Skip to comments.Trayvon Martin Lawyer Warns Prosecutor of 'Pandemonium' if Zimmerman Not Charged
Posted on 04/10/2012 12:15:38 PM PDT by kristinn
In comments that can be seen as an effort to intimidate Florida's special state prosecutor Angela Corey with nationwide race riots, Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the family of slain 17 year-old black Floridian Trayvon Martin warned of "pandemonium" around America and the world should Corey decide to not prosecute admitted Martin killer George Zimmerman, who has claimed self-defense. Crump issued the dire warning in an interview with BBC5.
In a case that has inflamed racial tensions across the United States and drawn global attention, the unarmed Martin was shot to death by Zimmerman on February 26 as he walked in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, where Martin was staying with his father at the home of his father's fiance. Minutes before the shooting, Zimmerman had called police to report a suspicious man in his community where he served as a neighborhood watch volunteer.
Sanford police briefly detained, but did not charge Zimmerman in the shooting. The 5'9", 28 year-old Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, saying Martin had attacked him and he feared for his well-being as the 6'3" Martin pounded his head on the ground after knocking him off his feet with a sucker punch.
Crump was speaking to the BBC after the special Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey announced on Monday that she would not empanel a grand jury in the case and would decide on her own whether to prosecute Zimmerman.
Crump expressed confidence that Corey would eventually charge Zimmerman, but when queried by the BBC that Corey could indeed choose to not prosecute Zimmerman, Crump said,"She could, yeah she could. And I think if she did that (decided to not prosecute Zimmerman)it would be pandemonium. There would be outrage all over America and all over the world."
Crump has waged a successful public relations campaign to bring public pressure on authorities to investigate the shooting of Martin. Because Zimmerman was characterized in the media as a 'white Hispanic' and Martin was black, the case has been played out in racial terms as well as simple calls for justice. The Obama Justice Department is investigating whether Zimmerman violated Martin's civil rights by committing a so-called hate crime.
Crump's statement warning of global "pandemonium" adds to racial and vigilante tensions in the case already inflamed by statements from President Obama, the New Black Panthers and white neo-Nazis, as well as by celebrities Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr who publicized what they believed to be the home addresses of Zimmerman and his family.
Early Tuesday morning,an unmanned Sanford police car parked outside the neighborhood where the Martin shooting took place, had it's windows shattered by reported gunshots. That followed the Sanford police headquarters being shut down by peaceful college students who blocked the building's entrance to demand Zimmerman's arrest.
A $10,000 bounty for the dead or alive capture of Zimmerman has been announced by the New Black Panther Party. The Obama administration has been silent in the face of the Panthers' clear violation of the law and threat to civil society.
A lawyer on Fox said this afternoon, if it didn’t merit charges from Holder, it certainly would under Florida law.
Looks like Corey may have grounds to bring charges....but not against Zimmerman. The shooting of a police car, if it can be tied in IMO would at least be “inciting”.
Well, pandemonium it is. May as well get it over with, because it’s going to happen sooner or later.
GOP House & Senate..........crickets.
And if George Zimmerman is charged, tried and acquitted, what then Mr. Crump? Do you foresee the peaceful acceptance of the jury’s verdict? Or pandemonium anyway?
Once you start pandering to the mob, there’s no obvious place to stop short of capitulation.
It appears this race pimp, Crump, is wanting to get his “15 minutes” started. The books, appearances, made for the boob tube movie, all those good things that make America a great place to be a “lawyer”.
We are supposed to “hoodie up” today? To be followed by pandemonium?
Does that sound like a threat to anybody else?
Shouldn't the (in)Justice Department have something to say about this?
pandemonium = race war?
The damage to the USA as a result would be incalculable.
I join you in prayer for peace and the legitimate application of law and order in this case.
I wonder who’s going to play this race whore in the movie...
“Trayvon Martin Lawyer Warns Prosecutor of ‘Pandemonium’ if Zimmerman Not Charged”
Bring it on, idiot.
So instead of getting the facts, it’s no big deal when black kills black every day in this country.....black kills white every day in this country.....but when someone is trying to defend himself against a black and kills to live, then it’s war...When will this crap end?????
“Well, pandemonium it is. May as well get it over with, because its going to happen sooner or later.”
I agree. Bring it on now!
Threatening a Special Prosecutor for the State of Florida should go over just fine. It’s time for Florida to stand her ground and start arresting the race baiters.
Don’t let this happen to you.
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5.56 here and well aimed!
What makes them think that whites, hispanics and asians won’t protect themselves?
No timetable set. But rumors in the news say a decision could come this week.
Oops, try again.
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!