Benjamin L. Crump is lead attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin.
As I travel the country, many people tell me they wish they had been on the jury in the criminal trial of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. I tell them that although they did not have a vote in those proceedings, they do have a vote in establishing Trayvon’s legacy.
This vote, your vote, will be historic. It starts when you sign the Change.org petition by Trayvon’s family to amend “stand-your-ground” laws in 21 of the 31 states where they are on the books. It continues when you cast your vote in the 2014 midterm elections and each election cycle beyond until we make history by passing a Trayvon Martinamendment to the stand-your-ground laws in every state that has them. These actions will make you part of new voting bloc: The Trayvon Martin voter.
Do you feel George Zimmerman is “a racist?” Make a fashion statement to let the world know how you feel. The issue of “race in America” was clearly illustrated in the attention African Americans paid to the Zimmerman trial. Nowadays, Black Americans are no longer asking, rather, they’re demanding “Justice for Trayvon Martin.”
If Zimmerman thought he’d live out his days as a happy camper, he’s sadly mistaken. The “Justice for Trayvon Martin” campaign has morphed into an enterprise that’s not going anywhere, anytime soon, especially if Parks & Crump, attorneys at law, have any say in the matter. Parks & Crump, which specializes in personal injury cases, happens to be one of the nation’s top Black law firms. Expert in law and civil rights, the firm is the reason that [Trayvon] was packing a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona Iced Tea sticks in your mind.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin, the teen who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, spoke Monday morning at the NAACP National Convention going on this week in Orlando.
“After the verdict was rendered, if you ever wondered whether we need the NAACP today, the question has been answered loud and clear,” said Benjamin Crump.
MLK Leadership Series 2013
Orlando, Florida – December 5, 2012- The I.S. Hankins-F.A. Johnson Education Foundation, Inc. of Alpha Phi Alpha in partnership with the Mayor of Orlando’s MLK Holiday Commission, the Office of Diversity Initiative at UCF and the FAMU College of Law will be hosting the 2013 MLK Leadership Series – 8th Annual MLK Leadership Forum & 27th Annual MLK Commemorative Luncheon.