Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Dead today of a brain tumor at 67. He came a long way from the kid in Louisiana whose great-grandparents were slaves, and whose grandfather was a sharecropper. Love him or hate, you have to admit the man could make some drama. Yes, he got OJ Simpson off, but he also won an $8 million+ verdict for Abner Louima, who was tortured by NYC cops, was a great civil rights advocate and philanthropist, and inspired the Jackie Chiles character on Seinfeld.