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I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote "In Contempt " was because of the money. After the trial I came to realize that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my familyso there were some selfish reasons for it. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended. In fact, I worked so hard that I know I can't maintain that same work level inso I've got to quit something.

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Simpson trial and he gives overwhelming evidence, at least for me, that O. Apr 25, John rated it really liked it This was a bargain bin pickup. A castoff at the Singapore American Club library sale I head read OJ books.

This space is saturated with knockoff books by lawyers, jurors, cops and peripheral players I figured I would read it in about 10 years when I needed to get nostalgic in my retirement. Not for its recount of the trial and polemics of evidence, Judge Ito's antics and the whole OJ phenomenon.

This is a very poignant testimony by a black prosecutor in the most racially-charged trial of the last century. As the race card was played out, the biggest victim was Christoper Darden who became the target of threats and abuse from blacks, accusations of being an Uncle Tom.

His recount of the subtle threats, trashtalk and ridicule dished out by defense attorneys Johnnie Cochran and Flea Bailey are especially moving. It is evident that CD and his co-counsel Marcia Clark had a some kind of fling during the trial CD treats this with delicacy, refusing to disclose anything related to sexual intimacy, simply stating that during the trial she became "a friend for life".

Her marriage imploded during the trial and her ex husband waged a custody battle while CD had his name blasted in LA's black community.

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Darden, Christopher | Notes in the Margin | Mary Daniels Brown He was subsequently unemployed for four months before taking a job with the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles. It was in this position that Darden first met Johnnie Cochranwho would represent the victims of police violence.
Listen to Audiobooks written by Christopher Darden | Taschenbuch In Contempt by Christopher Darden is an interesting book.

His story of their relationship and how they coped with the pressure was moving. And his portrait of OJ, the man, not the myth is devastating. This book surprised me. Chris Darden seems to be a shy person, but committed to justice.

He writes with humor, candor, and appropriate sarcasm. I tried to keep an open mind, but I'm even more convinced that OJ is guilty, Lance Ito was star struck and inept, and Johnny Cochrane is heartless and selfish. From another prosecutor's viewpoint than the lead prosecutor, Marcia Clark, this book shows the trial from a black man's perspective.

His treatment of his "black brother" Darden was reprehensible. Darden and Fuhrman did not like each other, that is obvious in this book.

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In fairness to the prosecution, they vainly attempted to assure the court that whether or not Fuhrman was a racist cop, it in no way detracted from the evidence of the murder that pointed to OJ Simpson.

Naturally, Ito caved to the defense, who made the whole trial about race. I'll be interested in reading Fuhrman's account, since I do believe his perjury conviction was wrong.

Since this trial, I haven't seen any improvements in race relations, particularly in the legal system.Are you sure you want to remove In contempt from your list? In Contempt by Christopher A. Darden, Jess Walter.


of 5 stars. (Paperback ) We see that javascript is disabled or not supported by your browser - javascript is needed for important actions on the site. In Contempt is an unflinching look at what the television cameras could not show: behind-the-scenes meetings, the deteriorating relationships between the defense and prosecution teams, the taunting, baiting, and pushing matches between Darden and Simpson, the intimate relationship between Darden and Marcia Clark, and the candid factors behind.

IN CONTEMPT By Christopher Darden. A great read. Great condition with original dust cover also in great condition. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Shipping and handling. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping date: Nov 24, Christopher Allen Darden is an American lawyer, writer, lecturer and practicing attorney.

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He was a year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorney, where /5(96). Christopher Darden paints a vivid picture of a justice system gone awry due to a slick defense attorney crying wolf (the race card). I recommend this book to anyone who even had a passing interest in the Simpson case/5(7).