Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Dies at 67

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    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/03/29/cochran.obit/

    LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Famed attorney Johnnie Cochran, 67, perhaps best known for his defense of O.J. Simpson, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles.

    "I loved him as a good Christian man; I look at Johnny as a great Christian," Simpson told CNN. "I knew him as that. He was a great guy."

    Simpson said he last saw Cochran at an L.A. Lakers basketball game a few months ago and found the flamboyant lawyer to be in good spirits. "We were praying for him then, and I still am," Simpson said.

    Simpson added that he knew Cochran long before he hired the African-American lawyer to lead his 'Dream Team' defense. "I was in social circles with Johnnie and we knew each other in that way," he said.
     
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    ???
     
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    He was a great lawyer, a great man and a great leader in the black community. He, like so many other successful minorities in America, shows that with hard work, discipline and faith, a person (regardless of their race or religion) can succeed and thrive.
     
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    and he can get away with murder (well help you get away with murder anyway).
    j/k
     
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    with the oj case probably...

    but he did right many wrongs over the course of a long career, brought justice and peace to many grieving and saddened families and did his best to help his community and America as a whole
     
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    I really don't know much about him (other than his obvious OJ fame), but his ex-wife claims he was a womanizing maniac who beat her senseless.
     
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    Say what??? You have GOT to be kidding.

    He was an unprincipled lying, cheating whore who cared nothing for truth or justice so long as he notched another win on his briefcase.

    Surely there is a special place in hell for scum like him.
     
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    Just two of many cases in which Cochran righted wrongs and brought justice to those wrongfully treated or abused.
     
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    Can you imagine,

    He was a great lawyer, a great man and a great leader in the white community. He, like so many other successful whites in America, shows that with hard work, discipline and faith, a person (regardless of their race or religion) can succeed and thrive.

    No. You can't.

    Cochrane was a fighter for blacks, and only blacks. In fighting for this wonderful people, he represented a string of overfed, spoiled, criminal rapist-murderer-thugs with enough cash to flash to get his services. Cochrane didn't give two shits about whites or blacks who couldn't afford him. He lied. He played the race card. He was a huckster and flim-flammer.

    He was piece of shit. He represents everything that's fucked up about our country.
     

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