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Sun May 2, 2021, 03:23 PM

'Black America's attorney general' seems to be everywhere

Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.”

In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd -- Black people whose deaths at the hands of police and vigilantes sparked a movement.

He has won multimillion-dollar settlements in police brutality cases. He’s pushed cities to ban no-knock warrants. He has told a congressional committee that reform is needed because “it’s become painfully obvious we have two systems of justice; one for white Americans and one for Black Americans.”

And he’s stood with Black farmers taking on an agribusiness giant, and families exposed to lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan.

“He’s a real believer in what he’s doing. He has taken the attacks. He has taken the cases that others wouldn’t take,” Sharpton said, adding, “People can go to him. The reason I trust him is because he has never misled me. Good or bad, he’ll tell me the truth about a client.”

Read more: https://www.americanpress.com/news/national/black-america-s-attorney-general-seems-to-be-everywhere/article_be944985-15a6-52db-92e9-a4967b0950ea.html
(Lake Charles American Press)

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Sun May 2, 2021, 04:25 PM

1. I Do Wonder How He Can Handle All The Cases He Takes On

I felt similarly about Gloria Alred who seemed to get all the sexual harassment cases.

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Sun May 2, 2021, 06:35 PM

2. I am glad we have civil rights fighters like Ben Crump. Otherwise, some of these cases may not

have gotten the public attention. He's not handling the cases by himself. He's not a one man army. He has lots of talented and dedicated people in the fight with him. Lee Merritt and L. Chris Stewart are probably the most known, but there are many others.

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