Yearly Archives:: 2012

Attorney Ben Crump wants Justice Dept. investigation of LAPD use-of-force incidents

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Elex Michaelson LOS ANGELES (KABC) — People rallied Wednesday over a number of recent violent arrests by the Los Angeles Police Department. One victim died in police custody, and two others sustained injuries. “This is a united front to cause the public to demand answers,” said attorney Benjamin Crump. “It happens once, you say it’s… Read more »

Trayvon Martin family lawyers win Bar diversity award

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By Desiree Stennett, Orlando Sentinel Benjamin Crump and Daryl Parks, attorneys for Trayvon Martin’s family, consider themselves lawyers who “fight giants” and take on the cases others would avoid. And now the Florida Bar is giving them some recognition as well. The Tallahassee attorneys were presented with the Henry Latimer Diversity Award at the annual… Read more »

Trayvon’s father tells Florida panel: It’s a bad law

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By Michael Peltier (Reuters) – The parents of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in February, told a Florida task force on Tuesday that the state’s Stand Your Ground statute is “a bad law.” Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin asked state lawmakers to make changes in the… Read more »

Man Arrested for Club Lexx Shooting Denied Bond: Officials

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View more videos at: A judge denied bond Saturday for the security guard charged with second-degree murder for killing a man outside Club Lexx in northwest Miami-Dade. Authorities said Friday they arrested Lukace Kendle, 26, Friday afternoon at his home on SW 291st Street. Miami-Dade Police said they arrested the security guard for shooting… Read more »