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Johnnie Cochran - Quotes

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In this room we're all here together, but there's probably a lot of different views, people sitting here thinking, I don't own any slaves, all the slaves are dead. Why am I responsible? My family were immigrants, too. ---->>>

If it doesn't fit, you must acquit. ---->>>

On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer, so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years, and I've loved every minute of it. ---->>>

An opening statement is like a guide or a road map. It's a very delicate thing. ---->>>

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

I'm a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation. ---->>>

The president appoints the judges. Your lives and your children's lives can change by all of these appellate court judges who will be appointed who will reinterpret laws, and things can change. ---->>>

If you commit perjury in a so-called first-degree murder case, and you're caught red-handed for the entire world to see, and you get only a $200 fine, what kind of message does that send about lying in our courts? ---->>>

Black jurors sit on juries every day and convict black people every day. ---->>>

Since the Puffy Combs case in New York, I will not try any more criminal cases. ---->>>

I'm from the South, where if you walk down the street and there's somebody behind you talking with a Southern accent, you can't tell whether it's a black or a white person. ---->>>

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.

If it doen't make sense, you should find for the defense. ---->>>

We've got to be judged by how we do in times of crisis. ---->>>

Jurors want courtroom lawyers to have some compassion and be nice. ---->>>

I understand about this idea of terror and what it means to Americans and this idea that we can't just walk around free like we did; life has changed. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-02, 1937
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Die: 03-29, 2005
Occupation: Lawyer
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Johnnie L Cochran, Jr. (October 2, 1937 – March 29, 2005) was an American lawyer best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O. J. Simpson for the murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman. Cochran also represented Sean Combs during his trial on gun and bribery charges, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Todd Bridges, football player Jim Brown, Snoop Dogg, former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, 1992 Los Angeles riot beating victim Reginald Oliver Denny, and inmate and activist Geronimo Pratt (wikipedia)