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Benjamin Crump

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Benjamin Lloyd Crump is an American civil rights attorney and founder of the Tallahassee, Florida-based law firm Ben Crump Law. Crump is known for taking on cases that garner widespread media attention and civil rights implications. He is known for his association with the 2012/2013 George Zimmerman case, and for representing the family of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American male shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri and now the lead attorney for the George Floyd murder case, a victim of police brutality in Minneapolis, USA.

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George Floyd's 'crime was that he was born black' -Rep. Al Green [Video]

George Floyd's 'crime was that he was born black' -Rep. Al Green

U.S. Representative Al Green of Texas said on Tuesday that, in the wake of George Floyd's death, "we have got to have reconciliation" and called for the creation of a new government office to handle..

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Biden says George Floyd 'is going to change the world' [Video]

Biden says George Floyd 'is going to change the world'

After Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden met George Floyd's family in Houston on Monday, Biden said in an interview with CBS News, "I think what has happened here is one of those great..

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Floyd family thanks prosecutors, demands justice

The attorney for George Floyd's family expressed gratitude to Minnesota prosecutors for filing a tougher charge against the police officer at the center of the case and charging three others. Still,..
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George Floyd's family lawyer Ben Crump has often been the man beside the mourners

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New charges in George Floyd's death: Derek Chauvin faces second-degree murder; 3 other officers charged, senator says

George Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump implored officials to hold the officers accountable in powerful remarks at the site of Floyd's killing.
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'This is a tipping point': George Floyd family attorney speaks out at memorial site

Benjamin Crump, George Floyd's family attorney, said this is "a tipping point" as the family visited the memorial.  
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Ben Crump has represented a number of families whose loved ones have been killed, some at the hands of police.  
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George Floyd protests continue for seventh night: Authorities in DC respond with tear gas; National Guard deployed to Chicago, Philadelphia

Ben Crump, the attorney for the family of George Floyd, called for peace on Monday: "Let's take a breath to heal our country."
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George Floyd died from 'asphyxiation from sustained pressure,' independent autopsy says

The attorney for George Floyd's family, Benjamin Crump, will announced the findings of an independent autopsy Monday afternoon.
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After weekend of protests, independent George Floyd autopsy results to be released Monday

The attorney for George Floyd's family, Benjamin Crump, will announce the findings of an independent autopsy Monday afternoon.  
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Benjamin Crump: When will African Americans have the right to self defense?

Breonna Taylor's boyfriend tried to stand his ground, but got charged with a crime instead.
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Benjamin Crump: George Floyd's family wants to stop 'open season' on people of color

Benjamin Crump, the attorney for George Floyd's family, says they hope this is the tipping point to stop the "legalized genocide of colored people."  
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Civil rights atty represents family of woman killed by police

Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump has been hired by the family of a black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville, Kentucky police in her home. Breonna Taylor, was killed on March 13th. (May..
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Family of Louisville woman killed by police in her apartment hires lawyer from Ahmaud Arbery case

Benjamin Crump, an attorney representing Breonna Taylor's family, says Louisville police have not "taken responsibility for her senseless killing."
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Ben Crump: Ahmaud Arbery killing reminiscent of lynching

Justice in case of 25-year-old black male delayed amid COVID-19 response. Apparently in Georgia bowling and tattooing are more essential.
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Arbery family attorney wants a thorough probe

Ben Crump, family attorney for Ahmaud Arbery says the situation would have been different if a white man was shot and says the video is a strong evidence in the case. He's wants the GBI to thoroughly..
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George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin family, lawyer Ben Crump for $100 million

Among those named in the suit: Tallahassee attorney Ben Crump, who recently authored the book, "Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People."
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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump on confronting racial bias

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Ben Crump on confronting racial bias and "genocide" of colored people

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump has been called the “African-American family emergency plan.” He’s been by the side of many people seeking justice, including the families of Tamir Rice, Michael..
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Benjamin Crump says Elijah Cummings was “a pillar to our community”

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, a civil rights advocate and powerful voice, died early Thursday at the age of 68. Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who knew Cummings for a decade and considers him a..
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