Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin family attorney: George Zimmerman is a vigilante
Posted on 03/30/2012 2:25:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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What color uniforms will the Left be wearing in this civil war?
The only job of a neighborhood watch person is to call the police, not to go after the bad guy themselves.
It sounds like Zimmerman did just call the police, and possibly went back to his car and was attacked by Martin, or possibly continued to follow Martin and was attacked by him. Regardless, Zimmerman was obviously defending himself...but he shouldn’t have been armed in the first place if he was acting in his capacity as neighborhood watchman.
The police were on their way so he wouldn’t have been any more seriously injured than he was, none of this would have happened, and Martin would probably now be sitting in a jail cell for assault and battery on a designated neighborhood watchman.
Why not? Is this America, or Nazi Germany?
I live in Florida (about 1 1/2 hrs from Sanford), and I saw nothing about this until very recently. I was also wondering who turned it into a national event.
I read today that Martin’s mother hired some well-known “civil rights” lawyer, probably because she was looking for money. Remember, she’s the one who trademarked her kid’s name...
One of the initial recommendations was for negligent homicide (manslaughter), which would probably have resulted only in probation or some such thing, mitigated because Zimmerman was obviously defending himself, even if he shouldn’t have put himself in harm’s way to begin with. Probably there would have been a civil suit.
But what really happened is that Obama and the Dems picked this up and ran with it. Bambi thought he was losing the black vote, because he’s done absolutely nothing for them except hand out bucks to the lowest of the low welfare class and has created a hugely high black unemployment rate in passing. So what better way to stir up his base than with an appeal to race?
Coming from someone whose ethical obligation is to zealously advocate for his client, this means diddly and squat.
Its about justice, says Crump, 42. Too many times, whether its Martins case or Trayvons, our society looks on the death of black boys like theyre throwaways. And were not going to let them get away with it.
Crump doesnt do it alone. His partner, Daryl Parks, is just as apt as Crump in the courtroom or in handling the news media.
Together, the two lawyers have handled Trayvons case like Martins, with one big difference: They learned their lesson six years ago in the boot-camp case.
In Trayvons case, they alerted the news media more quickly. They phoned the Rev. Al Sharpton almost instantly, and organized marches with local civil-rights activists. They also started pressing for federal involvement and alleging a cover-up from the get-go.
Race is central to their practice but thats because racism is so central to the black experience in Florida. Parks, 42, said he took one case involving a Lakeland police officers shooting of the black father of a child driven without a baby seat because he was appalled by an officers statement that Youve got to control them.
Said Parks: Who the hell is them? I had a black juror and I made sure she heard that.
Parks & Crump won the case. Now theyre fighting in the Legislature to get the victim compensated.
Crump was first contacted by a cousin of Trayvon Martins father. The cousin, a Miami attorney, was familiar with Crumps civil rights work in Florida. Before Martins death, Crump was best known for representing the parents of a teenage boy who died after an encounter with guards at a Florida boot camp in 2006. The videotaped beating of Martin Lee Anderson attracted national attention and led to the closure of the states boot camps for juvenile offenders.
Crump, 42, and his wife, Genae Angelique Crump, are raising two teenage boys who are the biological sons of Crumps cousin. The oldest is Martins age.
Trayvon hits home on many levels, Crump said.
Crump and his law partner, Daryl Parks, are Tallahassee-based personal injury attorneys who primarily handle wrongful death and negligence cases. But their everyday work often involves civil rights issues.
Daryl and Ben look at things in a broader perspective, said James Messer, a Tallahassee attorney who serves on the board of the Tallahassee Bar Association with Crump. While there may be a wrongful death issue, it involves, in their eyes, more than anything a civil rights cause (Crump) has a passion for issues that have something to do with civil rights violations.
Then there was the Louis Gates incident, when Obama decided to tell the world that the "police acted stupidly." Now it's the Trayvon Martin case, and Obama says that if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon. Through his words and actions, he fans the flames of racial tension every chance he gets.
Unfortunately this isn't the first time the left has used the race card to gain political traction. Remember the James Byrd, Jr. ad that the NAACP ran during Bush's first Presidential campaign? It was narrated by Byrd's daughter who insinuated that the election of Bush would be like reliving the dragging death of her father all over again. It was, I believe, the main reason that Bush would never accept an invitation to speak at the NAACP convention.
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