he did, NOT just OJ Simpson.

The flip-side of Johnny Cochran (other end of the spectrum from the OJ case)...

He was a pioneer on police brutality cases years before others were willing to touch them.
He fought for more african-american coaches in the NFL
Defended Abner Louima, the Haitian immigrant assaulted by two New York City policemen.
He represented Reginald Denny, the white trucker beaten by a mob during the 1991 riots that followed the verdicts of not guilty in the trial of police officers charged with assaulting Rodney King

By his friends, family and colleagues, he's remember as more than just getting OJ acquitted.
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Zoe'n'MissKitty
Poor Johnny. Sad that he's gone, but then again, he did allow a murderer to walk.
hehe My boyfriend says "guess there's no more Chewbacca defense, huh?"

actually the jury let OJ walk,not Johnny
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Hitler, Mussilini(sp) and Stalin were good at what they did as well...doesn't mean I have to respect them, even in death. I don't believe in Hell, but If I did, I would hope Satan is waiting for Johnny with the hottest bowl of chili ever!
WOW!
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Originally Posted by AmyDHH
Just because I don't agree with what he did doesn't mean I wish him ill will or am rejoicing in his death. Bad Karma. If you believe he did evil things in life, then he will get what is coming to him, in the afterlife or another life. By being glad over someone's death, you are only stooping to a not-so-nice level yourself.

I believe what goes around comes around.

67 seems too young to die, and I feel sorry for his family and friends.
I'm definately not a Cochran fan, but I have to say, that's more like it.
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Originally Posted by chelle
actually the jury let OJ walk,not Johnny .
Very true; however, if not for Johnny the jury may have come up with a different verdict.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by chelle
actually the jury let OJ walk,not Johnny
I do agree with that, didn't think of it that way.
post #23 of 24
While I considered the man a racist who all too often used the police brutality/corruption/discrimination defense, I'm aware that in several of those cases his arguments had merit, and don't wish to judge a 40-year career, as a defense attorney and prosecutor, only by the Simpson case. I feel for his family and friends.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz
Amy I know what your saying and on some level I agree. But I'll glady wear a "No So Nice" Tee-shirt when it comes to Cochran. I guess I've worked with too many battered women and children in the shelter system, and can't hide by bias.
Same here!
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