From Friday’s hearing in which the prosecution tried to suppress as evidence a police officer’s use of the word “nigger”:
“It is the dirtiest, filthiest, nastiest word in the English language and it has no place in a courtroom.”
- Deputy District Attorney Christopher Darden
“I am ashamed that Mr. Darden would allow himself to become an apologist for this man, to justify the fact that he’s a police officer. Being a police officer’s tough. … It doesn’t make you use racist terms. To try and pretend that racism doesn’t exist in this country is to bury one’s head in the sand.”
- Defense attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr.