Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Guest
    Guest

    Johnnie Cochran, dead at 67

    Wow. Brain tumor. I had no idea.

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...obit_cochran_5

    RIP.

    I'll never forget that lawyer on Seinfeld modelled after Cochran. It made me laugh every time he came on with those crazy, screwball schemes of Kramer's. He was dead on Cochran.

    Koffee

  2. #2
    Videre non videri
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    My Bikes
    1 road bike (simple, light), 1 TT bike (could be more aero, could be lighter), 1 all-weather commuter and winter bike, 1 Monark 828E ergometer indoor bike
    Posts
    3,202
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    I'll never forget that lawyer on Seinfeld modelled after Cochran. It made me laugh every time he came on with those crazy, screwball schemes of Kramer's. He was dead on Cochran.
    Aaaaah, that's why the character seemed so familiar!
    I see it now.

  3. #3
    Sore saddle cyclist Shifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Road, touring and mountain
    Posts
    3,751
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jackie Chiles, he use to crack me up too!!!

    Sorry to hear about JC, I think he did far more good for us than we may think, or than he gets credit for.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

  4. #4
    NOT a weight weenie Hunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry guys but no love lost for attorney's.

  5. #5
    scofflaw
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    541
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Johnny Cochran. I was floored. Had no idea (brain tumor) when I heard the news
    thought, now there's a guy who lived the American dream . to be young and black and go to law school, to graduate, be successful and sought after, to become
    rich and famous! go Johnny!

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No Comment At All........................

  7. #7
    Raising the Abyss celticfrost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    TTing on the MUP
    My Bikes
    Expensive ones that I ride slowly
    Posts
    3,776
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by koffee brown
    I'll never forget that lawyer on Seinfeld modelled after Cochran. It made me laugh every time he came on with those crazy, screwball schemes of Kramer's. He was dead on Cochran.

    Koffee
    Uuuuuummmm, yeah, the character on Seinfeld was pretty funny. The real man himself, IMO, not very funny at all.
    "...in Las Vegas where -the electric bills are staggering -the decor hog wild -and the entertainment saccharine -what a golden age -what a time of right and reason -the consumer's king -and unhappiness is treason..."

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    5,251
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One of the "basic freedoms" that every American HOPES to have, is the freedom to walk down the street without being murdered...especially by the police. One of Cochran's specialties was cases where people were killed, or beaten, raped, and tortured by the police.

    As a result of his decades of efforts to clean up LAPD's act, even critics of the Los Angeles Police admit that the LAPD today is a lesser threat to the community than are the "Bloods" and the "Crips". That was not true for the period from 1950 to 1990 or so, when LAPD was terrorizing the people of Los Angeles.

    I've noticed that LOTS of folks don't like lawyers. Then, their brother is falsely accused of a serious crime. Or, they lose custody of their kids during a divorce. Then, the same "lawyer haters" are saying "I sure wish I could get Johnnie Cochran to be MY lawyer".

    Johnnie Cochran did something that is rare in the legal community. In the OJ case, he got five "Big Ego" lawyers to work together as a team. Each of those lawyers was well known for being a "star", but also was known for being unable to work well with other lawyers. He got these guys to work together in a very effective manner...an amazing feat.

    By the end of hearing the evidence in the OJ case, not ONE member of the jury had any question about whether or not the State had proven its case...the case had totally fallen apart.

    Of course, middle class white Americans were outraged by the verdict. Their minds were made up long BEFORE the trial. When the jury that DID hear the evidence found OJ "not guilty", that verdict came as a terrible shock. The OJ case shows why it is a good thing that our legal system requires juries to listen to the evidence and requires juries to ignore the ignorant rantings of "John Q Public". Old "John Q" doesn't want or need to hear any stinkin' evidence before the lynching.

    In every profession, in a given generation, there are one or two people who stand above their peers. Among the dwindling number of lawyers tough enough to fight against the abuses of government power, few have been as successful as Johnnie Cochran. A giant, in a profession where giants have become all too rare.
    Last edited by alanbikehouston; 03-31-05 at 09:56 PM.

  9. #9
    Guest
    Guest
    The thing is, Cochran is defined by that one OJ case, and he did a LOT of good with some other cases out there. I clearly remember the little black girls that were molested by their teacher that the authorities swept under the rug and did nothing about. If he hadn't stepped in, that pedophile would still be out there preying on black children.

    He had other good cases he took on also.

    Koffee

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •