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  • Forum on Ferguson violence highlights mayors’ conference in Sacramento (With Benjamin Crump!)

    09/26/2014 3:51:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sacramento Bee's City Beat ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ryan Lillis
    Mayor Kevin Johnson will convene a two-day forum of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend in Sacramento that will include a session discussing the response to the violence in Ferguson, Mo. The attorney representing the family of Michael Brown, the young man killed by police in Ferguson in August, will be part of the panel discussion. Attorney Benjamin Crump also represents the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager shot in 2012 by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla....
  • Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

    09/19/2014 11:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 19, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Taught by attorney for the Martin family.A JD student at the University of Miami School of Law–and a long-time fan of “The Law of Self Defense”–contacted me recently to share a notice he’d received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a “short course” (good for one credit) with a focus on the Trayvon Martin case, entitled “Legal Advocacy, Media and the Pursuit of Social Justice.” The first note of interest is that the course is being “taught” by none other than Jasmine Rand, an attorney with the firm of Crump & Park....
  • Brown Family Attorney Benjamin Crump Admits His Desperation…

    09/12/2014 6:33:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 12, 2014 | Sundance
    This letter sent to the Saint Louis Dispatch by Benjamin Crump clearly showcases the growing sense of desperation. As with almost all things from the mind of the Crump it will also backfire. Benjamin Crump should leave the thinking parts to his sidekick Daryl Parks. First the Letter:Benjamin Crump is not the sharpest tack in the tool shed. You see, in the mind of the Crump the judge blocking the release of the Juvenile criminal records of Mike Brown equates to the non-existence of the records; ergo in Crump’s mind there is no risk of criminal conduct being exposed. BIG...
  • Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown lawyers join Jamaican case

    08/27/2014 6:45:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Voice ^ | August 27, 2014
    TWO US lawyers who represented the family of slain teen Trayvon Martin and police shooting victim Michael Brown have joined the legal team of Mario Deane, a Jamaican construction worker who died three days after being beaten by inmates in his cell. Justine Rand and Benjamin Crump agreed to join the team after hearing about the tragic circumstances that led to the death of the 31-year-old. In an email to The Gleaner’s news centre, Rand said human rights violations cannot be tolerated in the USA or Montego Bay, Jamaica. She added humanity in itself is universal and what happened to...
  • Statement from the Family of Michael Brown & Their Attorneys

    08/15/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    TwitLonger ^ | August 15, 2014 | Benjamin Crump, Esq. · @attorneycrump
    "Michael Brown’s family is beyond outraged at the devious way the police chief has chosen to disseminate piece mil information in a manner intended to assassinate the character of their son, following such a brutal assassination of his person in broad daylight. There is nothing based on the facts that have been placed before us that can justify the execution style murder of their child by this police officer as he held his hands up, which is the universal sign of surrender. The prolonged release of the officer’s name and then the subsequent alleged information regarding a robbery is the...
  • Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign

    08/15/2014 4:40:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2012 | Scott Swett
    "Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida. "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him. Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism. The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation. Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood. This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and...
  • Beware the Black Grievance Industry cashing in on Ferguson

    08/15/2014 4:28:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Joseph Cotto
    People are angry about Michael Brown’s death. The black eighteen-year-old was shot by police in the working class St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Saturday afternoon. He was unarmed, and according to police, attempting to grab an officer’s pistol. Ever since this took place, our already fractious national debate over race relations has been kicked into high gear. This has allowed some familiar faces from last year’s Trayvon Martin nightmare to resurface. Brown’s relatives have hired Benjamin Crump, the high-profile lawyer retained by the Martin family. Al Sharpton has made an appearance to advocate for his own vision of justice....
  • Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina

    06/27/2014 1:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    So-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws are still being supported by family lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has been traveling the nation campaigning against the expansion of Stand Your Ground laws in various states. At the same time, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy martin, have been active in helping with the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Trayvon Martin monument was created by an artist who is attempting to say that social changes have not yet advanced far enough since the Civil War. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC claims the company’s employees purposefully edited audio...
  • Sybrina Fulton to speak at Harvard Law (Trayvon's birth mother)

    11/18/2013 10:23:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BOSTON, Mass. (AP) - The mother of Trayvon Martin will speak at Harvard Law School about changing "stand your ground" self-defense laws. Sybrina Fulton will be joined by her attorney, Benjamin Crump, at Monday's event. Fulton's 17-year-old son was shot in central Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July....
  • Trayvon Martin wrongful death suit settled (one million dollars)

    08/05/2013 3:28:37 PM PDT · by dennisw · 90 replies
    americanthinker. ^ | April 6, 2013 | Rick Moran
    <p>A wrongful death suit filed by the parents of black teenager Trayvon Martin who was shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been settled, according to documents filed in a Florida court yesterday.</p> <p>Trayvon Martin's parents have settled a wrongful-death claim for an amount thought to be more than $1 million against the homeowners association of the Sanford subdivision where their teenage son was killed.</p>
  • Dem. Congressman Attacks Zimmerman Lawyer O'Mara, Says May "Incite a Riot"

    07/13/2013 8:47:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10:58 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Rep. Joaquin Castro
    "Defense attorney Mark O'Mara may incite a riot by his arrogance alone. Talk about adding insult to injury."Serving Texas Congressional District 20 in the U.S. House of Representatives San Antonio, Texascastro.house.gov
  • Congressman on George Zimmerman Verdict: Defense Attorney 'May Incite a Riot'

    07/13/2013 8:34:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Matt Berman
    In a dramatic end to a case that has unwinded for over a year, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of any charges related to the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was shot by Zimmerman.The case wasn't just a fascination for the broader American public, but for politicians as well. This was especially true after President Obama said in March, 2012 that, if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon." On Saturday night, the reactions from D.C. started coming in soon after the not-guilty verdict was reached.The first came from Rep. Corrine Brown, who represents...
  • Benjamin Crump and others reportedly exploiting Trayvon Martin's death (Ya think?)

    07/08/2013 6:35:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2013 | Joseph Cotto
    <p>The shooting of Trayvon Martin has generated a great deal of attention and polarization. Much of this can be chalked up to a controversial group of activists, no small number of whom are quite powerful.</p> <p>Some refer to said group as the “Black Grievance Industry” as most of its members are African-American.</p>
  • Sharpton prepares for outrage over Trayvon Martin shooting verdict

    06/22/2013 3:12:23 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 95 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | June 21, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    The race-baiting Rev. Al Sharpton is already laying the groundwork for outrage if the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial doesn’t goes his way. On his MSNBC show, Sharpton used an interview with Benjamin Crump, the attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin, to question whether the jury of five white women and one Hispanic woman seated Thursday can reach a fair verdict in the case of a white man accused of murder in the death of a black teenager. I would hope that we get fairness,” Sharpton said. “I think, though, we must deal with what the obvious is...
  • Attorney for Trayvon Martin family says teen not the one on trial

    06/12/2013 8:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News / The Associated Press ^ | June 12, 2013 | Serafin Gomez
    Attorneys quickened the pace in jury selection Wednesday in the George Zimmerman trial, as a lawyer for the family of Trayvon Martin stressed the teenager Zimmerman is accused of murdering was not the one on trial. ---snip--- Juror B-35, a middle-aged black man who owns vending machines, described protests last year over Martin's shooting as "saber-rattling." He wondered why there weren't protests over the fatal shootings of other African-American men in Sanford, the Orlando suburb where Martin was killed in February 2012. He also said he believed Zimmerman deserved his day in court. "I think they politicized it and made...
  • Vanity: Miami Media Bias: 3/4 tv stations cover "Trayvon target"; all ignore "star witness" snafu

    04/15/2013 5:08:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Every Miami network affiliate
    Many of us have noticed how the media--national and local Florida--have ignored how the prosecution's "star witness" (the "girlfriend" supposedly on the phone with Martin before the teen attacked George Zimmerman) has been apparently discredited. So I wondered how the local Miami so-called news organizations would cover the latest report regarding St. Trayvon. While it appears EVERY station in Miami has NOT done extensive coverage on the problems regarding Benjamin Crump and the "star witness", THREE of the FOUR network affiliates *did* cover the "paper target" story....in which a silhouette of Trayvon, that was NEVER shot, was printed on paper.
  • Lawyer for Trayvon’s Parents Complain About Zimmerman Facebook Request

    09/17/2012 4:08:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    The lawyer for Trayvon Martin’s parents harshly criticized efforts by George Zimmerman’s attorneys to obtain the school records and Facebook information for the deceased 17-year-old high school student, saying they were irrelevant to the case. “Zimmerman’s lawyers are attempting to assassinate Trayvon Martin’s character,” said Benjamin Crump, in an interview with BET.com. “Whatever Trayvon had on his Facebook page or whatever was in his school records have nothing to do with why Zimmerman shot him.” Crump said he is seeking to obtain Zimmerman’s medical records. “The medical condition and medical history of George Zimmerman is far more relevant to the...
  • Sybrina Fulton: 'I Can Wait A Year' For Justice (Trayvon Martin's mother)

    04/26/2012 9:17:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 26, 2012 | Staff
    Days after George Zimmerman was freed on bail to await a second-degree murder trial for shooting Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, Martin's mother, says she's "willing to wait for justice to be served" in her son's case. Speaking with Tell Me More host Michel Martin, Fulton also says that she feels like "I have a little hole in my heart. And that little hole is caused by the tragedy of Trayvon's death." The Trayvon Martin case has sparked a national debate on topics ranging from race and teen fashion to gun control and self-defense laws, after the unarmed teenager was killed...
  • Ben Crump: 'The lying has already begun'

    04/23/2012 5:48:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 66 replies
    WKMG Orlando ^ | Updated On: Apr 23 2012 12:21:27 PM EDT | Shaun Chaiyabhat
    An attorney for Trayvon Martin's family believes their son's shooter is lying about injuries he sustained the night he killed the unarmed 17-year-old. "If this is any indication of what's to come, then the lying has already begun," attorney Ben Crump told reporters on Sunday, while promoting a documentary at the Florida Film Festival on another case. Crump took aim at Zimmerman's defense after it seemed to gain momentum on Friday. ABC News obtained a picture that appears to support Zimmerman's claim that Martin attacked him before he fired the shot in self-defense. The picture shows Zimmerman's bloody head wounds...
  • Benjamin Crump Is Angry Zimmerman Is A Free Man Again

    04/23/2012 4:52:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WTXL-TV ^ | April 23, 2012
    Tallahassee, FL -- Local attorney Benjamin Crump represents the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who George Zimmerman admits to killing calling it self-defense. George Zimmerman got to walk out of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford Florida. He got into a car and drove away a free man after securing enough money to satisfy a 150,000 dollar bond set Friday. Attorney Benjamin Crump, Parks and Crump Attorney's At Law, says he was not happy about the latest development in the case. Crump says, "It is with a heavy heart that Trayvon's parents had to watch...
  • Vanity: Martin Family Attorney 'Dog Whistles' Violence Against Bailed Out Zimmerman?

    04/20/2012 9:11:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 52 replies
    Friday, April 20, 2012 | Kristinn
    Following George Zimmerman's successful bail hearing in Sanford, Fl., today, Trayvon Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump made statements at a courthouse press conference that sounded to me like veiled calls for violence against Zimmerman.Crump repeatedly spoke about how the Martin family 'could not understand why the state was protecting' Zimmerman and used inflammatory language to describe Zimmerman getting bail. He also compared Zimmerman in a suit at the hearing to Trayvon wearing a suit in his coffin.Crump is an officer of the court. He knows that defendants are presumed innocent and are afforded every measure to protect them during prosecution.If...
  • Trayvon Martin Lawyer Warns Prosecutor of 'Pandemonium' if Zimmerman Not Charged

    04/10/2012 12:15:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 135 replies
    Tuesday,April 10, 2012 | 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...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents re-live a 'nightmare' (Must read)

    03/28/2012 5:28:51 PM PDT · by maggief · 201 replies
    Madison Times ^ | March 28, 2012 | George E. Curry, NNPA Special Contributor
    (Note: Spacing added at line breaks for easier reading.) WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On the night of Feb. 26, Tracy Martin and his girlfriend had gone out to dinner in Sanford, Fla., leaving his 17-year-old son, Trayvon, behind at the townhouse with plans to watch the NBA All-Star game scheduled to be televised at 7 p.m. from Orlando’s Amway Center. Trayvon decided to walk to a nearby 7-Eleven convenience store to pick up a bag of Skittles candy and a can of Arizona iced tea before settling in to watch East v. West all-stars. On his way back to the gated...
  • Why Manipulate the Tragedy of Trayvon Martin?

    03/30/2012 11:10:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 165 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 25, 2012 | Heather Mac Donald
    The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month by a neighborhood-watch volunteer was a sickening and — unless new facts come to light — unjustified loss of an innocent life. Unless Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, had reason to believe that Martin was armed, shooting him was a grossly disproportionate response to a fistfight, even leaving aside the fact that Zimmerman had initiated the encounter. If such a shooting is justified under Florida’s broad self-defense law, that law has licensed violence that goes far beyond legitimate self-defense. Every American shares the despair of Martin’s family over this heartbreaking tragedy...