Breonna Taylor

NAACP and ACLU add national clout to courtroom fight against FL’s new ‘anti-riot’ law

BY: - May 11, 2021

Florida’s new anti-riot/protest law targets people of color protesting racial injustice in the United States and subjects them to harsh treatment at the hands of the police they are criticizing, asserts a major lawsuit filed in federal court on Tuesday. It is the second lawsuit filed against the “Combating Violence, Disorder, and Looting and Law […]

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Fear of rising Black power terrifies DeSantis, conservative Republicans

BY: - April 30, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is running scared. So fearful is he and his collaborators of the rising power of primarily Black racial justice protesters, they concocted and signed a sweeping bill into law that criminalizes the constitutionally guaranteed right to protest. Going forward, those who march in opposition to the epidemic of police killings of […]

Benjamin Crump: He’s filed civil suits on behalf of Black victims, collecting millions for grieving families. But he cannot replace those who died

BY: - April 14, 2021

Attorney Benjamin Crump was standing in a snow storm Tuesday, watching the mother of yet another young Black son weep as she described the night her son called her from his car to tell her he’d just been stopped by police. The scene was in the middle of Brooklyn Center, a Minneapolis suburb, just 10 […]

Tallahassee lawyer Ben Crump: ‘Breonna’s life and her death will have long term impact’

BY: - September 16, 2020

Tallahassee lawyer Ben Crump praised reforms approved by police in Louisville, Ky., as they announced approval of an historic $12-million payment that will be made to the family of Breonna Taylor, a young Black woman wrongfully killed by police six months ago. Crump has represented the families of a number of Black victims killed by […]

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Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

BY: - June 24, 2020

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a ceremony that celebrates the beginning of manhood. I’ve had to teach my 13-year-old son that being perceived as a grown Black man can be dangerous. I am afraid for my son. […]

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Attorney Benjamin Crump: Following Thurgood Marshall’s path and taking on today’s most pressing legal battles

BY: - June 9, 2020

Ben Crump was 10 years old in 1978 and living on the “wrong side of the tracks’’ in Lumberton, NC when he discovered how different life was for Black folks and their White neighbors who had newly integrated their schools, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision. He was standing in the cafeteria’s free lunch […]