The world stopped and everyone felt fragile when the untimely passing of Nipsey Hussle was announced to us all.
As we previously reported, Eric Holder, who is believed to be responsible for the shooting, was being represented by Chris Darden until this morning. For those who aren’t aware of who Chris Darden is, he was one of the prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson trial back in the day.
Chris announced that he will be withdrawing from the case due to personal reasons. He said in a Facebook post that he and his children have apparently been receiving death threats.
“After centuries of a history of black men hung from trees without trial, or after the thousands of cases of black men tried, convicted and executed without counsel … I cannot understand why in 2019 some people would deny a black man his 6th Amendment right to counsel of his choice,” he wrote. “Or why defending such a man should invite threats not only against me but against my children too.”
He continued to say, “The right to counsel is … not only a constitutional right, it is a civil right as well. Just as they were in 1995-Cowards never change. These days these cowards don’t send letters instead they sit anonymously behind keyboards threatening a man’s mother and children. And some folks think that’s funny. It isn’t and I won’t ever forget it.”
If that’s not enough, he made sure to come for the people who were threatening him and his family and addressed them directly by saying, “To those who issued those threats to my children please pay close attention so there is no misunderstanding. Later. F**K YOU!”
View his full post below:
Catch up on the initial news of Chris defending Eric below!
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TSR STAFF: Thembi! @ThembiTV_ _____________________________________ #Roommates, it is being reported that Chris Darden, who is mostly known for his involvement in the #OJSimpson trial, is now representing Eric Holder, #NipseyHussle’s alleged murder. Chris Darden was on the prosecutors side during the OJ Case, meaning his focus on trial was to convince the jury that OJ was guilty. ______________________________________ Earlier today, Eric was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Chris Darden reportedly entered a ‘not guilty’ plea on behalf of Eric during his court appearance this afternoon. _____________________________________ According to the @LATimes, “Darden argued unsuccessfully to keep media cameras from filming his client during the arraignment hearing, saying he believed there was an “issue of identity.'” If you’re wondering how Eric got Chris Darden on his team, he was apparently–read more at theshaderoom.com 📸: @gettyimages