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Author: Christopher A. Darden,Jess Walter
ISBN13: 978-0060391836
Title: In Contempt
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Language: English
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Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (April 1, 1996)
Pages: 400

In Contempt by Christopher A. Darden,Jess Walter

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Daniel Petrocelli's fantastic, Triumph of Justice) I didn't really expect to learn much more from In Contempt but was pleasantly surprised. I was already convinced of Simpson's guilt but came away even more repulsed by him and his so-called Dream Team.

Christopher Darden lives in Los Angeles, California. Jess Walter was born on July 20, 1965. He graduated from Eastern Washington University. He has written one nonfiction book and several novels. His works include Every Knee Shall Bow, Over Tumbled Graves, The Zero, and Beautiful Ruins.

Offers a personal perspective on the . It’s hard when shenanigan and race games were being played. And because of this, I believe . got away with murder. Sep 19, 2017 Lisa rated it really liked it. A great book. it's amazing all that Darden went through and how his community persecuted him for prosecuting . Jul 20, 2017 Cheryl rated it really liked it.

Darden with Jess Walter. Introduction of the Author. The book In Contempt was written by Christopher A. Darden. is famous for being one of the prosecuting attorneys in the court case, The. People vs. Simpson.

This report is based upon the book In Contempt, written by Christopher A. Chris Darden is famous for being one of the prosecuting attorneys in the court case, The People vs. I found this book to be very well thought out and well written. Most people would assume that this book was written with the intentions of making a quick-buck off the misfortune of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. I, however, do not believe this to be true.

Darden has written a book that clearly shows Simpson's guilt. He goes into great detail about the crime scene, and how there was no way that a racist, extremely evil detective could have planted evidence. This book stirred up several emotions as Darden takes you into the courtroom and speaks of things that only the . defense, and Judge "Ego" would know about. Johnny Cochran fueled the fire against the prosecutor, making him appear as though he were an Uncle Tom, and turning his back on his race. Cochran and the defense turned this case into a joke, making it more about race.

Darden's temper is a major subject in his revealing and compelling book, "In Contempt. Early in Darden's career, he writes, Beverly Hills Municipal Court Judge Andy Weiss told him, "Sometimes you look like you have a chip on your shoulder or some personal animosity toward the defendant. Calm down and make sure never to appear angry or confrontational. Even Simpson spotted Darden's explosiveness. After Darden blew up during a session early in the proceedings, Simpson whispered to him, "Man, you need to learn to control your temper. Now, with the help of journalist Jess Walter, Darden has explained himself. Law and race relations, however, don't sell books or get the author on the "Today" show or "Larry King Live" for the television appearances that kick-start sales. He has worked hard his whole life to reach the status he has now achieved.

Darden a v. good man living in a crazy world. He writes clearly and with obvious passion and integrity. Excellent to hear the voice and get to know one of the key players in one of the most outrageous true legal stories of the 20th century.

Offers a personal perspective on the O.J. Simpson trial and shares the author's observations on legal strategy, racial issues, and the principal lawyers, officials, and witnesses involved in the case
Reviews: 7
When the news came blaring through that O.J. Simpson was the suspect in his ex-wife's recent murder, and all the speculation that came with that was interrupting tv and radio programming, I decided not to pay any attention until all the evidence was in and it was a "settled" case. The next year astounded me. It was impossible to not be aware of the trial, and even though I still made no effort to follow the case, the people involved became household names and many of the facts of the case imprinted upon my mind. Once the verdict was announced I was shocked at the stark divide between the way black people and white people in this country reacted and, as time revealed, thought about things in general. I was busy with life and relieved that it was finally over and just hoped we'd heal, as a nation. I never looked into it as a "settled case."
Then the tv miniseries aired recently and I caught it. I was amazed how familiar it all felt, and very curious about what was accurate and not, so I started looking at books about the trial in Amazon. I liked what the blurb said about Darden's. It's the first book I've ever read on the subject and I found it remarkably fresh and informative. In addition I found it incredibly insightful about race relations and I feel that is helpful today in a way I never expected from a book about a twenty year old trial. Christopher Darden is a passionate and poetic soul, who tells his own story as he weaves the tale of the trial, so that you're getting an autobiographical insight into his fundamental outlook on life, specifically as it relates to justice and to race, and more specifically racial justice. If you're looking for "just the facts" of the case, you probably won't want to wade through all the extra in this book, but if you like a good read, with depth and subtlety and nuance, you'll enjoy this book. You'll get the nitty gritty of the case and the trial, but you'll be treated, in addition, to the deep insights of a fine mind and a truly decent outlook.
I read Marcia Clark's book (written only a year after the trial) and then felt compelled to read Christopher Darden's account.
I loved the writing and was surprised by the first chapters describing his life growing up. It was fascinating to me, as I grew up around the same time only as a white girl who grew up on a farm with not much money. Some things were parallel (such as parents who had lots of kids and no appetite for whining or misbehaving), struggling with wanting to go to college when college was for "rich kids", no money for dentists and other non-necessary things, etc. Except I imagine that growing up black in a white society must have been much much more difficult. And, I think Darden illustrated that very well.
It was great to have two lawyers (Darden and Clark) on the same team give their separate insights from the trial.
If only Judge Ito would write his version, but I don't think that will happen.
Seems like a large number of us readers and watchers disagreed with the verdict, and even though it was over 20 years ago now, we are still interested in reviewing the facts and evidence once again to see if there is anything we missed. I like the way Mr. Darden laid it all out in an easy to follow style, exposing what I called a "smoke screen defense" the so-called "dream team" put on. And sadly, it worked, confusing the jurors and leading to a shocking "not guilty" verdict.
Chris Darden's book related to his experiences in the OJ trial was a very interesting read. Having read other book on the trial, I especially liked Darden's version due to the personal human side he included in his write up. As with others connected to the trial, Darden was facing and contending with a number of personal issues as the trial took over more and more of his time. He walks the reader through some of his personal story that helps the reader understand his reaction to many of the events that come up in the trial related to racism. His perspective on the prosecution, the defense team, and OJ add to the vast array of views and opinions on the trial and is well worth reading.
It's an older book which I finally got around to reading. Seriously, it is one of the best books that I've read in a long time. Darden is truthful about his early life and upbringing and the challenges he faced inside and outside of the courtroom during the Simpson trial. It is not a boring technical legal manual, and I would highly recommend it for any person interested in how the courts work. I respect the man for his honesty. The book was very well written.
Intimate, revealing and engrossing. In Contempt is as much about Chris Darden the man as it is about the OJ Simpson trial. in fact, it could almost be categorized as an autobiography that happens to be framed around "Trial of the Century." You really get a sense of the personal anguish Chris went through during the trial. It's maddening when you consider that he was only doing his job. I appreciated leaning about the bond that Marcia and Chris formed during the trial, Darden's struggle with fatherhood and the pressure he felt as a black man during the trial.

I'd only read one book about the trial prior to reading Mr. Darden's. (Daniel Petrocelli's fantastic, Triumph of Justice) I didn't really expect to learn much more from In Contempt but was pleasantly surprised. It was interesting to learn the glaring (and subtle) differences between the criminal and civil trials. I was already convinced of Simpson's guilt but came away even more repulsed by him and his so-called Dream Team.
I had just finished Marcia Clark's book when I started this. Her book was informative and comprehensive. Mr. Darden's is raw. He tackles the racial subject matter head on and provided me with insight on the black experience: good and bad. Definitely worth reading.