The Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to rename the 1,900-student Mt. Vernon Middle School after the attorney best known for representing O.J. Simpson.
"This extraordinary, superb lawyer with movie-star celebrity status was an outstanding student at Mt. Vernon Middle School and Los Angeles High School," said Scott Schmerelson, principal.
Besides Simpson, Cochran's celebrity client list included football great Jim Brown, who he defended on rape and assault charges, actor Todd Bridges, who faced attempted murder charges, rapper Tupac Shakur on a weapons charge, rapper Snoop Dogg on a murder charge and rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs on gun and bribery charges stemming from a nightclub shooting.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
IF THE MAN IS COOL, PUT HIS NAME ON A SCHOOL
Johnnie Cochran gets ultimate props from the Los Angeles Unified School District, and his old middle-school gets a new name. The Associated Press reports:
In L.A., everybody's gotta have movie-star celebrity. Or really good fake breasts.