Criminal Justice Analyst
In truth, Simpson walked because the government prosecutors -- Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden -- were incompetent. ... To deflect attention away from their poor performance, the prosecutors have since embraced the myth that Johnnie Cochran worked some kind of magic that got 12 people to disregard the facts of the case. The myth has become entrenched because it works to the benefit of all of the key players: the defense lawyers, the prosecutors, and the trial judge.
Trial Lawyer, Author
The suicide note reeked, I mean reeked, with guilt. The slow-speed chase: Found in Simpson's possession was a gun, changes of clothing, $8000 in cash that A.C. Cowlings said Simpson had given him just before they stopped. This all reeked of Simpson's guilt. ... He admitted dripping blood on his estate the night of the murders [yet] said he had no idea how he had been cut. ... When I used the term incompetent to describe the prosecution, for the most part that is too flattering a term.