Cochran was a ‘black savior’
April 13, 2005
Filed under Opinion
It was a sad day in the black community with the surprising death of another black hero.
Possibly the most famous lawyer of all time, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., died March 30 of an inoperable brain tumor. So much of it was an unbelievable shock because Cochran’s tumor was kept a secret, only known between family and colleagues at his firm.
Cochran is known to everyone as the man who won the infamous O.J. Simpson murder case. The case made him an instant celebrity and was only the beginning of the many big-name cases Cochran has taken on and conquered.
After a while, Cochran seemed to be the go-to attorney when entertainers were in serious trouble and wanted to go home instead of jail. Cochran is a “black savior” because of the many lives he has saved and the millions of dollars he has taken out of the pockets of the LAPD for various injury incidents.
Now that his reign of success will end with his untimely death, let’s discuss the aftermath of Johnnie Cochran’s death. Black entertainers are probably sad to see such a successful attorney die because there will never be another lawyer around doing the impossible and making miracles happen. I feel bad for the next superstars who get in trouble. They’ll be screwed with no more Cochran because there isn’t another attorney in the world with his skills in the courtroom. It was as if he brainwashed the jury in his favor with his big words and powerful presence.
Cochran will no longer be the butt of jokes anymore since he is now gone. People will stop using that famous saying “I’ll call Johnnie Cochran on you,” unless it’s through a psychic channel. It will not be as funny seeing Chris Rock in the film “Lethal Weapon 4″ reading the Asian man his rights and ending with a hilarious sentence, “If you get Johnnie Cochran, I’ll kill you.”
Cochran has won cases from $25,000 to $4.5 million for police abuse against the LAPD. Since Cochran will no longer be able to strike fear into law enforcement and opposing attorneys, minorities will not be so confident justice will be served.
Rest in peace Johnnie Cochran Jr. It was a good run while it lasted.