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Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
January 6, 2022
In addition to working on some of the most high-profile cases in the U.S., representing the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown, Crump has fought for justice for the residents of Flint, Michigan, who were affected by poisoned water; Black women with ovarian cancer targeted by Johnson & Johnson to use talc products; and people who experienced discriminatory practices – “banking while Black” – by some of the nation’s largest banks. ... read more »
Parents of 14-Year-Old Girl Killed in LAPD Shooting Demand Transparency
December 30, 2021
Ravipudi said the letter was sent immediately after the shooting ``to make sure that all of that evidence is saved'' and available to attorneys throughout the investigation. ... read more »
Florida law school creates Ben Crump social justice center
December 4, 2021
A South Florida law school on Thursday announced the creation of a social justice center named after Ben Crump, the Black civil rights attorney who has gained national prominence representing victims of police brutality and vigilante violence. ... read more »
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After Guilty Verdicts, Civil Rights Leaders Exhort Black America to ‘Never Stop Running for Ahmaud’
December 2, 2021
After nearly two years of pain, suffering, and wondering if the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery would pay for their heinous crime, the 25-year-old’s family finally received justice. ... read more »
Attorney for Anthony McClain Demand Justice in Pasadena Police Shooting
May 20, 2021
George Floyd family attorney, Benjamin Crump, Anthony McClain, and co-counsel, Caree Harper, led a rally in front of Pasadena City Hall on Monday.  Family members of McClain were joined by two of George Floyd’s brothers in demanding justice in the shooting of McClain who was shot last summer by a Pasadena police officer.  ... read more »
Floyd family agrees to $27M settlement amidst ex-cop’s trial
March 13, 2021
The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder trial. ... read more »
House of Representatives Passes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
March 11, 2021
“For too long, we have endured the pain of watching or seeing the deaths of people of color, particularly Black men and women, at the hands of rogue police officers who operate with impunity and take it upon themselves to be the arbiters of life and death,” Congresswoman Maxine Waters declared. “The trauma that our communities feel is only made worse by the ways in which we are forced to reckon with the reality that Black people are over 3.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white people, and Black teenagers are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than white teenagers.” ... read more »
NYPD Officer Ray Wood Uncovers Explicit News Surrounding the Assassination of Malcolm X— Confirming Law Enforcement Involvement
February 25, 2021
The anniversary of the assassination of Malcom X was on Sunday, February 21. Over 50 years have passed, the infamous event has been under scrutiny since day one. Concerned parties investigated and presented a breath of evidence that led to various possibilities, including the involvement of local and federal law enforcement.   ... read more »
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The Dream Team Stands For Justice on Behalf of Dijon Kizee’s Family
October 8, 2020
Carl Douglas, of the Dream Team, claims officers fired not because they perceived a threat, but because they thought that's what they had to do to maintain integrity back in the office. ... read more »
Attorneys: Dijon Kizzee Fatally Shot by Deputies While Lying on Ground
September 24, 2020
Again blasting the sheriff's department's contention that a 29-year-old man was fatally shot while pointing a gun at deputies in Westmont, attorneys for the man's family said today an independent autopsy shows he was shot repeatedly while ``writhing on the ground in pain.'' ... read more »
Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor
September 23, 2020
A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves. ... read more »
‘Say her name’: City to pay $12M to Breonna Taylor’s family
September 17, 2020
Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman’s family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday. ... read more »
17-year-old arrested in killing of 2 people in Kenosha
August 26, 2020
Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was taken into custody in Illinois on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. Antioch is about 15 miles from Kenosha. Two people were shot to death Tuesday night in an attack carried out by a young white man who was caught on cellphone video opening fire in the middle of the street with a semi-automatic rifle. ... read more »
The Commitment of Eight Minutes and Forty-Six Seconds; Honoring George Floyd at His Home Coming
June 4, 2020
Political leaders and spiritual guidance affirmed Big Floyd’s homecoming; close friends and families gathered to find comfort in one another as George Floyd lay to rest. In the streets, diverse groups stood in reflection of the murders that happened similar to the injustice on May 25. The world stood for eight minutes and forty-six seconds in honor of George Floyd. ... read more »
Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man
May 27, 2020
Four officers were fired a day after George Floyd’s death, a stunning and swift move by the Minneapolis chief with the mayor’s full backing. But despite their dismissal, whether the incident will be considered criminal, or even excessive force, is a more complicated question that will likely take months to investigate.  The officers were dismissed soon after a bystander’s video taken outside a south Minneapolis grocery store Monday night showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Floyd’s death prompted protests Tuesday, with thousands taking to the streets at the intersection where he died.  ... read more »
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