Christopher Darden
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Christopher Darden
Christopher Allen Darden is an American lawyer, writer, lecturer and practicing attorney. He was a 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorney, where he was assigned to the prosecution of O.J. Simpson. Darden gained fame during the O.J. Simpson murder case when he asked Simpson to try on the once-blood-soaked gloves.
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12 Baby Names Inspired By Black Stars Who Are Making History
Huffington Post - 12 days
In our previous salutes to Black History Month, we’ve looked back to activists, pop culture icons and other barrier breakers of the past. Today, we’re focusing on the present ― the history that’s being made right now with this year’s increased numbers of nominees and winners of various screen awards. Many more people of color made the lists this year than in years past, and these include not just actors, but also directors, producers, writers and musicians. Here are some of the more outstanding names for baby name inspiration. August August Wilson ― the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, born Frederick August Kittel, Jr. ― wrote both the play and screenplay for “Fences,” which won him a posthumous Oscar nom. August is by far the most popular month name for boys, now at number 195, and a celebrity favorite.  Ava Ava DuVernay has won several past awards and is the first black woman nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature, for her film “13th.”  The na ...
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Sterling K. Brown knew 'This Is Us' was special from the start
LATimes - 27 days
After 15 years as a professional actor, Sterling K. Brown more than appreciates the “bomb of good fortune” he’s been in the middle of over the last 12 months.  It started with landing an Emmy Award-winning and now SAG Award-nominated role as L.A. County prosecutor Christopher Darden in “The People...
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Watch: 'View' Exclusive: Christopher Darden Talks About OJ Simpson Murder Trial
ABC News - 8 months
Former prosecutor in the Simpson murder trial talks about the difficulties in getting a conviction and the toll it has taken on him decades later.
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National Geographic Channel Brings Together The Captivating Stories Of Unexpected Newsmakers In The '90s: The Last Great Decade?
Yahoo News - over 2 years
That's a lesson learned by some of the unexpected newsmakers for National Geographic Channel's upcoming three-night miniseries event, The '90s: The Last Great Decade?, narrated by Rob Lowe. Christopher Darden, a Los Angeles district attorney whose career forever changed when he was assigned to the prosecution team trying O.J. Simpson for murder. Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern whose relationship with Bill Clinton led to her becoming a legal target in an investigation and a media target like the world had never seen before. Titus Murphy, who sped to the scene of a brutal attack on truck driver Reginald Denny as it played out live on TV in the wake of the Rodney King verdict, and helped the man to safety.
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In Trayvon Martin case, history's ghosts linger
Fox News - over 3 years
Focus on the details, and the cases seem very different. One was killed by virulent white racists, the other by a part-Hispanic neighborhood watchman who insists he faced a vicious attack. One was weighted down and dumped in a river; in the other case, police were called by the shooter himself. Six decades and myriad details separate the deaths of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin, two black teenagers felled by violence. Yet in the way America reacted to Martin's death — and the issues that echoed afterward — his case has created a national racial conversation in the much same manner as the saga of Till, infamously murdered in 1955 for flirting with a white woman. Plenty of people do not see the Martin case as about race at all. But for others who study America's racial past and present, each killing is a defining moment for its era - a fraught microcosm of what we are, and what we are trying to become. "Trayvon Martin is today's race case," ...
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OJ Simpson Prosecutor: Small Gloves and Sour Grapes
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
There are certain conspiracy theories that seem to endure, despite all evidence to the contrary: The moon landing was an elaborate hoax, Bigfoot is real, and Los Angeles police officers planted the "bloody glove" at O.J. Simpson's estate. I was CNN's chief anchor throughout Simpson's entire criminal proceedings, from the preliminary hearing through his acquittal. I must go on the record and state my sincere belief that O.J. Simpson murdered his former wife Nicole and her friend, Ron Goldman. I never stated my views privately or publicly during the criminal trial or the civil trial that followed. I must also state my outrage over recent claims by former prosecutor Christopher Darden that Simpson's lead lawyer, Johnnie Cochran, manipulated the glove's lining so that it would not fit when his client tried it on in open court. He didn't need to. The glove had probably shrunk from blood and time. In addition, Simpson was wearing a latex glove (to keep from contaminating the evidence) while ...
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OJ Simpson's Attorney Tampered With The Glove: Ex-Prosecutor
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Nearly seventeen years after O.J. Simpson walked away from his murder trial a free man, a prosecutor at the center of the case has alleged that the lead defense lawyer tampered with a crucial piece of evidence. Former Los Angeles deputy district attorney Christopher Darden on Thursday accused Simpson defense lawyer, the late Johnnie Cochran, of "manipulating" one of the infamous gloves that the prosecution said linked Simpson to the grisly double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. After Simpson struggled to fit the gloves on his hands -- in one of the defining moments of the racially charged trial that captivated the nation - Cochran famously admonished the jury, "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit." On Thursday, during a panel discussion about the trial at Pace Law School in New York City, Darden, a member of the prosecution team, declared: "I think Johnnie tore the lining. There were some additional tears in the lining so that ...
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Lonna Saunders: The Clinton/Powell Veepstakes
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The Veepstakes. Will the President stay with Joe Biden? What about Romney's choice? Who will it be? A he or a she? Mitt Romney has said he wants someone as his running mate who would be ready to be president from day one. What Republican would be better than Colin Powell? Watching Tavis Smiley interview Powell about his new book It Worked for Me on PBS in June, my gut feeling was Powell wants back in the arena. (Powell hasn't made a presidential endorsement yet.) That PBS interview reminded me of the time I interviewed OJ Simpson Prosecutor Christopher Darden for the CBS affiliate KIRO-AM Radio in Seattle in 1996. There was much talk of Powell not for vice president but for president back then. Darden really wanted Powell to go for it. That was a dozen years before President Barack Obama went for it. For those who have bemoaned the lack of someone who has served in our armed forces on either presidential ticket this time around, Powell has those credent ...
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Perv’s secret toilet camera
Lakeland Echo - almost 5 years
A PEEPING Tom got cheap thrills from secretly filming women using the toilet. One distraught victim was physically sick in front of police officers when shown the footage of herself that Christopher Darwen had secretly filmed with a pen camera. Darwen, 29, of Queen Street, Morecambe, pleaded guilty to seven charges of voyeurism and two charges of installing equipment to enable himself to obtain sexual gratification when he appeared at Lancaster Magistrates Court last Thursday. The offences took place between January 1, 2008 and August 4, 2011. Prosecuting, Peter Bardsley told the court that on July 29, 2011, police received information that Darwen had video footage on his computer of women using the bathroom and getting changed. Darwen had used a camera disguised as a pen and located it in the toilet at a house on Lune Street in Lancaster and at another address. The women came to the houses and he filmed them using the toilet. There were a number of videos of women using the ...
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Long-time professional caddie Dee Darden dies, remembered well - WorldGolf.com
Google News - over 5 years
He is survived by his wife, Jeannie Darden; his son, Curtis Christopher Darden, of Los Angeles; daughters, Jessy and Marla Darden, both of Tucson, Ariz., and Jody Allen and husband Daniel of Raleigh, NC; and grandchildren, Spencer and Jessy Allen
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Loser Prosecutor cites imperfect justice in Casey Anthony book - HULIQ
Google News - over 5 years
Christopher Darden and Marcia Clark, the OJ Simpson prosecutors in the Nicole Brown murders, wrote successful books after losing to OJ's Simpson's defense attorneys. Point being, had Jeff Ashton won a judgment against Casey Anthony, he'd have no cause
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The Latest Raw Milk Raid: An Attack on Food Freedom? - The Atlantic
Google News - over 5 years
Christopher Darden, who helped prosecute OJ Simpson, appeared at Stewart's arraignment just in time to lower his bail from the $121000 that prosecutors had recommended to $30000, and to strike a rarely used clause that would have prevented Stewart from
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Matthew Turner's Parents Release "Cry for Justice" - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
In a complaint filed on Friday, July 15, by Turner's attorney Christopher Darden to the Superior Court, Darden argues that prosecuting attorney Andrea Pott withheld information about the payment and relocation of two of the prosecution's witnesses
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Casey Anthony Got Away With Murder - Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
If Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden had realized that leather shrinks after being soaked in salty water, ie, blood, if the police lab trainee had not compromised the DNA sample by carrying it around in her pocket for almost the entire day,
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ON PAR; Look, Two Hands: A Twist on a Golf Tradition
NYTimes - over 5 years
In a PGA Tour playoff duel between former Clemson teammates this season, the gloves were off. Lucas Glover dispatched Jonathan Byrd on the first extra hole in a shootout that thrilled Tigers fans and no doubt led to sweaty palms in the highly lucrative golf glove industry. Neither player uses a glove, which is so unusual that one of Glover's
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Friday Talker: Would You Watch O.J. Simpson Confess? - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Deputy Sheriff Roland Jex(L) and Prosecutor Christopher Darden (R) look on. VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images The ill-fitting gloves may or may not have been OJ Simpson's ticket to freedom in 1995 when he was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife,
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Question of the Day: Where Were You During the O.J. Car Chase? - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Deputy Sheriff Roland Jex(L) and Prosecutor Christopher Darden (R) look on. VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images Seventeen years ago today, OJ Simpson and Al Cowlings led a low-speed car chase on the freeways of Los Angeles in a white 1993 Ford Bronco
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christopher Darden
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 55
    On September 6, 2012, Darden accused Simpson defense lawyer, the late Johnnie Cochran, of "manipulating" one of the infamous gloves that the prosecution said linked Simpson to the grisly double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
    More Details Hide Details On September 8, 2012, attorney Shawn Holley told the Los Angeles Times in a statement: "As members of the defense team, Carl Douglas and I were present in court on the day that Chris Darden asked O.J. Simpson to try on the glove... Mr. Darden's self-serving assertion that Johnnie Cochran tampered with the glove -- or any piece of evidence -- is false, malicious and slanderous... Almost 20 years later, it seems Mr. Darden is still trying to exculpate himself from one of the biggest blunders in the history of jurisprudence."
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    In an interview by Oprah Winfrey that aired February 9, 2006, Darden stated that he still believes Simpson to be guilty.
    More Details Hide Details He also added that he was nearly as disgusted with the perjury of Mark Fuhrman as by the brutal murders of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.
  • 2002
    Age 45
    In September 2002, he published The Last Defense, a crime thriller written with Dick Lochte.
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  • 2000
    Age 43
    In 2000, he was recognized as "Humanitarian of the Year" by Eli Horne, a California shelter for abused children and women.
    More Details Hide Details Darden is a former legal commentator for CNN, Court TV, NBC and CNBC, and a frequent guest and commentator on CNN, Fox News Network and Court TV. He has appeared on every major television news or talk show. He has made guest appearances on Touched by an Angel, Girlfriends, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Muppets Tonight, Roseanne, and the movie Liar Liar. He is the former principal attorney in the syndicated legal show Power of Attorney. Darden is also well known a writer. He is the co-author of the former number one New York Times best seller, In Contempt (1996), The Trials of Nikki Hill (1999), and LA Justice (2000).
  • 1998
    Age 41
    In 1998, Darden received the Crystal Heart Award from Loved Ones of Homicide Victims, an organization devoted to aiding families that have suffered the loss of loved ones as a result of violence.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 38
    After the Simpson trial, Darden left the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1995 and joined the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught undergraduate criminal law.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he was appointed Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law. Darden taught and specialized in criminal procedure and trial advocacy. He left the law school in 1999 and started his own firm, Darden & Associates, Inc., specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation. In December 2007, he was considered for elevation to a judgeship by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    After leaving the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1995, Darden joined the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught criminal law.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he was appointed Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles specializing in criminal procedure and trial advocacy. He left the law school in 1999 and immediately started his own firm, Darden & Associates, Inc., specializing in criminal defense and civil litigation. He is currently of Counsel to THE FOXX FIRM, PLC, a private criminal defense and civil litigation firm in Culver City, California.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born in 1956.
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